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2019 - Business and Law Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship - Closed

2019 - Business and Law Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship is now closed.

Status: Closed
Applications open: CLOSED
Applications close: CLOSED

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

The Business and Law Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship has been developed to assist Indigenous Australian students who are studying an undergraduate degree through the Faculty of Business and Law. Through this scholarship the faculty is seeking to support and develop students who are committed to gaining their first degree in one of the numerous disciplines offered within the Faculty of Business and Law.


Student type
  • Future Students
  • Faculty of Business and Law
Course type
  • Undergraduate
Specifically for
  • Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Students

Non-gender specific

  • Australian Citizen
Scholarship base
  • Merit Based

The Business and Law Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship will provide the following support for the expected remaining duration of the undergraduate degree (based on a full-time study load of at least 100 credits per study period)

  • The cost of the student tuition fees (excluding the student services and amenities fee (SSAF))

Fees will be paid directly to the student fee account in two/three instalments per year prior to the census date relevant to each enrolled study period.

This scholarship does not cover the student services and amenities fee (SSAF).

Eligible courses

All Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degrees 

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the Business and Law Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent 
  • Selected Curtin University as a first or second preference through TISC to undertake an eligible undergraduate degree in 2019

This scholarship is not deferrable.

Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship

Recipients must meet ALL of the following:

  • Enrol or remain enrolled in an eligible undergraduate degree
  • Maintain a full-time study load of at least 75 credit points each study period at Curtin University
  • Maintain a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 50 each study period
  • 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 Faculty of Business and Law.

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 of course Change of course outside the Faculty of Business and Law is not permitted
  • 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 fee component and 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 to email listed through TISC within 10 working days of receiving application

Step 5: Assessment

  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • Responses to questions in application form
    • Demonstrated interest in studying/training in a business or law-related field
    • Academic merit
    • Receipt of an offer of a place into an eligible undergraduate degree at Curtin University in 2019

Step 6: Outcome

  • Outcome sent via email listed through TISC on 21 December 2018 (all successful and unsuccessful applicants notified)

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants must return acceptance documents by 31 January 2019
  • Deferral of this scholarship is not permitted

Please note:

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

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/TISC number
3. Number of pages faxed 

Please note: All applications must be signed.

Need more information?


Scholarships Office


T: (08) 9266 2992

Frequently Asked questions:

Further information

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, 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


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; 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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