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The Dame Margaret Blackwood Soroptimist Scholarship is to assist a post-graduate student of Genetics in plants, animals or viruses.

The value of the scholarship is $9,000AUD.

The scholarship was established to honour Dame Margaret Blackwood, after her death in June, 1986. An eminent scholar in the field of genetics and plant cytology, as well as an eminent Soroptimist, Dame Margaret Blackwood became the first female Deputy Chancellor of the University of Melbourne in 1980. It is through this university that the scholarship is offered and administered. The scholarship is awarded by the Council of the University at such intervals and for such periods as it may determine on the recommendation of a selection committee consisting of:
• the Dean of the Faculty of Science or nominee
• the Professor of Genetics or nominee
• a representative of SISEAP.
Applications are invited by notices on University and Faculty notice boards and Soroptimist magazines. The first scholarship was awarded in 1991.

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