June 30 Deadline: Register for Timber Qld Growth Scholarships

Don't miss out! Registrations close this Sunday,

Tue 25 Jun 24


Timber Queensland is calling on Queensland’s forestry and timber value chain to enter its Growth Scholarship programme – with entries closing this Sunday, June 30, 2024.

Entries are now open to architects, builders, certifiers, harvesters, machine operators, engineers, plantation workers, operations staff behind the scenes (like HR, Marketing & Accounts), students and researchers.

“The only limit is your imagination,” Timber Queensland said, adding that the scholarship could go towards course fees, conference attendances, an international study tour, or a secondment.

“But… you have to be in it to win it!”

Just like Katie Fowden – who has just returned from Canada after being awarded the 2023/24 TQ Growth Scholarship award. “My study tour aims to examine Canadian processes to establish First Nations sustainable forestry partnerships, which are significantly more advanced than Australia’s. I will investigate how long Canada took to establish these partnerships, the financial modelling, lessons learned, where such partnerships failed, and why,” Ms Fowden said last year.

“The major benefit of my learning project, subject to findings, will be the opportunity to influence policy and provide a legacy of the Brisbane Olympics for not only more production forestry in the group but the potential engagement of First Nations people in managing those forests and gaining economic and social value for their generations to come.”

Last week, Katie Fowden met with Rob Manuel from the BC First Nations Forestry Council and Mick Stephens, CEO of Timber Queensland, in Brisbane to discuss her TQ scholarship looking at First Nations Forestry in British Columbia.

Meanwhile, AKD Award recipient John Said travelled to Germany to explore various new options for mechanized pruning that are being implemented internationally, and the DTM Timber Award supported Daniel Schweitzer to undertake a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

How to Apply

The application is a simple, accessible, and fair process via an online application form. See the Growth Scholarship website page for more details.  Applications are now open and close at 5 pm June 30 2024.

The 2024 – 2025 Growth Scholarship applications opened on March 28 and close on June 30. The awards on offer include:


  • Kennedy’s Timber Award – $10,000


  • HQPlantations Award – $5,000


  • AKD Award – $5,000


  • DTM Timber – $2,500

Learn more about the Growth Scholarships from the Timber Queensland website.


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