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Scholarship nameDiscipline areaValueContactWho can apply
Archie Davis Music Grant Music $5,000 Judi Morrison    
Bendigo Bank Whyalla Study Support Grant All $1,000 Heidi Freeman     
Cowan Regional Grant All $2,000 Jan Discianni     
Cowan Regional Placement Grant Professional Experience Placement $1,000 Jan Discianni     
Eddie Hughes Regional Education Grant All $1,000 Heidi Freeman   
Rotary District 9780 UniSA Grant All $2,500 Jan Discianni        
Summer Scholarship Program Health Sciences, Social Work $375.00 per week for the duration of the placement Michael Watkins   
Whyalla City Council Engineering Scholarships Engineering $1,000 Heidi Freeman     
Whyalla Regional Manager's Study Support Grant All $500 Heidi Freeman    


Please note: Scholarships and Grants are subject to change and are awarded based on conditions current at the time of award.


Archie Davis Music Grant

The Archie Davis Music Grant has been established with a donation from Lisa Mentha to support promising, financially disadvantaged James Morison Academy students.

The Archie Davis Music Grant will be awarded to a UniSA student(s) enrolled full-time in any program and at any year level at the James Morrison Academy of Music. The recipient will receive $5,000 in a single instalment. 

Value: $5‚000 (if there is more than one eligible recipient the grant may be split) 

For more information contact:  
Ms Judi Morrison  
Director, James Morrison Music Academy  
Tel: (08) 8725 9027  
Email: judi.morrison@jamesmorrisonacademy.com

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Bendigo Bank Whyalla Study Support Grant

The Bendigo Bank Whyalla Study Support Grant will be awarded to a commencing full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate program at the University of South Australia Whyalla Campus. Eligible applicants must have graduated from the UniSA College Foundation Studies program.

Applicants must provide a personal written statement (250 words) detailing their career objectives, the financial circumstances to be taken into account and how the grant will contribute to success in their study. Applicants will also be evaluated according to academic merit, to be determined by the cumulative grade point average (GPA) achieved by the student during their Foundation Studies program.

Applicants may be an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder.

The Grant will be awarded on the basis of a personal written statement, verified financial disadvantage and academic merit.

Value: $1,000 paid in one instalment after the Study Period 2 census date (31 March) in the year they receive the grant, provided they continue to meet the grant eligibility criteria.

For more information contact:
Mrs Heidi Freeman
UniSA Regional - Whyalla
Tel: (08) 8302 6049
Email: Heidi.Freeman@unisa.edu.au

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Cowan Regional Grants

Cowan Regional Grants are available to assist commencing students studying full time at the Mt Gambier Campus.

The grants assist students with the costs associated with full time study including study, living and travel expenses. Students must demonstrate financial disadvantage and provide a written statement addressing the grant criteria.

Value: $2,000 Payments are split in two instalments of $1,000 each after the Study Period 2 and 5 census dates provided the recipient continues to meet the grant criteria and maintains satisfactory academic performance. The funds must be used for the intended purpose and recipients will be required to sign a grant agreement to this effect.

For more information contact:
Miss Jan Discianni
Administrative Officer, UniSA Regional - Mt Gambier
UniSA Regional Hubs
Tel: (08) 830 28901
Email: Jan.Discianni@unisa.edu.au  

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Cowan Regional Placement Grant

The Cowan Regional Placement Grant is available to students who are studying full-time at the Mount Gambier campus of the University of South Australia, and are undertaking a professional experience placement as part of their program.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate evidence of financial disadvantage and provide a written statement detailing the location and duration of their placement and their future career goals. Placements must be for a minimum of two consecutive weeks in length and preference may be given to applicants who are undertaking a placement greater than four consecutive weeks. Applicants must be undertaking their placement in the year that they apply for the grant.

Please note that the grant will not be awarded retrospectively. Applicants must not have completed their placement prior to the application closing date.

Applicants who have received another placement grant administered by the University of South Australia or are receiving financial assistance from the University Department of Rural Health or Rural Clinical Training and Support programs are not eligible to apply.

Recipients will be selected on the basis of demonstrated financial disadvantage, academic merit (GPA) and a personal written statement. Preference may be given to applicants who have not received another Cowan Grant.

Value: $1,000 to be paid in one instalment.

For more information please contact:
Miss Jan Discianni
Administrative Officer, UniSA Regional - Mt Gambier
UniSA Regional Hubs
Tel: (08) 830 28901
Email: Jan.Discianni@unisa.edu.au  

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Eddie Hughes Regional Education Grant

The Eddie Hughes Regional Education Grant is available to students enrolled full-time in any program at the University of South Australia's Whyalla Campus.

Applicants will be asked to provide a personal written statement (250 words) detailing their career objectives, their financial disadvantage, how the grant will contribute to success in their study and confirming that they are the first in their family to attend university.

Selection will be made according to the personal written statement and academic merit.

Value: Up to $1,000. Paid in two instalments of $500 after the Study Period 5 census date (31 August) in the year they receive the grant and after the Study Period 2 census date (31 March) of the following year, provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and maintains satisfactory academic performance.

For more information please contact:
Mars Heidi Freeman
UniSA Regional - Whyalla
Tel: (08) 8302 6049
Email: Heidi.Freeman@unisa.edu.au  

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Rotary District 9780 UniSA Grant

The Rotary District 9780 UniSA Grant will be awarded to a student attending the UniSA Mt Gambier campus who is enrolled full-time in the second year of their program.

