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Scholarship name Discipline area Value Contact Who can apply
Anya Attenborough Memorial Grant Social Work $1,000 UniSA General enquiries   
Dr Alitya Rigney High-Achieving Aboriginal Undergraduate Scholarship Justice & Society Up to $16,000     
Ian Cox Memorial Social Work Honours Scholarship Social Work $10,000
plus payment of HECS fees for the year in which the scholarship is held
UniSA General enquiries  
Laity Morrow Scholarship Law $1,000 Carol Brewitt  
Mavis and Moira Grant Social Work, Psychological Science and Psychology $5,000 UniSA General enquiries   
MinterEllison Law Scholarship Law $16,000 Carol Brewitt    
Paul Anderson Law Grant Law, Double degree with Law $4,000 Carol Brewitt     
The City of Port Adelaide Enfield (PAE) Community Development Grant Social Work, Social Sciences(Human Services) $5,000 UniSA General enquiries      
UniSA Law Grant Law, associated double degree $2,000 Carol Brewitt       

     

 

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


 

Anya Attenborough Memorial Grant

The Anya Attenborough Memorial Grant is available to students enrolled in the second year of the Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Social Work (Honours).

The grant rewards a female student for performance in the first year of their program and inspires them to complete their degree.

The grant is designed to assist recipients to meet the costs of obtaining textbooks and will be in the form of a prepaid Visa card valued at $1,000.

Eligibility and selection criteria:  

  • Female student enrolled in second year. 
  • Full-time or part-time load.
  • Undertaking a Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Social work (Honours).
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.5.
  • Submission of a written statement.
  • Evidence of financial disadvantage or hardship.

Students who cannot enrol full-time due to exceptional circumstances‚ for example having a disability or significant carer responsibilities‚ may apply and verify their circumstances during application. 

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 250 words) outlining:  

  • Reasons for studying social work.
  • Future career goals and impact they would like to have on their chosen profession.
  • Community engagement (e.g. voluntary work, engagement in the social work field).
  • Any financial disadvantage or hardship that the applicant would like taken into consideration including those associated with being a single parent.

The grant will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, financial disadvantage or hardship and passion for their program as demonstrated in the written statement.

Preference will be given to single parent applicants. 

How to apply: Applications are accessed through myScholarships (via logging on to the myUniSA student portal and selecting my Finances). In addition to applying online, applicants are required to provide a written statement, as outlined above to scholarships.prizes@unisa.edu.au 

Value: $1,000. Payment will be in two instalments: 
- $500 (prepaid Visa card distributed after the census date for the first study period of the second year) 
- $500 (repaid Visa card distributed after the census date for the first study period of the third year) 

The second voucher is conditional upon successful completion of courses undertaken in the second year and a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 4.5.

Application via My Scholarships student portal.

For more information contact:

UniSA General enquiries 
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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Dr Alitya Rigney High-Achieving Aboriginal Undergraduate Scholarship

UniSA Justice & Society is committed to supporting the academic successes of its highest achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (hereby‚ Aboriginal) students.

The Dr Alitya Rigney High-Achieving Aboriginal Undergraduate Scholarship (hereby‚ the Scholarship) is awarded annually to a first-year undergraduate Aboriginal student who is undertaking a Bachelor degree program in UniSA Justice & Society and‚ following Study Period 2 results release‚ is one of the top five highest achieving Aboriginal students ranked by Grade Point Average (GPA).

The scholarship is valued at $4‚000 per year‚ and is intended to help foster independent academic learning to encourage a student’s continued success and completion of their tertiary education at UniSA. The Scholarship funds may be used to contribute toward the costs associated with studying (e.g. laptops‚ fees‚ software licencing‚ accommodation‚ child minding services‚ transportation).

Eligible students will be notified and invited to apply for the Scholarship. Applications will not be accepted from students that have not received an invitation to apply.

Eligible applicants will be required to submit a 500-word maximum written personal statement outlining:

  • Reasons for studying their current UniSA program;
    How their studies will make a contribution to the development of their chosen profession;
  • How the scholarship will help achieve their goals and aspirations;
  • Community service involvement;
  • Academic achievements.

Recipients of the Scholarship are expected to maintain a GPA of 5.0 or higher at the end of each semester‚ and continuing tenure of the Scholarship will be subject to satisfactory progress within a recipient’s program.

Value: $4‚000 per year‚ awarded for 1.0 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL) enrolment per study period subject to a maximum of four years‚ or part-time EFTSL enrolment of a minimum of 9 units per study period equivalent to a maximum of eight years‚ relative to specific program rules.

For more information contact:
Campus Central
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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Ian Cox Memorial Social Work Honours Scholarship

The Ian Cox Memorial Social Work Honours Scholarship has been established in memory of the late Ian Cox, who was Director-General of the Department of Community Welfare from 1970 to 1984. He was also an Associate Professor and lecturer in Social Work at UniSA from 1987 to 2000. Ian Cox was instrumental in a comprehensive reform of juvenile justice and made a significant contribution to establishing community engagement with the government's program of support for South Australians experiencing disadvantage.

