In 2012 the now disbanded Central Highlands District Health Council donated the balance of their Scholarship Fund to James Cook University to administer until the balance of funds is exhausted.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 $3,000 paid in two instalments after the census date of Study Period 1 and Study Period 2 in the year of the award.
One new bursary will be awarded each year until the fund is exhausted. The value of the scholarship in its final year of offering will be the balance of the funds in the Scholarship account.
The Central Highlands District Health Bursary shall be open to competition among applicants who:
- Are domestic students, i.e. Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa;
- Are enrolled in their first year of any undergraduate human health sciences course at JCU; and
- Are residents of Springsure or another location within the Central Highlands Local Government area (see Appendix A).
The Selection Criteria are:
- Academic merit;
- Suitability for and interest in Human Health Science; and
- Level of financial need of the applicant.
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 a secondary school or other academic institution;
- Their curriculum vitae;
- Character reference – from School principal or other person of standing in the community who will attest to the applicant’s suitability and interest in the course for which the applicant has been accepted;
- Proof of residency of Springsure or other location within the Central Highlands Local Government area; and
- Proof of income (e.g. Centrelink statement, ATO Notice or payslips.)
Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.
The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to verify any information provided by the applicant.
The award of the scholarship shall be made in the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee, which shall comprise:
- Director, Academic Quality and Strategy (Chair), or nominee;
- Dean, College of Medicine & Dentistry, or nominee; and
- Dean, College of Healthcare Sciences, or nominee.
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 candidate of sufficient merit to warrant an award.
The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to the Scholarship.
Moneys payable to the recipient of an award shall be paid at in two equal instalments after the census dates of Study Period 1 and Study Period 2 in the year of the award.
If the recipient suspends or defers their study, the recipient will no longer be eligible for the award.
The recipient must maintain an enrolment in subjects with a total credit point value of at least six credit points, in each Teaching Period of the Award.
The recipient must maintain a course GPA of 4.0 or above to be eligible for the second instalment.
Conditions of the Bursary
In the event the Chair, Selection Committee terminates or suspends the student’s bursary, a student may lodge a request for review of decision in accordance with the provisions of the Student Appeals Policy.
The requirements of the Bursary shall not make the awarding of the Bursary conditional upon the recipient providing unremunerated services or products to the donor.
Administration of the Bursary
The Bursary shall be administered by the office of the Scholarship Office, on behalf of the Selection Committee.
The funds of the Bursary 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 Bursary.
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.
Please refer to Glossary of Terms