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Scholarship details

2022 - John Curtin Scholarship Program

Status: Closed

Applications open: 28/05/2021
Applications close: 6/10/2021

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About this scholarship

**Closing date extended to Wednesday 6th October 2021

If you are experiencing difficulties with the online application system, please submit a hard copy application form to scholarships@curtin.edu.au. This form is available for download from the top right hand corner of this page**

 

The John Curtin Scholarship Program invests in future leaders who intend to use their abilities and passion to lead positive change in the community. Scholars receive a high level of financial support over the duration of their undergraduate studies. More importantly, the program provides opportunities for scholars to develop the personal qualities to become a future leader and the capability to inspire change.

Scholarships within the Program:

  • John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Julia Gillard Women in Leadership Scholarship

Academically gifted students who display John Curtin's qualities of vision, leadership and community service are eligible to be nominated for the John Curtin Scholarship Program.

Students selected as John Curtin Scholars have excelled in a wide range of endeavours, and have lent their talents and energies to the community around them.

Female nominees are also eligible to be nominated for the Julia Gillard Women in Leadership Scholarship. This scholarship has been established to encourage and support women develop the required skills to become leaders in their field. Both scholarships can be applied for on the same online application form.

Please note:

Nominator Form must be completed by a professional educator who can verify/support your academic excellence. Professional educators include school principal, TAFE lecturer etc. The Nominator Form will need to be attached to your online application form. 

 

  • Future 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
  • Merit Based

The John Curtin Scholarship Program will provide the following:

Comprehensive financial support

  • Course fees for the duration of the undergraduate degree (excluding the SSAF
  • Cash stipend of $2,000 per annum to assist with living expenses

Scholars may opt to receive a cash stipend of $8,000 per annum in place of the fee and stipend payment. 

International study experience

  • A one-off cash payment of $6,000 to contribute towards an eligible international study experience where the scholar can immerse themselves in another culture and learn about their field of study in a global context.

Leadership opportunities

Scholars are encouraged to engage in projects that will give them real world leadership experience. Through these experiences, the program enables scholars to build their leadership skills, facilitate positive change and create a meaningful impact with their discipline of study.

Mentoring and alumni network

  • Scholars will be paired with a current JCSP mentor throughout their degree

The John Curtin Scholar Alumni are closely connected with the current scholar group and have attained numerous achievements across the public and private sectors, and in further study. Alumni provide ongoing inspiration and mentorship to current scholars, serving as an invaluable resource.

Scholarship Details

All undergraduate degrees

Nominees must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the scholarships within the John Curtin Scholarship Program:

SCHOOL LEAVERS

School leaver applicants are those who will be completing Year 12 in this current academic year that the scholarship closes in.

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian or New Zealand citizen
  • Current year 12 student in the top 5% of their high school's graduating year and be nominated by a professional educator (and endorsed by high school principal)
  • Selected Curtin University as a first preference through TISC to undertake an undergraduate degree by the scholarship closing date
    • Preferences must be confirmed by the closing date of this scholarship application, and remain unchanged until the scholarship is awarded
    • It is the nominees responsibility to ensure that they have completed the declaration and finalised the payment to TISC to ensure that their preferences are valid by the deadline stipulated. Nominees should familiarise themselves with TISC processes, deadlines and timelines for preferences to be available to institutions.
  • Able to demonstrate leadership qualities and engagement in community service
  • Commencing undergraduate degree in semester 1, 2022

This scholarship is not deferrable - recipients must commence their course in semester 1, 2022

 

NON SCHOOL LEAVERS

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian or New Zealand citizen
  • Selected Curtin University as a first preference through TISC to undertake an undergraduate degree or apply direct to Curtin by the scholarship closing date:
    • Preferences must be confirmed by the closing date of this scholarship application, and remain unchanged until the scholarship is awarded
    • It is the nominees responsibility to ensure that they have completed the declaration and finalised the payment to TISC to ensure that their preferences are valid by the deadline stipulated. Nominees should familiarise themselves with TISC processes, deadlines and timelines for preferences to be available to institutions.
  • Able to demonstrate leadership qualities and engagement in community service
  • Must be nominated by a registered professional educator who can verify and support their academic excellence
  • Commencing undergraduate degree in semester 1, 2022

This scholarship is not deferrable - recipients must commence their course in semester 1, 2022

 

Nominees for the Julia Gillard Women in Leadership must also meet the following criteria in addition to the above:

  • Identify as female

Application process

Step 1: Access online application form

  • Download and complete the Nominator Form (top right-hand side of this page) - Nominee's will need to provide this completed form as part of the online application. However, if you have experienced difficulties with the online application system you may submit a hard copy application, available for download in the top right corner of this page
  • Applications are to be submitted using the online application portal. Access the form by clicking on the ‘Apply Online’ button on the top right-hand side of this page
    • You will also need to attach your completed Nominator Form to your online application (please also ensure that any required documentation is merged with the Nominator Form in one single PDF document)

Step 2: Complete

  • Nominee to complete the online application and attach the completed Nominator Form as part of the online application
  • Nominees must have selected Curtin University as a first preference through TISC or submitted a direct application to undertake an undergraduate degree at Curtin University by the scholarship closing date
  • Application can be saved at any point of the process
  • Multiple scholarships can be applied for at one time
  • John Curtin Scholarship Program Guidelines can be found under the Applying for scholarships link (Application guidelines - scroll down) 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 the email address provided when you created your Curtin account, once your application has been submitted

Step 5: Assessment

  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • Academic excellence
    • Demonstrated leadership skills (within and outside of school parameters)
    • Demonstrated community involvement (within and outside of school parameters)
    • Nominee's essay
    • Nominator's statement

Step 6: Outcome

  • Outcome will be sent via the email address listed through TISC in early December 2021 (all successful and unsuccessful nominees will be notified)
  • Nominators of successful recipients will be notified via email in early-December
  • Students applying for Medicine will receive a Conditional Offer, pending MBBS offers released in January 2022

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants must return acceptance documents by mid-December 2021
  • Deferral of this scholarship is not permitted

Please note:

  • Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient merit
  • Scholarship will commence from first semester of study
  • Scholarship is not transferable to another university

Enrolment Requirements

Recipients must meet all of the following:

  • 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 70
  • Pass all enrolled units each study period

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.

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.

Enquiries

Scholarships Office

E: scholarships@curtin.edu.au

T: 1300 222 888

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

Further Information

Application Advice

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 the Scholarships Office.

Centrelink

For advice on your Centrelink payments and how your scholarship could affect your payment please see the Department of Human Services 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.