Walker Business Bursary

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Chad Walker worked in a variety of fields and industries including retail management, education management, entertainment media, group training, dental health, mining and fire safety. A personal tragedy made Chad reconsider what he valued in life and where he saw himself in the future. This led Chad to study a Bachelor of Business at JCU Townsville Campus where he graduated with the Australian Finance Conference Prize and an Academic Medal. Chad understands the value and power of education and is committed to seeing young people fulfil their potential in education and in life.
This Bursary is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Student Type Undergraduate, full or part time
Area of StudyBachelor of Business
Total Value$1,000
Duration1 year
Closing Date31 July

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 am currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Business at Townsville campus.
  • I am in my 2nd year;
  • 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 2.

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 the Bachelor of Business; and
    • Your goals once you have completed your degree
  • A curriculum vitae
  • 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.

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BURSARY RULES

Introduction

Chad Walker worked in a variety of fields and industries including retail management, education management, entertainment media, group training, dental health, mining and fire safety. A personal tragedy made Chad reconsider what he valued in life and where he saw himself in the future. This led Chad to study a Bachelor of Business at JCU Townsville Campus where he graduated with the Australian Finance Conference Prize and an Academic Medal. Chad understands the value and power of education and is committed to seeing young people fulfil their potential in education and in life.
This Bursary is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Nature of the Bursary

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 Walker Business Bursary shall be open to competition among applicants who:

  • are Australian citizens or holders of a permanent visa;
  • who are admitted to the Bachelor of Business at the Townsville campus of James Cook University;
  • are in the 2nd year of their course; and
  • have an overall GPA of 5.0 or above;

Selection Criteria

The Selection Criteria are:

  • academic merit;
  • basis for the applicant’s decision to study a Bachelor of Business and their potential for improving the profile of Business studies in the north; and
  • any other criteria that the Selection Committee deems appropriate.

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 birth certificate, passport or permanent visa
  • A copy of their academic record from James Cook University or any other academic institution;
  • A written statement (no more than 500 words) outlining the following criteria:
    oWhy the applicant decided to study a Bachelor of Business, and
    oThe applicant’s goals once completed the degree.
  • 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 Business Law and Governance or nominee (Chair), or nominee
  • Chad Walker (Donor), or nominee; and
  • Jodie Maxfield, Lecturer, Accounting, or nominee; and
  • other members deemed appropriate, as determined 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.
The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to the selection of the Bursary awardee.

Payment


Monies payable to the recipient of an award shall be paid at in 1 instalment after the census date of TP 2.

Conditions of the Bursary


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.

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.

In the event that the recipient suspends their study, the Bursary shall be suspended for a maximum period of 12 months.

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;