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Scholarship details

2024 - Curtin Principal's Recommendation Award

Status: Closed

Applications open: 6/07/2023
Applications close: 17/11/2023

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About this scholarship

The Curtin Principal’s Recommendation Award has been developed by Curtin University to encourage and support students who have chosen to study at Curtin University.

Each West Australian high school principal can nominate two students for this award. Students can be nominated on any of the below criteria:

  • Academic merit; or
  • Showing most improvement during their high school studies; or
  • Potential to achieve at university; or
  • Adverse personal circumstances; or
  • Financial difficulties

  • 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
  • Year twelve students
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • Merit Based

The Curtin Principal’s Recommendation Award will provide the following support:

  • A one-off cash payment of $1,000. The amount can be used at the recipient’s discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses

Scholarship Details

All undergraduate degrees.

Nominees must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to be nominated for the Curtin Principal’s Recommendation Award:

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian or New Zealand citizen
  • Selected Curtin University as first or second preference through TISC to undertake an undergraduate degree in 2024
  • Undertaking year 12 in 2023 at a West Australian high school
  • Will be enrolling full-time (75-100 credits)

Application process

Step 1: Download

  • Nomination form is available to download from the right hand side of this page when the award is open for application

Step 2: Complete

  • Approved nominator is to complete the nomination form
  • The nomination form is a writable PDF, so can be completed using a computer

Step 3: Submit

Step 4: Receipt

  • Nomination receipt will be sent to the nominator and Principal within 10 business days of Curtin receiving the nomination

Step 5: Assessment

  • Nominated students will be assessed for eligibility and if they receive and accept offer of a place into an undergraduate course at Curtin University in 2024
  • Up to two students per WA high school will be successful for this award if all criteria is met

Step 6: Outcome

  • Outcome will be sent via the email address listed through TISC after main round offers (all successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified)
  • Students cannot receive more than one offer of a scholarship if they are from the same funding source or for the same purpose.

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants (including those who wish to defer their studies) must return acceptance documents by the deadline stipulated in the terms and conditions
  • Deferral of this scholarship is permitted (details included in scholarship 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 university

Enrolment Requirements

Recipients must meet all of the following:

  • Have a full-time enrolment at the first census date, in an undergraduate degree at Curtin University.

Unless there are exceptional circumstances, a recipient who breaches the award conditions shall be ineligible to receive the award. Exceptional circumstances must be forwarded to and shall be at the discretion of the Scholarships Office.

Changes to Enrolment

If a recipient intends to do any of the following they must also apply in writing to the Scholarships Office ( 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.


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Further Information

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