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Scholarships @ JCU Useful Information

Commonwealth Scholarship Ongoing Eligibility

If you are in receipt of a Commonwealth Scholarship from 2017 or before, you will need to submit an Ongoing Eligibility form each semester to confirm that you have adhered to the Conditions of the Scholarship and you are still eligible to receive payments.

An email will be sent to you in the first week of February 2018 to to remind you to submit the form

The value for Commonwealth scholarships awarded after 1 January 2017 are as follows:

ScholarshipValue per semester for 2017
Indigenous Education Scholarship$1,300
Indigenous Relocation Scholarship$2,600

The values for Commonwealth Scholarships prior to 2017 are as follows:

ScholarshipValue per semester for 2017
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarships (ICECS)$1,315.50
Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarships (ICAS)$2,638

Supporting Documentation

eStudent Application instructions

Examples of Supporting Documentation
Sample Documents

Statutory Declaration of Indigenous Status - this is the preferred form to use

Declaration of Identity by Recognised Indigenous Organisation

Tips for making a good Written Statement

Useful Links

Centrelink for Students

- Payment Finder
- Student Start Up Loan
- Study Assist
- Living on a Student Budget
- Australian Tax Office

Is my Scholarship taxable?

JCU Indigenous Education Scholarship vs Centrelink Start Up Loan

JCU Indigenous Relocation Scholarship vs Centrelink Relocation Scholarship

Check my ASGC Remoteness Classification


Conditions of ScholarshipCoursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy
Commonwealth Scholarship Guidelines (Education) 2010
Amendment to Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Education) 2010
Administration of Commonwealth Scholarships Policy
Indigenous Student Assistance Grants Guidelines 2017