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AMPC Scholarship - Semester 1, 2017

Status: Open
Applications open: 01/12/2016
Applications close: 10/03/2017

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

The AMPC Scholarship aims to support students who have chosen to study in the area of nutrition and food science or food science and technology with a focus on red meat safety and microbiology at Curtin University.

Two scholarships are available to undergraduate students and two scholarships are available to postgraduate students.

Student type
  • Current Students
Faculty
  • Health Sciences
Course type
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate Coursework
Gender

Non-gender specific

Nationality
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
Scholarship base
  • Merit Based
Maximum number awarded

4

Value

For undergraduate students, the AMPC Scholarship is valued at a total of $20,000. This constitutes a cash stipend of $10,000 per annum for a maximum of two years (based on full-time enrolment). The stipend may be used at the recipient's discretion to contribute towards payment of their course fees, or for other education-related expenses and/or general living costs.

 

For postgraduate students, the AMPC Scholarship is valued at a total of $15,000 (based on full-time enrolment), paid as a cash stipend for a maximum of one year. The stipend may be used at the recipient's discretion to contribute towards payment of their course fees, or for other education-related expenses and/or general living costs.

 

Payments occur post census date each semester. Payments will be made approximately mid-end April and September each year.

Eligible courses
  • B-NUTR Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)
  • STRU-FOODS Food Science Stream
  • MC-FOODST Master of Science (Food Science and Technology)
Eligibility criteria

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for the AMPC Scholarship:

  • Be an Australian Citizen, Australia Permanent Resident or Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder
  • Enrol at Curtin in the 2nd year of either:
    • B-NUTR Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science), STRU-FOODS Food Science Stream
    • MC-FOODST Master of Science (Food Science and Technology)
  • Have a CWA of 75 (or as approved by the principal investigator of the project) and enrol full-time (100 credits per semester) in the course

Scholarships will be awarded provided there are applicants considered to be of sufficient merit. The panel for the scholarship reserves the right not to award the scholarships in any one year if no suitable applicant(s) are found.

Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship

Recipients must meet all of the following:

  • Remain enrolled in the same course of study that they received the offer of the scholarship
  • Maintain a full time study load of at least 100 credit points each semester at Curtin University
  • Maintain a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 75 each semester
  • Pass all units attempted each semester
  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled in the STRU-FOODS Food Science Stream (BSc Nutrition and Food Science) and be undertaking the following units:
    • FOOD2007 Food Safety and Microbiology;
    • FOOD3006 Current Topics in Food Science;
    • FOOD3007 Sensory and Consumer Evaluation of Food, and
    • FOOD3004 Food Science Professional Placement (in red meat industry)
  • Postgraduate students must be enrolled in their second year of the MC-FOODST Master of Science (Food Science and Technology) and be undertaking the following units:
    • HEAL6027 Health Sciences Research Dissertation Preparation, and
    • HEAL6029 Health Sciences Research Dissertation (in an area relevant to red meat safety and microbiology)

Scholarship continuity is subject to meeting satisfactory academic progress as outlined above. Progress will be assessed at the end of each study period. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, a recipient with unsatisfactory progress or who breaches the scholarship conditions shall be ineligible to retain the scholarship. Exceptional circumstances must be forwarded to and shall be at the discretion of the Scholarships Office.

Changes to enrolment

If a recipient intends to do any of the following they must also apply in writing to the Scholarships Office (scholarships@curtin.edu.au) for approval BEFORE the change. The Scholarships Office will advise how the change will affect their scholarship.

  • Change from full time enrolment
  • Change of course

Leave of Absence is not permitted.

Withdrawal or Terminated from units or course: A recipient who withdraws from their units or course of study, or has been terminated from studies will become ineligible for continuation of the scholarship, will not receive any further payments and will be required to repay to Curtin University the stipend awarded for that study period if applicable.

How to apply

Application process

Step 1: Apply

  • Application form can be accessed via ‘My Studies’ tab in OASIS or via the ‘Apply Online’ button on the top right-hand side of this page

Step 2: Complete

  • Complete the application form online
  • Application form can be saved at any point of the process
  • Multiple scholarships can be applied for at one time
  • Tips on how to complete your application can be found under the ‘Application Advice’ tab on the scholarships website

Step 3: Submit

  • Closing date listed at top of page and within scholarships channel on OASIS
  • Incomplete applications will not be assessed
  • Once submitted, application status will change to submitted

Step 4: Receipt

  • Application receipt will be sent to student email once application has been submitted

Step 5: Assessment

  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • Responses to questions in application form
    • Academic merit
    • Interview performace (for shortlisted applicants)

Step 6: Shortlist for Interview

  • Shortlisted applicants sent interview date and time by late March 2017
  • Interviews will be held late March - early April 2017
  • Shortlisted applicants must be available for designated interview time

Step 7: Outcome

  • Outcome sent via Official Communications Channel within 6-8 weeks of the scholarship closing date
  • All unsuccessful and successful applicants notified

Step 8: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants must return acceptance documents by deadline listed in Official Communication

Please note:

  • Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient merit
  • Scholarship will commence from first semester of study
  • Scholarship is not transferrable to another major, course or university

 

 

Need more information?

Enquiries

Scholarships Office

E: scholarships@curtin.edu.au

T: (08) 9266 2992

Frequently Asked questions: https://askcurtin.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/scholarship

Further information

For more information about what scholarships you can apply for please visit our application profiles.

For advice on how to complete your application, please download the Application Guide.

Students may apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible for however, will only be awarded up to one Curtin funded continuing scholarship.  A continuing scholarship is defined as a scholarship that has more than two payments.  A Curtin funded scholarship is a scholarship that is solely funded by Curtin.

For further information about holding more than one scholarship contact scholarships@curtin.edu.au

Online Application

Online Application Form

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