Each year, the Department for Child Protection awards the Ian Cox Memorial Social Work Honours Scholarship to one student at the UniSA School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy valued at $10,000. The scholarship aims to encourage research that supports the Department’s purpose of caring for and protecting at risk children and young people. 

During the year students receiving the scholarship will also have their HECS fees paid by the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy. 

The scholarship was established to inspire inquiry and further research in the area of child protection, in recognition of the work of the late Ian Cox, Director-General of the Department of Community Welfare from 1970 to 1984, and Associate Professor and lecturer in social work at the University of South Australia from 1987 to 2000. 

Throughout his career Ian Cox was a champion for all Australians, researching, advising and pioneering new ways of working to improve services to those experiencing disadvantage. He also advocated for the rights of parents to have their voices heard in professional discussions about their children and families and to access their own information.

Applicants must be undertaking research in one of the following Department for Child Protection Research Priority Areas:

  • Reducing Aboriginal children in care; research will focus on addressing the disproportionate number of Aboriginal children in care by supporting strength and safety in Aboriginal families, communities and culture.
  • Research should be conducted on priorities arising from and endorsed by the Aboriginal community to enhance acceptability, relevance and accountability.
  • Improving care experience; research will support children and young people in out of home care to thrive and transition successfully to adult life.
  • Supporting families and carers; research will contribute to prevention and early intervention through supporting families, carers and communities to thrive, including building the evidence base on child abuse risk factors.
  • Deliver a better system; research will improve the organisations ability to keep children and young people safe.

Findings of the research must be applicable to policy and/or service development within South Australia.

Eligible applicants must be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents.

Selection will be based on academic merit and a written statement and short-listed applicants may be invited to attend an interview with the scholarship selection panel.

The scholarship will provide $10,000 to assist with educational costs including living expenses‚ research expenses and travel costs. The recipient's HECS will also be paid the year they receive the scholarship.

Value: $10,000 plus payment of HECS fees for the year in which the scholarship is held. The recipient will receive two payments of $5,000 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates, provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship conditions and maintains satisfactory academic progress.

Application via My Scholarships student portal.

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

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Laity Morrow Scholarship

The Scholarship will be open to all students eligible for the Law Honours program in a calendar year. Selection will be determined by the partners of Laity Morrow, in consultation with the Executive Dean, based on the following criteria:

  • The student's grade point average across all relevant law courses, calculated at the beginning of the Honours year;
  • The correlation between the student's proposed Honours Thesis topic with areas of specialisation within the firm (aspects of corporate and commercial law, broadly defined);
  • On such other factors as deemed relevant by the partners of Laity Morrow.

For further information contact:
Carol Brewitt
Program Administration Officer
UniSA Justice and Society
Tel: (08) 8302 7225
Email: carol.brewitt@unisa.edu.au

Value: $1,000

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Mavis and Moira Grant

The Mavis and Moira Grant will be awarded to a full-time female student undertaking an eligible undergraduate program in the final or honours year. Studies will show a demonstrated interest in the field of child protection or the development of at risk babies and/or pre-school age children.

The eligible programs are:
 - Bachelor of Social Work
 - Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
 - Bachelor of Psychological Science
 - Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
 - Bachelor of Psychological Science and Sociology
 - Bachelor of Psychological Science (Counselling and Interpersonal Skills)

 Eligibility and Selection Criteria
 - Female student
 - Full-time load
 - Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.5 or above
 - Undergraduate in final or honours year
 - Financial hardship

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) outlining:
 - reasons for studying their current program and demonstrated interest in the field of child protection or the development of at risk babies and/or pre-school age children
 - community engagement (e.g. relevant voluntary work or engagement in the field of human services)
 - future career goals, and the impact they would like to have on their chosen profession

 The grant will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, financial disadvantage or hardship and passion for their studies as demonstrated in the written statement. Studies will show a demonstrated interest in the field of child protection or the development of at risk babies and/or pre-school age children.

How to apply:
Applications are accessed through myScholarships (via logging on to the myUniSA student portal and selecting my Current Studies).
In addition to applying online, applicants are required to provide a written statement, as outlined above, to schoalrships.prizes@unisa.edu.au

Value: $5,000

Application via My Scholarships student portal.

For more information, contact:
Campus Central
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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MinterEllison Law Scholarship

MinterEllison have generously provided a scholarship to support commencing students who are undertaking an undergraduate Bachelor of Laws or associated double degree at UniSA.

