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2018 - Semester 2 - Curtin Honours Grant (All Faculties) - Closed

2018 - Semester 2 - Curtin Honours Grant (All Faculties) is now closed.

Status: Closed
Applications open: CLOSED
Applications close: CLOSED

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

The Curtin Honours Grant is to assist students undertaking an honours year at Curtin University in Semester 2, 2018.

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

Non-gender specific

Nationality
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
Scholarship base
  • Need Based
Value

The Curtin Honours Grant will provide the following support for up to one year (based on a full-time study load of at least 100 credits per semester):  

  • A total value of $4,000 paid as a cash stipend of $2,000 per semester. The amount can be used at the recipient’s discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses
  • If the student has commenced their Honours program in Semester 1, 2018 they will receive a one-off payment of $2,000 in Semester 2, 2018
Eligible courses

Please refer below for the courses eligible for the Honours Grant in each faculty.

Curtin School of Business

  • All Commerce Honours courses except those which are embedded within your course

Health Science

Only the following courses are eligible:

  • Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) Honours
  • Bachelor of Science (Public Health) Honours

Humanities

  • All Humanities Honours courses except those which are embedded within your course

Science

  • All Science Honours courses except those which are embedded within your course

** Embedded bachelor honours degrees typically comprise an honours stream equivalent to one year of full-time study, which is undertaken during the last year (or two) of study.
If you are unsure whether your course has an Honours program embedded, please contact the relevant faculty student services office to check.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be considered for a Curtin Honours Grant:

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, the holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa or New Zealand citizen
  • Enrolled in an eligible honours course at Curtin University as at the scholarship closing date
  • Eligible for a Commonwealth supported place at Curtin University and reside within Australia
  • Not hold any other scholarships
  • Be able to demonstrate financial hardship
Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship

Unless there are exceptional circumstances such as, but not limited, to medical or family reasons, students must meet ALL of the following:

  • Remain enrolled in your honours degree
  • Maintain a fulltime study load of at least 75 credits per semester at Curtin University
  • Maintain a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 50 per semester
  • Pass all units attempted per semester

Scholarship continuity is subject to meeting satisfactory academic progress as detailed 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

Change from full time enrolment: If a recipient intends to change from full time enrolment (75 credits), they must apply in writing to the Scholarships Office (scholarships@curtin.edu.au) for approval BEFORE the change.

Change of course: Change of course is not permitted.

Leave of absence: Leave of absence is not permitted.

Withdrawal or Terminated from units or course: A student 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 the University any stipend awarded for that study period if applicable.

How to apply

Application process

Step 1: Apply

  • 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 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 financial hardship

Step 6: Outcome

  • Successful and unsuccessful applicants notified of outcome via Scholarhsip Channel (Student OASIS) within approx. 6-8 weeks of the scholarship closing date 

Step 7: Acceptance

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

Please note:

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

 

 

Need more information?

Enquiries

Scholarships Office

Email: scholarships@curtin.edu.au

Telephone: (08) 9266 2992

Frequently Asked questions: 

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

Further information

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; 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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