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Anne Lyons Memorial Travel Scholarship

About this scholarship

Established in 1994 as a tangible memorial to the life and contribution of Anne Lyons (nee Byrne), a scholar, wife and teacher who died of cancer in 1987 at the age of 42 and whose prevailing passion was the study and pursuit of social justice in Australia. The Scholarship is intended to financially assist students to travel overseas in order to carry out research into an area of social justice.

Scholarship type



  • The scholarship is valued at $6,000 to be paid in one lump sum.
  • There is one scholarship available.

Student type

Current Students


This scholarship is open to applicants who meet all of the following criteria, as of the scholarship closing date:

  • Citizenship: all
  • Target group: students undertaking overseas study
  • Course: any undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree
  • Year level: final year
  • Plan to undertake overseas study in the year that the scholarship is awarded

Application process

Please provide the following as part of the application:

  • A written statement of approximately 100 words outlining why you are planning to undertake this travel and what you hope to gain from it
  • Budget estimate outlining all expenses relating to overseas study
  • Written reference (academic)
  • Evidence of overseas enrolment or offer

Selection criteria

Applications are assessed based on the strength of the following criteria:

  • Written statement
  • Budget estimate
  • Written reference
  • Academic merit

Selection process

The recipient will be selected by the Scholarships Office.

Ongoing requirements

Recipients are requested to submit an impact statement for the donor explaining how the scholarship has assisted them. The letter should be submitted to the Scholarships Office no later than 1 October in the year that the scholarship is awarded.