All universities offer a growing number of scholarships to assist students financially. Some scholarships are for academic excellence, others for community commitment, and others for students with educational or financial disadvantages. Some are course specific; some are campus specific, some assist with accommodation costs, some assist with fees or books. They are many and varied, and you should investigate them all.
Curtin University Scholarships
Detailed information on the scholarships, including the eligibility criteria, selection criteria and application process, is available on the Curtin website at www.scholarships.curtin.edu.au.
Edith Cowan University Scholarships
ECU Excellence Scholarship is for Year 12 school leavers displaying outstanding academic excellence and endeavor. Amount is $5,000 per year for full time enrolment. For further information on this and other scholarships at ECU, go to www.ecu.edu.au/scholarships/overview
More detailed information on Murdoch scholarships can be found at http://our.murdoch.edu.au/Student-life/Finances/Find-a-scholarship/
The University of Western Australia
Check the Scholarships Office website at www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au/home/undergrad
The University of Notre Dame
Detailed information on the scholarships, including the eligibility criteria, selection criteria and application process, is available on their website at www.nd.edu.au/nav-future-students/scholarships
Scholarships for children of veterans
The Australian Veteran’s Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) is a national independent charity helping the children and grandchildren of ex-service men and women to a better future through higher education. Scholarship selection is on a need and merit basis. For further information go to www.avcat.org.au
Young Australia League Post-secondary (YAL) Scholarship
To support full or part-time study at accredited Training and Tertiary institutes to cover certificate, diploma, degree and post graduate courses. Selection criteria are:
• Evidence of the applicant’s enthusiasm for furthering their own education and career development
• Evidence of past meritorious academic and/or other skills performance
• Evidence of financial or situational barriers, which could otherwise prevent access to further education
Further information and applications by downloadable pdf or online are available at: http://www.yalscholarships.org.au/
Ronald McDonald House Charities ‘Charlie Bell Scholarship Program’
Providing financial assistance towards vocational of tertiary studies for students who have experienced serious illness. You must be 15 – 20 years-of-age, currently or previously undergone treatment for a serious illness at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and eligible to attend a tertiary of vocational institution.
For more information please go to: www.rmhc.org.au/our-programs/charlie-bell-scholarship
C.A.S Hawker Scholarship
The Charles Hawker Scholarship perpetuates the memory of scholar, soldier, politician and pastoralist. Selection is based not only on academic ability but also on personal qualities and demonstrated leadership. Further information can be found at www.hawkerscholarship.org
For further information or help applying for a scholarship contact Mrs Karen Hart, Manager of Student Studies – 9304 5810.