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Indigenous Education Costs Scholarship

The Indigenous Education Costs Scholarship has been established to support Academic achievement of Indigenous students at James Cook University.

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

Student Type Full time Indigenous students
Area of Study Any 
Total Value $5,000 
Duration 1 Year
Number of Scholarships Available Up to 4
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The Indigenous Education Costs Scholarship is open for you to apply if you:

  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in descent; and
  • Are enrolled full-time; and
  • Have a minimum GPA of 4.0 if not a commencing student.

The value of the scholarship is $5,000 paid in  2 equal instalments after census date of Study Period 2 and Study Period 1 the following year.

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 copy of your academic record from any other academic institution; and
  • A written statement, no more than 500 words outlining:
    1. how the scholarship will assist you; and
    2. details of community involvement / volunteering.
  • A minimum of 1, but no more than 3 written references attesting to your good character and/or suitability to receive the scholarship; and
  • Your resume; and
  • Any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion of you as an applicant.

Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.
The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to make such enquires as to the applicant's good character and suitability to receive the scholarship, which includes authorization 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.

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.

Introduction

The Indigenous Education Costs Scholarship has been established to Support academic achievement of Indigenous students at James Cook University.

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

Value and payment of the scholarship

The value of the scholarship is $5,000 paid in two equal instalments after census date of Study Period 2 and Study Period 1 the following year.

Eligibility Criteria

The Indigenous Education Costs Scholarship is open for you to apply if you:

  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in descent; and
  • Are a enrolled full-time; and
  • Have a minimum GPA of 4.0 if not a commencing student.

Selection Criteria

The Selection Criteria are:

  • Content of the written statement outlining the benefit the scholarship would bring to the student; and
  • The character of the candidate for the award; and
  • Any other criteria that the Selection Committee deems appropriate, including whether the candidate 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:

  • A copy of your academic record from any other academic institution; and
  • A written statement, no more than 500 words outlining:
    1. how the scholarship will assist you; and
    2. details of community involvement / volunteering.
  • A minimum of 1, but no more than 3 written references attesting to your good character and/or suitability to receive the scholarship; and
  • Your resume; and
  • Any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion of you as an applicant.

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

  • Pro Vice Chancellor, Indigenous Education & Strategy (Chair), or nominee
  • Head, Indigenous Student Services, or nominee
  • 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.

Ongoing eligibility

  • The recipient must remain enrolled full time.
  • The recipient must maintain a semester GPA of 4.00 or above.
  • The recipient must engage with IERC Student Support Staff and accept suitable tutoring if available.

Conditions of the Scholarship

  • If the holder of the award does not meet the ongoing eligibility requirements they must submit a statement of reasons to be reviewed by the Selection Committee for consideration of scholarship continuation..
  • A student may lodge a request for review of decision in accordance with the provisions of the Student Appeals Policy.

Administration of the Scholarship

  • The scholarship shall be administered by 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 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

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