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2018 - Peel Region Student Scholarship - Closed

2018 - Peel Region Student Scholarship is now closed.

Status: Closed
Applications open: CLOSED
Applications close: CLOSED

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

The Peel Region Student Scholarship was developed by the former Peel Health Foundation in conjunction with Curtin University to encourage and support students who are experiencing financial hardship and are from low socio-economic background, have shown demonstrated commitment to the Peel Region and have chosen to study a medical or health-related undergraduate or post-graduate degree program at Curtin University.

Student type
  • Current Students
  • Future Students
  • Health Sciences
Course type
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate Coursework
Specifically for
  • Students from regional or remote areas

Non-gender specific

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



The Peel Region Student Scholarship will provide the following support for up to a maximum of one year based on a full-time enrolment of at least 75 credit points per semester):

  • A total value of up to $6,000 paid as a cash stipend of $3,000 per semester. The amount can be used at the recipient’s discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses.
Eligible courses

Medical or health related undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degrees

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the Peel Region Student Scholarship:

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, the holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa, or NZ citizen
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Peel Region, such as through residing and/or significant contribution to the community in the Peel Region
  • Enrolled or will be enrolled full-time (minimum 75 credit points per semester) in one of eligible courses at Curtin University in 2018
  • Minimum course weighted average (CWA) of 60 (applicable to current students) or ATAR 75 (applicable to future students)
  • Demonstrated financial hardship and low socio-economic status
  • Willingness to participate in one or more of the following:
    • Provide a testimonial to be used online or published material to promote the scholarship
    • Have a photograph taken for inclusion in promotion of the scholarship
    • Provide statements to local media if a press release is developed to promote the program
Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship

Recipients must meet ALL of the following:

  • Remain enrolled in an eligible degree
  • Maintain a minimum study load of at least 75 credit points each semester at Curtin University
  • Maintain a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 60 each semester
  • Fail no more than one enrolled unit 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 a representative nominated by the former Directors of the Peel Health Foundation.

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.

  • Change from full-time enrolment
  • Change of course

Leave of absence is not permitted.
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

  • Application form and guide available to download from right hand side of this page when scholarship is open for application

Step 2: Complete

  • Important information such as formatting and documentation requirements are detailed in the application guide

Step 3: Submit

  • Closing date listed at top of page and on application form
  • Late or incomplete applications will be assessed as unsuccessful

Step 4: Receipt

  • Application receipt will be sent via email within 10 working days of receiving application
  • For future students the email you have listed through TISC will be used and for current students your Curtin student email will be used

Step 5: Assessment

  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using all of the following criteria:
    • Demonstrated financial hardship and low socio-economic status
    • Demonstrated commitment to the Peel Region
    • Responses to questions in application form

Step 6: Outcome

  • Outcome sent via Curtin student oasis within 6-8 weeks of the scholarship closing date
  • All successful and unsuccessful applicants notified

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants must return acceptance documents by deadline outlined in scholarship offer

Please note:

  • Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient need
  • Scholarship will commence from first semester of study
  • Scholarship is not transferrable to another university or course

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:

In Person:
Curtin University
Scholarships Office
Building 101, Level 1
Kent Street

Curtin University
Scholarships Office
Building 101, Level 1
GPO Box U1987

08 9266 3279
Please attach a front cover page containing
1. Student name
2. Curriculum Council number (or Curtin student number if known)
3. Number of pages faxed (including the cover page)

Please note:

  • All applications must be signed
  • Incomplete applications will be assessed as unsuccessful

Need more information?


Scholarships Office


T: (08) 9266 2992

Frequently Asked questions:

Further information

To view the map of the Peel region, please click here.

For more information about what scholarships you can apply for please visit our application profiles.

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 Curtin funded continuing scholarship.  A continuing scholarship is defined as a scholarship that has more than two payments.  A Curtin funded scholarship is a scholarship that is solely funded by Curtin.

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

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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