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Scholarship name Discipline area Value Who can apply
Aboriginal Pathways Grant All $2,500     
Albert and Barbara Tucker Young Refugee Grant All $5,000    
Annie Roman Young Refugee Grant All $5,000   
Barefoot to Boots Refugee Grant All $5,000   
Bennelong Foundation Refugee Grant All $5,000  
The Brake Family Refugee Grant All $3,000    
BUPA UniSA International Student Grant All $1,000     
Collier Regional Student Support Grant All $2,500    
Cowan Ability Grant All $2,000   
Cowan International Placement Grant All $2,000    
Cowan Regional Grant All $2,000    
Cowan Regional Refugee Grant All $5,000   
Cowan Young Endeavour Grant All Maximum $5,500  
David Pank Northern Areas High Achiever Scholarship   All Maximum $8,000    
David Pank Undergraduate Scholarship All Maximum $8,000    
Don Hawke Memorial Scholarship All Maximum $25,000 per annum   
The Finn Family Refugee Study Grant  All $1,500  
Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship   All Maximum $20,000     
Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship (sponsored by the Department of Environment and Water) All $5,000   
Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal Scholarship (sponsored by Department for Innovation and Skills) All $5,000   
Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal Scholarship (sponsored by Haigh's Chocolates) All Up to $20,000        
George Alexander Foundation UniSA Regional Scholarship All Up to $24,000   
GO Foundation Aboriginal Scholarship All Up to $24,000     
Hazel Family Scholarship All Maximum
$6,200 per annum
 
Hohborn Refugee Support Grant All $5,000     
International Merit Scholarships All 15% tuition fee reduction    
Irene & David Davy Scholarship for Advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education All Up to $5,000     
Kemp Family Aboriginal Student Grant All $2,000     
Kenneth Anesbury First year Grant All $1,000   
King Family Refugee Support Grant All $5,000   
Kym Adey Catherine House-UniSA Scholarship All Maximum $10,000   
MiskSA Student Support Grant All $1,000        
O’Sullivan Stacey Aboriginal Scholarship All Maximum $30,000      
Pank/University of South Australia Prize for Social Innovation and Enterprise All $10,000  
Peter and Catherine Williams Refugee Grant All $5,000     
Raytheon Australia VEEP Scholarship All up to $15,000      
Rural Reconnect Grant Education, Health,
Nursing and Midwifery
$1,000    
The Refugee Student Grant All $2,500     
Rotary Club of the Barossa Valley Foundation Scholarship All Maximum $3,000   
SA Water Undergraduate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship All Maximum $20,000   
Student Placement Grant All $1,000   
Summer Research Scholarship All $300 per week   
Susan Seymour Student Grant All $2,000  
The Sarre Family Refugee Grant All $2,500      
The Tedmanson - Pieters Family Refugee Grant All $2,500     
Ultra Electronics VEEP Grant All $5,000   
University of South Australia Rural Reconnect Relocation Scholarship All $8,000   
University of South Australia Scholarship for Power Cup participants All $2,000 per annum   
University of South Australia Rainbow Pride Grant All Up to $2,000   
UniSA Access Scholarship All $15,000  
UniSA Aboriginal Supplementary Grant All up to $750
 
UniSA College Refugee Advancement Grant All $2,000      
UniSA Elite Athlete Scholarship All  Up to $20,000 per annum  
UniSA Elite Athlete & Performer Study Grant All $2,000    
UniSA Elite Athlete & Performer Travel Grant All up to $2,000    
UniSA Excellence Scholarships All $5,000   
UniSA International Scholarship All $15,000   
UniSA Online Aboriginal Grant All $5,500    
UniSA Outstanding Achievement Scholarship All $10,000 per annum    
UniSA Student Exchange Travel Grants All up to $2500  
Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarships All 50% tuition fee reduction    
Wattle Range Council UniSA Study Grant All $2,500    
The Wood Foundation Aboriginal Scholarship All up to $15,000      
Wyndham Richardson Accommodation Scholarships All $2,500     
Zero Waste SA Pam Keating Memorial Scholarship All $10,000   
Zonta Club of Adelaide Community Development Grant All $3,000    


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


Aboriginal Pathways Grant

The Aboriginal Pathways Grant recognises and encourages students undertaking UniSA’s Aboriginal Pathway Program (APP).

The Aboriginal Pathway Program is a one-and-a-half-year pathway program that supports students with no previous qualifications for university study. The program is open to all people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and can lead to entry into a university degree at the University of South Australia.

The performance of students who have completed two courses of the nine-course program will be reviewed by UniSA College staff and grants awarded based on academic achievement to date.

Eligibility extends to all students undertaking the APP, whether attending an Adelaide metropolitan or regional campus.

Preference is given to full-time students‚ however part-time students will be considered.

Students are not required to apply for the grant. UniSA College will identify the top students and offer the grant if there is proven academic performance and current enrolment.

Please note this grant will not be open for applications in 2022

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

Value: up to $2,500 paid as a single payment (pro rata applies to part-time recipients)

For more information contact:
UniSA College
Phone: (08) 8302 7407
Email: APP@unisa.edu.au

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The Albert and Barbara Tucker Young Refugee Grant

The Albert and Barbara Tucker Young Refugee Grant provides encouragement and support for talented, financially disadvantaged students from a refugee background as they embark on their studies. Applicants will be students from a refugee background who are studying any program at UniSA. They can be a commencing UniSA College student, or a commencing undergraduate student.

The grant funds are designed to assist recipients with their living and/or education expenses.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian Citizen‚ an Australian Permanent Resident or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa‚ Temporary Protection Visa‚ or Bridging Visa
  • Refugee background
  • Young adult up to the age of twenty-five years (age determined at the time of application)
  • Enrolled in a program at UniSA College as a commencing student; or enrolled in an undergraduate program as a first-year student
  • Full-time study load
  • 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 future aspirations
  • their background prior to UniSA study
  • academic achievements
  • any financial or educational disadvantage that the applicant wishes to be considered
  • how the grant will benefit them

The grant will be awarded based on academic achievement‚ financial disadvantage and information provided in the written statement.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend a selection panel interview.

Recipients must not also be in receipt of the Peter and Catherine Williams Refugee Grant.

How to apply: Online applications will open via myScholarships 

Important:  When you apply for this grant, you will automatically be assessed against the eligibility criteria for all of the grants listed within the Refugee Grouped Grant table.  Once you have submitted your online application via myScholarships,  you will be contacted by the UniSA Scholarships team within 5-7 business days and advised what supporting documentation you are required to provide in order to be considered for the grant(s) that you have been deemed eligible for.  Please note: 

  • If you are eligible for a grant, it does not mean you will be awarded the grant. 
  • do not provide any supporting documentation until you have been advised to. 

Please note this grant will not be open for applications in 2022

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

Value: $5,000 (5 grants available in 2020)

Payment will be in two instalments:

- $2,500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)

- $2,500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)

Payment is subject to the student being enrolled and maintaining satisfactory academic merit. 

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

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Annie Roman Young Refugee Grant

The Annie Roman Young Refugee Grant will be awarded to a financially constrained UniSA undergraduate student from a refugee background studying in any area.

The grant honours and remembers Annie Roman (1949-2019) who valued education and wished to make a difference to the lives of refugee students who face cultural, political, and economic factors that affect their ability to access and maintain tertiary education. Annie was a strong, independent, elegant, articulate, and professional woman who had a passion for life and people. She advocated passionately for minority groups and marginalised communities.

The grant is designed to assist recipients with their living and/or education expenses.

Eligibility and selection criteria
To be eligible for the grant, applicants must be:

  • From a refugee background (Australian Citizen‚ Australian Permanent Resident, Permanent Humanitarian Visa‚ Temporary Protection Visa‚ Bridging Visa).
  • A young adult up to the age of twenty-five years (age determined at the time of application).
  • An undergraduate student (open to all disciplines).
  • A commencing or continuing student.
  • A full-time or part-time student.
  • Experiencing financial or educational disadvantage.

Academically, applicants must have achieved these thresholds:
• Commencing student – Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 70.0 (inclusive of any adjustment factor).
• Continuing student – cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.5.

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (500-750 words) detailing:

  • Status as a person from a refugee background.
  • Reasons for studying their current program and how the degree supports their future aspirations.
  • Details of any financial or educational disadvantage they would like considered.
  • How the grant funds will benefit them and their study.
  • Work experience, community involvement and/or extracurricular activities.
  • Academic achievements including ATAR or GPA.

Applicants will need to demonstrate financial hardship to apply for the grant. This can be done by providing evidence of current receipt of a Health Care Card and/or a means-tested Centrelink benefit e.g. Austudy, Youth Allowance. Applicants not in receipt of government means tested benefits can complete the UniSA Scholarship Assessment Form to support their application.

The grant will be awarded based on financial and/or educational disadvantage, academic achievement‚
and information provided in the written statement.

Shortlisted applicants are not required to attend an interview.

How to apply: Online applications will open 24 Jan 2022  - 6 March 2022 via myScholarships 

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

Important:  When you apply for this grant, you will automatically be assessed against the eligibility criteria for all of the grants listed within the Refugee Grouped Grant table.  Once you have submitted your online application via myScholarships,  you will be contacted by the UniSA Scholarships team within 5-7 business days and advised what supporting documentation you are required to provide in order to be considered for the grant(s) that you have been deemed eligible for.  Please note: 

  • If you are eligible for a grant, it does not mean you will be awarded the grant. 
  • do not provide any supporting documentation until you have been advised to. 

Value: $5,000

Payment will be in two instalments:
- $2,500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)
- $2,500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)

*In 2021, the first payment will be made after the census date for Study Period 5)

Pro-rata payments will apply for part-time recipients(half the amount a full-time recipient would receive).

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

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Barefoot to Boots Refugee Grant

Ian Smith AM, Chairman and Director of Barefoot to Boots, established this Grant in 2020.  Barefoot to Boots is an Australian-based private sector NGO that supports refugees living in camps and their neighbouring host communities. 

The Barefoot to Boots Refugee Grant provides encouragement and support for talented, financially disadvantaged students from a refugee background as they embark on their studies. Applicants will be students from a refugee background who are studying any program at UniSA. They can be a commencing UniSA College student, or a commencing undergraduate student.

The grant funds are designed to assist recipients with their living and/or education expenses.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian Citizen‚ an Australian Permanent Resident or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa‚ Temporary Protection Visa‚ or Bridging Visa.
  • Refugee background.
  • Enrolled in a program at UniSA College as a commencing student; or enrolled in an undergraduate program as a first-year student.
  • Full-time study load.
  • 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 future aspirations.
  • Their background prior to UniSA study.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Any financial or educational disadvantage that the applicant wishes to be considered.
  • How the grant will benefit them.

The grant will be awarded based on academic achievement‚ financial disadvantage and information provided in the written statement.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend a selection panel interview.

How to apply:  Online applications will open 24 January 2022 - 6 March 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

Important:  When you apply for this grant, you will automatically be assessed against the eligibility criteria for all of the grants listed within the Refugee Grouped Grant table.  Once you have submitted your online application via myScholarships,  you will be contacted by the UniSA Scholarships team within 5-7 business days and advised what supporting documentation you are required to provide in order to be considered for the grant(s) that you have been deemed eligible for.  Please note: 

  • If you are eligible for a grant, it does not mean you will be awarded the grant. 
  • do not provide any supporting documentation until you have been advised to. 

Value: $5,000
Payment will be in two instalments:
- $2,500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)
- $2,500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)

Payment is subject to the student being enrolled and maintaining satisfactory academic merit.

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

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Bennelong Foundation Refugee Grant

The Bennelong Foundation Refugee Grant provides encouragement and support for talented, financially disadvantaged students from a refugee background as they embark on their studies. Applicants will be students from a refugee background who are commencing either a UniSA College qualification, or a UniSA undergraduate program.