The scholarship, valued at up to $16,000, intends to support full-time students who are from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in the local South Australian legal profession. These students include: Aboriginal students, students from a non-English speaking background, students who are financially disadvantaged, students from a rural or isolated location, and students with a disability. The scholarship supports the University's 'social justice' value, which aims to build social cohesion by achieving equitable educational access and outcomes across our diverse student community.

Applicants must: be Australian citizens, permanent residents or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa; demonstrate financial disadvantage and be enrolled to study full-time. Applicants must provide a personal written statement (max 500 words) identifying their relevant equity group and outlining their career and personal goals and how the scholarship will assist them in achieving their goals.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students commencing their Law degrees are particularly encouraged to apply.

The recipient will be selected on the basis of financial disadvantage, a personal written statement and performance at an interview. Academic merit (Tertiary Entrance Rank) will also be considered in the recipient selection.

Value: up to $16,000 which equates to $4,000 per year for a maximum of four years. Annual payments will be split in two instalments of $2,000 paid after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates.

For more information contact:
Carol Brewitt
Team Leader: Academic Services
UniSA Justice and Society
Tel: (08) 8302 7225
Email: Carol.Brewitt@unisa.edu.au

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Paul Anderson Law Grant

The Paul Anderson Law Grant is available to students who have completed at least 8 law courses. The grant will be awarded on the basis of financial disadvantage and academic merit, and preference will be given to students with a disability. 

Value: $4,000 based on a full-time load, it will be paid to the recipient in two instalments after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship conditions and maintains satisfactory academic progress.

For more information contact:
Mrs Carol Brewitt
Team Leader: Academic Services
UniSA Justice and Society
Tel: (08) 8302 7225
Email: carol.brewitt@unisa.edu.au

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The City of Port Adelaide Enfield (PAE) Community Development Grant

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield (PAE) Community Development Grant has been established to provide a final year UniSA student with professional experience and a platform on which to launch their career following the completion of tertiary study.

Recipients will contribute to a clearly defined project such as a community safety strategy or refugee welcoming initiatives.

The Community Development section at the City of PAE will be exposed to contemporary thinking and learning shared by the recipients, who will assist in undertaking a piece of work relevant to the Council’s current agenda.

Recipients will benefit from work experience relevant to their degree; practical experience that adds value to their CV by providing examples to reference in future job applications; potential for professional referees and establishment of professional networks and contacts.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or international student.
  • Final year student (credit for recognition of prior learning may be included in calculations to determine final year status).
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 or above.
  • Enrolled in any of the following programs:
    • Bachelor of Social Work - 4th year students
    • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) - 4th year students
    • Master of Social Work – 2nd year students
    • Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services) – 3rd year students
  • Full-time load.
  • Willingness to undertake a 4-8-week part-time work placement (as agreed between the student and the City of Port Adelaide Enfield).
  • Submission of a written statement:
    Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:
    • Reasons for studying their UniSA program and how the degree supports their aspirations, including career goals.
    • Academic achievements.
    • Interest in being actively engaged on the community development project and the value of the relevant skills and/or experience they can offer.
    • Willingness to undertake work placement at City of PAE.

The selection panel will review shortlisted candidates and select a recipient. Shortlisted applicants will not normally be required to attend an interview but may be asked to attend an interview to assist in the decision-making process.

If‚ in the view of the selection panel‚ no applicant is sufficiently meritorious‚ no award shall be made.

The grant will be awarded based on academic achievement, relevant skills offered and passion for the program, as demonstrated in the written statement.

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).

In addition to applying online, applicants are required to provide a written statement, as outlined above, to Scholarships.Prizes@unisa.edu.au

Value: $5,000. Paid in two instalments, provided they continue to be enrolled and maintain satisfactory academic merit. The timing of payments: One payment of $2,500 when the recipient and the City of PAE have met and agreed timelines and a start date. One payment of $2,500 at the midpoint of the project.

For more information contact:
Campus Central
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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UniSA Law Grant

The Dean of Law Grant intends to support full-time students who are new to higher education, enrolled into the Bachelor of Laws or associated double degree and are from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in the local South Australian legal profession. These students include: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students¿ students from a non-English speaking background¿ students who are financially disadvantaged¿ students from a rural or isolated location¿ and students with a disability. The grant supports the University's 'social justice' value¿ which aims to build social cohesion by achieving equitable educational access and outcomes across our diverse student community.

Applicants must: be Australian citizens¿ permanent residents or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa; and be enrolled to study full-time. Applicants must provide a personal written statement (max 500 - 1000 words) identifying their relevant equity group and outlining their career and personal goals and how the grant will assist them in achieving their goals. Academic merit (Tertiary Entrance Rank) will also be considered in the recipient selection.

The scholarship is valued at $2000 based on a full-time load and it will be paid to the student in two instalments after the census dates of 31 March and 31 August.

Value: $2,000

For more information contact:
Team Leader: Academic Services
UniSA Justice and Society
Email: Law.enquiries@unisa.edu.au

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