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Scholarship details

2019 - Regional Journalism Scholarship

Status: Closed

Applications open: 30/01/2019
Applications close: 15/03/2019

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About this scholarship

The Regional Journalism Scholarship has been developed to support students who are relocating from a regional or remote area to commence an undergraduate Journalism degree at Curtin University.

The scholarship provides Australian Government funding as part of an initiative to assist regional Journalism students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary and be job-ready when entering the contemporary news media industry.

  • Current Students
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Undergraduate
  • Students from regional or remote areas
  • Male identifying
  • Female identifying
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • Merit Based

The Regional Journalism Scholarship will provide the following support for the expected remaining duration of the undergraduate degree (based on a full-time study load of 200 credits per year).

  • Tuition costs valued up to a maximum of $20,000 over the duration of the undergraduate degree (excluding SSAF fees), and;
  • A total cash payment of up to $12,000 paid as a cash stipend of $2,000 each semester

The cash payments may be used at the recipient's discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses

Payments occur post census date each semester.  Payments will be made approximately mid-end April and September each year.

Scholarship Details


The following courses are eligible for this shcolarship:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the Regional Journalism Scholarship:

  • Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Permanent Humanitarian or New Zealand Citizen
  • Enrolled in first year of Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) at Curtin University in 2019
  • Enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place at Curtin University
  • Relocating from a regional or remote background to commence study
  • Have an active commitment to leadership or community service activities
  • Not be in receipt of any other scholarship

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

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 the top of the page and within the 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
    • Academic merit
    • Commitment to leadership or community service
    • Regional address

Step 6: Outcome

  • Outcome will be sent via the Scholarships Channel within 4-6 weeks of the scholarship closing date

  • All unsuccessful and successful applicants will be notified

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 merit

  • Scholarship will commence from the 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:

  • Maintain a full-time study load of 100 credit points each study period at Curtin University
  • Continue to be enrolled in an eligible course of study
  • Not in receipt of any other scholarship funds
  • Maintain a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 60 each study period
  • Pass all units attempted each study period

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.

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.

  • Leave of absence; Students must complete at least one semester of study before applying for a leave of absence from their scholarship. If approved, the maximum period of leave is 12 months. Please note that leave of absence is separate from deferral. 

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.


Scholarships Office


T: (08) 9266 2992

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Further Information

This activity received grant funding from the Australian Government.

For advice on how to complete your application, please download the Application Guide.

Students may apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible for however, will only be awarded up to one scholarship. For further information about holding more than one scholarship contact


For advice on your Centrelink payments and how your scholarship could affect your payment please see  or contact a Centrelink Office.  If you require a letter about your scholarship for Centrelink, please contact the Scholarships Office. 


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.
  • 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; or

For advice on tax 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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