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Curtin University

2019 - Curtin Staff Funded Grant

Status: Open
Applications open: 31/10/2018
Applications close: 15/03/2019

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

The Curtin Staff Funded Scholarship is available to assist students from a low socio-economic background and experiencing financial hardship. Funding for this scholarship has been made available by Curtin Staff. The grant is available to all students who are enrolled in an undergraduate course at Curtin University in 2019.

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

Non-gender specific

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

The Curtin Staff Funded Scholarship will provide the following support for up to one year (based on a full-time study load of 200 credits per year):  

  • A total value of up to $5,000 paid as a cash stipend of $2,500 per semester. The amount can be used at the recipient’s discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses

Cash payments are based on full-time enrolment of 75-100 credits per study period. Part-time enrolment will result in a part-time payment of half the full-time value.

Payments occur post census date each semester approximately mid-late May and mid-September

Eligible courses

All undergraduate courses at Curtin University in 2019.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be considered for a Curtin Staff Funded Scholarship:

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, the holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa or New Zealand citizen
  • Enrolled full-time or part-time in an undergraduate course at Curtin University as at the scholarship closing date
  • Minimum course weighted average (CWA) of 50 or above (only applicable to current Curtin students who are applying for this scholarship)
  • From a low socio-economic background (ascertained from answers on application form)
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
  • Not in receipt of any other scholarship(s)
  • Willingness to participate in one or more of the following:
    • Provide a testimonial to be used online to promote Give to Change to Curtin staff
    • Have a photograph taken, to accompany the testimonial mentioned above
    • Feature in a short promotional video for Give to Change to encourage staff to support the program and/or thank staff for supporting the program
    • 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

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 eligible course


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
  • Leave of absence (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: Apply

  • Application form can be accessed via the ‘My Studies’ tab in OASIS or 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 this 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
    • Financial hardship

Step 6: Outcome

  • Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified of the outcome via the Scholarship Channel (Student OASIS) within approximately 6-8 weeks of the scholarship closing date

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 need
  • Scholarship will commence from first semester of study for which the scholarship was awarded
  • Scholarship is not transferrable to another major, course or university


Need more information?


Scholarships Office


T: (08) 9266 2992

Frequently Asked questions:


Further information

For further information about holding more than one scholarship contact

For advice on how to complete your application refer to the scholarships application guidelines.


For advice on your Centrelink payments and how your scholarship could affect your payment please see the Department of Human Services website 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, but 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;
  • during or upon completion of the degree for which the scholarship is awarded a candidate is required to become, or shall continue to be, an employee of the funding body; or
  • an award is received by a student where the scholarship is not provided principally for educational purposes.

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.

Online Application

Online Application Form

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