The grant funds are designed to assist recipients with their living and/or education expenses.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian Citizen‚ an Australian Permanent Resident or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa‚ Temporary Protection Visa‚ or Bridging Visa
  • Refugee background
  • Commencing student enrolled in a UniSA College or undergraduate program
  • Full-time study load
  • Submission of a written statement

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

  • reasons for studying their UniSA qualification and how it supports their future aspirations
  • their background prior to UniSA study
  • academic achievements
  • any financial or educational disadvantage that the applicant wishes to be considered
  • how the grant will benefit them

The grant will be awarded based on financial or educational disadvantage academic achievement and information provided in the written statement

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend a selection panel interview.

How to apply: Online applications will open 24 January 2022 - 6 March 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

Important:  When you apply for this grant, you will automatically be assessed against the eligibility criteria for all of the grants listed within the Refugee Grouped Grant table.  Once you have submitted your online application via myScholarships,  you will be contacted by the UniSA Scholarships team within 5-7 business days and advised what supporting documentation you are required to provide in order to be considered for the grant(s) that you have been deemed eligible for.  Please note: 

  • If you are eligible for a grant, it does not mean you will be awarded the grant. 
  • do not provide any supporting documentation until you have been advised to. 

Value: $5,000

Payment will be in two instalments:

  • $2,500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)
  • $2,500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)

Payment is subject to the student being enrolled and maintaining satisfactory academic progress. 

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

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The Brake Family Refugee Grant

The Brake Family Refugee Grant is available to refugees who are studying a UniSA bachelors degree.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian Citizen‚ an Australian Permanent Resident or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa‚ Temporary Protection Visa‚ or Bridging Visa.
  • Refugee background.
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program.
  • Enrolled on-campus at a metropolitan campus.
  • Full-time and part-time study load.
  • Submission of a written statement.

Each grant is valued at $3,000, to be paid in a lump sum.

Applicants must provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Status as a person from a refugee background
  • academic achievements
  • future career goals
  • any financial or educational disadvantage or circumstances they would like taken into account

How to apply: Online applications will open 29 July 2022 - 5 September 2022 via my Scholarships

Value: $3000

Pro-rata payments will apply for part-time enrolment.

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

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BUPA UniSA International Student Grant

The BUPA grant is available to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework international students who are enrolled internally and full-time in any program at the University of South Australia. Recipients will be selected on the basis of demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence and must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5 or above.

Applicants are required to provide a personal written statement (250 words maximum) outlining their academic achievements and extracurricular excellence, explaining how this grant will benefit them and their study.

How to apply: Online applications will open 24 January 2022 - 6 March 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

Value: recipients will receive a one-off payment of $2,000

Please note, this is a highly competitive grant with a high volume of applications.  Funding for this grant is limited. 

For more information contact:
Dr Jane Kehrwald
Manager Student Support
Student Engagement Unit
Tel: (08) 8302 3419
Email: jane.kehrwald@unisa.edu.au

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Collier Regional Student Support Grant

The Collier Regional Student Support Grant is available to commencing and continuing undergraduate and UniSA College students attached to a UniSA regional campus (Whyalla or Mount Gambier) or other regional location operated by UniSA (e.g. Ceduna, Port Lincoln). Eligibility extends to students studying at a regional campus/location though they may be enrolled in degrees or qualifications that do not have a Whyalla or Mount Gambier SATAC code.

To be eligible for this grant, applicants must:

  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa.
  • Have full-time or part-time enrolment.
  • Be attached to a UniSA regional campus (Whyalla or Mount Gambier) or other regional location operated by UniSA (e.g. Ceduna, Port Lincoln).
  • Be able to clearly demonstrate financial and/or educational disadvantage.
  • Provide a written statement addressing the points listed below.

Applicants will need to demonstrate financial hardship to apply for the grant. This can be done by providing evidence of current receipt of a Health Care Card and/or a means-tested Centrelink benefit(s) e.g. Abstudy, Austudy, Youth Allowance, etc. Applicants not in receipt of government means tested benefits can complete the UniSA Scholarship Assessment Form, to support their application.

Preference may be given to students who indicate they travel a considerable distance on a daily or weekly basis to attend a regional campus or place of study.

Applicants must provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Reasons for studying their UniSA Whyalla or Mount Gambier program, or UniSA College qualification.
  • Future career goals and personal aspirations.
  • Local community involvement and/or extracurricular activities.
  • Circumstances relating to financial and/or educational disadvantage and how the grant funds will be used to overcome financial constraints.
  • Academic achievements (including ATAR if available or current Grade Point Average).

The grant will be awarded based on financial/educational disadvantage and a written statement outlining why the applicant would be a worthy grant recipient.

How to apply: Online applications will open via myScholarships 

Grant re-opening in 2022 is still to be confirmed 

Value: $2‚500
Payment will be in two instalments:
• $1,250 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)
• $1,250 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)

Recipients studying part-time will receive pro-rata payments.

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

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Cowan Ability Grant

Grants are available to assist students who have disabilities to manage the additional expenses associated with studying with disabilities. Many students with disabilities require additional equipment; increased travel expenses and limited ability to earn additional income whilst studying.

The Cowan Ability Grant targets students who have successfully completed a year of study (equivalent to 27 units). This has been identified as a time when students are often struggling with the financial cost associated with continuing their study.

Applicants for the Cowan Ability Grant are required to provide a short statement (maximum 500 words) detailing how their disability impacts on ability to study and how they would use the grant to assist their studies.

The grant recipient must demonstrate satisfactory academic performance and should maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.5 or above.

Preference may be given to recent school leavers who have completed high school within two years of commencing their current university program.

How to apply: Online applications will open 24 January 2022 - 6 March 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

Please note that previous recipients of a Cowan Ability Grant are not eligible.

Value: $2,000

For more information contact:
Access & Inclusion Team
Email: inclusion@unisa.edu.au

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Cowan International Placement Grant

The Cowan International Placement Grant is available to students who are studying full-time at the University of South Australia, and are undertaking a professional experience placement in an overseas location 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 will be given to applicants who are undertaking a placement in a developing country. 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 in the same year have received another placement grant administered by the University of South Australia 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.

How to apply:  Online applications via my Scholarships

Please note this grant will not be open for applications in 2022

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

Value: $2,000 to be paid in one instalment.

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

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Cowan Regional Grant

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.

How to apply:  Online applications will open 24 January 2022 - 6 March 2022 through my Scholarships (via logging on to the myUniSA student portal).

Grant re-opening in second half of 2022, dates are still to be confirmed

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.

Students in receipt of a Destination Australia Scholarship are not eligible to receive a Cowan Regional Grant.

For more information contact: 
Miss Jan Discianni 
Tel: (08) 8721 8901
Email: jan.discianni@unisa.edu.au   

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Cowan Regional Refugee Grant

The Cowan Regional Refugee Grant provides encouragement and support for undergraduate or UniSA College students from a refugee background and with a connection to regional South Australia.

The grant is available to students from a refugee background studying full-time or part-time at any year level of an undergraduate or UniSA College program.

Applicants should be:

  • Attached to a UniSA regional campus (Whyalla or Mount Gambier) or other regional location operated by UniSA (e.g. Ceduna, Port Lincoln), or
  • attached to a UniSA city campus and residing in or have previously resided in a regional South Australian location immediately prior to attending UniSA

The grant is valued at $5,000 and will assist recipients meet the costs associated with their living and/or education expenses.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

To be eligible for the grant, applicants must be:

  • A student with a refugee background.
  • Enrolled in a UniSA undergraduate or UniSA College program.
  • Attached to a regional campus/location, currently residing in a South Australian regional location, or previously resided in a regional South Australian location immediately prior to attending UniSA.
  • A full-time or part-time student.
  • Experiencing financial disadvantage.
  • Submit a written statement.

Applicants will need to demonstrate financial hardship to apply for the grant. This can be done by providing evidence of current receipt of a Health Care Card and/or a means-tested Centrelink benefit(s) e.g. Abstudy, Austudy, Youth Allowance, etc. Applicants not in receipt of government means tested benefits can complete the UniSA Scholarship Income Assessment Form, to support their application

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

  • Reasons for studying their UniSA qualification and how the degree supports their future aspirations.
  • Their background prior to UniSA study and status as a person from a refugee background (including current residency status).
  • Connection to regional South Australia.
  • Financial disadvantage circumstances that the applicant wishes to be considered.
  • Academic background and achievements.
  • How the grant funds will benefit them.

The grant will be awarded based on the eligibility and selection criteria and content of the written statement.

How to apply: Online applications will open 24 January 2022 - 22 April 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in second half of 2022, dates are still to be confirmed

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Important:  When you apply for this grant, you will automatically be assessed against the eligibility criteria for all of the grants listed within the Refugee Grouped Grant table.  Once you have submitted your online application via myScholarships,  you will be contacted by the UniSA Scholarships team within 5-7 business days and advised what supporting documentation you are required to provide in order to be considered for the grant(s) that you have been deemed eligible for.  Please note: 

  • If you are eligible for a grant, it does not mean you will be awarded the grant. 
  • do not provide any supporting documentation until you have been advised to. 

Value: $5‚000

Payment will be in two instalments:

  • $2,500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)
  • $2,500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)

Pro-rata payment applies to recipients studying on a part-time basis.

Recipients must not currently be in receipt of another student award offered by the Cowan Family.

Payment is subject to the student being enrolled and maintaining satisfactory academic merit. The second payment is conditional upon successful completion of Study Period 2 courses and maintaining a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or above.

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

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Cowan Young Endeavour Grant

The Cowan Young Endeavour Grant is available to students who are enrolled full-time in any undergradaute program at the University of South Australia.

The Young Endeavour is Australia's national sail training ship and a voyage involves 11 days at sea, living and sailing with 23 other youth crew from all over Australia. The Young Endeavour is operated by the Royal Australian Navy and provides a unique professional development opportunity to develop communication, leadership and teamwork skills. Please note that students must be aged between 16 - 23 years to undertake the voyage.

The grant includes a berth on the Young Endeavour and will cover travel expenses.

Recipients will be selected on the basis of demonstrated financial disadvantage, academic merit (GPA) and a personal written statement.

Value: up to $5,500 (The grant does not include a cash payment, the value is calculated on the estimated travel costs and berth hire associated with a voyage aboard the Young Endeavour).

How to apply: Online applications will open 24 January 2022 - 6 March 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

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

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David Pank Northern Areas High Achiever Scholarship

The David Pank Northern Areas High Achiever Scholarship aims to assist financially disadvantaged high achieving students from Northern Area High Schools to study an undergraduate degree at UniSA. The scholarship is available to students from designated High Schools who are new to higher education and enrolled full time in any UniSA undergraduate degree.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must have a ATAR of 80 or above and must be able to demonstrate that the majority of their high school attendance has been at one of the following designated Northern Area High Schools (UNAP): Craigmore High School, Fremont Elizabeth High School, Gawler & District B-12 College, Kaurna Plains High School, Parafield Gardens High School, Para Hills High School, Para West Adult Campus, Paralowie R-12, Salisbury High School, Salisbury East High School, Mark Oliphant College.

Applicants must provide evidence of financial hardship and a supporting statement with their application outlining their career and personal aspirations and how the scholarship will assist them in achieving their goals. Details of financial disadvantage should also be included in the written statement.

Students in receipt of another Pank family scholarship, grant or prize are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Value: Up to $8,000. Recipients will receive an annual payment of $2,000 made in two instalments of $1,000 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates provided they continue to meet the scholarship criteria and maintain satisfactory academic performance.

How to apply:  Online applications will open 22 February 2022 - 14 March 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

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

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David Pank Undergraduate Scholarship

The David Pank Undergraduate Scholarship is available to students who have successfully completed the Foundation Studies program at UniSA College and are commencing an undergraduate degree at UniSA.

The scholarship is valued at $2,000 per year and is for a maximum period of 4 years.

