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Work Integrated Learning (WIL)/Placement Scholarship

Students enrolled in a confirmed placement of a minimum of 1 week or 36 hours in length, arranged within the 2021 academic year will be eligible for a base amount of $500; plus an additional $250 per week, when required to relocate from semester residential address to undertake the placement. The maximum amount of scholarship per placement will be $3,000.
Placement LengthBase AmountWeekly AmountTotal Amount
1 week$500$250 x 1$750
2 weeks$500$250 x 2$1,000
3 week$500$250 x 3$1,250
4 week$500$250 x 4$1,500
10 weeks $500$250 x 10$3,000

If relocating to remote or rural location and travelling by air, a $500 (in addition to $3,000 scholarship maximum) Air Travel Cost Supplement allowance may be available upon production of suitable evidence.

Applications Open1 October 2021
Applications CloseClosed

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for the WIL Bursary:

  • I am in need of financial support, (i.e. receiving Centrelink payments or below the low earnings threshold)
  • I have, am or will complete a WIL or placement of at least 1 week (or 36 hours) which is greater than 50km away from my semester residential address; and I am relocating from my semester residential address to undertake WIL/placement
  • I am an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder
  • I am a part time or full time student, enrolled in an undergraduate degree
  • I have a current GPA of at least 4.00
  • I have completed or have a confirmed placement of at least 1 week (or 36 hours) arranged within the 2021 academic year
  • I am not in receipt of any other scholarship equal to or greater than $2500 per teaching period.

As funding is limited, scholarships will be allocated to those students who demonstrate the greatest need for financial support and without this funding would be unable to complete their placement.

Should students be enrolled in multiple placements concurrently in the 2021 academic year and were relocated from usual place of residence for a prolonged period of time, please submit all documentation upon applying.

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 to their application, as well as those documents indicated in the application:

  • Confirmation of placement.
  • Receipts for travel, accommodation or any additional costs.
  • Evidence of income. See Examples of Supporting documentation
  • Any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in assessing the merit of the application.

When applying for a scholarship it is very important that you answer all the questions and include all relevant documents.  Your application and relevant documents must be submitted before the closing date. If an application is incomplete, it will not be considered.

Your application is checked for completeness and eligibility, and you will receive an email confirmation after 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.

Being eligible does not guarantee a scholarship

If you meet the scholarship eligibility criteria it doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be awarded a scholarship.There are a limited number of Scholarships and there are often more applicants than scholarships.

Applicants are ranked against eligibility criteria and then scholarships are awarded to applicants who best meet that eligibility criteria. If you’re unsuccessful it doesn’t mean that you’re not in need; rather, it means that there are other applicants who’ve been assessed as being in greater need.  You may still be eligible to re-apply in the future.

Payments to eligible applicants will be made by 30 November 2021.

Introduction

Students enrolled in a confirmed placement of a minimum of 1 week or 36 hours in length, arranged within the 2021 academic year will be eligible for a base amount of $500; plus an additional $250 per week, when required to relocate from semester residential address to undertake the placement. The maximum amount of scholarship per placement will be $3,000.

Value and payment of the scholarship

The value of the scholarship is up to $3,000. Payments will be paid before 30 November 2021.

Eligibility Criteria

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for the WIL Bursary:

  • I am in need of financial support, (i.e. receiving Centrelink payments or below the low earnings threshold)
  • I have, am or will complete a WIL or placement of at least 1 week (or 36 hours) which is greater than 50km away from my semester residential address; and I am relocating from my semester residential address to undertake WIL/placement
  • I am an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder
  • I am a part time or full time student, enrolled in an undergraduate degree
  • I have a current GPA of at least 4.00
  • I have completed or have a confirmed placement of at least 1 week (or 36 hours) arranged within the 2021 academic year
  • I am not in receipt of any other scholarship equal to or greater than $2500 per teaching period.

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:

  • Confirmation of placement.
  • Receipts for travel, accommodation or any additional costs.
  • Evidence of income. See Examples of Supporting documentation
  • Any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in assessing the merit of the application.

Administration of the Award

The Fund shall be administered by the Scholarships Office, Student Services, on behalf of the Selection Committee.

The funds 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 program.

Appeal Process

A student may request a review of any decision made pursuant to this policy by lodging the request in writing with the Manager, Student Finance & Examinations, within 14 days of the date of notification.

If not satisfied with the outcome of the review a student may then lodge an appeal under the JCU Student Complaints Management Policy.