Curtin University in Australia invites applications for the John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship for 2018/2019 academic year.

Academically gifted students who display John Curtin’s qualities of vision, leadership and community service are eligible to be nominated for the John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship.

This is Curtin University’s most generous and prestigious future student scholarship. Students selected as John Curtin Undergraduate Scholars have excelled in a wide range of endeavours, and have lent their talents and energies to the community around them.

Nomination form must be completed by a professional educator who can verify/support your academic excellence. Professional educators include school principal, TAFE lecturer etc.

Worth of Award
OPTION 1

  • The cost of the student contribution fees* each study period (this excludes SSAF) each study period
  • $1,000 cash payment** (based on a full-time study load of 100 credits per study period) to assist with costs associated with studying and/or living expenses
  • A one off*** payment of $6,000 towards an approved international study experience
  • JCUS scholar mentor throughout degree

or
 OPTION 2

  • $4,000 cash payment** (based on a full-time study load of 100 credits per study period) to assist with costs associated with studying and/or living expenses
  • A one off*** payment of $6,000 towards an approved international study experience
  • JCUS scholar mentor throughout degree

 Eligibility

SCHOOL-LEAVERS
School-leaver applicants are those who will be completing Year 12 in this current academic year that the scholarship closes in.

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian or New Zealand citizen
  • Selected Curtin University as a first preference through TISC to undertake an undergraduate degree by the scholarship closing date
    • Preferences must be confirmed by the closing date of this scholarship application, and remain unchanged until the scholarship is awarded
    • It is the nominees responsibility to ensure that they have completed the declaration and finalised the payment to TISC to ensure that their preferences are valid by the deadline stipulated. Nominees should familiarise themselves with TISC processes, deadlines and timelines for preferences to be available to institutions.
  • Able to demonstrate leadership qualities and engagement in community service

In addition to the above, nominees must be:

  • Current year 12 student in the top 5% of their high school’s graduating year and be nominated by the school principal

This scholarship is not deferable – recipients must commence their course in 2019
NON SCHOOL-LEAVERS

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian or New Zealand citizen
  • Selected Curtin University as a first preference through TISC to undertake an undergraduate degree by the scholarship closing date (applicants who are not applying through TISC, please contact the Scholarships Office for further information):
    • Preferences must be confirmed by the closing date of this scholarship application, and remain unchanged until the scholarship is awarded
    • It is the nominees responsibility to ensure that they have completed the declaration and finalised the payment to TISC to ensure that their preferences are valid by the deadline stipulated. Nominees should familiarise themselves with TISC processes, deadlines and timelines for preferences to be available to institutions.
  • Able to demonstrate leadership qualities and engagement in community service
  • Must be nominated by a registered professional educator who can verify their academic excellence
How to apply
Application process
Step 1: Download

  • Nomination form and
  • Application and Nomination Guide available to download from right hand side of this page

Step 2: Complete

  • Nominator and nominee to complete nomination form
  • Important information such as formating and documentation requirements detailed in nomination guide
  • Nominees must have selected Curtin University as a first preference through TISC to undertake an undergraduate degree by the scholarship closing date

Step 3: Submit

  • Closing date listed at top of page and on nomination form
  • Late submissions will not be considered, therefore, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early
  • Incomplete applications will be assessed as unsuccessful
  • Nomination form can be submitted by nominator or nominee
  • Please ensure nomination form has been signed

Step 4: Receipt

  • Application receipt sent within 10 working days of receiving nomination to:
    • Nominator via email listed on nomination form and
    • Nominee via email registered with TISC

Step 5: Assessment

  • Assessment commences as soon as applications close
  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • Academic excellence
    • Demonstrated leadership skills (within and outside of school parameters)
    • Demonstrated community involvement (within and outside of school parameters)
    • Nominee’s essay
    • Nominator’s statement

Step 6: Outcome

  • Outcome sent to all nominees via email registered with TISC in early December (all successful and unsuccessful nominees will be notified)
  • Successful nominees sent scholarship offer pack via email in early-December
  • Nominators of successful recipients will be notified via email in early-December

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful nominees must return acceptance documents by mid-December

Please note:

  • Scholarship will be awarded if there are candidates of sufficient merit
  • Scholarship will commence from first semester of study
  • Scholarship is not transferable to another university.

Deadline: applications close 19th September 2018

Click here for more details and to apply

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