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External scholarships

USQ students are often eligible to apply for scholarships offered by other organisations and Australian Government departments. If you have any questions, please contact the organisation offering the scholarship directly.

Organisation  Details Closing Date
Aqua Vista Glass Physical Education Teaching Scholarships

Criteria

Each semester we are offering 5 scholarships of $2,000 to students throughout Australia studying an education degree (undergraduate or postgraduate) with a focus on physical education.

The directors of Aqua Vista Glass will assess applications based on a range of factors including each candidate’s:

  • demonstrated interest in teaching physical education;
  • evidence of academic achievement; and
  • planned use of the funds.

Students are only eligible to receive one scholarship. Successful applicants will not be considered for future Aqua Vista Glass scholarships.

Requirements

To apply for the scholarship, candidates should

  1. be studying an education degree (whether undergraduate or postgraduate), with a desire to enter the teaching profession;
  2. submit an essay of no more than one page (300 words) outlining their interest and background in teaching physical education as well as how they intend to use the scholarship proceeds to advance their goal of teaching physical education; and
  3. submit a formal transcript of their academic results.

A reference from a lecturer or tutor, while not required, will be looked upon favourably.

Apply on line Aqua Vista Glass Physical Education Teaching Scholarships

15/09/2014
The Pinnacle Foundation

Scholarships will be provided for young LGBTIQ who desire to undertake full-time education at a public or private secondary school (final year) or public institution of higher education in Australia. It will be for the purpose of gaining an educational or vocational qualification in any profession, trade or the arts. The grant will sit alongside and complement other government funding rather than duplicate it.

Apply for a Scholarship

Applications close every year on the 1st October for studies taken in the following calendar year. To apply for a Pinnacle Foundation scholarship you need to comply with the selection criteria , and then fill in the application form.

Download Application Form

Download Reference Request

Once completed, your application can be emailed to:

applications@thepinnaclefoundation.org

Any enquiries regarding your application, or trouble getting it to us, you should contact us at:

applications@thepinnaclefoundation.org or call us on 02 9990 4708

1/10/2014
Australian Rotary Health - Ian Scott PhD Scholarships

Ian Scott PhD Scholarships are offered to applicants undertaking research within mental health. Scholarships are valued at up to $29,000 per annum for 3.5 years maximum.

Applicants must be full-time students, enrolled within a recognised university or research institute in Australia. Only applicants about to commence a PhD, or already engaged in the first year of a PhD, are eligible to apply.

To download a copy of the application form and guidelines, please visit: http://www.australianrotaryhealth.org.au

For more details, contact Michelle Nicholas at Australian Rotary Health on 02 8837 1900 or MichelleNicholas@australianrotaryhealth.org.au  

3/10/2014
Roi.com.au Digital Marketing Scholarship

Roi.com.au – Australia’s leading search marketing agency – is offering current Australian University & TAFE students, currently undertaking relevant studies in Marketing, Business, or IT an opportunity to develop their skills with industry-relevant training and education.

One lucky winner will receive:

  • Search Marketing Training Modules
  • Google Certification Support & Training
  • Career advice from roi.com.au’s CEO and Human Resources department
  • $2,000 in cash towards any learning expenses or business ventures
  • Preference in joining roi.com.au’s graduate program, which allows recent graduates to work across a variety of different disciplines in order develop well-rounded expertise in digital marketing

How to Apply:

Applicants should aim to excite roi.com.au’s selection panel by sending the following details to scholarships@roi.com.au

  • Full name
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • University
  • Course or Degree
  • In 100 words or less explain why a career in digital marketing is for you

For more information refer to the website.

15/10/2014
The Aurora Project - Native Title Research Scholarship

Native Title Research Scholarship

Native Title Research Scholarships are available to undertake post-graduate study at a Masters or PhD level, in a field relating to native title and focusing on anthropology, history and/or Indigenous cultural heritage.