Applicants must:

  • Be Australian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Be enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree.
  • Provide evidence of financial hardship and a supporting statement with their application outlining their career and personal aspirations and how the scholarship will assist them in achieving their goals. Details of financial disadvantage should also be included in the written statement.

Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit, a personal written statement and an interview.

Students in receipt of another Pank family scholarship, grant or prize are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

How to apply:  Online applications will open 22 February 2022 - 14 March 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Value: Up to $8,000. Recipients will receive an annual payment of $2,000 made in two instalments of $1,000 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates provided, they continue to meet the scholarship criteria and maintain satisfactory academic performance. 

For more information contact:  

UniSA College
Tel: (08) 8302 9242
Email: college@unisa.edu.au 

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Don Hawke Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established via a personal gift from the late Jean Pearce to support commencing students from a financially disadvantaged and rural or isolated background in South Australia including Whyalla and Mt Gambier. The scholarship aims to support young people who have completed a senior secondary qualification within the last two years and who have gained life experience outside of school. To be eligible for the scholarship applicants must:

  • Be Australian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Have had a gap year between leaving high school and commencing university studies.
  • Have completed their secondary schooling within two years prior to commencing their UniSA program.
  • Have received a UniSA offer and deferred their place for no more than two years.

Other requirements

 Applicants must:

  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time.
  • Applicants must have lived in a rural or isolated area of South Australia (including Whyalla and Mt Gambier) for at least three of the four years immediately prior to the scholarship application. Applicants from Whyalla or Mt Gambier will only be eligible for this scholarship if the program of study is located at a UniSA campus other than their home town. 
  • Applicants must have had a minimum of one but no more than two years between completing secondary studies and commencement of the scholarship.
  • Applicants must provide documentary evidence of subjects studied during year 12 and ATAR achieved (with and without adjustment factors).
  • Applicants must not have already attended a tertiary or higher education institution.
  • Applicants must be prepared to provide a personal written statement outlining their proposed university program, career and personal goals and details of any previous awards or scholarships that they have received.
  • Applicants must provide details of their income, and the income of all the people in their household/family and any person(s) they support or are supported by, for the previous two full financial years.
  • Applicants must list parental occupations.
  • Applicants must be prepared to provide statements from two referees as character references. At least one of these references must be from a referee not connected to the applicant’s school.  
  • Applicants must describe how their gap year has helped them.
  • The recipient of the Don Hawke Memorial Scholarship must not be in receipt of any other scholarships administered by UniSA during the scholarship term.

Each scholarship will be valued at up to $25,000 per annum, for the life of the recipient's program (up to 5 years) and will cover fees, accommodation, living and other expenses relating to the program of study. Disbursement of the scholarship funds will include a stipend payment made to the student for living and other expenses on a fortnightly basis during Study Periods only. Recipients will be selected on the basis of demonstrated financial disadvantage, a personal written statement and character references.

In order to apply applicants must have already received an offer from UniSA and deferred their study. The frequency that this scholarship is awarded may vary, and is at the discretion of the trustees.

How to apply:  Applications are currently open until 31 October 2022.  

Applicants should submit the application form (available below) and supporting documentation to UniSA Scholarships Office: scholarship.prizes@unisa.edu.au

Application form (only available when scholarship is open for application)

Value: Up to $25,000 per annum, up to five years, subject to full-time enrolment and satisfactory academic performance.

For more information contact: 
Scholarships and Candidature
Student and Academic Services
Email: Scholarships.Prizes@unisa.edu.au 
Tel: (08) 8302 1697

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The Finn Family Refugee Study Grant

The Finn Family Refugee Study Grant will be awarded to a student from a refugee background who is commencing study with the University of South Australia for the first time.

The grant is available to students commencing a program of study with UniSA College or an undergraduate degree.

The grant is valued at $1,500 and is designed to assist recipients meet the costs associated with study including textbooks, travel, computing equipment or other related expenses.

Applicants may be an Australian Citizen, a Permanent Resident of Australia, or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa, Temporary Protection Visa, or Bridging Visa.

Applicants would normally be enrolled in full-time study, however part-time applications will be considered with the reason for part-time study clearly outlined in the written statement.

Where a part-time recipient is selected, funds will be awarded pro rata.

Payments will be split in two instalments of $750 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates provided the recipient continues to meet the grant criteria and maintains satisfactory academic performance.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident of Australia, or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa, Temporary Protection Visa, or Bridging Visa. 
  • Refugee background.
  • Commencing student in an undergraduate or UniSA College program.
  • Full-time (preferred) or part-time.
  • Submission of a written statement.
  • Financial disadvantage or hardship.

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

  • Residency / visa status history.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Why they have chosen to study their current program.
  • Future career goals and impact they would like to have on their chosen profession.
  • Financial or educational disadvantage including experience as a refugee.
  • How the grant will help meet study related expenses.

The grant will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, financial disadvantage and information provided in the written statement. 

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend a selection panel interview. 

How to apply:  Online applications will open 24 January 2022 - 6 March 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Important:  When you apply for this grant, you will automatically be assessed against the eligibility criteria for all of the grants listed within the Refugee Grouped Grant table.  Once you have submitted your online application via myScholarships,  you will be contacted by the UniSA Scholarships team within 5-7 business days and advised what supporting documentation you are required to provide in order to be considered for the grant(s) that you have been deemed eligible for.  Please note: 

  • If you are eligible for a grant, it does not mean you will be awarded the grant. 
  • do not provide any supporting documentation until you have been advised to. 

Value: $1,500. Payment will be in two instalments: 
 - $750 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2) 
 - $750 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5) 

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

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Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

This scholarship is open to *Aboriginal students of the University of South Australia who are enrolled full time or part-time in any undergraduate program.

Gavin Wanganeen is the first Aboriginal Australian to receive an AFL life membership for playing 300 official matches. He is also a premiership star, Brownlow medallist, five-time All Australian and Best-and-Fairest winner with Port Adelaide Football Club. Gavin Wanganeen is a role model and representative for Aboriginal youth in Australia and UniSA is the first university in Australia which has identified a commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education in its charter.

Recipients will be selected on the basis of financial disadvantage and a personal written statement. The applicant's written statement should outline:

  • Reasons for studying their current program.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Community service involvement.
  • Future career goals.

The recipient is required to act as a positive ambassador for the scholarship to encourage support. Continuance of the scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic performance and the recipient should maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or above. Please note that previous recipients of any Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship are not eligible to apply for other Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships.

*From here on in the term Aboriginal is inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

How to apply: Online applications will open 24 Jan 2022  - 6 March 2022 via myScholarships 

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Important:  When you apply for this grant, you will automatically be assessed against the eligibility criteria for all of the grants listed within the Aboriginal Grouped Schemes table.  Once you have submitted your online application via myScholarships,  you will be contacted by the UniSA Scholarships team within 5-7 business days and advised what supporting documentation you are required to provide in order to be considered for the grant(s) that you have been deemed eligible for.  Please note: 

  • If you are eligible for a grant, it does not mean you will be awarded the grant. 
  • do not provide any supporting documentation until you have been advised to. 

Value: $5,000 per year up to a maximum of $20,000 provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and maintain satisfactory academic performance. Payment will be made in two instalments of $2,500 each, after the Study Period 2 and 5 census dates. Pro-rata payments will apply for part-time enrolment.

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

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Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship (sponsored by the Department of Environment and Water)

The Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship (sponsored by the Department of Environment and Water) is open to *Aboriginal students who are enrolled full-time in the final year of an undergraduate or postgraduate program at UniSA.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of a personal written statement and a Curriculum Vitae (CV). The applicant's written statement should outline:

  • Reasons for studying their current program.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Community service involvement.
  • Interest and/or experience in working on or advocating for Indigenous care of Country.
  • Future career goals.

Preference may be given to applicants who can demonstrate financial disadvantage and/or academic merit.

Applicants undertaking studies in any of the following areas will be considered favourably:
Environmental Studies; Natural Resources Management; Earth Sciences; Aboriginal Studies; Law; Urban and Regional Planning; Commerce; Tourism; Politics; Management; Economics; Mathematics and Statistics; Engineering; Construction Management.

A condition of the scholarship is that the recipient will participate in up to one week of informal mentoring or in-kind assistance by the Department of Environment and Water and will be given the opportunity to network and build relationships with the Department staff throughout the year. Internships to count towards academic credit can be arranged by request. The recipient must have the ability to be a positive ambassador for the Department.

Applicants displaying an interest in working with DEW in a voluntary capacity for academic merit is encouraged and will be looked on favourably in the selection process.

Please note that previous recipients of any Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship are not eligible to apply for other Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships.

*From here on in the term Aboriginal is inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

How to apply: Online applications will open via myScholarships 

Important:  When you apply for this grant, you will automatically be assessed against the eligibility criteria for all of the grants listed within the Aboriginal Grouped Schemes table.  Once you have submitted your online application via myScholarships,  you will be contacted by the UniSA Scholarships team within 5-7 business days and advised what supporting documentation you are required to provide in order to be considered for the grant(s) that you have been deemed eligible for.  Please note: 

  • If you are eligible for a grant, it does not mean you will be awarded the grant. 
  • do not provide any supporting documentation until you have been advised to. 

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Value: $5,000 provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and maintain satisfactory academic performance. Payment will be made in two instalments of $2,500 each, after the Study Period 2 and 5 census dates provided the scholarship conditions are met.

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

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Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal Scholarship (sponsored by Department for Innovation and Skills)

The Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal Scholarship (sponsored by Department for Innovation and Skills) is a $5,000 scholarship open to Australian *Aboriginal students who are enrolled full-time in the final year of an undergraduate or postgraduate program at the University of South Australia.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of a personal written statement and a Curriculum Vitae (CV). The applicant's written statement should outline:

  • reasons for studying their current program
  • academic achievements
  • community service involvement

Preference may be given to applicants who can demonstrate financial disadvantage and/or academic merit.

Applicants undertaking studies in any of the following areas will be considered favourably:

  • Commerce
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Engineering
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Construction Management and Economics
  • Project Management
  • Social Science
  • Communication
  • Aboriginal Studies

The recipient will be offered six hours of informal mentoring or in-kind assistance by the Department of State Development. In addition the recipient will be given the opportunity to network and build relationships with the Department staff by attending two functions. The recipient must have the ability to be a positive ambassador for the Department.

Previous recipients of a Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

*From here on in the term Aboriginal is inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

How to apply: Online applications will open 24 Jan 2022  - 6 March 2022 via myScholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Important:  When you apply for this grant, you will automatically be assessed against the eligibility criteria for all of the grants listed within the Aboriginal Grouped Schemes table.  Once you have submitted your online application via myScholarships,  you will be contacted by the UniSA Scholarships team within 5-7 business days and advised what supporting documentation you are required to provide in order to be considered for the grant(s) that you have been deemed eligible for.  Please note: 

  • If you are eligible for a grant, it does not mean you will be awarded the grant. 
  • do not provide any supporting documentation until you have been advised to. 

Value: $5,000 will be made in two instalments of $2,500 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and maintain satisfactory academic performance.

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

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Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal Scholarship (sponsored by Haigh's Chocolates)

The Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal Scholarship (sponsored by Haigh's Chocolates) is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at the University of South Australia. This scholarship supports students with a strong desire to succeed and give back to their local communities to complete a university degree.

This scholarship provides the opportunity for recipients to benefit from Haigh’s mentoring and/or work placement opportunities to be negotiated by Haigh’s and the recipients on a case-by-case basis according to their interests and needs.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander descent.
  • Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.
  • Enrolled in an Undergraduate program.
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 4 or above.
  • Full-time (preferred).
  • Willingness to undertake work placement (as agreed between the student and Haigh’s).
  • Submission of a written statement.

The scholarship provides the possibility of industry access, mentoring support and paid or unpaid work placement opportunities with Haigh’s based in South Australia.

