Edmund Rice Education Australia and St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace - Equity Scholarship

About this scholarship

The Edmund Rice Education Australia and St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace Equity Scholarship aims to improve participation in higher education by students who have encountered physical, social or financial barriers to education.

Application dates

Open Date: Thursday 06 September 2018

Close Date: Monday 11 March 2019

Scholarship type

Equity

Value

One scholarship valued at $15,000 is available each year, paid as one instalment per semester for the duration of the course.

  • $2,500 per semester is available for a three year program
  • $1,875 per semester is available for a four year program

Student type

Current Students

Eligibility

This scholarship is open to applicants who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Citizenship: Australian citizens
  • Course: any ACU undergraduate degree
  • Campus: Brisbane
  • Year level: First year of their course

Application process

The following documents must be submitted with the application:

  • A written statement of approximately 500 words outlining:
    • Reason for applicant selecting the chosen course, along with long term career goals
    • How the scholarship could financially support the applicants intended program of study
    • How the scholarship could assist the applicant in making a contribution to their local/professional community
  • Two written references. These references must be from two different sources. Written references must also include the title and/or position and contact details of the person providing the reference.

Selection criteria

Applications are assessed based on the strength of the following criteria:

Written statement

Written references

Preference will be given to applicants who are physically, socially, and/or economically disadvantaged, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and students from rural and regional areas

Selection process

The recipient will be selected by the Scholarships Office.

Ongoing requirements

Recipients are requested to submit a letter of appreciation for the donor each year, explaining how the Scholarship has assisted them. The letter should be submitted to the Scholarships Office no later than 1 October each year.

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