Scholarships: How can I help spread the word?

Published: Monday 23rd February 2015

Despite more than 70 opportunities for new and continuing students to apply for under ACU’s scholarships and bursaries program, low numbers of applicants suggest students may not be fully aware of the opportunities available to them.

What can you do to ensure eligible students are given the opportunity for this financial assistance? We’ve developed a list of just five things you can do to help spread the word:

  1. Email your students directly.
  2. Make an announcement during a lecture.
  3. Promote the scholarships and bursaries to course coordinators.
  4. Include scholarship and bursary details on LEO.
  5. Verbally encourage students to apply or to finish incomplete applications.

To assist you with targeting your message, the following list highlights some of the scholarships and bursaries still seeking applications (click on the opportunity for more information):

Scholarship / BursaryOpen to

Pratt Foundation Bursary
Wexford Senate Postgraduate Bursary
Anne Lyons Memorial Travel  Postgraduate Scholarship

Postgraduate
Sydney campus
Indigenous

Mary Curran Scholarship
Richard Charles Carroll Scholarship

Undergraduate
North Sydney Campus
Strathfield Campus
Exercise Science
Nursing

Pratt Foundation Bursary
Wexford Senate Postgraduate Bursary
Anne Lyons Memorial Travel Postgraduate Scholarship

Postgraduate
Melbourne Campus
Indigenous

Laurie Daniels Scholarship
Social Work Rural Placements Scholarships

Undergraduate
Canberra Campus
Education
Nursing
Social work

Sister Assumption Neary Bursary
Sister Cecily Dunne Scholarship
George Alexander Scholarships

Undergraduate
Ballarat Campus
Nursing

Archdiocese of Brisbane Theology Scholarships

Postgraduate
Brisbane Campus
Theology

Gill Family Excellence in Nursing Scholarship
St Vincent's Private Hospital Melbourne Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing Scholarship
Gill Family Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Bursary

Undergraduate
Melbourne Campus
Indigenous
Nursing

Andrew Aitken Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Undergraduate (first year of studies)
Brisbane Campus
Nursing 

Strathfield Campus Student Association Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Assistance Bursary

Strathfield Campus
Indigenous

George Alexander Foundation Scholarships

Undergraduate (first year of studies)
Ballarat Campus
Rural / regional

We encourage students to apply for as many scholarships and bursaries that they are eligible for. With your assistance promoting the program, we hope to provide financial support for deserving students across all of ACU’s campuses. Students have a good chance of receiving the financial assistance if they fit the criteria and apply.

The main round of applications close on Sunday 8 March 2015.

More information

Please encourage students to visit the website for more information. Applications should be made online at www.acu.edu.au/scholarships.

Further student queries should be directed to local Student Centres.

ACU staff wishing to know more about or assist in establishing scholarships should contact the ACU Foundation and your local Development Manager:

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