This scholarship was established in 2018 in order to financially assist commencing students who are suffering hardship to access higher education. Such hardships may include, relocation from a regional or remote location, single parent background, first in family to attend university, domestic violence, ongoing medical conditions, non-English speaking background, social, cultural disadvantage or adjusting to life in Australia as a refugee.
Open Date: Monday 10 September 2018
Close Date: Wednesday 19 December 2018
Opportunity for ongoing scholarships
A limited number of ongoing scholarships may also be available to applicants who demonstrate exceptional circumstances.
This scholarship is open to applicants who meet all of the following criteria, as of the scholarship application closing date:
Apply online by clicking the button below and completing the application form. You must attach the following documentation with your application:
Applications are assessed on the strength of the following criteria:
In addition to the eligibility and selection criteria, the selection committee may give consideration to the diversity of the applicants.
The recipient will be selected by the Scholarships Office.
Recipients are required to submit a 100 word impact statement outlining how the Scholarship has assisted them. This may be used for the marketing program to promote the Creating Opportunity fund. The impact statement must be submitted to the Scholarships Office no later than 1 October. Students in receipt of an ongoing scholarship are required to submit an impact statement each year.
Students in receipt of an ongoing scholarship are required to maintain a minimum grade point average of at least 4.0 (Pass) in each semester.
Applications close on 19 December 2018