Posted: Mar 09, 2017

2017 Barry Jarvis Education Scholarships Announced

For more information contact: Rohan Willis, Director Community & Development, Dorset Council 03 6352 6500 or Greg Howard, Mayor, Dorset Council 0409 546 247 or

Thursday, 9 March 2017


Dorset Council is excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 Barry Jarvis Education Scholarships. All scholarships in this programme have been named in honour of the late Mayor Barry Jarvis, who sadly passed away in June 2015 and was a strong advocate of education in Dorset.

A very high standard of applications were received, and members of the Dorset Council Education Scholarship Selection Panel had a difficult task selecting the worthy recipients.

The successful applicant for the Barry Jarvis University Scholarship in 2017 was Miss Ayla Lette from Scottsdale. Miss Lette is studying a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, and recognises the importance of nurses in any community. As part of her application she highlighted “…the need for more healthcare professionals to deliver support and treatment to those who need it.” This is particularly true for the Dorset municipality, where it is hoped Miss Lette will return to work at the completion of her studies. The Barry Jarvis University Scholarship provides $3,000 per year for up to three years of university study.

This is the first year Dorset Council has offered the Barry Jarvis Agribusiness Scholarship, which provides financial support of $2,500 per year for two years (or the equivalent if studying part-time) to a student studying the Associate Degree in Agribusiness at the University of Tasmania. Miss Alice Hall is the successful applicant in 2017, combining business studies in management, finance, marketing and planning, with technical studies in agriculture, as part of this course.

Dorset Council made the decision to award two Barry Jarvis Apprenticeship/Traineeship Scholarships in 2017. Miss Grace Chugg from Scottsdale has committed to an Apprenticeship at Alps & Amici, and Miss Zali Stevens from Branxholm is completing a Traineeship at Key2 Property (both based in Launceston). These awardees will receive $1,000 financial support from Dorset Council to assist with expenses associated with relocating to Launceston, and to help them reach their full potential.

Two Barry Jarvis Scottsdale High School Scholarships have been awarded to date for 2017. The successful applicants are Miss Phoebe Singline and Miss Shania Falls, both studying Grade 11 at Scottsdale High School this year. Five $500 scholarships are available for Grade 11 or 12 students, and Dorset Council is still accepting applications for 2017.