Mike Schultz Memorial Biodiversity Scholarship open

Honouring 'invaluable' work: Mark Schultz sadly passed away in May 2019. Photo: supplied.

Honouring 'invaluable' work: Mark Schultz sadly passed away in May 2019. Photo: supplied.

THE annual Mike Schultz Memorial Biodiversity Scholarship is now available and eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.

Launched by the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, the scholarship is in honour of former council board member Mike Schultz's devotion to the natural environment.

Mike sadly passed away suddenly in May of 2019.

With Mike's family's blessing, the council have committed funding to the scholarship, named in honour of, and dedicated to, the memory of Mike.

The scholarship, valued at $5000, is available to domestic students enrolled in a science honours or masters within the field of Biodiversity, with preference to be given to applicants with a connection to the Peel-Harvey Catchment.

Peel-Harvey Catchment Council chairman Caroline Knight said through the scholarship, the council hoped to inspire and support students to continue to "invaluable" work of Mr. Schultz and his colleagues.