187 scholarships on offer, applications closing soon

30 NOVEMBER 2020

187 scholarships on offer, applications closing soon

The first round of Charles Sturt scholarship applications for 2021 courses close on Monday 7 December

  • The first round of Charles Sturt scholarship applications for 2021 courses close on  Monday 7 December
  • Scholarships worth more than $3 million available to commencing and continuing students in 2021
  • Further rounds of scholarship applications close on Monday 11 January and Monday 8 February 2021

Students commencing and continuing studies at Charles Sturt University are being urged to apply for the generous financial support on offer during the first round of scholarships for 2021.

Applications for scholarships available in this round close on Monday 7 December and include options that give one-off payments or funding every year for the duration of the course.

There are scholarships for continuing or commencing students and course-specific scholarships, such as the Charles Sturt Foundation Paramedics Scholarship or the CSU Pharmacy Foundation Scholarship.

The Charles Sturt Foundation Trust is among organisations offering scholarships, such as the CSU Foundation Persistence Scholarship and the CSU Foundation Assistance Scholarship.

Director of the Charles Sturt Advancement Office Ms Sarah Ansell said each scholarship is different.

“We are not always looking for academic achievement, our focus is on creating opportunities for everyone to access higher education,” Ms Ansell said.

“Often students in need of financial assistance are either unaware of the scholarships on offer or believe they have no chance of being awarded one.

 

“Every year we award more than $3 million in scholarships and grants.

“Visit our webpage; currently there are 187 scholarships or grants open, and with some of them closing in early December now is the time to take the opportunity to apply for support for 2021.

“When completing your application remember to tell your story, because many of our scholarships are funded by donors who like to know their recipients are motivated and have a plan for their future.”

Charles Sturt’s 2021 first round scholarships include:

CSU Foundation Persistence Scholarships – Value $5,000 (one-off payment). Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated persistence in the face of adversity, and may also be given to students who are experiencing financial difficulties. Available to continuing or postgraduate students studying any course full-time or part-time at any campus or online.

CSU Foundation Assistance Scholarships – Value $5,000 (one-off payment). Established to assist students with the costs associated with attending work placement, residential school, purchasing uniforms and equipment. Preference may be given to applicants experiencing financial hardship. These are available to both commencing and continuing students studying bachelor’s degrees internally or online in the following Schools: School of Dentistry and Health Sciences, School of Policing Studies, School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Community Health.

CSU Refugee and Asylum Seeker Scholarships – Value 100 per cent of tuition fees. Available to both commencing and continuing students studying any undergraduate degree full-time on campus or online. To be eligible for consideration, the applicants must hold a bridging visa (BVA) or bridging visa (BVE), a temporary protection visa subclass 785, or a safe haven enterprise visa.

Charles Sturt Foundation Paramedics Scholarship – Value $3,000 (one-off payment). Available to both commencing and continuing students studying a Bachelor of Paramedicine. Applicants should provide evidence of sound academic achievement, community/regional involvement, and career goals and aspirations.

CSU Give Geoff Honey Memorial Scholarship – Value $3,000 (one-off payment). Available to commencing students in any course who can provide evidence of financial hardship, sound academic achievement, Charles Sturt community and regional involvement, and career goals and aspirations. Preference may be given to students from rural or low socioeconomic areas, or those from a farming background.

CSU Give Research Scholarship – Value $5,000 (one-off payment). Available to students studying a research based degree either on campus or online. The research needs to have an underlying focus on regional community development.

CSU Give Student Scholarship – Value $3,000 (one-off payment). Available to both commencing and continuing students in all courses, studying at all campuses or online. Applicants need to demonstrate evidence of financial hardship, sound academic achievement, Charles Sturt community and regional involvement, and career goals and aspirations. Preference may be given to students from rural or low socioeconomic areas.

CSU Give Work Placement Scholarship – Value $3,000 (one-off payment). Available to continuing students undertaking a course-based work placement in the year of awarding. Preference will be given to students experiencing financial hardship and are completing work placement in a rural/regional area with community benefit.

A full list of all scholarships available at Charles Sturt is available on the University’s website.


Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Ms Sarah Ansell, contact Lisa Ditchfield at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0417 125 795 or news@csu.edu.au

Image: Prospective students at a recent Open Day event, touring the Charles Sturt University Port Macquarie campus with a student leader. 

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