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Scott Williams Foundation Scholarship

The scholarship is intended to encourage students from regional areas with their studies in the hope that their future ventures will be based in their home regions or provide some social impact for regional Australia.

This scholarship is subject to the provisions of the James Cook University Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy

Student Type Full Time Students From Regional Areas
Area of Study

Master of Teaching & Learning (Secondary) with a prior degree in Business or Information Technology;
Bachelor of Business;
Bachelor of Commerce;
Bachelor of Information Technology

Total Value $5,000
Duration 1 Year
Number of Scholarships Available Up to 7
Applications Open31 October 2023
Applications Close28 February 2024

The Scott Williams Foundation Scholarship is open for you to apply if you:

  • Are an Australian citizen or Australian permanent visa holder; and
  • Have completed 24 credit points in your current course; and
  • Are studying any of these degrees:
  • Master of Teaching & Learning (Secondary) where your prior degree is in Business or Information Technology;
    Bachelor of Business;
    Bachelor of Commerce;
    Bachelor of Information Technology.

  • Are enrolled full-time (min 9 credit points per study period), and
  • Have a minimum GPA of 4.0; and
  • Are in financial need; and
  • Come from an Outer Regional, Remote or Very Remote location (RA3 - RA5 see map).
  • ASGC Remoteness Areas (2016)

    2058248

The value of the scholarship is $5,000. Payments will be made in 2 equal instalments. First payment after census date trimester 1, second payment after census date in trimester 2. Please allow up to 6 weeks after census date.

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 written statement, no more than 250 words detailing:  
    1. your background and why you have chosen to study your particular degree;
    2. how you satisfy the outer regional, remote and very remote criteria;
    3. brief description of your work experience/history, volunteer or extra-curricular activities and community/social impact in outer regional, remote and very remote locations.
  • evidence of financial hardship (see Examples of supporting Documentation); and
  • proof of primary residential address in RA3-RA5 location.

Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.
The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to make such enquires as to the applicant's good character and suitability to receive the scholarship, which includes authorization 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.

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.

Introduction

The scholarship is intended to encourage students from regional areas with their studies in the hope that their future ventures will be based in their home regions or provide some social impact for regional Australia.

This scholarship is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Value and payment of the scholarship

The value of the scholarship is $5,000. Payments will be made in 2 equal instalments. First payment after census date trimester 1, second payment after census date in trimester 2. Please allow up to 6 weeks after census date.

Eligibility Criteria

The Scott Williams Foundation Scholarship is open for you to apply if you:

  • Are an Australian citizen or Australian permanent visa holder; and
  • Have completed 24 credit points in your current course; and
  • Are studying any of these degrees:

    Master of Teaching & Learning (Secondary) where your prior degree is in Business or Information Technology;
    Bachelor of Business;
    Bachelor of Commerce;
    Bachelor of Information Technology.

  • Are enrolled full-time (min 9 credit points per study period), and
  • Have a minimum GPA of 4.0; and
  • Are in financial need; and
  • Come from an Outer Regional, Remote or Very Remote location (RA3 - RA5 see map).

ASGC Remoteness Areas (2016)

Selection Criteria

The Selection Criteria are:

  • Financial need.

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 written statement, no more than 250 words detailing:
    • your background and why you have chosen to study your particular degree;
    • how you satisfy the outer regional, remote and very remote criteria;
    • brief description of your work experience/history, volunteer or extra-curricular activities and community/social impact in outer regional, remote and very remote locations.
  • evidence of financial hardship (see Examples of supporting Documentation); and
  • proof of primary residential address in RA3-RA5 location.

Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.
The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to make such enquires as to the applicant's good character and suitability to receive the scholarship, which includes authorization 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 scholarship will be made in the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee, which shall comprise:

  • The Scholarships Office

The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to the selection of the Scholarship awardee.

Ongoing eligibility

  • The recipient must maintain a course GPA of 4.0 or above.
  • The recipient must maintain a full-time enrolment in the course for which the scholarship was awarded.
  • Where the recipient fails to meet this requirement evidence of special circumstances contributing to the reduced GPA must be provided to the Selection Committee for consideration of ongoing eligibility.

Conditions of the Scholarship

  • At the end of the academic year, a written report must be submitted to the scholarships office, the template will be sent to you.
  • If the holder of the award does not meet the ongoing eligibility requirements, the award will be terminated.
  • A student may lodge a request for review of decision in accordance with the provisions of the Student Appeals Policy.

Administration of the Scholarship

The scholarship shall be administered by the scholarships office, 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 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

Please refer to Glossary of Terms.