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

  • Your family heritage and your connection to community.
  • Reasons for studying your current program and how the degree supports your future aspirations.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Community service involvement.
  • Any financial or educational disadvantage that you wish to be taken into account.
  • Willingness to undertake work placement and participate in mentoring / networking - opportunities at Haigh’s.

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.

Preference may be given to students taking programs which align to the key activities of Haigh’s.

Full-time recipients will be given preference. Part-time applicants will be considered where there is a demonstrated need to study part time. Pro-rata payments will apply to part-time enrolment.

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.

Recipients may be in receipt of another scholarship or grant administered by UniSA, however previous recipients of other Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal Scholarships are not eligible to apply.

How to apply: Online applications will open 24 Jan 2022  - 6 March 2022 via myScholarships 

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Important:  When you apply for this grant, you will automatically be assessed against the eligibility criteria for all of the grants listed within the Aboriginal Grouped Schemes table.  Once you have submitted your online application via myScholarships,  you will be contacted by the UniSA Scholarships team within 5-7 business days and advised what supporting documentation you are required to provide in order to be considered for the grant(s) that you have been deemed eligible for.  Please note: 

  • If you are eligible for a grant, it does not mean you will be awarded the grant. 
  • do not provide any supporting documentation until you have been advised to. 

Value: Up to $20,000 (up to $5,000 per year up to a maximum of four years for full-time students)

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

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George Alexander Foundation UniSA Regional Scholarship

The George Alexander Foundation UniSA Regional Scholarship is available to commencing full-time students from regional Australia who are relocating to Adelaide to pursue an undergraduate program at the University of South Australia. Applicants must have completed year 12 and obtained an ATAR in the two years immediately prior to commencing at UniSA.

The scholarship is a prestigious award recognising talented students who can demonstrate strong academic achievement‚ display active community involvement and leadership skills and/or potential.

Scholarship recipients will receive $24‚000 over three years‚ subject to continued enrolment and satisfactory academic performance‚ including a credit average (GPA 5.0 or above) for the term of the scholarship.

The scholarship assists students from regional locations with the costs of attending university away from home (e.g. accommodation‚ food‚ books‚ computers‚ materials and placement costs)‚ allowing them to devote further time to pursue their academic goals and personal development.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.
  • Academic merit – an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 80 or above (inclusive of any adjustment factor). Documentary evidence required of subjects studied during year 12 and ATAR achieved (when ATAR results are available)
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and need to move away from home and live in Adelaide in order to undertake the program.
  • Commencing student with Year 12 completion in the two years immediately prior to starting at UniSA (applicants must not have previously attended a higher education institution).
  • Full-time study load once enrolled at UniSA.
  • Resided in a regional Australian locality for at least two years prior to commencing at UniSA.
  • Completed the final two years of schooling in a high school or college in a regional Australian area (verification required).

Application

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Completed application form (application form incorporates the key selection criteria and a values statement)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Evidence of subjects studied during year 12 and ATAR achieved (when ATAR results are available)
  • A letter from their school verifying that the applicant completed the final two years of schooling in a high school or college in a regional or remote area.
  • Two referee reports:
    1. from a person qualified to comment on academic studies‚ preferably a subject coordinator from the applicant’s secondary school and/or a school principal
    2. from a current or past employer or a person competent to supply a character reference (for example‚ a person with whom the candidate has undertaken community service or volunteer activities)

      Note: referees must not be related to the applicant. Examples of a suitable referee could include a school principal‚ workplace manager, religious or community leader. At least one of these must be from a referee not connected to the applicant's secondary school. 

Applications will be accepted from commencing students who completed year 12 in the past two years in a location classified as very remote, remote, outer regional or inner regional according to the Department of Health ASGS remoteness standard. 

How to apply:  Applications are currently open until 31 January 2023.  

Applicants should submit the application form (available below) and supporting documentation to UniSA Scholarships Office: scholarship.prizes@unisa.edu.au

Application form (only available when scholarship is open for application)

Value:  $24‚000 (payable over three years)

Payment will be in two instalments per year up to three years:
• $4‚000 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)
• $4‚000 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)

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

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GO Foundation Aboriginal Scholarship

The GO Foundation was founded by Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin with a focus on educational attainment for Aboriginal students, recognising that education is key to creating a brighter future for Aboriginal Australians.

The GO Foundation Aboriginal Scholarship is open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students of the University of South Australia who are enrolled full-time or part-time in any undergraduate program, including students enrolled in online programs.

Applicants must reside in the greater Adelaide region at the time of application. Applicants must be able to attend GO events in the Adelaide CBD and return home on the same day. The scholarship is open to commencing and continuing UniSA students. 

Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

  • Financial need (applicants must demonstrate a financial need)
  • Aspiration and work ethic (in their academics and other areas of life)
  • Cultural identity (an understanding or a desire to understand more about their cultural heritage)
  • Desire to give back (applicants should demonstrate how they care about and contribute to the community, family and friends)
  • Grade point average or ATAR / STAT (commencing students)
  • the application form (incorporating a written statement)
  • Performance in interview

Applicants are required to complete the GO Foundation University Scholarship application form (available to download from the UniSA website below).

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a selection panel interview. 

Scholarship recipients will participate in the GO Foundation Culture and Mentoring program.

The recipient is required to act as a positive ambassador for the scholarship to encourage tertiary education participation by other Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Continuance of the scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic performance. In additon, the recipient should maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or above.

How to apply:  Online applications will open 24 February 2022 - 03 April 2022 via my Scholarships. In addition to completing the online application via myScholarships, you must also submit an application form (link below is only available during application opening timeframe) and a copy of their most recent academic transcript to:

UniSA Scholarship Office
Student and Academic Services
Email: scholarships.prizes@unisa.edu.au

Application form (only available for download when grant is open for applications)

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Value:
$7,500 per year up to a maximum of three years (up to $22,500 in total), provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship conditions, maintains satisfactory academic performance and a GPA of 4.0 or above.

Payment will be in two instalments:
$3,750 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)
$3,750 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)
Pro-rata payments will apply for part-time enrolment.

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

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Hohborn Refugee Support Grant

The grant will be awarded to a female UniSA undergraduate student from a refugee background who is required to pay tuition fees for their program upfront. The student will typically be classified as a Permanent Resident of Australia; however, eligibility extends to any student from a refugee background who is unable to defer the costs of their program.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

To be eligible for the grant, applicants must be:

  • A female student.
  • Student from a refugee background.
  • Required to pay student contribution or tuition fees upfront.
  • An undergraduate student.
  • A commencing or continuing student.
  • Full-time or part-time student.
  • Experiencing financial disadvantage.

Applicants must provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Status as a person from a refugee background and current residency status (documentary evidence also required).
  • Reasons for studying their current program and future career goals.
  • Details of any financial or educational disadvantage they would like considered, including the amount of tuition fees payable upfront each semester.
  • How the grant funds would benefit them.
  • Work experience, community involvement and/or extracurricular activities.
  • The name of any scholarships or grants currently held (or where an application is pending).

Applicants need to demonstrate financial hardship to apply for the scholarship. This can be done by providing evidence of a current Health Care Card and/or a means-tested Centrelink benefit e.g. Austudy, Abstudy, Youth Allowance, etc. Applicants not in receipt of government means tested benefits can complete the UniSA Scholarship Income Assessment Form to support their application.

How to apply:  Online applications will open 24 January 2022 - 6 March 2022 via my Scholarships.

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Important:  When you apply for this grant, you will automatically be assessed against the eligibility criteria for all of the grants listed within the Refugee Grouped Grant table.  Once you have submitted your online application via myScholarships,  you will be contacted by the UniSA Scholarships team within 5-7 business days and advised what supporting documentation you are required to provide in order to be considered for the grant(s) that you have been deemed eligible for.  Please note: 

  • If you are eligible for a grant, it does not mean you will be awarded the grant. 
  • do not provide any supporting documentation until you have been advised to. 

Value: $5,000
Two equal instalments of:

  • $2,500 after Study Period 2 census date
  • $2,500 after Study Period 5 census date

Payment of second installment is subject to recipient;

  • Maintaining enrolment
  • Maintaining satisfactory academic progress

Pro-rata payment applies to recipients studying on a part-time basis.

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

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International Merit Scholarships

(Please note for ongoing recipients (2020 recipients) the ongoing conditions is unchanged as per offer letter received at the time of being offered the scholarship (25% in the first year of study).)

International Merit Scholarship recipients will receive a 15% reduction in their student contributions (tuition fees) for the duration of their chosen program. Students are automatically assessed for eligibility for a scholarship when applying for an eligible program at UniSA.

The International Merit Scholarship will be awarded to selected international students who meet the following criteria (or as determined by the Selection Panel based on any other factors which the Selection Panel considers to be appropriate and in line with the University’s strategic direction and priorities):

  • Be a prospective international student.
  • Be eligible to study in Australia.
  • Not have accepted any other UniSA scholarship or bursary.
  • Meet normal program admission requirements for the program applied into.
  • Have achieved the UniSA equivalent of a credit average in previous studies or have an offer conditional upon completion of an award with a credit average.
  • Meet the minimum English language entry requirements for the program applied into or have an offer conditional upon meeting the English language entry requirement.
  • Will automatically be assessed when applying for an eligible undergraduate (Bachelor) or postgraduate (Masters by Coursework) program offered at UniSA.

International Merit Scholarships are not available to:

  1. Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
  2. Sponsored students (foreign government or Australian government) where a sponsor agreement has been signed with the University.
  3. Research Degree applicants.
  4. Current UniSA students.
  5. Students who have previously been awarded an International Merit Scholarship except where they are upgrading from an undergraduate to postgraduate qualification.

Scholarship conditions:

  • International Merit Scholarship recipients will be required to be enrolled on a full-time basis at UniSA's South Australian campuses.
  • Scholarship recipients must maintain a Grade Point Average of at least 4.5 (or equivalent) in order to continue to receive the scholarship payments.
  • If awardee’s overall Grade Point Average falls below a 4.5, the 15% reduction will not be applied to the next invoice. If the awardee’s Grade Point Average returns to 4.5 or more, the 15% reduction will recommence and will be applied to the next invoice.
  • Scholarship payments (15% of tuition fees) will be provided as a discount on successful applicants' student contribution invoice (tuition fee) at the commencement of each applicable study period.
  • As a recipient of the scholarship‚ students are entitled to receive credit/RPL/Advanced Standing towards their program but must have a minimum of 2 years/72 units of study on campus with UniSA.
  • The scholarship cannot be deferred beyond date of commencement onshore.

For more information contact: 
International Admissions Office
Tel: (08) 8302 0114
Email: international@unisa.edu.au

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Irene and David Davy Scholarship for Advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

This scholarship is open to *Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander full time and part time students of the University of South Australia who are, or will be, undertaking the final year of an undergraduate program or an Honours year.

The scholarship is valued at up to $5,000 and is awarded on the basis of academic merit, a written statement, supporting statement from your Program Director/Coordinator or Honours Supervisor or Head of School and community service. The applicant's written statement should outline:

  • describe any community service that you have undertaken or intend to undertake in the near future
  • describe your family heritage and your connection to community
  • name of current program and reasons for studying it
  • academic achievements
  • future interests and intentions in your professional area after completion of your degree
  • reasons for applying for the scholarship

Please note that previous recipients of the Irene & David Davy Scholarship for Advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education are not eligible to re-apply.

Continuance of the scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic performance and recipients should maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.5 or above.

Information Sheet (Word 41KB)

*From here on in the term Aboriginal is inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Value: Up to $5,000 available to full-time or part-time students, split in two instalments after the Study Period 2 and 5 census dates. If the study load is part-time for any given semester, recipients receive the pro rata rate (half the full-time rate). Depending upon the stage at which the scholarship is received and progression, the recipient may not receive the full $5,000. Payments are not retrospective.

