Dean’s Bursary in -Marine & Environmental SciencesScience, Technology & EngineeringBusiness, Law & GovernanceArts, Society & Education

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These one year bursaries are available to full-time first year undergraduate students to provide financial assistance for living and study related expenses.
The value of the bursary is $2,000 or such amount as the Selection Committee determine from time to time, with three new bursaries shall be awarded per College each year.

This bursary is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Student Type

School leaver, High academic achiever

Area of Study

Arts & Social Sciences, Business, Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Information Technology, Journalism & Languages, Law, Social Work, Science & Sustainability

Total Value

$ 2,000 per year

Duration

1 year

Closing Date

31 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
  • I am or will be enrolled full-time (minimum 12 credit points per teaching period) at the Cairns or Townsville campus
  • I am or will be admitted to an undergraduate course offered by one of the following Colleges:
    • Marine & Environmental Sciences
    • Science, Technology & Engineering
    • Business, Law & Governance
    • Arts, Society & Education
  • I completed Year 12 in the year prior to commencing study at JCU
  • I have obtained a Queensland Overall Position (OP) score of 2 or better, or the equivalent from another Australian State.

What would I receive?

If you are a successful applicant of this scholarship you will receive a one-off payment of $2,000 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 birth certificate, passport or Australian citizenship certificate
  • a copy of their Queensland Tertiary Entrance Statement showing Overall Position score (OP), or its equivalent from another Australian State
  • no more than three written references attesting to the applicant’s character and/or suitability to receive the scholarship
  • their curriculum vitae
  • evidence of school, community or other achievements
  • evidence of current financial circumstances
  • any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.

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.

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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.

SCHOLARSHIP RULES

Dean’s Bursary in Marine & Environmental Sciences
Dean’s Bursary in Science, Technology & Engineering
Dean’s Bursary in Business, Law & Governance
Dean’s Bursary in Arts, Society & Education

Introduction

These one year bursaries are available to full-time first year undergraduate students to provide financial assistance for living and study related expenses.

This bursary is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Nature of the Scholarship

The value of the bursary shall be $2,000 or such amount as the Selection Committee determine from time to time.
Three new bursaries shall be awarded per College each year.

Eligibility Criteria

The Deans’ Bursaries shall be open to competition among applicants who:
* are Australian citizens
* are enrolled full-time (minimum 12 credit points per teaching period) at the Cairns or Townsville campus
* are admitted to an undergraduate course offered by one of the following Colleges:
› Marine & Environmental Sciences
› Science, Technology & Engineering
› Business, Law & Governance
› Arts, Society & Education
* have completed Year 12 in the year prior to commencing study
* have obtained a Queensland Overall Position (OP) score of 2 or better, or its equivalent from other Australian States.

Selection Criteria

The Selection Criteria are:
* academic merit
* community involvement
* financial circumstances
* the character of the applicant for the award; and
* any other criteria that the Selection Committee deems appropriate.

Application Procedures

Applications must be submitted on the official application form no later than 31 January of the year in which the bursary is to be awarded.

Applicants must submit with the official form, where appropriate:
* a copy of their birth certificate, passport or Australian citizenship certificate
* a copy of their Queensland Tertiary Entrance Statement showing Overall Position score (OP), or its equivalent from other Australian States
* no more than three written references attesting to the applicant’s character and/or suitability to receive the scholarship
* their curriculum vitae
* evidence of school, community or other achievements
* evidence of current financial circumstances
* any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.

Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.

The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to make such enquiries as to the applicant’s character and suitability to receive the scholarship, which includes authorisation for the Selection Committee to examine the applicant’s academic record, and seek opinions from relevant members of the academic staff of this University or any other academic institution.

Selection Process

The award of the bursary shall be made in the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee, which shall comprise:
* Deputy Vice Chancellor, Tropical Environments & Societies, or nominee (Chair)
* College Dean, Marine & Environmental Sciences, or nominee
* College Dean, Science, Technology & Engineering, or nominee
* College Dean, Business, Law & Governance, or nominee
* College Dean, Arts, Society & Education, or nominee.

Three members shall form a quorum and must include the Dean of the relevant College (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 applicant of sufficient merit to warrant an award.

An applicant may not be awarded both a Deans Scholarship and a Deans Bursary.

Applicants who are unsuccessful in their bid for a Deans Scholarship will automatically be considered for a Deans Bursary.

The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to the selection of the bursary recipient.

Payment

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

Conditions of the Scholarship

If the recipient defers their study, the recipient will no longer be eligible for the bursary. Where a bursary is terminated pursuant to the provisions of this clause it may be awarded to another suitable applicant.

If the recipient fails to comply with any of the conditions of this scholarship, the Chair of the Selection Committee may suspend or terminate the bursary, or take such action as it deems necessary to enforce compliance with the condition by the recipient.

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

Administration of the Scholarship

The bursary shall be owned by the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies.

The bursary shall be administered by the Scholarships 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.

Definitions

Definition of terms are 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;
“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