UniSA Scholarship for Student Leadership

General information

UniSA offers the UniSA Scholarship for Student Leadership across its locations, including Whyalla, Mount Gambier, and Adelaide. Recipients will join key student leadership projects and student engagement activities, fostering leadership skills and enhancing the student experience.


1. With support from UniSA staff‚ the scholarship recipient will have the chance to be part of key student leadership projects as well to create and co lead student engagement activities.

Scholarship projects and development areas may include:

Enhancing Leadership Skills

Promoting Student Engagement

2. Where possible‚ work with relevant campus staff to implement and measure the success of the proposed engagement activity and provide feedback for continuous improvements. .

3. Meet regularly with the Regional Manager and/or Regional Student Support and Coordinator of Student Leadership

How to Apply

Applicants are required to provide:
1. A written statement (maximum 500 words) briefly describing “What does leadership mean to you? What initiative do you think would enhance the student experience, particularly relating to student leadership, at our regional campuses?”
2. Your written statement should also include your answers to the following questions:
a. “Can you commit to meeting at least once per fortnight with UniSA Staff throughout the year” (Y/N)
b. “Will you participate in student engagement activities where you are available and the activity does not conflict with other commitments”.
3. A copy of their resume


 - Full-time or part-time study load

 - Current participant‚ or willing to participate in the UniSA+ Award

 - Grade Point average of 4.0 or above

5 scholarships are available to be awarded annually:

  • 2 to students from Whyalla Campus
  • 2 to students from Mount Gambier Campus
  • 1 to a student from a metropolitan Adelaide campus

Value: Up to $2,000.

Payment will be in stipend amounts of up to $200 per fortnight‚ depending on the hours required of the position. Payment is subject to the student being enrolled and maintaining satisfactory academic merit (GPA above 4) ‚ meeting the agreed hours per week and objectives of the scholarship.

Successful applicants should seek personal taxation advice regarding being in receipt of the scholarship. The Australian Taxation Office provides some guidance through a Scholarship Decision Tool. To access their website - click here

For more information‚ please contact:
UniSA General enquiries
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

For more information about the specified activities‚ please contact:
Tina Li
Coordinator: Student Leadership | UniSA Student Engagement Unit
Email: tina.li@unisa.edu.au
Tel: 08 8302 6419


How to Apply

Online applications will open 20 February 2024 - 24 March 2024 via my Scholarships

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