Where the study load is 13.5 units or above in a semester the recipient will be paid the full-time amount of $2,500; if the study load is less than 13.5 units, the resipient will be paid the part-time rate (pro-rata) of $1,250.

How to apply: Online applications will open 24 Jan 2022  - 10 April 2022 via myScholarships 

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Important:  When you apply for this grant, you will automatically be assessed against the eligibility criteria for all of the grants listed within the Aboriginal Grouped Schemes table.  Once you have submitted your online application via myScholarships,  you will be contacted by the UniSA Scholarships team within 5-7 business days and advised what supporting documentation you are required to provide in order to be considered for the grant(s) that you have been deemed eligible for.  Please note: 

  • If you are eligible for a grant, it does not mean you will be awarded the grant. 
  • do not provide any supporting documentation until you have been advised to. 

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

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Kemp Family Aboriginal Student Grant

The Kemp Family Aboriginal Student Grant would be available to Aboriginal single parents studying any undergraduate program at any year level at the University of South Australia.

The Grant recognises the financial and time constraints that often impact the ability for single parents to realise their tertiary education ambitions.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

To be eligible for the Grants, applicants must:

  • Identify as Australian Aboriginal and be accepted as an Aboriginal person in the community the student belongs to, lives in, or has lived in.
  • Be an undergraduate student (any year level).
  • Be a single parent experiencing financial disadvantage.
  • Have full-time or part-time enrolment.
  • Have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.5 or above (if a continuing student).
  • Provide a written statement clearly addressing the criteria.

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

  • A personal statement providing some background and how they connect to family, culture, community and country.
  • Status as a single parent.
  • Reasons for studying their UniSA program and future career goals.
  • How the grant funds would help achieve these goals.
  • Academic achievements (including current cumulative GPA or ATAR).
  • Community involvement and/or extracurricular activities/interests.

Applicants must also be able to provide evidence of financial disadvantage, either by providing Centrelink Health Care Card or means-tested benefit. If the applicant is not in Centrelink Health Care Card or means-tested benefit can complete the UniSA Scholarship Assessment Form, to support their application.

The selection panel will review shortlisted candidates and select a recipient.

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

Recipients 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).

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Value: $2,000 (once-off payment). Pro-rata payment applies for part-time enrolment.

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

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Kenneth Anesbury First Year Grant

The Kenneth Anesbury First Year Grant assist student experiencing financial hardship from the northern suburbs of Adelaide to study an undergraduate degree at UniSA. The grant is available to students from designated northern suburb areas who are new to higher education and enrolled full-time in any UniSA undergraduate degree.

To be eligible for the grant‚ applicants must have an ATAR of 70 or above (inclusive of adjustment factors) and be able to demonstrate that they lived in northern Adelaide for most of their high school attendance and currently reside in the northern suburbs of Adelaide. The eligible postcode locations are 5106, 5107, 5108, 5109, 5110, 5111, 5112, 5113, 5114, 5115, 5116, 5117, 5118, 5120 and 5121.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or Permanent Humanitarian Visa.
  • Lived in an eligible northern Adelaide postcode area for at least three of the last five years of high school attendance and currently reside in an eligible northern Adelaide postcode area.
  • Commencing student attending university for the first time.
  • Gap year students are eligible provided the gap does not exceed one year.
  • Evidence or financial disadvantage.
  • Academic merit (ATAR of 70 or above inclusive of any adjustment factors).
  • Full-time study load.
  • Submission of a written statement.

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (250-500 words) outlining:

  • Reasons for studying their UniSA program and how the degree supports their aspirations including career goals.
  • Financial and/or educational disadvantage (disclosed at the applicant’s discretion).
  • How the grant funds will benefit them and their study

Current financial disadvantage is a key component of the selection criteria and applicants should take care to address this aspect in their written statements.

How to apply:  Online applications will open 24 January 2022 - 6 March 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Value: $1‚000 per recipient paid after Study Period 2 census date

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

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King Family Refugee Support Grant

The King Family Refugee Support Grant will be awarded to a UniSA undergraduate student from a refugee background who is a Permanent Resident of Australia or holds a Permanent Humanitarian Visa (PHV) at the time of application. 

The grant recognises the many cultural, political and economic factors that affect the ability of refugees to access and continue tertiary education.

The grant funds are designed to assist recipients with their living and/or education expenses.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian Permanent Resident or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • enrolled in an undergraduate program
  • commencing or continuing student
  • full-time or part-time student
  • actively engaged with their study program

Applicants must provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Their background prior to UniSA study.
  • Reasons for studying their current program and how the degree supports future career goals.
  • Details of any financial or educational disadvantage they would like considered.
  • How the grant funds will benefit them.
  • Work experience, community involvement and/or extracurricular activities.
  • The name of any scholarships or grants currently held (or where an application is pending).
  • Proof of residency status.

The grant will be awarded based on the content of the written statement, financial need and demonstrated passion for their field of study.

How to apply: Online applications will open 11 July 2022 - 5 September 2022 via my Scholarships

Value: $5,000
Payment will be in two instalments:
-$2,500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)
-$2,500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)

Pro-rata payments will apply for part-time enrolment.

Payment is subject to the student being enrolled and maintaining satisfactory academic merit. 

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

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Kym Adey Catherine House-UniSA Scholarship

The Kym Adey Catherine House-UniSA Scholarship has been established to support women from Catherine House to undertake further education at UniSA or UniSA College. Catherine House provides supported accommodation and emergency housing to women over 21, unaccompanied by children, who are affected by homelessness.

The late Emeritus Professor Kym Adey AM has had a long and distinguished career in higher education and was a former Pro Vice Chancellor and Vice President at UniSA. 

Applications are assessed in November/December each year, and shortlisted applicants are invited to attend an interview. The successful applicant will be given a conditional scholarship offer, subject to the recipient's enrolment or continued enrolment in a UniSA program in the following year.

Applicants must be: a participant of the Catherine House Women's Centre, by attending an initial pathways interview with the Education Coach and subsequent fortnightly meetings for a minimum period of four months, which will facilitate the applicant actively working on an education and employment pathway plan. 

Consideration will be given to applicants' involvement in various Catherine House activities and programs such as speaking to school or other stakeholder groups, representing clients in meetings, participating in promotion for Catherine House, and the 1:1 mentoring program.  

Applicants must provide a personal written statement detailing any previous study and their anticipated benefits of undertaking further education at UniSA or UniSA College. Recipients will be selected on the basis of a personal written statement and an interview. Recipients will be required to provide peer support to other clients of Catherine House.

How to apply:  Applications will open in October 2022.  Applicants should submit an application form (link below), and written statement to:

Ms Sharon Stewart
Email: sharons@catherinehouse.org.au

Application form

(Application form will only be availble to download during the opening timeframe)

Value: $10,000 which is apportioned over the life of an agreed program of study, provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship conditions and maintains satisfactory academic progress.

For more information contact:
Ms Sharon Stewart
Education and Employment Officer
Catherine House
Tel: (08) 8232 2282
Email: sharons@catherinehouse.org.au

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MiskSA Student Support Grant

The MiskSA Student Support Grant has been established to support domestic and international students facing financial and other hardships while pursuing their dream of attaining a tertiary qualification.
The grant is designed to assist recipients meet the costs associated with study including textbooks‚ travel costs‚ computing equipment, and other out-of-pocket expenses.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or international student.
  • Enrolled in undergraduate coursework program.
  • Full-time load.
  • Continuing second year student (completed a minimum of 27 units, not including credit for recognition of prior learning).
  • Grade Point Average of 6.0 or above.
  • 75% of study load must be internal.
  • Submission of a written statement.


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

  • Reasons for studying your UniSA program and how the degree supports your aspirations, including career goals.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Financial and/or educational disadvantage (disclosed at applicants’ discretion).
  • How the grant will benefit you and your study.

The grant will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, economic disadvantage, and a passion for their UniSA program with clear career goals and a strong motivation to succeed as demonstrated in the written statement.
Students may be in receipt of another scholarship or grant administered by UniSA.

How to apply:  Online applications will open via my Scholarships

Please note this grant will not be open for applications in 2022

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

Value: $1,000 per grant

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

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O’Sullivan Stacey Aboriginal Scholarship

The O’Sullivan Stacey Aboriginal Scholarship is available to fulltime and part-time second year Aboriginal students undertaking an Bachelor degree program at the University of South Australia.

The scholarship will help recipients meet the costs associated with study including, but not limited to, textbooks‚ supplies‚ uniforms, computing equipment, travel, tuition fees or other out-of-pocket expenses.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:
• Identify as Australian Aboriginal and be accepted as an Aboriginal person in the community the student belongs to, lives in, or has lived in.
• Be a second-year Bachelor degree student.
• Be enrolled full-time (preferred) or part-time.
• Have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or above.
• Be experiencing financial disadvantage.
• Provide a full academic transcript or academic record.
• Provide a written statement.

Applicants must provide a written statement (maximum 750 words) detailing:
• Family heritage and connection to community
• Reasons for studying their current program and how the degree supports their future aspirations.
• Details of any financial or educational disadvantage they would like considered.
• How the grant would enhance the applicant’s learning experience and how the grant funds are likely to be used.
• Academic achievements.
• Community involvement and/or extracurricular activities/interests.

Applicants need to demonstrate financial hardship to apply for the scholarship. This can be done by providing evidence of a current Health Care Card and/or a means-tested Centrelink benefit e.g. Austudy, Abstudy, Youth Allowance, etc. Applicants not in receipt of government means tested benefits can complete the UniSA Scholarship Income Assessment Form to support their application.

The scholarship will be awarded based on academic merit and on the written statement outlining why the applicant would be a worthy scholarship recipient and the extent to which the scholarship would help overcome financial barriers. Individual circumstances, as outlined in the written statement, will be considered when determining the successful applicant.

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

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

How to apply: Online applications will open 24 Jan 2022  - 6 March 2022 via myScholarships 
 
Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed
 
Important:  When you apply for this grant, you will automatically be assessed against the eligibility criteria for all of the grants listed within the Aboriginal Grouped Schemes table.  Once you have submitted your online application via myScholarships,  you will be contacted by the UniSA Scholarships team within 5-7 business days and advised what supporting documentation you are required to provide in order to be considered for the grant(s) that you have been deemed eligible for.  Please note: 
  • If you are eligible for a grant, it does not mean you will be awarded the grant. 
  • do not provide any supporting documentation until you have been advised to. 
Value: Up to $30,000, payable as $10,000 per year for a maximum of three years.

Scholarship recipients will receive the following payments:
• $5,000 after the Study Period 2 census date
• $5,000 after the Study Period 5 census date

Ongoing payments are subject to enrolment checks and maintaining a GPA of 4 or above.

Pro-rata payments will apply for part-time enrolment.

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

Peter and Catherine Williams Refugee Grant

The Peter and Catherine Williams Refugee Grant provides encouragement and support for talented, financially disadvantaged students from a refugee background as they embark on their studies. Applicants will be students from a refugee background who are studying at UniSA. They can be a UniSA College student, an Undergraduate student or a Masters student in any course.

The grant funds are designed to assist recipients with their living and/or education expenses.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian Citizen‚ an Australian Permanent Resident or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa‚ Temporary Protection Visa‚ or Bridging Visa.
  • Refugee background.
  • Enrolled in a program at UniSA College as a commencing student; OR enrolled in a undergraduate program as a first year or second year student; OR enrolled in the first year of study of any Master degree program.
  • Full-time study load.
  • Submission of a written statement.

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

  • Reasons for studying your UniSA program and how the degree supports your future aspirations.
  • Your background prior to UniSA study.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Any financial or educational disadvantage that the applicant wishes to be taken into account.
  • How the Grant will benefit you.

The grant will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement‚ financial disadvantage and information provided in the written statement.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend a selection panel interview.

