John and Janice King Bursary

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This bursary was established in 2008 with a donation from John and Janice King.

Student TypePapua New Guinea Citizen
Area of StudyMedicine and Health
Total Value$3,000
Duration1 year
Closing DateApplications accepted at any time

Am I eligible?

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship.

  • I am a Papua New Guinean citizen and holders of a student visa
  • I am or will be enrolled full-time in a course offered by the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

What would I receive?

If you are a successful applicant of this scholarship you will receive $3,000 awarded in the form of money, books, equipment, or payment for residential accommodation, at the discretion of the Selection Committee.

How do I apply?

Prior to completing an application, you should carefully read the Scholarship Rules below. Applicants will attach to the official form, where appropriate:

  • a copy of their academic record from James Cook University
  • a certified copy of their academic record from  any other academic institution
  • a certified copy of their passport and visa
  • no more than three written references attesting to the applicant's good character
  • their curriculum vitae
  • 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 forwarded to a selection committee for assessment. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

SCHOLARSHIP RULES

Introduction

Established in 2008 with a donation from John and Janice King. This scholarship is subject to the provisions of the James Cook University Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Nature of the Scholarship

The value of the scholarship shall be $3,000 or such amount as the Selection Committee determine from time to time.
The bursary may be awarded in the form of money, books, equipment, or payment for residential accommodation, at the discretion of the Selection Committee, and payment shall be made to the awardee in two equal instalments, one after the census date in Teaching Period 1 and the second after the census date in Teaching Period 2.
The maximum period of tenure of a scholarship shall be one year.

Eligibility Criteria

The John and Janice King Bursary shall be open to competition among candidates who:

  • are Papua New Guinean citizens and holders of a student visa; and
  • are enrolled as a full-time student within the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences for an Award of the University.
    (A Certified copy of your passport and visa must be attached.)

Selection Criteria

The Selection Committee will, in the exercise of their absolute discretion, afford consideration to the following criteria:

  • academic merit or potential;
  • 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 form no later than the date set by the Selection Committee for the year in which the award is to be made.

Applicants will attach to the official form, where appropriate:

  • A certified copy of their academic record from James Cook University and any other academic institution; and
  • no more than three references attesting to the applicant's good character and/or suitability to receive the scholarship; and
  • 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 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, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences (Chair), or nominee; and
  • Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning (FMHMS), or nominee; and
  • Associate Dean, Research (FMHMS), or nominee; and
  • 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;
  • to award a Scholarship for a period of one or more years; and
  • to extend a Scholarship for the existing recipient.

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 Scholarship.

Conditions of the Scholarship

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 may deem necessary to enforce compliance with the provision or performance of the condition by the holder.

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 school 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. Where an award is cancelled pursuant to the provisions to this clause it may, for the remainder of the term for which the original holder would have been entitled to it, be awarded to another suitable candidate.

In the event the Selection Committee cancels or suspends the student's Scholarship, at the request of the student within 14 days, a review of the decision shall be undertaken by an Appeal Panel. The Scholarship shall not be awarded to another suitable candidate before the Appeal Panel makes a final decision on the review. The Appeal Panel shall comprise the Deputy Vice-Chancellor or nominee (Chair); two staff members of the appropriate Faculty appointed by the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor; and either the Student Association Academic Support Services Coordinator or the Student Association Welfare Coordinator. The staff members appointed by the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor shall have no association with the teaching of the subject(s) in which the unsatisfactory academic performance is alleged. Unless the circumstances are exceptional, the Appeal Panel shall consider only: the student's grounds for requesting the review; any documents relevant to the finding of unsatisfactory academic performance; and the reasons for the decision by the Selection Committee.

The requirements of the Scholarship shall 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 Pro Vice-Chancellor. Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences, 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 the fund not expended on the award which it maintains, shall be added to and become part of the fund.

Moneys payable in any year to the holder of an award shall be paid at such times and in such amounts as the Registrar deems appropriate to the circumstance of each case.

Where a special provision relating to an award provides for the award to be paid in cash, the Vice Chancellor may direct that in lieu of cash the award to be made in whole or in part in the form of books, instruments or equipment necessary to the awardee's course to a value approximately equal to the stated amount of the award, unless the terms of any trust or the conditions laid down by the donor of the award expressly provide otherwise.

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 servant's 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

Scholarships for the purpose of these guidelines exclude scholarships for project and stipend support of research higher degree students.