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All students are encouraged to check the Scholarships and Bursaries browser regularly to discover what is on offer, and what they may be eligible to apply for.

As long as applicants meet all of the listed eligibility criteria within the scholarship rules, they are able to apply. There is no limit on the number of applications a student can submit, and many common questions are answered on the Applications Tips page.

Students must adhere to the published closing dates, as applications are unable to be accepted after this time.

PLEASE NOTE - Scholarships are applicable to Semester 1, 2016. When scholarship rules state that a student must be in a certain year level of study, this relates to their enrolment for Semester 1, 2016.

Scholarship Application Dates

Applications have closed for the following scholarships:

  • Commencing student scholarships
  • ACU Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • ACU Equity Bursaries
  • Indigenous Access Scholarship
  • Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship
  • Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship

Applications remain open for many of our general scholarships and bursaries, with the majority closing on February 28 2016.

Please note that the application period for some scholarships and bursaries, fall outside of these main dates.

Equity and Commonwealth Scholarships

All successful recipients were made a conditional offer on Friday 22 January 2016.
These students have been asked to submit their online scholarship acceptance form by Sunday 31 January 2016.

Students who have been made an offer, and have been confirmed as meeting the eligibility requirements at the Semester 1 census date (31 March 2016), will receive their payment within 6 weeks after the Semester 1 census date.

Students have been provided with these details within the conditional offer email.

Unsuccessful Equity/Commonwealth Scholarship applicants
As explained on the UAC site:

**Meeting the scholarship eligibility criteria doesn’t guarantee that students will be awarded a scholarship. There are limited scholarships available, and more applicants than scholarships. All applicants are ranked against eligibility criteria and scholarships are awarded to those who best meet the eligibility criteria. If a student is unsuccessful, that doesn’t mean they aren’t in need, it just means there are other applicants who were assessed as being in greater need.**

Success Story

ACU student, David Tubb, was the successful recipient of the Sophia Scholarship in 2015, which was created to recognise current students/alumni for outstanding contributions to the Common Good.

David’s application, which outlined his role as Board Member and Volunteer Coordinator of Orange Sky Laundry, a mobile laundry service for the homeless, was chosen by Anne Cummins to receive the full $5,000 available.

Recently ‘social entrepreneurs’ Nic and Lucas who initiated the Orange Sky Bus have been named Young Australian of the Year 2016.

This is a fantastic achievement, and demonstrates the incredible projects some of our students are involved in, and their immense potential! We are thrilled to have been able to assist David, and in turn Orange Sky Laundry with the incredible work that they do.

My Scholarships Tab

The ‘My Scholarships’ tab is a central space for students to access and manage their scholarship details.

Students can utilise the ‘My Scholarships’ tab via Student Connect, to access a variety of information and tools.

The tab allows students to:

  • Accept or Reject a Scholarship Offer
  • View an online ‘Scholarship Summary’ which outlines all scholarship payments made
  • Access a ‘Scholarship Confirmation Letter’ to advise Centrelink of payments
  • Provide documents for consideration of special circumstances, via a web link
  • Upload a Letter of Appreciation/Annual Report, if required
  • Update/insert bank account details.

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