Marjorie Prideaux Bursary

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This bursary is to help students in their continuing study to understand the diversity and multiculturalism encountered in our society and to recognise that issues affecting members of our community need to be considered from many perspectives. The study of Criminology increases understanding of the communities in which we live, leading to an outcome of informed government policy and improved quality of life for members of our community. The development of critical and analytical thinking is important to this end. This bursary is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s JCU Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Student TypeUndergraduate, completed year 2 and starting year 3
Area of StudyAny bachelor majoring in Criminology
Total Value$1,000
Duration1 year
Closing Date31 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 or holder of a permanent visa;
  • I have completed 2nd year and admitted into the 3rd year in a Bachelor Degree majoring in Criminology
  • I am studying at Townsville or externally at JCU.
  • I have an overall GPA of 5.0 or above..

What would I receive?

If you are a successful applicant of this scholarship you will receive $1,000 for one year, paid in one instalment after census date TP 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 your birth certificate, passport or permanent visa
  • A copy of your academic record from James Cook University;
  • A written statement (no more than 500 words) outlining the following criteria:
    • Why you decided to study Criminology;
    • Your goals once you have completed your degree; and
    • How you will use your degree to help the quality of life and life experiences for members of the community.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • 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 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. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

SCHOLARSHIP RULES

Introduction

The purpose of this bursary is to encourage students in their continuing study to understand the diversity and multiculturalism encountered in our society and to recognise that issues affecting members of our community need to be considered from many perspectives. The study of Criminology increases understanding of the communities in which we live, leading to an outcome of informed government policy and improved quality of life for members of our community. The development of critical and analytical thinking is important to this end. 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 shall be $1000 for one year or such amount as the Selection Committee determine from time to time.

Eligibility Criteria

The Bursary shall be open to competition among applicants who:

  • are Australian citizens or holders of a permanent resident visa;
  • are admitted to the 3rd year in a Bachelor Degree majoring in Criminology at the Townsville campus or externally at James Cook University;
  • have completed 2nd year of their course and enrolled in 3rd year; and
  • have an overall GPA of 5 or above.

Selection Criteria

The Selection Criteria are:

  • academic merit and potential;
  • basis for the applicant’s decision to study Criminology as a major and the goals and intentions they have  after completion of  the degree.
  • 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 your birth certificate, passport or permanent visa
  • A copy of your academic record from James Cook University or a copy from any other academic institution;
  • A written statement outlining the following criteria:
    • Why you decided to study Criminology,  
    • your goals once you have completed the degree, and
    • how you will use your degree to help the quality of life and life experiences for members of the community
  • your 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 bursary shall be made in the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee, which shall comprise:

  • Dean of Arts Society and Education or Nominee (Chair)
  • Dr Mark David Chong Lecturer in Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies / BA (Criminology) Major Coordinator
  • Lynette Rooke (Donor)
  • Any other member as deemed appropriate by the Chair.

The Selection Committee reserves the right:

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

The Selection Committee may require applicants to undertake an interview as part of their application.

Payment

Monies payable to the recipient of an award shall be paid at in 1 instalment after the census date of Teaching Period 1 .

Conditions of the Bursary:

The requirements of the Bursary shall not make the awarding of the Scholarship conditional upon the recipient providing unremunerated services or products to the donor.

If the recipient fails to comply with any of the conditions of this Bursary, 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.

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.

In the event that the recipient suspends their study, the Bursary shall be suspended.
A student may lodge a request for review of decision in accordance with the provisions of the Student Complaint Management Policy and Procedures.

Administration of the Bursary

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 is as per the Glossary of Terms for Policies in the Student and Teaching and Course Management, with the following additions:
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 Bursary;