24/10/2014
Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust
Our Scholarships

The scholarships are funded by direct donations to AVCAT and from the Australian Government, ex-service organisations, firms and private individuals sponsoring scholarships. Most of our scholarships are national but we have some region-specific scholarships as well.

The Scholarships share common features and general eligibility rules, with some variations. They are targeted at youth and initial employment. All are means tested and support full-time university study, with most supporting TAFE and vocational studies.

The same application form is used for all scholarships. Applicants will be considered for all scholarships they are eligible for.

Eligibility

Applications Open

Applications for 2015 scholarships will open on 18 August 2014 and strictly close on 31 October 2014. To receive an application form when the applications open in August, please register your interest by completing the Contact Us form

31/10/204
Vision Australia Further Education Bursary

The Vision Australia Further Education Bursary is now open for applications for 2015.  These Bursaries provide assistive technology, laptops, magnification, audio or Braille devices tailored to the individual student’s needs.  To be eligible applicants need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, be or become a client of Vision Australia and be applying for, or enrolled in a tertiary course graded Certificate IV or above including undergraduate and post-graduate degrees.

Information and forms are available on our website:  www.visionaustralia.org/bursary

31/10/2014
CPA Australia - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

CPA Australia offers up to five scholarships annually for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The scholarship will assist recipients to meet the educational requirements needed to attain CPA status. Scholarship recipients will be exempt from all CPA Program professional level segment fees and from the first year’s membership fees as an Associate (ASA).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarship information and application form (PDF)

31/10/2014
 Roberta Sykes Scholarship

The Roberta Sykes Scholarship provides supplementary financial assistance to Indigenous postgraduate students who wish to undertake studies at recognised overseas universities.

The value of the Scholarship is up to $30,000 for the period of one year, paid directly to the recipient in equal instalments at the start of each semester or term, subject to satisfactory academic progress. Applicants may reapply for the Scholarship in subsequent years.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have an undergraduate degree with a strong academic record
  • Be accepted into a postgraduate coursework or research degree at a recognised overseas university
  • Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived
  • Be able to demonstrate that they have, or will have, sufficient funds to support themselves during the course of their postgraduate degree (such as through another scholarship, private sponsorship or personal funds)
  • Be able to demonstrate that their studies will be of benefit to their community upon their return to Australia.

For more information please refer to the website.

1/12/2014
Roberta Sykes Fellowship

The Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation provides partial funding for Indigenous postgraduate students to undertake research, at a recognised overseas academic institution, as part of their Australian postgraduate study program. The period of study at the overseas institution can vary from a few months to a year.

The value of the Scholarship is up to $20,000, depending on the period of study.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived
  • Be currently enrolled in a postgraduate program at a recognised Australian academic institution
  • Be accepted into a recognised overseas academic institution to carry out postgraduate research as part of their postgraduate program in Australia
  • Be able to demonstrate that they have, or will have, sufficient funds to support themselves during the course of their postgraduate degree (such as through another scholarship, private sponsorship or personal funds)
  • Be able to demonstrate that their studies will be of benefit to their community upon their return to Australia.

For more information please refer to the website.

1/12/2014
Roberta Sykes Bursary

Application criteria

The Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation provides partial funding for Indigenous Australians to undertake short executive courses at recognised overseas academic institutions.

The value of the Bursary is up to $20,000.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived
  • Provide a written statement confirming their Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage.
    In addition, applicants are required to provide a signed statement in writing from the Aboriginal Heritage Association, Aboriginal Corporation or Land Council of the community in which they live or have lived, also confirming the above
  • Be accepted into an executive program at a recognised overseas academic institution and be able to demonstrate that their studies will be of benefit to their community upon their return to Australia.

For more information please refer to the website.