 How to apply:  Online applications will open via my Scholarships 

Important:  When you apply for this grant, you will automatically be assessed against the eligibility criteria for all of the grants listed within the Refugee Grouped Grant table.  Once you have submitted your online application via myScholarships,  you will be contacted by the UniSA Scholarships team within 5-7 business days and advised what supporting documentation you are required to provide in order to be considered for the grant(s) that you have been deemed eligible for.  Please note: 

  • If you are eligible for a grant, it does not mean you will be awarded the grant. 
  • do not provide any supporting documentation until you have been advised to. 

Please note this grant will not be open for applications in 2022

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

Value: $5,000
Payment will be in two instalments:
 - $2500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)
 - $2500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)

Payment is subject to the student being enrolled and maintaining satisfactory academic merit.

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

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Raytheon Australia VEEP Scholarship

Raytheon Australia is the nation’s leading provider of whole-of-life capabilities for the Australian Defence Force. With an in-country history spanning two decades, they have become a trusted capability partner for Australia’s defence.

UniSA Veterans’ Engagement and Education Program (VEEP) scholarships have been developed to provide an extra layer of encouragement and support for VEEP students to improve capacity to undertake and complete a tertiary degree. 

VEEP is targeted to currently enrolled, domestic UniSA students, who are:

  • veterans
  • serving or ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, including reservists
  • first responders and/or immediate family members of a veteran, ADF member, or first responder

The Raytheon Australia VEEP Scholarship is available to commencing and continuing students registered with VEEP studying full-time or part-time in a UniSA STEM or UniSA Business undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program at the University of South Australia.

Eligibility and selection criteria

  • Australian citizen, Australian Permanent resident
  • registered VEEP participant
  • commencing or continuing student in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program
  • full-time or part-time study load
  • submission of a written statement
  • submission of a Curriculum Vitae

Scholarship recipients cannot be in receipt of more than one scholarship or grant targeted to VEEP registered students. 

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (500-750 words) detailing:

  • summary of work history and life experience
  • reasons for studying their UniSA program and future career goals
  • community involvement and extracurricular activities/interests
  • how the grant funds will benefit them
  • any academic achievements and/or academic standing the applicant wish to be considered

Raytheon Australia and individual recipients will discuss and mutually agree any in-kind (non-financial) assistance the company may be willing to offer. Types of in-kind support might include mentoring and the appointment of a mentee and networking opportunities.

Applicants should be studying at an Adelaide campus or in a position to satisfy the engagement requirements of receiving the scholarship.

While academic standing is not a key determinant, Grade Point Average (GPA) for continuing students will be provided to the selection committee and may inform the decision-making process.

Shortlisted applicants will not be required to attend an interview. 

How to apply: Online applications will open 8 August 20022 and close 19 September 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

Value: up to $15,000

Payments will be made in up to six instalments of $2,500 each, paid over 3 years after Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates.

Part-time recipients will receive pro-rata payments. 

For more information‚ contact:

Dr Jane Kehrwald

Manager: Student Support

Student Engagement Unit

Tel: (08) 8302 3419

Email: jane.kehrwald@unisa.edu.au 

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The Refugee Student Grant

The Refugee Student Grant provides encouragement and support for financially disadvantaged students as they embark on their studies. Applicants will be students from a refugee background who are studying at UniSA. They can be a UniSA College student, or an Undergraduate student in any course.

The grant funds are designed to assist recipients with their living and/or education expenses.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa, Temporary Protection Visa, or Bridging Visa.
  • Refugee background.
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program or a UniSA College program.
  • Demonstrated financial disadvantage.
  • Full-time study load.
  • 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.
  • Their background prior to UniSA study.
  • Academic achievements.
  • The financial and/or educational disadvantages that the applicant wishes to be taken into account.
  • How the grant funds will benefit them and their study.

How to apply: Online applications will open 24 January 2022 - 6 March 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Important:  When you apply for this grant, you will automatically be assessed against the eligibility criteria for all of the grants listed within the Refugee Grouped Grant table.  Once you have submitted your online application via myScholarships,  you will be contacted by the UniSA Scholarships team within 5-7 business days and advised what supporting documentation you are required to provide in order to be considered for the grant(s) that you have been deemed eligible for.  Please note: 

  • If you are eligible for a grant, it does not mean you will be awarded the grant. 
  • do not provide any supporting documentation until you have been advised to. 

Value: $2‚500
Payment will be in two instalments:
- $1,250 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)
- $1,250 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)

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

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Rotary Club of the Barossa Valley Foundation Scholarship

The Rotary Club of the Barossa Valley Foundation Scholarship is available to financially disadvantaged, high achieving, full-time students from the Barossa Valley who are recent school leavers, new to University and are commencing a UniSA undergraduate degree.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be able to demonstrate that they resided in the Barossa Valley/Eden Valley area for the previous five years. Applicants will be asked to submit a personal written statement detailing their ATAR achieved in Year 12, their school activities and responsibilities, and any community involvement they may have undertaken. Details of how the scholarship will assist them while completing their program and with future goals should also be included in the statement. Applicants will also be asked to provide a character reference.

Selection will be based on academic merit, financial disadvantage, and the written statement and reference.

Value: $3,000 which equates to $1,500 per annum for the first two years of the recipient's program to assist with educational costs. The annual amount is payable in two instalments of $750 after the Study Period 2 and 5 census dates. Recipients should maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or above.

How to apply:  Online applications will open 24 January 2022 - 10 April 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

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

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Rural Reconnect Grant

These grants are available to students from a rural or isolated area who have relocated to Adelaide to study full-time and are undertaking a professional experience placement in one the following disciplines: Education, Health Sciences, Nursing or Midwifery.

Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents, be financially disadvantaged and have lived in a rural or isolated area for at least four years prior to commencing university. Applicants must be undertaking their placement in a rural area in the year that they apply for the grant.

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

Applicants must provide a personal written statement detailing the location and duration of their rural placement and their future career goals. Preference may be given to applicants who are undertaking a rural placement greater than four consecutive weeks. Applicants who are receiving financial assistance from the University Department of Rural Health are not eligible to apply. Applicants who have previously been in receipt of a Rural Reconnect Grant are not eligible to apply.

Recipients will be selected on the basis of demonstrated financial disadvantage, academic merit (GPA) and a personal written statement. Recipients will also be invited to participate in research and evaluation.

Please note this grant will not be open for applications in 2022

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

Value: $1,000

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

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SA Water Undergraduate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

The SA Water Undergraduate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship is available to *Aboriginal students who are studying full time in an undergraduate program (including Honours) at the University.

To be eligible for this scholarship students must:

  • be an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident
  • have an idea of their future and how the scholarship will be of benefit to them in achieving this

Applicants must have an interest in the SA Water Graduate Program, be willing to attend Graduate Program functions at SA Water and have the ability to be a positive ambassador for SA Water. Selection is based on academic merit and performance at an interview.

The recipient may be in receipt of other University of South Australia scholarships but may not receive another SA Water scholarship.

*From here on in the term Aboriginal is inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

How to apply: Online applications will open via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Value: Up to $20,000 in total equating to $5,000 per year (2 instalments of $2,500 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates) provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and maintain satisfactory academic performance. Recipients may also have the opportunity to undertake paid employment at SA Water during the summer vacation period.

For more information contact:
Miss Kylie Ellis
Aboriginal Student and Community Engagement Officer
Student Engagement Unit
Tel: (08) 830 24691
Email: kylie.ellis@unisa.edu.au

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Student Placement Grant

The grants will assist students who are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program and are required to undertake a placement as part of their program to gain professional experience.

Applicants must undertake a placement for a minimum of two consecutive weeks in the year that they apply for the grant. 

The grants will provide financial assistance for the costs associated with undertaking a placement including travel, accommodation and living expenses.

Applications should be submitted prior to the commencement of your placement in order for your application to be assessed.

Recipients must not be in receipt of other placement grants in the same year offered at UniSA. Recipients will be selected based on financial disadvantage and academic merit.

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Value: $1‚000

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

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Susan Seymour Student Grant

Susan Seymour inspired her family and friends with her generosity and love. She was a source of compassion and kindness to those who needed help, whether human or non-human. With Susan's example in mind, her two sons Liam and Jaylen and her wider family have been moved to establish this grant in her name. Susan's career was spent in service to the University of South Australia. She loved her work and was dedicated to the University community and to the many students who commenced and completed their studies. Susan's family conceived this grant as a gift to help a first-year student in financial need to enable them to continue their studies at the University of South Australia. The grant embodies Susan's generosity and her commitment to social justice.

The Susan Seymour Student Grant is available to financially constrained commencing students studying any undergraduate program at the University of South Australia. 

The grant recognises that many university students face financial and other hardships while pursuing their dream of attaining a tertiary qualification. 

Eligibility and selection criteria:

To be eligible for the Grants, applicants must:

  • be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident of Australia or refugee (holder of a permanent humanitarian visa or similar visa for refugees)
  • be a commencing undergraduate student (any discipline)
  • have full-time or part-time enrolment
  • provide evidence of financial disadvantage or low income
  • provide a written statement clearly addressing the points listed below

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

  • reasons for studying their UniSA program and future career goals
  • details of financial disadvantage and how the grant funds would benefit them and their study
  • educational background and any academic achievements (applicants should provide details of secondary schooling including Year 12 results, or details of alternative enrolment pathway)
  • work experience, community involvement and/or extracurricular activities/interests
  • the name of any scholarships or grants currently held (or where an application is pending)

Applicants need to demonstrate financial disadvantage to apply for the grant. This can be done by providing evidence of current receipt of a Health Care Card and/or a means-tested Centrelink benefit e.g. Austudy, Abstudy, Youth Allowance, etc.  Applicants not in receipt of government means tested benefits can complete the UniSA Scholarship Income Assessment Form, to support their application. 

Current financial disadvantage is a key component of the selection criteria and applicants are required to address this aspect in their written statements. 

How to apply:

Online applications will open 22 April 2022 - 8 May 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

Value: $2,000 (once-off payment after the Study Period 2 census date. Pro-rata payment applies for part-time enrolment.

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

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The Sarre Family Refugee Grant

The Sarre Family Refugee Grant provides encouragement and support for an undergraduate female student from a refugee background who has demonstrated leadership skills. The grant is available to female students from a refugee background studying full time at any year level of an undergraduate program.

The grant is valued at $2,500 and will assist the recipient meet the costs associated with their living and/or education expenses.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian Citizen‚ Australian Permanent Resident or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa‚ Temporary Protection Visa‚ or Bridging Visa.
  • Refugee background.
  • Enrolled in a UniSA undergraduate program.
  • Female student.
  • Full time.
  • Submission of a written statement.

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

  • Reasons for studying your UniSA program and how the degree supports your future aspirations
  • Your background prior to UniSA study.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Any financial or educational disadvantage that the applicant wishes to be taken into account how the grant will benefit you.
  • Examples of demonstrated leadership.

The grant will be awarded on the basis of the content of the written statement and demonstrated leadership skills.

How to apply:  Online applications will open 24 January 2022 - 6 March 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Important:  When you apply for this grant, you will automatically be assessed against the eligibility criteria for all of the grants listed within the Refugee Grouped Grant table.  Once you have submitted your online application via myScholarships,  you will be contacted by the UniSA Scholarships team within 5-7 business days and advised what supporting documentation you are required to provide in order to be considered for the grant(s) that you have been deemed eligible for.  Please note: 

  • If you are eligible for a grant, it does not mean you will be awarded the grant. 
  • do not provide any supporting documentation until you have been advised to. 

Value: $2‚500
Payment will be in two instalments:
$1250 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)
$1250 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)

Payment is subject to the student being enrolled and maintaining satisfactory academic merit.

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

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The Tedmanson - Pieters Family Refugee Grant

The Tedmanson-Pieters Family Refugee Grant provides encouragement and support for a female student from a refugee background who is studying either at the UniSA College or in any undergraduate course. Applicants will be female students from a refugee background who are studying full time at any year level at UniSA.

