Encourage students to apply early. The best time to start the process is as soon as scholarships open
Encourage your students to apply for all of the scholarships they are eligible for – students will not be offered more than one scholarship, however applying for all relevant scholarships will increase their opportunities for receiving a scholarship
Encourage students to think about what they’re passionate about and participate in activities outside of the classroom. For merit based scholarships, we look for well-rounded students who are involved in activities and programs that are meaningful to them; This will make their application stand out
Write a good reference. A detailed reference can provide vital information about a student’s motivation, leadership potential and key attributes. A good reference is often vital for a competitive scholarship application
Remind students about scholarship deadlines. The majority of our scholarship recipients have noted that they were encouraged to apply through their high school, so reminders about opening and closing dates are vital to students’ awareness about scholarship opportunities
2 July 2020 – John Curtin Scholarship Program opens for application
14 August 2020 – Scholarships for commencing students open
23 September 2020 – John Curtin Scholarship Program closes for application
6 November 2020 – Principal’s Recommendation Award closes for nomination
13 November 2020 – All other scholarships for commencing students close for nomination
End November – John Curtin Scholarship Program outcomes are sent
After main round course offers – Scholarship outcomes are sent
There are a large number of merit and equity based scholarships available for commencing students. These range from scholarships for high achieving students and scholarships for those that may need financial support to assist with the costs of study, or relocation costs for regional students. Find out more here.
There is also an advanced search function on the scholarships website which allows you to search for scholarships based on selected criteria.
Curtin University funds this award which allows each West Australian high school principal to nominate two students. 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
This Award is not provided in conjunction with any other scholarship offer from Curtin, so students who are nominated for the Principal’s Recommendation Award and qualify for the Curtin Excellence Scholarship will only receive the Principal’s Recommendation Award. For this reason we allow principals to nominate reserve students.
Many schools wish to congratulate their nominated students during their annual awards night – please be mindful that until scholarship offers are released by Curtin, students receive a nomination only, not the award itself.
For a list of frequently asked scholarship questions, please see the website here.