Applications for Charles Sturt first round scholarships closing soon

19 NOVEMBER 2019

Applications for Charles Sturt first round scholarships closing soon

The scholarships range in value from one-off payments of $3000 to assist with the costs associated with studying through to covering 100 per cent of a student’s tuition fees.

  • Millions of dollars in assistance available to students studying with Charles Sturt in 2020
  • Opportunities for prospective, commencing and continuing students to receive financial assistance
  • Applications for first round scholarships offering hundreds of thousands of dollars will close on Tuesday 3 December

Applications for hundreds of thousands of dollars of scholarships to assist students studying with Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) in 2020 will close on Tuesday, 3 December.

The University’s first round of scholarships for next year range in value from one-off payments of $3000 to assist with the costs associated with studying through to covering 100 per cent of a student’s tuition fees.

The Charles Sturt Foundation Trust is among the organisations offering this round of scholarships to the University’s commencing and continuing students.

Director of the Charles Sturt  Advancement Office Ms Sarah Ansell encouraged prospective and current students to apply, saying there are scholarships which cater to all students’ needs and circumstances.

“Charles Sturt University is committed to helping its students achieve their academic potential,” Ms Ansell said.

“Offering and awarding scholarships is a big part of this commitment, but 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.

“I encourage all prospective, commencing and current Charles Sturt University students for 2020 to lodge applications for any relevant scholarships.”

Charles Sturt’s 2020 first round scholarships include:

  • Charles Sturt Foundation Persistence Scholarships: Value - $5000 (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 post-graduate students studying any course fulltime or part-time at any campus or online.
  • Charles Sturt Foundation Assistance Scholarships: Value - $5000 (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. 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 Community Health Scholarships: Value - $3000 (one-off payment). Applicants need to demonstrate evidence of high academic achievement, community or regional involvement, and career goals and aspirations. Available to both commencing and continuing students studying at any campus in any year in the following courses: Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine, Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry), Bachelor of Speech & Language Pathology, Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy), and Bachelor of Health Science (Speech Pathology).
  • CSUgive Geoff Honey Memorial Scholarship: Value - $3000 (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.
  • CSUgive Student Scholarship: Value - $3000 (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.
  • CSUgive Work Placement Scholarship: Value - $3000 (one-off payment). Available to continuing students studying any course at any campus who are undertaking course-based work placement in 2020. Applicants needs to demonstrate the nature, length and time and if possible location of work placement, outline the main costs associated with work placement, have sound academic achievement, Charles Sturt community and regional involvement, and career goals and aspirations. Preference may be given to students completing a work placement in a rural or regional areas with community benefit.
  • Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development Scholarship: Value - $5000 (one-off payment). Available to full-time continuing students studying final-year Honours – Research at any campus. Research projects must be aligned with the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development’s portfolio in any one (or more) of the following areas: keeping transport secure, supporting economic growth through transport, making travel safer, increasing transport access, supporting regional development and local communities, improving standards of living through influencing policy, investing in infrastructure and building community capability, and providing good governance in the territories.
  • Wagga Wagga Teachers College Alumni Association Scholarship: Value – maximum of $9000 (paid in instalments over one year). Available to both commencing and continuing students studying a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary), Bachelor of Education (K-12), Bachelor of Educational Studies, or a Bachelor of Education (Technology and Applied Studies). Applicants must demonstrate evidence of sound academic achievement, community and regional involvement, and career goals and aspirations. Preference will be given to applicants who have undertaken their senior year’s studies in a rural or country school, and who intend to seek employment in a rural or country school.

Applications for the these and other first round scholarships close at 11.59pm on Tuesday 3 December.

Applications for Charles Sturt’s accommodation scholarships, and Droder scholarships and prizes will close on Tuesday 14 January, while no entries for the University’s main round scholarships will be accepted after Wednesday 5 February.

Charles Sturt awards $3 million in  scholarships and grants annually to assist students of all backgrounds to access higher education.

The full list of the University’s scholarships and grants can be found on the Charles Sturt Scholarship website.

Media Note:

To arrange interviews with the Director of the Charles Sturt Advancement Office Ms Sarah Ansell, contact Charles Sturt Media’s Dave Neil on 0407 332 718 or at news@csu.edu.au

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