1/12/2014
Australian Rotary Health

A variety of PhD Research Scholarships are now open for application in the areas of:

  • Bowel cancer
  • Primary Lymphoedema
  • Systemic Cancer Therapy
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa
  • Brain Cancer
  • The Impact of Health Services for Children Living in Rural and Remote Parts of Australia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Effects from War Related Stress

 Please refer to the Australian Rotary Health website for further information.

12/12/2014
The Roberta Sykes Harvard Club Scholarship The Harvard Club of Australia Group is the organisation for Harvard alumni. Formed in 1961, the club’s aim is to promote fellowship amongst alumni and to assist Australians wishing to study at Harvard. For more information on the club and its programs, please visit www.harvardclub.org.au

The Roberta Sykes Harvard Club Scholarship provides funding to Indigenous postgraduate students who wish to undertake study at Harvard University.

The value of the scholarship is up to $60,000 per annum to be paid over the course of the Scholar’s study. The Scholarship covers university and college fees, travel costs and living expenses. Only one Scholarship will be available at any point in time. Consequently, each Scholarship will be offered in the year following the expiry of the previous recipient’s tenure.

Eligibility

Applicants must:
  • Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived
  • Provide a written statement confirming their Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage. In addition, applicants are required to provide a signed statement in writing from the Aboriginal Heritage Association, Aboriginal Corporation or Land Council of the community in which they live or have lived, confirming the above
  • Be accepted to the Harvard graduate school of their choice (acceptance to Harvard is not necessary by the time the scholarship application is submitted. Applications from applicants whose acceptance is denied will be withdrawn from consideration.)
  • Be able to demonstrate that their studies will be of benefit to their community upon their return to Australia.

For more information please refer to the website.

15/12/2014
SavvySME Start-up Marketing Scholarship

About SavvySME

SavvySME was born in the heart of Sydney to help local SMEs. Our vision is to bring the latest digital innovations to local entrepreneurs and business owners so that you can easily establish human connections, collaborate and reach new customers to grow your business into a rewarding venture.

We understand that the backbone of any business is the network of relationships created to help the business thrive, which is why all our efforts is centred around connecting you with the right people to help you and your business. Our goal is to bring you the most reputable suppliers and big brands so that you can easily access and shop for quality products and services at the best prices on advertising and bookkeeping, to online marketing and virtual assistance.

Savvy SME are always on the lookout for bright and ambitious individuals who want to join our team to take on new exciting projects, solve problems and learn something new. If you have the desire to fuel your creative skills and be part of a start up, get in touch!

Scholarship Goal

SavvySME will provide technology support for Marketing Graduates who are interested in start-up marketing at a growing Australian start up based in Chatswood.

Scholarship Eligibility

Applicant must be a full-time student at a college or university. The scholarship is available to students in the Bachelor studies of Marketing, Business or IT.

We will also consider students who are currently undertaking masters or honours studies in the area of Marketing and Technologies.

In order to be eligible, students must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident enrolled as a full time junior or senior in marketing or technology program at the University.

Prize:  1 Mac Book Air 11 inch 128Gb (up to $1,099 in value)

How to Apply  Refer to the SavvySME website.

30/3/2015

Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme: Clinical Placement Scholarships in an Aboriginal Medical Service

Overview

The Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme: Continuing Professional Development is funded by Australian Government Department of Health and administered by Australian College of Nursing. The scheme is an Australian Government initiative to support students enrolled in an entry level nursing or midwifery course to undertake a clinical placement in an Aboriginal Medical Service.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing or midwifery students are encouraged to apply.

Application dates

Applications are now open for clinical placements commenced in 2014 that meet the below eligibility criteria and will commence within three months of submitting your application. Applications are open year round; please ensure that you do not apply for placements outside of this timeframe.

Eligibility Criteria

Clinical placement scholarships are available to nursing and midwifery students who meet the following criteria:

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • enrolled in an accredited nursing or midwifery course that results in a recognised entry level nursing or midwifery qualification 
  • wish to participate in a clinical placement at an Aboriginal Medical Service

Successful applicants will be required to have completed cultural competence training before commencing the placement. At some clinical placement locations, cultural competence training may be provided by the AMS

This scholarship can only be awarded once during a student's course of study. Current undergraduate NAHSSS scholarship holders are eligible to apply.

