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2019 - John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship - Closed

2019 - John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship is now closed.

Status: Closed
Applications open: CLOSED
Applications close: CLOSED

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

Academically gifted students who display John Curtin's qualities of vision, leadership and community service are eligible to be nominated for the John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship.

This is Curtin University's most generous and prestigious future student scholarship. Students selected as John Curtin Undergraduate Scholars have excelled in a wide range of endeavours, and have lent their talents and energies to the community around them.

Female nominees are also eligible to be nominated for the Julia Gillard Women in Leadership Scholarship. This scholarship has been established to encourage and support women develop the required skills to become leaders in their field. Further information can be found here. Both scholarships can be applied for on the same application form.

Please note:

Nomination form must be completed by a professional educator who can verify/support your academic excellence. Professional educators include school principal, TAFE lecturer etc.

 

Student type
  • Future Students
Faculty
  • Centre for Aboriginal Studies
  • Science & Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Health Sciences
Course type
  • Undergraduate
Gender

Non-gender specific

Nationality
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • Australian Permanent Resident
Scholarship base
  • Merit Based
Maximum number awarded

10

Value

The John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship will provide one of the following options of support for the normal expected duration of the degree for which the scholarship is offered (based on a full-time study load of 200 credits per year):

Once an option has been selected, it cannot be changed for subsequent years.

OPTION 1

  • The cost of the student contribution fees* each study period (this excludes SSAF) each study period
  • $1,000 cash payment** (based on a full-time study load of 100 credits per study period) to assist with costs associated with studying and/or living expenses
  • A one off*** payment of $6,000 towards an approved international study experience
  • JCUS scholar mentor throughout degree

or

 OPTION 2

  • $4,000 cash payment** (based on a full-time study load of 100 credits per study period) to assist with costs associated with studying and/or living expenses
  • A one off*** payment of $6,000 towards an approved international study experience
  • JCUS scholar mentor throughout degree

 

* The fee component of the scholarship will be paid directly to the student fee account (paid prior to the census date relevant to each study period)

** Cash payments will be made approximately mid-March and mid-August each year

*** One off payment for an approved international study experience will be made once approval for the exchange program has been granted and the request is forwarded to the Scholarships Office by the JCUS Co-ordinator

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDY EXPERIENCE

Scholars are required to undertake an approved international study experience.

The international study experience is to be arranged between the scholar and the JCUS Co-ordinator.

The experience must either:

  • Involve enrolling in an international study unit (study exchange) or career development program such as an internship or placement (which can take place at the end of the course if necessary) and will earn academic credits towards the Curtin University degree.

or

  • Be an approved leadership or community development program. This program will need to be approved by the JCUS co-ordinator as well as the Associate Director, Support Services

Scholars will be required to provide a report or presentation at the conclusion of their international study experience.

 

Eligible courses

All undergraduate degree

Eligibility criteria

Nominees must meet ALL of the following criteria to be considered for a John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship:

SCHOOL-LEAVERS

School-leaver applicants are those who will be completing Year 12 in this current academic year that the scholarship closes in.

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian or New Zealand citizen
  • Selected Curtin University as a first preference through TISC to undertake an undergraduate degree by the scholarship closing date
    • Preferences must be confirmed by the closing date of this scholarship application, and remain unchanged until the scholarship is awarded
    • It is the nominees responsibility to ensure that they have completed the declaration and finalised the payment to TISC to ensure that their preferences are valid by the deadline stipulated. Nominees should familiarise themselves with TISC processes, deadlines and timelines for preferences to be available to institutions.   
  • Able to demonstrate leadership qualities and engagement in community service

In addition to the above, nominees must be:

  • Current year 12 student in the top 5% of their high school's graduating year and be nominated by the school principal

This scholarship is not deferrable - recipients must commence their course in 2019

 

NON SCHOOL-LEAVERS

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian or New Zealand citizen
  • Selected Curtin University as a first preference through TISC to undertake an undergraduate degree by the scholarship closing date (applicants who are not applying through TISC, please contact the Scholarships Office for further information):
    • Preferences must be confirmed by the closing date of this scholarship application, and remain unchanged until the scholarship is awarded
    • It is the nominees responsibility to ensure that they have completed the declaration and finalised the payment to TISC to ensure that their preferences are valid by the deadline stipulated. Nominees should familiarise themselves with TISC processes, deadlines and timelines for preferences to be available to institutions.  
  • Able to demonstrate leadership qualities and engagement in community service
  • Must be nominated by a registered professional educator who can verify their academic excellence

This scholarship is not deferrable - recipients must commence their course in 2019

 

Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship

Recipients must meet ALL of the following:

  • Maintain a full-time study load of at least 75 credits each study period at Curtin University
  • Maintain a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 70 each study period
  • Pass all enrolled units 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 (scholarships@curtin.edu.au) for approval BEFORE the change. The Scholarships Office will advise how the change will affect their scholarship.

  • Change of course
  • Change from full-time enrolment
  • 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.

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.

How to apply

Application process

Step 1: Download

  • Nomination form and
  • Application and Nomination Guide available to download from right hand side of this page 

Step 2: Complete

  • Nominator and nominee to complete nomination form
  • Important information such as formating and documentation requirements detailed in nomination guide
  • Nominees must have selected Curtin University as a first preference through TISC to undertake an undergraduate degree by the scholarship closing date

Step 3: Submit

  • Closing date listed at top of page and on nomination form
  • Late submissions will not be considered, therefore, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early
  • Incomplete applications will be assessed as unsuccessful
  • Nomination form can be submitted by nominator or nominee
  • Please ensure nomination form has been signed

Step 4: Receipt

  • Application receipt sent within 10 working days of receiving nomination to:
    • Nominator via email listed on nomination form and
    • Nominee via email registered with TISC

Step 5: Assessment

  • Assessment commences as soon as applications close
  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • Academic excellence
    • Demonstrated leadership skills (within and outside of school parameters)
    • Demonstrated community involvement (within and outside of school parameters)
    • Nominee's essay 
    • Nominator's statement

Step 6: Outcome

  • Outcome sent to all nominees via email registered with TISC in early December (all successful and unsuccessful nominees will be notified)
  • Successful nominees sent scholarship offer pack via email in early-December
  • Nominators of successful recipients will be notified via email in early-December

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful nominees must return acceptance documents by mid-December

Please note:

  • Scholarship will be awarded if there are candidates of sufficient merit
  • Scholarship will commence from first semester of study
  • Scholarship is not transferrable to another university

 

Submission Methods:

Email: scholarships@curtin.edu.au

Form must be printed and signed before being submitted to the Scholarships Office.
Please ensure that it has been saved as a single PDF.

In Person:

Curtin University
Scholarships Office
Buidling 101, Level
Kent Street
BENTLEY WA

Post:
Curtin University
Scholarships Office
Buidling 101, Level 1
GPO Box U1987
PERTH WA 6845

Fax:
08 9266 3279
Please attach a front cover page containing
1. Student name
2. Curriculum Council/TISC number
3. Number of pages faxed

Please note:  All nominations must be signed by the nominator and nominee

 

Need more information?

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

For advice on how to complete your application, please download the JCUS Application and Nomination Guide (to the right-hand side of this page).

Students may apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible for, however, will only be eligible to be awarded one scholarship. If successful, they 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

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.
  • 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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