The grant funds are designed to assist recipients with their living and/or education expenses.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian Citizen‚ Australian Permanent Resident or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa‚ Temporary Protection Visa‚ or Bridging Visa.
  • Refugee background.
  • Enrolled in a program at UniSA College; OR enrolled in a undergraduate program.
  • Female student.
  • Full-time.
  • 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 future aspirations.
  • Their background prior to UniSA study.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Any financial or educational disadvantage that the applicant wishes to be taken into account.
  • How the grant will benefit them

The grant will be awarded on the basis of the content of the written statement.

How to apply:  Online applications will open 24 January 2022 - 6 March 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Important:  When you apply for this grant, you will automatically be assessed against the eligibility criteria for all of the grants listed within the Refugee Grouped Grant table.  Once you have submitted your online application via myScholarships,  you will be contacted by the UniSA Scholarships team within 5-7 business days and advised what supporting documentation you are required to provide in order to be considered for the grant(s) that you have been deemed eligible for.  Please note: 

  • If you are eligible for a grant, it does not mean you will be awarded the grant. 
  • do not provide any supporting documentation until you have been advised to. 

Value: $2,500
Payment will be in two instalments:
- $1,250 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)
- $1,250 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)

Payment is subject to the student being enrolled and maintaining satisfactory academic merit.

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

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Ultra Electronics VEEP Grant

UniSA Veterans’ Engagement and Education Program (VEEP) grants have been developed to provide an extra layer of encouragement and support for VEEP students to improve capacity to undertake and complete a tertiary degree.

VEEP is targeted to currently enrolled, domestic UniSA students, who are:

  • veterans
  • serving or ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, including reservists
  • first responders; and/or
  • immediate family members of a veteran, ADF member, or first responder

The Ultra Electronics VEEP Grant is available to commencing and continuing students registered with VEEP studying full-time or part-time in a software, electronic engineering or computer science related undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program at the University of South Australia.

Eligibility and selection criteria

  • Australian citizen, Australian Permanent resident
  • registered VEEP participant
  • studying at an Adelaide campus or in a position to satisfy the work experience or engagement requirements of receiving the grant
  • full-time or part-time study load
  • enrolled in an eligible program at UniSA – disciplines of software development, electronic engineering, or computer science
  • submission of a written statement
  • submission of a Curriculum Vitae

Ultra Electronics and individual recipients are free to discuss and mutually agree any in-kind (non-financial) assistance Ultra Electronics may be willing to offer. Types of in-kind support might include mentoring and the appointment of a mentee, work experience and/or networking opportunities.

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (500-750 words) detailing:

  • summary of work history and life experience
  • reasons for studying their UniSA program and future career goals
  • community involvement and extracurricular activities/interests
  • how the grant funds will benefit them
  • any academic achievements and/or academic standing the applicant wish to be considered
  • willingness to engage with Ultra Electronics on in-kind assistance such as work experience

Recipients cannot be in receipt of more than one scholarship or grant targeted to VEEP registered students.
Shortlisted applicants are not required to attend an interview.

How to apply: Online applications will open 8 August 20022 and close 19 September 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Value: $5,000
Payment will be in two instalments:
- $2,500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)
- $2,500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)
Part-time recipients will receive pro-rata payment (half the amount a full-time recipient would receive).

For more information‚ contact:
Dr Jane Kehrwald
Manager Student Support
Student Engagement Unit
Tel: (08) 8302 3419
Email: jane.kehrwald@unisa.edu.au

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University of South Australia Rural Reconnect Relocation Scholarship

The University of South Australia Rural Reconnect Relocation Scholarships were established as part of the University of South Australia Rural Reconnect project. These scholarships, valued at $8,000 each, will assist students from rural and isolated areas to fund their relocation costs associated with moving to the city in order to pursue full-time undergraduate study.

Recipients must be Australian citizens or permanent residents, commencing full-time study in an undergraduate degree program, and have completed Year 12 within the last two and a half years. Assessment is made on the basis of financial disadvantage, academic merit, a personal written statement, and a character reference.

Recipients are also required to contribute to their local community, provide a written reflection at the conclusion of their scholarship, and participate in scholarship research.

Value: $8,000, provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and maintains a GPA of 5.0 or above.

Scholarship payments are split into three instalments: $3‚000 in February‚ $4‚000 in July‚ and $1‚000 at the conclusion of Study Period 5. The final payment is subject to demonstrated community involvement.

How to apply:

Applications will be open 15 August 2022  - 31 January 2023. 

Applicants should submit an application form (link to form only available during scholarship opening timeframe), written statement, evidence of financial disadvantage and character reference to:
UniSA Scholarship Office
Student and Academic Services
Email: scholarships.prizes@unisa.edu.au

Application Form

 

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

Note: If you are not eligible for a Health Care Card or a means-tested Centrelink benefit, the UniSA Scholarship Assessment Form (form is located at the bottom of the web page) may be used as a means-test to assess your eligibility for a scholarship.

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University of South Australia Scholarship for Power Cup participants

The University of South Australia Scholarship for Power Cup participants will provide financial assistance to Power Cup participants who gain entry to a UniSA program within 5 years following their participation on the Power Cup.

One scholarship will be awarded to the top female and one to the top male applicant each year. The top applicants will be determined by ATAR including Bonus Points.

The scholarship of $2,000 per annum will be awarded to recipients for the standard duration of their program.

How to apply: Online applications will open via my Scholarships

Value: $2,000 per annum

For more information contact:
UniSA Scholarship Office
Tel: (08) 8302 1697 
Email: Scholarships.Prizes@unisa.edu.au

Please note that the final year of offer for this scholarship will be 2022.

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University of South Australia Rainbow Pride Grant

These Grants provide financial assistance to financially disadvantaged UniSA students who are Lesbian, Gay, Bi+, Transgender, Intersex, Queer* and/or Asexual.

* In the context of this Grant, Queer is used to describe people of diverse genders, bodies and sexualities.

One Grant is available per Academic Unit. If there are no successful applicants in an Academic Unit, the Grant may be allocated to a successful applicant from another Academic Unit.

Eligibility Requirement

Students are eligible to apply for a University of South Australia Rainbow Pride Grant if they:

  1. Are an Australian citizen‚ a permanent resident or the holder of a permanent humanitarian visa.
  2. Are enrolled full-time or part-time in an undergraduate program.
  3. Are Lesbian, Gay, Bi+, Transgender, Intersex, Queer* and/or Asexual.
  4. Can provide evidence of financial disadvantage.

Applications may be weighted according to the following factors:

  • Commencing higher education
  • Identifying as Aboriginal
  • Living in a regional/rural/isolated area
  • Having a disability
  • Non-English speaking background

Applicants must submit a written statement of no more than 500 words describing how they contribute to LGBTIQA+ communities and how the Grant will assist them. Alternatively, in lieu of a written statement, applicants may submit a written endorsement provided by UniSA’s Rainbow Club.

To be eligible to receive the Grant payments successful applicants must:

  • Remain enrolled after SP2 and SP5 census dates.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as per UniSA’s Assessment Policies and Procedures.

How to apply:
Online applications will open 27 July 2022 - 28 August 2022 via my Scholarships.

Applicants may upload the supporting documents via myScholarships.

Value:

$2,000.00 paid in two instalments:

  • $1,000 after Study Period 2 census date
  • $1,000 after Study Period 5 census date

Pro rata payment applies to part time recipients.

Recipients of Study Period 5, 2022 round will receive a once off payment of $1,000.

For more information‚ contact:
Campus Central

Tel: 1300 301 703

Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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UniSA Access Scholarship

The UniSA Access Scholarship is available to undergraduate students experiencing financial or educational disadvantage, which includes students who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Financial hardship.
  • Non-English speaking background.
  • Women in non-traditional areas of study (i.e. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
  • Students with a disability.
  • Regional and remote students.
  • Aboriginal students.

The scholarship is available to commencing students and preference may be given to applicants who are attending University for the first time. Applicants may be Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia.

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 500 words) detailing:

  • Reasons for studying their current program.
  • Financial or educational disadvantage.
  • Future career goals.
  • Evidence of community engagement.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Ability and willingness to act as a UniSA ambassador e.g. occasional attendance at events, and/or involvement in filming or interviews to document the impact of the scholarship.

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

Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide two character references (at least one of these must be from a referee not connected to the applicant’s secondary school), and attend a selection panel interview.

Please note this grant will not be open for applications in 2022.

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

How to apply:
Applications are accessed through my Scholarships (via logging on to the my UniSA student portal and selecting ‘my Finances’).

Applicants must also provide a written statement, as outlined above, to scholarships.prizes@unisa.edu.au.

Value: $15,000 ($5,000 per year up to a maximum of three years)

Online applications will open through my Scholarships in January each year.

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

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UniSA Aboriginal Supplementary Grant

The UniSA Aboriginal Supplementary Grant provides support to Aboriginal students whose studies are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants will be students who are studying an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program, Aboriginal Pathways Program, Foundation studies or Diploma program.

The Grant provides financial assistance to support education costs associated with online learning, which as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has replaced some on-campus learning.

Students who previously received the Aboriginal Supplementary Grant are eligible to apply.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria
• Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander (please note an Affirmation of Aboriginality Form will be requested if students haven't provided it previously)
• Enrolled in a UniSA College, UniSA undergraduate, or UniSA postgraduate coursework program, or UniSA Online Program

How to apply: Online applications will open 14 September 2022 - 4 October 2022 via my Scholarships

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

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UniSA College Refugee Advancement Grant

The UniSA College Refugee Advancement Grant will be awarded to a student from a refugee background who is commencing study with the University of South Australia for the first time.

The grant is available to a student who is currently enrolled in a program at UniSA College and who wishes to progress to an undergraduate degree at UniSA.

The grant is valued at $2‚000 and will assist the recipient meet the costs associated with study including textbooks‚ travel‚ computing equipment or other related expenses.

Applicants may be an Australian Citizen‚ an Australian Permanent Resident or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa‚ Temporary Protection Visa‚ or Bridging Visa.

Applicants would normally be enrolled in full-time study, however part-time applications will be considered with the reason for part-time study clearly outlined in the written statement. Where a part-time recipient is selected, funds will be awarded pro rata.

Payments will be paid in two instalments of $1000 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates provided the recipient continues to meet the grant criteria and maintains a grade point average (GPA) of 4 or above.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian Citizen‚ Australian Permanent Resident or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa‚ Temporary Protection Visa‚ or Bridging Visa.
  • Refugee background.
  • Enrolled in a UniSA College program at UniSA - Full-time or part-time.
  • Submission of a written statement.
  • Financial disadvantage or hardship.

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

  • Residency / visa status history.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Reason for studying their current program.
  • Future career goals and the impact they would like to have on their chosen profession.
  • Financial or educational disadvantage including experience as a refugee.
  • How the grant will help meet study related expenses.

The grant will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement‚ financial disadvantage and information provided in the written statement.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend a selection panel interview.

How to apply:  Online applications will open 24 January 2022 - 6 March 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Important:  When you apply for this grant, you will automatically be assessed against the eligibility criteria for all of the grants listed within the Refugee Grouped Grant table.  Once you have submitted your online application via myScholarships,  you will be contacted by the UniSA Scholarships team within 5-7 business days and advised what supporting documentation you are required to provide in order to be considered for the grant(s) that you have been deemed eligible for.  Please note: 

  • If you are eligible for a grant, it does not mean you will be awarded the grant. 
  • do not provide any supporting documentation until you have been advised to. 

Value: $2,000
 Payment will be in two instalments:
 - $1000 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)
 - $1000 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)

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

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UniSA Elite Athlete Scholarship

As an Elite Athlete Friendly University, the University of South Australia (UniSA) has a proud history of supporting elite athletes to achieve their best in their sport and studies.