The grant is open to students enrolled full-time in the second year of an undergraduate program. The scholarship will be awarded to a recipient with high academic achievement (Grade Point Average based on first year of 4.5 or above) and a strong motivation to succeed.

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing: 

  • Reasons for studying their current program.
  • Future career goals.
  • Evidence of community engagement.
  • Any financial disadvantage or hardship that the applicant would like taken into consideration.


To receive the scholarship, applicants must demonstrate a passion for their course, strong motivation to succeed, and have clear future goals.

Students may be in receipt of another scholarship or grant administered by UniSA.

How to apply: Applications are accessed through myScholarships (via logging on to the myUniSA student portal and selecting 'my Finances').

Value: $2,500. Payments are split in two instalments of $1,250 each after the Study Period 2 and 5 census dates provided the recipient continues to meet the grant criteria and maintains satisfactory academic performance. 

For more information contact:
Miss Jan Discianni 
Administrative Officer
UniSA Regional - Mt Gambier 
UniSA Regional Hubs 
Tel: (08) 830 28901 
Email: Jan.Discianni@unisa.edu.au 

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Summer Scholarship Program

The University Of South Australia Department of Rural Health is offering a number of summer scholarships for students wishing to undertake community development project work in the Whyalla/Port Augusta/Port Lincoln region during the 2017/2018 summer vacation period. The scholarships provide an opportunity for Health students to live and work in the country for an extended period during the summer vacation. Students will undertake a community development project with staff of the UniSA DRH and with practitioners or service providers working with the local community. 

The UniSA DRH staff and service providers have a range of interests and expertise so the scope of project work is wide. Interest areas include health service and program evaluation; drugs and alcohol; accessibility for community members living with a disability or aged residents; Indigenous health, health promotion and mental health. 
Students may also be assigned a small collaborative project where students from different disciplines will work together towards a common goal.

There are a number of scholarships of 4 weeks duration that will be offered to Australian students studying human service or health sciences programs at a South Australian University. Scholarships will commence with Block 1 (20th Nov-15th Dec 2017) and Block 2 (15th Jan-9th Feb 2018). A student can elect to take up to two scholarships, or 8 weeks in total.

Conditions and Criteria:

  • Undergraduate students or students in Graduate Entry programs in health and related disciplines (eg social work). From any of the SA Universities will be eligible.
  • Undergraduate students must have completed the second year of their undergraduate program.
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in working to benefit the community.
  • Applicants must be Australian Citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
  • The scholarship will not be offered if there are no suitable applicants.

Summer Scholarship Information (398KB PDF)
Summer Scholarship Application Form (445KB PDF)
List of projects for Summer Scholarships (437KB PDF)

Value: The scholarships provide a travel subsidy of up to $150 for bus fare or own vehicle fuel. Furnished accommodation in the UniSA Whyalla Student Village will be provided for the entire stay at no cost to students. UniSA

DRH also have accommodation in Port Lincoln if your project is based there. Students will also receive a subsistence allowance of $375 per week for the duration of the placement. The UniSA DRH will meet all costs associated with the specific project including project travel expenses and cost associated with other directed activities (e.g. cultural awareness training). Payments to students will be made fortnightly in arrears to a nominated bank account. Students will meet the cost of personal travel, fuel, food, social activities and entertainment..

Closing date: please refer to application and information form

For more information contact:
Mr Michael Watkins
Project Officer
Department of Rural Health
Tel: (08) 8302 6163
Email: Michael.Watkins@unisa.edu.au

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Whyalla City Council Engineering Scholarships

The Whyalla City Council Engineering Scholarship is available to students at the Whyalla Campus of the University of South Australia‚ undertaking a Bachelor of Engineering or Associate Degree in Engineering at the Whyalla Campus.

To be eligible‚ applicants must provide a personal written statement addressing the criteria and/or demonstrate financial disadvantage.

Selection will be based on financial disadvantage  and the written statement submitted by the applicant.

The scholarship must be used for the costs associated with the students engineering studies.

Value: $1,000.

For more information please contact:
Mrs Heidi Freeman
UniSA Regional - Whyalla
Tel: (08) 8302 6049
Email: Heidi.Freeman@unisa.edu.au 

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Whyalla Regional Manager's Study Support Grant

The Whyalla Regional Manager's Study Support Grant is available to students enrolled full-time in any year of an undergraduate or enabling program at the Whyalla Campus.

Where possible the grants will be distributed to students representing the various programs available at Whyalla Campus. Applications from students who are required to travel from across the region to attend the Whyalla campus for their courses will be considered favorably.  Students experiencing other financial or educational challenges are also invited to apply.

Students who have received this grant in SP2 2018 will not be eligible for this round.

Applicants are required to provide a 500 word written statement outlining their financial or educational disadvantage such as travel or other challenging circumstances, and how the grant would assist them in their studies.

Recipients will be selected according to financial or educational disadvantage such as travel or other challenging financial circumstances by submitting a personal written statement describing their situation.

Applicants may wish to provide extra documentation to support their application such as Centrelink statements or income information.

Academic merit may be taken into account.

Value: $500 each. Payment will be made in one instalment of $500 after the SP5 census date in the year they receive the grant. Recipients must maintain full-time enrolment at Whyalla Campus and satisfactory academic merit.

For more information please contact:
Administrative Officer                 
UniSA Regional - Whyalla
Tel: (08) 8302 6049
Email: heidi.freeman@unisa.edu.au

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