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Scholarship details

2019 - Information Studies Alumni Scholarship

Status: Closed

Applications open: 15/10/2018
Applications close: 15/03/2019

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About this scholarship

The Information Studies Alumni Scholarship has been developed by the Information Studies Alumni Chapter and Curtin University to support students who are experiencing financial hardship and who are studying towards their first professional qualification in Information Studies.

  • Current Students
  • Future Students
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • Need Based

The Information Studies Alumni Scholarship will provide the following support for up to a maximum of one year (based on a full-time study load of 100 credits per semester):

  • A total value of up to $1,000 paid as a cash stipend of $500 per semester. The amount can be used at the recipient’s discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses

Payments occur post census date each semester approximately late May and mid-September pending receipt of funding from the sponsor.

Scholarship Details

1

  • Bachelor of Arts double major in Librarianship and Corporate Information Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Records Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Studies
  • Masters of Information Management

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for an Information Studies Alumni Scholarship:

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian or New Zealand citizen
  • Must be undertaking their first professional qualification in Information Studies, whether undergraduate or postgraduate
  • Be enrolled or enrolling into an eligible degree at Curtin University in semester 1, 2019
  • Demonstrate financial hardship and low socio-economic background

This scholarship is not deferrable

Application process

 Step 1: Access application form

  • Application form can be accessed via ‘My Studies’ tab in OASIS or via the ‘Apply Online’ button on the top right-hand side of this page
  • In order to apply online, you must first receive the offer of a place for the eligible course and accept the offer.
  • Once you receive your Curtin Student number and activate your OASIS account you can apply for the scholarship online.

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 is 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
    • Demonstrated interest in/passion for economics and social policy
    • Low socio-economic background and financial need

Step 6: Outcome

  • Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified of their outcome via the Scholarship Channel (Student OASIS) within approximately 4-6 weeks of the scholarship closing date

Step 7: Acceptance

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

Please note:

  • Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient need
  • Scholarship will commence from first semester of study for which the scholarship was awarded
  • Scholarship is not transferrable to another major, course or university

Enrolment Requirements

Recipients must meet ALL of the following:

  • Remain enrolled in an eligible course of study
  • Maintain a full-time study load of 100 credit points each semester at Curtin University
  • Maintain a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 60 each semester
  • Pass all enrolled units each semester

Scholarship continuity is subject to meeting satisfactory academic progress as outlined above. Progress will be assessed at the end of each study period. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, a recipient with unsatisfactory progress or who breaches the scholarship conditions shall be ineligible to retain the scholarship. Exceptional circumstances must be forwarded to and shall be at the discretion of the Scholarships Office in consultation with the Information Studies Alumni Committee.

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.

  • Change from full-time enrolment

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 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.

Enquiries

Scholarships Office

E: scholarships@curtin.edu.au

T: (08) 9266 2992

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

Further Information

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

For advice on how to complete your application refer to the scholarships application guidelines.

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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