Value of scholarship

The maximum total value of the Scholarship is $11,000.

Payments may be made for:

  • Travel
  • Accommodation and living expenses only if a scholar is required to relocate from home to complete the placement 
  • Supervision payment to the AMS or hosting organisation.
Now open
Relocation Scholarship

The Relocation Scholarship is an annual payment for eligible Austudy, Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY Living Allowance customers who have to live away from the family home to study. You’ll receive this scholarship at the beginning of the academic year to help with the costs of living away from home. If you’re eligible, you’ll receive the full amount of the Relocation Scholarship, even if you’re not on the maximum payment rate from Centrelink.

For more information, contact Centrelink by phone on 13 24 90 or visit the Centrelink website.

No closing date
Student Start-Up Scholarship

If you are a full-time student undertaking an approved scholarship course at a higher education institution and are receiving Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY Living Allowance, you will receive the Student Start-up Scholarship. You’ll receive this scholarship at the beginning of each traditional tertiary semester to help with the up-front costs of studying, such as textbooks and specialised equipment. If you’re eligible you’ll receive the full amount of the Student Start-up Scholarship, even if you’re not on the maximum payment rate from Centrelink.

Proposed Changes - Higher Education Savings Announcement:

In a recent announcement from the Federal Government and Subject to the passage of legislation, from 1 January 2014, new higher education students in receipt of Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY will be ineligible for the Student Start-up Scholarship (SSS).

Instead, these students will be eligible for equivalent Income Contingent Loans, totalling up to $2,050 per year, to help them pay for up-front costs of study. There will be no interest on these loans, however debts will be indexed by changes in the Consumer Price Index.

Where a student has a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt and takes out an Income Contingent Loan to assist them with the up-front costs of study, repayment will be delayed until after recipients’ HELP debt is completely paid.

Those students who have received a SSS prior to January 2014 will continue to be eligible to receive the SSS while in receipt of student payments. These changes are subject amendments being made to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 and are proposed to take effect from 1 January 2014.

If you are confused about these changes or would like more information, please contact Centrelink. USQ will continue to update this information as changes occur.”

For more information, contact Centrelink by phone on 13 24 90 or visit the Centrelink website.
No closing date
Australia Award Scholarships

Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development.

Eligibility requirements and application processes vary throughout the Australia Awards programs. Please follow the links on the Australia Award Scholarships website for detailed information about the eligibility criteria and selection process for each program. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria of the specific scholarship to which they are applying, including English language requirements.

various closing dates
ACS Foundation The ACS Foundation advances the IT and business professions by providing structured work integrated learning and research scholarships. Our practical scholarship opportunities develop student's workplace skills while providing them the platform to meet future employers - a variety of Scholarships are available. various closing dates
Australian Rotary Health Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia.

We also provide funding into a broad range of general health areas, provide scholarships for rural medical and nursing students, as well as Indigenous health students. Australian Rotary Health provides funding into areas of health that do not readily attract funding, and promotes findings to the community.

Australian Rotary Health is supported by a number of Rotary Clubs in Australia. We have a broad vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

Find out more about our research and activities.
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Australian College of Nursing RCNA administers the nursing component of the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Support Scheme which provides funding for undergraduate and postgraduate study, professional development and clinical placements. check website
Indigenous Scholarships Welcome to the Indigenous Scholarships website. This is where you'll find information about undergraduate scholarships available in Australia, designed for Indigenous students. check website
Defence University Scholarships For students studying an engineering or health degree No closing date
Clinical Placement Scholarships To support Nursing students enrolled in an undergraduate or entry level Nursing or Midwifery degree to undertake a clinical placement in an Aboriginal Medical Service. No closing date