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2017 - CBS Innovation Scholarship (New Domestic Students) - REOPENED

Status: Open
Applications open: 15/12/2016
Applications close: 10/03/2017

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

The Curtin Business School (CBS) Innovation Scholarship has been developed by Curtin University to encourage and support students who have chosen to study in the field of business information systems / technology. 

The CBS Innovation Scholarship is part of Curtin University’s commitment to innovation and excellence in teaching and research, for the benefit of our students and the wider community. Curtin University is renowned for innovation and academic excellence that ultimately benefits the wider community. Students applying for the CBS Innovation Scholarship are required to show insight and creative ideas in relation to their future profession and demonstrate a strong understanding of their chosen course of study.

Student type
  • Current Students
Faculty
  • Curtin Business School
Course type
  • Undergraduate
Gender

Non-gender specific

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

4

Value

The CBS Innovation Scholarship will provide the following support for the expected duration of the undergraduate degree for up to a maximum of three years (based on a full-time study load of at least 100 credits per semester):

  • A total value of up to $9,000 paid as a cash stipend of $1,500 per semester. The amount can be used at the recipient's discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses.

Payments occur post census date each semester. Payments will be made approximately mid-end April and September each year. First payment will be made approximately end May 2017.

Eligible courses
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Business Information Systems) single major
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Business Information Technology) single major
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Business Information Technology and Systems) double major
Eligibility criteria

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the CBS Innovation Scholarship:

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian or New Zealand citizen
  • Selected Curtin University as a first preference through TISC to undertake an eligible business degree and major in 2017
  • Eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

This scholarship is deferrable for up to one year.

Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship

Recipients must meet ALL of the following:

  • Remain enrolled in eligible course and major of study
  • 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 70 each semester
  • Pass all enrolled units each semester

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 of major (change of major outside eligible majors is not permitted)
  • Change from full-time enrolment
  • Leave of absence: Students must complete at leave one semester of study before applying for a leave of absence from their scholarship. If approved, the maximum period of leave is 12 months. Please note that leave of absence is separate from deferral. 

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: Download

  • 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
  • In order to apply online, you must first receive the offer of a place for the eligible course and accept the offer.
  • Once you receive your Curtin Student number and activate your OASIS account you can apply the scholarship online.

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 sent to student email within 10 working days of receiving application

Step 5: Assessment

  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • Demonstrated strong understanding of chosen course of study
    • Responses to questions in application form
    • Academic merit
    • Receipt of an offer of a place into an eligible degree and major at Curtin University in 2017

Step 6: Outcome

  • Outcome sent via Scholarship Channel (Student OASIS) within 6-8 weeks of the scholarship closing date
  • All unsuccessful and successful applicants notified

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants must accept the terms and conditions via Scholarship Channel (Student OASIS) by deadline
  • If you wish to defer your scholarship offer, you must first accept the scholarship offer and inform the Scholarships Office in writing

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, and if successful, will be awarded the highest value scholarship.

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

Centrelink

For advice on your Centrelink payments and how your scholarship could affect your payment please see http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/enablers/income or contact a Centrelink Office.  If you require a letter about your scholarship for Centrelink, please contact the Scholarships Office. 

Taxation

Generally scholarship money paid to full-time students is not treated as taxable income, however if your study load is less than 75 credits (part-time) your scholarship money is not tax exempt. Other than the full-time study requirement, the general rule is that scholarships are exempt from taxation unless:

  • It is a condition of the scholarship that a recipient is required to undertake activities that are of use, help or benefit to the scholarship provider - then the student is rendering a service by agreeing to undertake those activities;
  • An award is received by a student where the scholarship is not provided principally for educational purposes.
  • During or upon completion of the degree for which the scholarship is awarded a recipient is required to become, or shall continue to be, an employee of the funding body; or

The Australian Tax Office has a tool to help you determine if your scholarship is taxable.  For expert advice please contact the Australian Taxation Office or your accountant when completing your annual Tax Return.  If a letter regarding your scholarship is required for taxation purposes, please contact the Scholarships Office.

Online Application

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