2020 - Semester 2 - Michael Jones Memorial Scholarship
Applications open: 22/06/2020
Applications close: 21/08/2020
About this scholarship
Michael Jones studied Mining Engineering at WASM and graduated with distinction in 1981, he was also the gold medal winner in 1982 (dux of his school). Unfortunately Michael was killed in a mining accident at the Hunt decline in Kambalda. The Jones family (Don Jones Retravision) established the Scholarship in his memory, and award it to a student from one of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder local high schools who enrols at university to study a course in the WA School of Mines (WASM).
- Current Students
Faculty of Science & Engineering
- Engineering courses
- Western Australian School of Mines (WASM)
- Students from regional or remote areas
- Australian Citizen
- Australian Permanent Resident
- Merit Based
The Michael Jones Memorial Scholarship will provide the following support for up to a maximum of four years (based on a full-time study load of 100 credits per semester):
- Total value of up to $12,000 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.
- All courses within the WA School of Mines
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the Michael Jones Memorial Scholarship:
- Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
- Enrolled in an undergraduate course within the WA School of Mines in semester 2, 2020
- ATAR of 75 or above or course weighted average (CWA) of at least 60
- Attended a Kalgoorlie-Boulder local high school
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 under the ‘Applying for Scholarships’ link 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
- Academic merit
Step 6: Outcome
- All successful and unsuccessful applicants notified of their outcome sent via Scholarships Channel (Student OASIS) within 6-8 weeks of the scholarship closing date
Step 7: Acceptance
- Successful applicant must accept the terms and conditions via Scholarship Channel (Student OASIS) by the deadline
- Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient merit
- Scholarship will commence from first 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 industry funder
Recipients must meet all of the following:
- Remain enrolled in initial course of study
- Maintain a full time study load of at least 75 credits each study period at Curtin University
- Maintain a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 60 each study period
- Pass all units attempted each study period
- Not apply for or receive any other non-Curtin sponsored scholarship whilst receiving the Michael Jones Memorial Scholarship
Changes to Enrolment
If a recipient intends to change their enrolment, they must also apply in writing to the Scholarships Office (email@example.com) 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 their studies will become ineligible for the 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.
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.
Tips on how to complete your application can be found under the Applying for scholarships link on the scholarships website.
Holding more than one industry scholarship
Students may apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible for, and if successful, will be awarded the highest value scholarship. Students cannot hold more than one industry funded scholarship. If students are successful in receiving an offer for more than one scholarship valued the same, or they are successful for more than one industry funded scholarship, they will have the opportunity to select their preferred scholarship.
For further information about holding more than one scholarship contact the Scholarships Office.
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For advice on your Centrelink payments and how your scholarship could affect your payment please see Department of Human Services 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, 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.