JCU Cairns State High School Centenary Scholarship

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This scholarship has been setup to celebrate Cairns State High Schools’ centenary.

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 StudyAny
Total Value$10,000
Duration2 years
Applications Open1 June 2017
Applications Close31 January 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 intending to enrol in a course at James Cook University in Semester 1, 2018; and
  • I will graduate year 12 in 2017 at Cairns State High School.
  • I have obtained a Queensland Overall Position (OP) score, or the equivalent from another Australian State.

What would I receive?

If you are a successful applicant of this scholarship you will receive $10,000 over 2 years, paid in equal instalments after census date of Study Period 1 and Study Period 2.

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 copy of your academic record or OP score from Cairns State High School;
  • A copy of your Curriculum Vitae; and
  • Any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion of you as an applicant.

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

This scholarship has been setup to celebrate Cairns State High Schools’ centenary.

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 scholarship is $10,000 paid over 2 years, in equal instalments after census date of Study Period 1 and Study Period 2 in 2018 and 2019.

Eligibility Criteria

The JCU’s Cairns State High School Centenary Scholarship will 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 or intending to enrol in a course at James Cook University, Semester 1, 2018; and
  • graduated year 12 from Cairns State High School in 2017.

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:

  • A copy of their academic record from Cairns State High School;
  • a copy of their curriculum vitae; 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:

  • DVC Global Strategy and Engagement (chair) or nominee
  • Head, Australian Development & Recruitment, or nominee
  • Principal of Cairns State High School, or nominee other members deemed appropriate, as determined by the Chair.

The Selection Committee reserves the right:

  • not to award a Scholarship, if in the opinion of the Selection Committee, there is no applicant of sufficient merit to warrant an award; and
  • to award a Scholarship for a period of one or more years.

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 in 2 instalments after the census date of Study Period 1 and 2 in 2018 and 2 instalments after census date of Study Period 1 and 2 in 2019.

Ongoing Eligibility

  • The recipient must maintain a course GPA of 4 or above.
  • Where the recipient fails to meet this requirement evidence of special circumstances contributing to the reduced GPA must be provided to the Selection Committee for consideration of ongoing eligibility.
  • The recipient of the scholarship shall continue to receive the award on condition that in the opinion of the Selection Committee, and on advice from the head of the college in which the recipient is undertaking a course of study, that the recipient maintains a satisfactory level of performance.  Where it is determined that the level of academic performance is unsatisfactory the Selection Committee may in its absolute discretion cancel the award or suspend the award for such time as it may determine and/or until academic performance is considered satisfactory.

Conditions of the Scholarship

  • If the recipient defers their offer of 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 recipient defers their study, the recipient will no longer be eligible to continue with 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 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.
  • In the event that the recipient suspends their study, the scholarship shall be suspended.

Administration of the 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.
  • Where there is a fund maintaining the award, the annual value of the award shall be approximately equal to the annual income from the fund.
  • 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
applicant” means the person applying for the scholarship