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Scholarship details

2020 - Semester 2 - Curtin Staff Funded Grant

Status: Closed

Applications open: 22/06/2020
Applications close: 14/08/2020

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About this scholarship

The Curtin Staff Funded Grant is available to assist students from a low socio-economic background who are experiencing financial hardship. Funding for this grant has been made available by Curtin Staff.

  • Current Students
  • Centre for Aboriginal Studies
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Science courses
    • Engineering courses
    • Western Australian School of Mines (WASM)
  • Undergraduate
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • Need Based

The Curtin Staff Funded Grant will provide the following support as a one-off payment (based on a full-time study load of 100 credits):  

  • A cash payment ranging from $500 to $2,500. The amount can be used at the recipient's discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses

Scholarship Details

All undergraduate courses at Curtin University

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the Curtin Staff Funded Grant:

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian or New Zealand citizen
  • Enrolled full-time or part-time in an undergraduate course at Curtin University in semester 2, 2020
  • Minimum course weighted average (CWA) of 50
  • From a low socio-economic background (ascertained from answers on application form)
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
  • Not in receipt of any other scholarship(s)
  • Willingness to participate in one or more of the following:
    • Provide a testimonial to be used online to promote Give to Change to Curtin staff
    • Have a photograph taken, to accompany the testimonial mentioned above
    • Feature in a short promotional video for Give to Change to encourage staff to support the program and/or thank staff for supporting the program
    • Provide statements to local media if a press release is developed to promote the program.

Application process

Step 1: Access application form

  • 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 on the ‘Applying for scholarships’ page on the scholarships website

Step 3: Submit

  • Closing date is listed at the top of the page and within the 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
    • Demonstration of financial hardship
    • Socio-economic background

Step 6: Outcome

  • Successful and unsuccessful applicants notified of their outcome via the Scholarships Channel within 6-8 weeks of the scholarship closing date

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants must accept the terms and conditions via the Scholarship Channel (Student OASIS) by the deadline

Please note:

  • Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient need
  • Scholarship will commence from the semester of study for which the scholarship was awarded
  • Scholarship is not transferable to another major, course or university
  • The award and continuity of the scholarship is subject to receipt by Curtin of the scholarship funding from the sponsor

Enrolment Requirements

Recipients must remain enrolled in initial course of study.

Changes to Enrolment

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

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 the scholarship, and will be required to repay to Curtin University the stipend awarded for that study period if applicable.

Cancellation of Scholarship: Notwithstanding any provision above, Curtin reserves the rights, at its sole discretion, to cancel the award of, or continuity of, the scholarship where the sponsor ceases to fund the scholarship.


Scholarships Office


T: 1300 222 888

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Further Information

For further information about holding more than one scholarship contact

For advice on how to complete your application refer to the scholarships application guidelines.


For advice on your Centrelink payments and how your scholarship could affect your payment please see the Department of Human Services website or contact a Centrelink Office.  If you require a letter about your scholarship for Centrelink, please contact the Scholarships Office. 


Generally scholarship money paid to full-time students is not treated as taxable income, but 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;
  • during or upon completion of the degree for which the scholarship is awarded a candidate is required to become, or shall continue to be, an employee of the funding body; or
  • an award is received by a student where the scholarship is not provided principally for educational purposes.

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.

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