As part of JCU’s sponsorship commitment to the Townsville Fire Basketball team, JCU will provide up to $10,000 in scholarships for players in the current year’s team who are enrolled in a course at JCU. This scholarship is to support players during their study at JCU further enhancing their career opportunities once their basketball representation has finished. Take a look at the JCU Townsville Fire home page
|Study Type||Enrolled full time or part time in any course and at any level|
|Area of Study||Any|
|Total Value||up to $10,000|
|Applications Open||1 October 2018|
|Applications Close||30 November 2018|
If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship.
If you are a successful applicant of this scholarship you will receive up to a maximum of $10,000 per year. This may be in the form of one scholarship or a number of smaller amounts to a number of recipients
Prior to completing an application form, you should carefully read the Scholarship Rules below.
Applicants wanting to apply for this scholarship must attach the following documents:
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.
The JCU Townsville Fire Player Scholarship was instigated as part of the naming rights contract between James Cook University and the Townsville Fire basketball team. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage players to prepare for their post-basketball career.
This scholarship is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.
The value of the scholarship shall be up to $10,000, awarded annually in one lump sum or split into a number of smaller amounts to all candidate/s from the Townsville Fire WNBL team.
The JCU Townsville Fire Scholarship shall be given to all applicants who:
The Selection Criteria are:
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 letter of support or nomination from the General Manager, JCU Townsville Fire.
The award of the scholarship shall be made in the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee, which shall comprise:
The Selection Committee reserves the right:
Monies payable to the recipient shall be paid in 1 instalment after the census date of Study Period 2.
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 applicant.
The recipient must remain a playing member of the JCU Townsville Fire WNBL team for the duration of the awarded year.
The scholarship shall be owned by the Sponsorships and Project Officer, External Engagement, on behalf of the University.
The scholarship shall be administered by the Scholarships Unit, 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.
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
Scholarships for the purpose of these guidelines exclude scholarships for project and stipend support of research higher degree students.