George Lansell Scholarship


The George Lansell Memorial Scholarship was established through funds donated in 1907 by Mrs Edith Lansell in commemoration of her late husband, George Lansell, who was a mining pioneer and largely responsible for introducing the diamond drill to quartz mining in Australia. George was famous in his hometown of Bendigo for his tireless efforts to maintain the mining industry to provide employment and was a strong supporter of local charities.


This scholarship is open to students in the Melbourne School of Engineering or Faculty of Science undertaking a higher degree by research in a field related to mining and metallurgy.

The preference is for this scholarship to be awarded to assist in the funding of fieldwork; however, it could also be granted as a living stipend.


A single award of approximately $7,200 is available in 2020.

Selection criteria

Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Quality of the proposal and its relevance to the field of mining
  • Academic merit of the applicant


Instructions on how to apply and what to include in your application are outlined in the online application form.

2020 applications are now closed.

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