Inclusion Works Bursary

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Inclusion Works Bursary

On the closure of INCLUSION WORKS, the board determined that JCU Social Science students would be the recipient of the unspent funds of the organisation to be used as Prizes and Bursaries. This Bursary is part of that gift.

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

Student TypeUndergraduate, full or part time
Area of StudySocial Science
Total Value$1,000
Duration1 year
Number available3
Applications Open1 May 2018
Applications Close31 July 2018

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, New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa; and
  • I am enrolled in Bachelor of Social Work, and enrolled in WS4511: Professional Development for Social Work Practice,’ as part of the application.

What would I receive?

If you are a successful applicant of this scholarship you will receive $1,000 paid in a single instalment after census date of Study Period 2. There will be 3 awards available per year.

How do I apply?

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 Written Statement of no more than 500 words detailing
    • your contribution to promoting community inclusion (required as part of WS4511)
  • Any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion of you as an applicant.

When applying for a scholarship it is very important that you answer all the questions and include all relevant documents.  Your application and relevant documents must be submitted before the closing date. If an application is incomplete, it will not be considered.

The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to make such enquiries as to the applicant’s good 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.

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. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

SCHOLARSHIP RULES

Introduction

On the closure of INCLUSION WORKS, the board determined that JCU Social Science students would be the recipient of the unspent funds of the organisation to be used as Prizes and Bursaries. This Bursary is part of that gift.

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 is $1,000 paid in a single instalment after census date of Study Period 2.  There will be 3 awards available per year.

Eligibility Criteria

The Inclusion Works Bursary will be open to competition among applicants who:

  • Are domestic students, i.e. Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa; and
  • are enrolled Bachelor of Social Work, and enrolled in WS4511: Professional Development for Social Work Practice, as part of the application

Selection Criteria

The Selection Criteria are:

  • academic merit or potential;
  • highest OP score of all applicants;
  • character of the applicant if there is more than 1 applicant with the highest score; and
  • any other criteria that the Selection Committee deems appropriate, including whether the applicant has, or will receive any other scholarship assistance during their studies.

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:

  • The content of the written statement;
  • the character of the candidate for the award; and
  • 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 good character and suitability to receive the bursary, 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 scholarship shall be made in the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee, which shall comprise:

  • Head of Social Work (Chair), or nominee;
  • 2 x Staff Members from Social Work as identified by Chair
  • other members deemed appropriate, 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 candidate of sufficient merit to warrant an award;
  • The Selection Committee may require applicants to undertake an interview as part of their application.
  • The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to the selection of the Scholarship awardee.

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

Payment

Monies payable to the recipient of an award shall be paid at in 1 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 award. Where an award is terminated pursuant to the provisions to this clause it may be awarded to another suitable applicant.
  • 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 or the provisions relating to a particular award, the Council may terminate the award or withhold any further emoluments or take such action as it deems 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.
  • In the event that the recipient suspends their study, the scholarship shall be suspended.

Administration of the Scholarship

  • The scholarship shall be administered by Scholarship 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 and become part of the fund.
  • 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

Unless there appears a contrary intention in these rules:

academic institution” includes University, Technical and Further Education College, private education provider, secondary school and any other institution that undertakes teaching or research;
academic record” means the official records of the University, or any other academic institution that details the levels of academic achievement attained by the person whose academic record it is;
award” means the scholarship;
awardee” means the recipient of a scholarship; and
“candidate” means the person applying for the scholarship