Commonwealth Scholarships 2019
Commonwealth Scholarships provide eligible Indigenous higher education students with the general costs of study.
These scholarships are subject to the provisions of the Indigenous Student Assistance Grants Guidelines 2017
Indigenous Commonwealth Reward Scholarship for Commencing Students
|Student Type||Undergraduate, Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, commencing at JCU|
|Area of Study||Any Undergraduate Course, including Diploma of Higher Education|
|Application Dates||No application is required, eligible candidates will be offered a scholarship|
Am I eligible?
If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you may be eligible.
- I am an Australian citizens and who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, and
- I am or will be enrolled full time (minimum 9 credit points) in an undergraduate course (including Diploma of Higher Education)
- I have not already completed a Bachelor degree;
- I have not previously received a commonwealth Scholarship through JCU.
What would I receive?
If you meet the eligibility requirements and are studying full time, you will receive an offer of an Indigenous Commonwealth Reward Scholarship for Commencing Students, value of $1,000, paid in one instalment after census date (28 March 2019).
What happens next?
- Your enrolment is checked to confirm eligibility.
- You will be sent a Scholarship Offer, which will require you to accept the Conditions and complete your bank details.
When are payments made?
- Payment will be made approximately two weeks after census date (28 March 2019) to your nominated Bank Account, providing you are enrolled full time.
Commonwealth Scholarships provide commencing Indigenous students with the general costs of study. These scholarships are subject to the provisions of the Indigenous Student Assistance Grants Guidelines 2017
Nature of the Scholarship
The value of the scholarship shall be $1,000 or such amount as the Selection Committee determine from time to time.
The Indigenous Commonwealth Reward Scholarship for Commencing Students shall be awarded to candidates who:
- are Australian citizens and who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, and
- are or will be enrolled full time (minimum 9 credit points) in an undergraduate course (including Diploma of Higher Education) and;
- have not already completed a Bachelor degree, and;
- have not previously received a commonwealth Scholarship..
The Selection Criteria are:
- Commencing, first year student at James Cook University, and;
- enrolled full time
- Any other criteria that the Selection Committee deems appropriate, including whether the candidate has, or will receive any other scholarship assistance during their studies.
The award of the scholarship shall be made in the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee, which shall comprise:
- Pro-Vice Chancellor, Indigenous Education and Strategy (Chair), or nominee
- Head, Indigenous Student Services, or nominee; and
- Manager Centre Operations, or nominee; and/or
- Other members deemed appropriate, as determined by the Chair.
The Selection Committee reserves the right:
- not to award Scholarships in any year if, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, there are no candidate of sufficient merit to warrant an award;
The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to the selection of the Scholarship awardee.
Monies payable to the recipient of an award shall be paid at in 1 instalment after the census date of the Study Period in which they were awarded
Conditions of the Scholarship
- The recipient has not already completed a Bachelor degree.
- If the recipient defers their enrolment, the scholarship offer will be rescinded. Where an award is terminated pursuant to the provisions to this clause it may be awarded to another suitable candidate.
- The recipient gives permission to JCU to provide the Department of Education with their name, date of birth, address and scholarship type to enable the issuing of certificates and letters and monitoring the consumption of Commonwealth Scholarships entitlement, and disclosed by the Department of Education to the Department of Human Services to be used for administering Relocation Scholarships and/or Student Start-up Scholarships/Loans.
- The recipient may be required to inform any of the following persons or the receipt of the scholarship:
- An employee of the Human Services Department
- An employee of the Department administered by the Minister administering section 258 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
- An employee of the Department administered by the Minister administering the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
- If the holder of an award fails to comply with any of these provisions or any provision relating to a particular award or with any conditions imposed under these provisions the Selection Committee may terminate the award or withhold any further emoluments or take such action as it may deem necessary to enforce compliance with the provision or performance of the condition by the holder.
- A student may lodge a request for review of decision in accordance with the provisions of the Student Complaints Policy and Procedures.
- 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.
Termination of a Commonwealth Scholarship
- The recipient no longer meets any of the eligibility criteria.
- The recipient has failed to meet the eligibility criteria and are suspended or excluded from the course of study under the provisions of the Academic Progression Policy.
- The recipient has committed serious misconduct while studying at the University.
- The recipient has provided false or misleading information at any time.
Administration of a Commonwealth 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.