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2022 - Business and Law Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship

Status: Open

Applications open: 27/05/2021
Applications close: 26/11/2021

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About this scholarship

The Business and Law Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship has been developed to assist Indigenous Australian students who are studying an undergraduate degree through the Faculty of Business and Law. Through this scholarship the faculty is seeking to support and develop students who are committed to gaining their first degree in one of the numerous disciplines offered within the Faculty of Business and Law.

  • Future Students
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Undergraduate
  • Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Students
  • Australian Citizen
  • Merit Based

The Business and Law Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship will provide the following support for the expected duration of the undergraduate degree:

  • The cost of the student tuition fees (excluding the student services and amenities fee (SSAF))

Fees will be paid directly to the students fee account.

Scholarship Details

All Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degrees at Curtin University

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the Business and Law Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • By the scholarship closing date, selected Curtin University as a first or second preference through TISC or applied direct to Curtin to undertake an eligible undergraduate degree in 2022
  • Accept the eligible course offer by the course offer lapse date
  • Commence an eligible degree in 2022
  • Will enrol full-time (at least 75 credit points each study period) into an eligible course at Curtin University

This scholarship is not deferrable.

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

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 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:
    • Receipt of an offer of a place into an eligible undergraduate degree at Curtin University in 2022
    • Responses to questions in application form
    • Demonstrated academic potential

Step 6: Outcome

  • Outcome will be sent via the email address listed through TISC or your Curtin direct entry application after main round offers (all successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified)

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants must return acceptance documents by the deadline stipulated in the terms and conditions

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 faculty 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 study load of at least 75 credit points each study period at Curtin University
  • Maintain a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 50 each study period
  • Pass all units attempted each study period

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; or
  • 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.

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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