Townsville Bulletin Scholarship in Medicine

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This scholarship was created from funds gifted by the Townsville Bulletin.

Student TypeUndergraduate
Area of StudyMedicine
Total Value$5,000
Duration1 year
Applications Open1 November 2018
Applications Close 

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 Australian permanent visa holder
  • I am admitted to the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • My family home lies within the area bounded by Innisfall in the North, Bowen in the South and Mt Isa to the West.

What would I receive?

If you are a successful applicant of this scholarship you will receive $5,000.

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:

  • No more than three letters of reference attesting to the candidate's good character and/or suitability to receive the scholarship;
  • A written statement (max 1000 words and typed in a 12 Font - Arial or Times New Roman) outlining how this scholarship would better enable the candidate to succeed in the study of medicine during their second year at JCU.
  • Evidence to show proof of address (i.e. statement)

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.

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.

SCHOLARSHIP RULES

Introduction

This scholarship was created from funds gifted by the Townsville Bulletin.

Nature of the Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a First Year student during the second Study Period (SP2) of that year. The scholarship will be for $5000 and will be used to provide tuition / fee relief in the following year (Year Two of the course). The $5000 will be transferred directly from the Townsville Bulletin to JCU at the beginning of the recipient's second year of study.

Eligibility Criteria

The Townsville Bulletin Scholarship in Medicine shall be open to competition among candidates who:

  • Are domestic students, ie Australian or New Zealand citizens or who hold a permanent visa; and
  • Are enrolled in the MBBS programme at JCU;
  • Whose family home lies in an area bounded by Innisfail in the North, Bowen in the South and Mt Isa to the West.

Selection Criteria

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

  • Of good academic standing after completing their first year.
  • The character of the candidate as supported by no more than three letters of support. Each letter will be no longer than one A4 page typed in a 12 Font (Ariel or Times New Roman); and
  • The content of their written statements out outlining how this scholarship would better enable the candidate to succeed in the study of medicine during their second year at JCU.

Application Procedures

Applications must be submitted to the Scholarships Office 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 must attach to the official form:

  • No more than three letters of reference attesting to the candidate's good character and/or suitability to receive the scholarship;
  • A written statement (max 1000 words and typed in 12 font - Arial or Times New Roman) outlining how this scholarship would better enable the candidate to succeed in the study of medicine during their second year at JCU.

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 at JCU.

Selection Process

The award of the scholarship shall be made at the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee, and shall comprise of:

  • The Chair of the Academic Board (Chair), or nominee;
  • The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Division of Tropical Health & Medicine, or nominee; and
  • The Dean of the College of Medicine, or nominee.

The Selection Committee reserves the right not to award the scholarship in any year.

The Selection Committee shall determine all matters relating to the scholarship.

Conditions of the Scholarship

In the event that the recipient suspends their Second Year studies prior to the payment census date in Study Period One (SP1) the scholarship will be suspended.

Administration of the Scholarship

The Scholarship will be administered by the Dean College of Medicinel, or nominee, on behalf of the Selection Committee. The funds of the scholarship ($5000) will be invoiced by the Scholarships Office to the Townsville Bulletin in February in the year of payment.

Because the scholarship is being awarded by an external body to the University, the University its servants or agents, shall not be liable for the 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.