Australian Women Educators Peninsula Branch Bursary

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In 2013 the Australian Women Educators (AWE) Peninsula Branch donated $5,000 to James Cook University to support women admitted to a Bachelor of Education at the Cairns campus in their third year of study.

Student TypeFemale, 3rd Year Undergraduate
Area of StudyEducation
Total Value$1,000
Duration1 year
Closing Date31 January

Am I eligible?

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship.

  • I am an Australian citizen or Australian permanent visa holder
  • I am female
  • I am in my third year (i.e. have completed a minimum of 48 credit points) of the Bachelor of Education
  • I am studying at the Cairns Campus
  • I am or will be enrolled full-time

What would I receive?

If you are a successful applicant of this scholarship you will receive $1,000 to be paid after the census date of Study Period 1.

How do I apply?

Prior to completing an application, you should carefully read the Scholarship Rules below. Applicants wanting to apply for this scholarship must attach the following documents:

  • a copy of their academic record from James Cook University
  • a certified copy of their academic record from any other academic institution
  • a certified copy of their birth certificate, passport or permanent visa
  • their curriculum vitae
  • a written statement addressing Selection Criteria - demonstrated leadership and/or involvement in the community and/or demonstrated support and encouragement to other students.

When applying for a scholarship it is very important that you ensure that you include all relevant documents (including a completed application form) and that your application is submitted before the closing date. If an application is incomplete, it will not be considered.

What happens now?

Your application is checked for completeness and eligibility, and you will receive an email confirmation it has been received. After the closing date it will be individually assessed and put forward to a selection committee who will rank your application against others who have applied.

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SCHOLARSHIP RULES

Introduction

In 2013 the Australian Women Educators (AWE) Peninsula Branch donated $5,000 to James Cook University to support women admitted to a Bachelor of Education at the Cairns campus in their third year of study. This scholarship is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Nature of the Scholarship

The value of the scholarship shall be $1,000 for one year.

In its final year of offering, the value of the Bursary shall be the balance of funds in the account.

Eligibility Criteria

The Australian Women Educators Peninsula Branch Bursary shall be open to competition among applicants who are:

  • are Australian citizens or holders of a permanent visa; and
  • are female; and
  • admitted to the Bachelor of Education; and
  • enrolled full-time; and
  • in their third year of study; (i.e. have completed a minimum of 48 credit points) and
  • are studying at the Cairns campus of James Cook University.

Selection Criteria

The Selection Criteria are:

  • demonstrated leadership and/or involvement in the community and/or demonstrated support and encouragement to other students; and
  • academic merit or potential , where other criteria are deemed equal between applicants; and
  • any other criteria that the Selection Committee deems appropriate.

Application Procedures

Applications must be submitted on the official application form no later than the date set by the Selection Committee for the year in which the award is to be made.

Applicants must submit with the official form, where appropriate:

  • a certified copy of their academic record from James Cook University or any other academic institution; and
  • a certified copy of their birth certificate, passport or permanent visa; and
  • their curriculum vitae; and
  • a written statement addressing Selection Criteria - demonstrated leadership and/or involvement in the community and/or demonstrated support and encouragement to other students.

Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.

The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to verify any information provided by the applicant.

Selection Process

The award of the scholarship shall be made in the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee, which shall comprise

  • Dean,  College of  Arts, Society and Education (Chair), or nominee; and
  • 2 members of staff from the College of Arts, Society and Education, Cairns, as determined by the Chair.

The Selection Committee reserves the right not to award a Scholarship in any year if, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, there is no applicant of sufficient merit to warrant an award.

The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to the Scholarship.

Payment

Moneys payable to the recipient shall be paid in 1 instalment after the census date of Study Period 1.

Conditions of the Scholarship

A successful applicant may not defer receipt of the award. Where a scholarship is terminated pursuant to the provisions of this clause, the Selection Committee reserves the right to award the Scholarship to another suitable applicant.

In the event the Selection Committee Chair terminates or suspends the student’s Scholarship, a student may lodge a request for review of decision in accordance with the provisions of the Student Complaints Policy and Procedure.

The requirements of the Scholarship shall not make the awarding of the Scholarship conditional upon the recipient providing unremunerated services or products to the donor.

Administration of the Scholarship

The scholarship shall be administered by the Scholarships Office, on behalf of the Selection Committee.

The funds of the scholarship shall be held in an account in the name of the University and shall be administered by the officer of the University charged with administering the scholarship.

Income from a fund not expended on the award which it maintains, shall be added to the award in the final year it is awarded.

Where an award provides some benefit to the recipient from a body external to the University, or an obligation upon a body external to the University, the University, its servants and agents, shall not be liable for that benefit or obligation.

Definitions

Definition of terms is as per the Glossary of Terms for Policies in the Student and Teaching and Course Management, with the following additions:
“academic institution” includes University, Technical and Further Education College, private education provider, secondary school and any other institution that undertakes teaching or research
“award” means the scholarship, bursary or grant
Scholarships for the purpose of these guidelines exclude scholarships for project and stipend support of research higher degree students.