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Scholarship details

2023 - Elite Athlete Grant

Status: Closed

Applications open: 17/01/2023
Applications close: 8/03/2023

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About this scholarship

The Elite Athlete Grant has been developed to support elite athletes in attaining excellence in their chosen sport whilst maintaining academic achievement.

Curtin University is proud to be a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) Network, an initiative of the Australian Sporting Commission.

Since its conception in 2004, the EAFU Program at Curtin University has contributed significant resources to ensure elite athletes receive the required support to be able to successfully integrate their academic and sporting aspirations. The program is managed by Curtin Stadium and is strongly endorsed by the Vice-Chancellor.

Completing an education at the same time as training for elite sport is challenging. However comprehensive research and student athlete testimonies demonstrate that athletes who successfully integrate their studies and sport can achieve excellent results in both areas.

  • 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
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • Merit Based

The Elite Athlete Grant will provide the following support (based on full-time study load of 100 credits):

A total value of $2,500 paid in two instalments of $1,250:

  • First payment of $1,250 will be paid upon award
  • Second and final payment of $1,250 will be paid after results release pending community service criteria has been met

 The amount can be used at the recipient’s discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses

Scholarship Details

  • All undergraduate degrees
  • All postgraduate coursework degrees

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered eligible for the Elite Athlete Grant:

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian or New Zealand citizen
  • Enrolled full-time or part-time (25 credits minimum) in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree at Curtin University in Semester 1, 2023
  • Minimum course weighted average (CWA) of 60 (if applicable)
  • Member of the Curtin University Elite Athletes Program
  • Willing to contribute to the Curtin community (either through representing Curtin University in sanctioned University sports events or by promoting and supporting Curtin University)
  • Cannot be in receipt of any other Curtin funded scholarship

Application process

Step 1: Access application form

  • Application form can be accessed via the ‘My Studies’ tab in OASIS or via the ‘Apply Online’ button on the top right-hand side of this page
  • If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student, and would like to be considered for all other scholarships (both equity as well as merit scholarships) available in this round, we recommend that you apply for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship Program here (only one application form to complete).

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 ‘Application Advice’ tab on the scholarships website

Step 3: Submit

  • Closing date listed at top of page and within 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
    • Level of sporting commitment
    • Additional factors that may have had an impact on sporting level
    • Previous contribution to the Curtin community and willingness to continue contributing
    • Preference will be given to students who have not previously received the bursary

Step 6: Outcome

  • Successful and unsuccessful applicants notified of outcome via Scholarship Channel (Student OASIS) within approximately 6-8 weeks of the scholarship closing date

Step 7: Acceptance

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

Please note:

  • Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient merit

Enrolment Requirements

Recipients must meet all of the following:

  • Remain enrolled in initial course of study
  • Have a full time study load of at least 25 credits at Curtin University
  • Have a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 60


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