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2021 - ConvaTec Wound, Ostomy and Continence Scholarship

Status: Open

Applications open: 12/01/2021
Applications close: 26/02/2021

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About this scholarship

The ConvaTec Wound, Ostomy and Continence Scholarship has been developed to support and encourage Curtin University students studying the specialist nursing field of wound, ostomy and continence practice. The scholarship is funded by ConvaTec, a global medical products and technologies company that aims to optimise health care outcomes, recovery and rehabilitation for individuals.

  • Current Students
  • Future Students
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Merit Based

The ConvaTec Wound, Ostomy and Continence Scholarship will provide the following support towards the student contribution fees for up to one year:

  • Graduate Certificate in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice (Year 1) – potential total value of up to $9,000
  • Graduate Diploma in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice (Year 2) - potential total value of up to $12,000
  • Master of Science (Health Practice), Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice Major (Year 3) - potential total value of up to $12,000

Note:

  • The recipient's scholarship benefit may not cover their entire fees. The recipient is responsible for any remainder of their student contribution fees.
  • The recipient is responsible for the Student Service and Amenities fee (SSAF) as the scholarship benefit will not cover this fee.

Scholarship Details

  • Graduate Certificate in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice (Year 1)
  • Graduate Diploma in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice (Year 2)
  • Master of Science (Health Practice), Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice Major (Year 3)

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the ConvaTec Wound, Ostomy and Continence Scholarship:

  • Australian or New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident
  • Receive an offer for and enrol into an eligible course at Curtin Perth in semester 1, 2021 as listed below:
    • Graduate Certificate in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice, as a Year 1 student
    • Graduate Diploma in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice, as a Year 2 student (who completed 100 credits or received CRL* of 100 credits)
    • Master of Science (Health Practice), Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice Major, as a Year 3 student (who completed 200 credits or received CRL* of 200 credits)
  • Registered Nurse who can meet the Curtin University criteria for admission to an eligible course
  • Not be in receipt of any other industry sponsored scholarship

This scholarship is not deferrable.

(*) Credits for recognised learning (CRL) is credits that you receive when your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

Application process

Step 1: Access online application form

  • Applications are to be submitted using the online application form. Access the form by clicking on the ‘Apply Online’ button on the top right-hand side of this page
  • If you are a new student, to apply online, you must first apply for the course admission.
  • Once you receive your Curtin student number and activate your OASIS account you can apply for the scholarship online using your Curtin student number; or
  • Create your own application log in for the scholarship application and proceed with online application. 

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
  • 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
    • Demonstrated academic merit
    • Demonstrated leadership
    • CV
    • Letter of support from current employer
    • 300 word response outlining benefits of the course for their professional development and current employment

Step 6: Outcome

  • Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified of their outcome via the Scholarship Channel (Student OASIS)

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 merit
  • 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 scholarship sponsor

Enrolment Requirements

Recipients must meet all of the following:

  • Remain enrolled in initial course of study
  • Maintain a full-time or part-time enrolment each semester at Curtin University
  • Maintain a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 70 each study period (applicable for Graduate Diploma and Masters)
  • Pass all units attempted each study period
  • Fulfil clinical placement requirements, as required by the course
  • Not apply for or receive any other industry sponsored scholarship whilst receiving the ConvaTec Wound, Ostomy and Continence Scholarship

Changes to Enrolment

If a recipient intends to change their enrolment, 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.

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.

Enquiries

Scholarships Office

E: scholarships@curtin.edu.au

T: 1300 222 888

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions

Further Information

Tips on how to complete your application can be found under the Applying for scholarships link on the scholarships website.

Students may apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible for, and if successful, will be awarded the highest value scholarship. If students are successful in receiving an offer for more than one scholarship valued the same, they will have the opportunity to select their preferred 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.

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