The UniSA Elite Athlete Scholarship extends this support to reduce the financial pressures associated with study, so you can focus on achieving your sporting and academic careers.

For more information:

Please visit the Elite Athlete and Performer page: https://study.unisa.edu.au/Elite-athletes-and-performers/

How to apply: Online applications will open via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2022 is still to be confirmed

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UniSA Elite Athlete & Performer Study Grant

These grants provide financial assistance to students eligible for admission to the UniSA Elite Athletes and Performer Program. 

The grant will be awarded on the basis of financial disadvantage and other equity criteria.

For more information:

Please visit the Elite Athlete and Performer page for information, including opening dates and criteria: https://study.unisa.edu.au/Elite-athletes-and-performers/

How to apply:

Applications are accessed through myScholarships (via logging on to the myUniSA student portal).

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UniSA Elite Athlete & Performer Travel Grant

The UniSA Athlete & Performer Travel Grants provide financial assistance to registered students on the UniSA Elite Athletes & Performers program. The grant supports attendance at specific state, national and international events through reimbursement of registration fees and a travel allowance.

Applications will be assessed and allocated in chronological order of receipt until available funds are exhausted. Please be aware that there is a high level of applications for this grant and your application does not guarantee an offer. Late applications will not be accepted.

There are a limited number of Grants available annually. Only one grant will be allocated to a student in a calendar year.

For more information:

Please visit the Elite Athlete and Performer page for information, including opening dates and criteria: https://study.unisa.edu.au/Elite-athletes-and-performers/

How to apply:
Applications are accessed through myScholarships (via logging on to the myUniSA student portal).

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UniSA Excellence Scholarship

UniSA will offer Excellence Scholarships to South Australian students who have achieved an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 99 (exclusive of bonus points) and have enrolled to study a UniSA undergraduate degree. Scholarship recipients will receive $5,000 in their first semester of study to support their educational and living expenses.

Criteria

The scholarships will be awarded to all students who meet the following criteria:

  • Are Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia.
  • Completed high school in South Australia, either through the SACE or IB.
  • Achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 99 (Exclusive of ATAR adjustment factors) or equivalent IB score.
  • Applied through SATAC to study an undergraduate Bachelor degree at UniSA and have enrolled in that program to study full time.

The University will automatically offer the scholarship to eligible students (there is no application process).

The scholarship payment will be made following the census date in Study Period 2. The scholarship cannot be deferred.

Recipients of the UniSA Outstanding Achievement Scholarship will not be eligible for the UniSA Excellence Scholarship.

Please note students taking gap years are not eligible for this scholarship. Students must be enrolled in UniSA in the year immediately following their Year 12 completion.

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

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UniSA International Scholarship

The UniSA International Scholarship is open to international 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 5.0 or above) and a strong motivation to succeed. 

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

  • Academic achievements (including a Grade Point Average based on first year of 5.0 or above).
  • Reasons for studying their current program.
  • Future career goals.
  • Evidence of community engagement.
  • Ability and willingness to act as a UniSA ambassador (e.g. occasional attendance at events, and/or involvement in filming or interviews to document the impact of the scholarship).

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

Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide two character references and attend a selection panel interview. 

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

How to apply: Online applications will open via my Scholarships

Please note this grant will not be open for applications in 2022.

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

Value: $15,000 ($5,000 per year up to a maximum of three years)

Online applications will open through my Scholarships in January each year.

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

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UniSA Online Aboriginal Grant

The UniSA Online Aboriginal Grant supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in an undergraduate UniSA Online program.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate UniSA Online program (minimum of two courses or one course part-time), in their first academic year, at census date
  • Full-time or part-time load.
  • Identify as Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and accepted as such in the community the student belongs to, lives in, or has lived in.
  • Submission of a written statement.

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

  • Academic achievements or prior work highlights/successes.
  • Describe your family heritage and your connection to community
  • Reasons for studying your current program.
  • Future career goals and impact you would like to have on your chosen profession.
  • How the current degree supports your aspirations.
  • Evidence of community involvement.
  • Willingness to act as an ambassador for UniSA in the year in which you receive the grant to document the impact of the grant (e.g. online promotion and testimonials).

The grant will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and information provided in the written statement.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend a selection panel interview conducted via teleconference.

How to apply:  Online applications will be open between 10 January 2022 - 06 March 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2022 is still to be confirmed

Value: $5,500 

Payment will be in three instalments:
$1,000 (paid after the census date for the relevant study period)
$2,250 (paid following the completion of four UniSA Online courses)
$2,250 (paid following the completion of eight UniSA online courses) 

The second and third payments are conditional upon successful completion of UniSA Online courses (as specified above) and a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 4.5. 

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

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UniSA Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

UniSA will offer Outstanding Achievement Scholarships to South Australian students who have achieved an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 99.95 (exclusive of bonus points) and have enrolled to study a UniSA undergraduate degree. Scholarship recipients will receive $10,000 per annum, for up to four years of full-time study (to a maximum of $40,000), to support their educational and living expenses.

Criteria

The scholarships will be awarded to all students who meet the following criteria:

  • Are Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
  • Achieved an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 99.95 (exclusive of bonus points) or equivalent IB score.
  • Applied through SATAC to study an undergraduate Bachelor degree at UniSA and have enrolled in that program to study full-time.

The University will automatically offer the scholarship to eligible students (there is no application process).

Scholarship recipients will be required to be enrolled on a full-time basis and maintain a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 in order to receive the scholarship payments. Scholarship payments of $5,000 will be made following the census dates in study periods two and five each year. The scholarship cannot be deferred.

Recipients of the UniSA Outstanding Achievement Scholarship will not be eligible for the UniSA Excellence Scholarship.

Please note students taking gap years are not eligible for this scholarship. Students must be enrolled in UniSA in the year immediately following their Year 12 completion.

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

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UniSA Student Exchange Travel Grants

The University of South Australia is committed to providing opportunities for students to gain an international perspective by participating in student exchange. Studying on exchange can be an enriching cultural and academic experience and one that benefits you throughout your life. UniSA has more than 80 exchange partners throughout the world in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

When these travel grants are available, all UniSA students who are accepted into the exchange program will be accessed for eligibility as part of their application process. While on student exchange, you remain enrolled at the University of South Australia and continue to pay your normal UniSA fees. You do not pay tuition fees to the host institution. Additionally, for students that are eligible, Centrelink payments continue to be paid while overseas on student exchange. You will also receive credit for the courses you take on student exchange, meaning that you will still be able to complete your degree on time.

The award of Travel Grants is subject to the discretion of the Pro Vice Chancellor: International.

Value: up to $2,500 (dependent on selected country).

For more information contact:
UniSA International
Email: Student.Exchange@unisa.edu.au
Web: Travel Grants Criteria

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Vacation Research Scholarships

The University of South Australia offers Vacation Research Scholarships:

High Achiever Vacation Research Scholarships
These scholarships are for undergraduate students in their second, third or Honours year, who have a strong academic record. The scholarships offer the opportunity to undertake research for up to 8 weeks with experienced researchers, usually between December and February, in a recognised Research Institute or Centre within UniSA.

Please visit the website for information on how to apply.

Value: $300 per week for the agreed tenure, up to eight weeks.

For more information contact:
Graduate Research Centre
University of South Australia
Tel: (08) 8302 5880
Email:  research.degrees@unisa.edu.au 

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Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarship

UniSA will offer up to 20 Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarships in 2017 to future international students who have achieved an 85% average (or equivalent) in previous studies and have applied to study a UniSA undergraduate or postgraduate (by coursework) degree.

Scholarship recipients will receive a 50% reduction in their student contributions (tuition fees) per annum, for up to four years of full-time study. 

Successful applicants will become a UniSA International Student Ambassador and will be required to maintain a credit average (or equivalent) for each consecutive year of study to be eligible for the 50% student contribution (tuition fee) reduction.

The scholarships will be awarded to selected international students who meet the following criteria:

  • Be a prospective international student
  • Be eligible to study in Australia with a student visa
  • Not have accepted any other UniSA scholarship or bursary
  • Have achieved an 85% average (or equivalent) in previous studies
  • Meet the minimum English language entry requirements for the chosen program applied into
  • Meet normal program admission requirements for the chosen program applied into.

Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarships are not available to:

  • Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia
  • Sponsored students (foreign government or Australian government
  • Research Degree applicants
  • Students claiming advanced standing or credit into UniSA programs.

Unsuccessful applicants of the Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarship will automatically be considered for the International Merit Scholarship.

Scholarship recipients will be required to be enrolled on a full-time basis at UniSA's South Australian campuses, and maintain a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 in order to receive the scholarship payments. Scholarship payments (50% of tuition fees) will be provided as a discount on successful applicants' student contribution invoice at the commencement of the relevant study period each year. The scholarship cannot be deferred.

For more information contact: 
International Admissions Office
Tel: +61 8302 0114
Email: international@unisa.edu.au

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Wattle Range Council UniSA Study Grant

The Wattle Range Council UniSA Study Grant provides encouragement and support for talented students from the Wattle Range Council area as they commence a UniSA undergraduate degree program.

The grant will be awarded to students who resided in the Wattle Range Council area during Year 12, or in the period immediately prior to lodging an application to study at UniSA.

Two grants are available each year:

  • One grant for Wattle Range Council residents relocating to Adelaide to commence an undergraduate program offered at a UniSA metropolitan campus.
  • One grant for Wattle Range Council residents commencing study at the UniSA Mount Gambier campus.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.
  • Have resided within the Wattle Range Council area (postcodes 5277, 5278, 5279 and 5280) during Year 12, or in the six-months prior to lodging an application to study at UniSA.
  • Be a commencing student in their first year of higher education study (applicants must not have attended a tertiary or higher education institution).
  • Full-time study load in an undergraduate program.
  • Demonstrated financial disadvantage.

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

  • Reasons for studying their UniSA program and how the degree supports their future goals.
  • Local community involvement or extracurricular activities.
  • How the grant funds will be used.
  • Any financial disadvantage the applicant wishes to be taken into account.

Supporting documentation (evidence of financial disadvantage and written statement) will be forwarded to the Scholarships Office by the due date.

The grant will be awarded on the basis of financial disadvantage and content of the written statement.

How to apply:  Online applications will open 24 January 2022 - 6 March 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Value: $2‚500
 Payment will be in two instalments:
 - $1,250 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)
 - $1,250 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)

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

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The Wood Foundation Aboriginal Scholarship

The Wood Foundation Aboriginal Scholarship will be available to Aboriginal students enrolled in first or second year of any undergraduate program offered by UniSA.

Applicants must identify as Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted as such in the community the student belongs to, lives in, or has lived in.

Each scholarship is valued at up to $15,000 ($7,500 per year for two years for full-time students)

Applicants will provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Their family heritage and their connection to community.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Future career goals.
  • Any financial or educational disadvantage or circumstances they would like taken into account.

Continuance of the scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic performance and the recipient should maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or above.

How to apply:  Online applications will open 1 March 2022 - 3 April 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Value: up to $15,000 payable as $7,500 per year for a maximum of two years.

Scholarship recipients will receive the following payments each year for the duration of the scholarship:

  • $3,750 after the Study Period 2 census date
  • $3,750 after the Study Period 5 census date

Ongoing payments are subject to maintaining on-going enrollment and maintaining a GPA of 4 or above.

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

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Wyndham Richardson Accommodation Scholarships

Originally established in 1983 the Wyndham Richardson Accommodation Scholarships awards scholarships, bursaries and prizes based on merit or reasons of equity to promote a recipient's tertiary education. These are available to Australian Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents from any State or Territory studying in a tertiary institution.

Wyndham Richardson was born in Melbourne in 1904, but completed his primary and secondary education in South Australia before returning with his family to Melbourne. A combination of circumstances including ill-health, prevented his completing an Engineering degree begun in Adelaide and continued in Melbourne.

He never forgot his disappointment, and later in life he established this Trust to provide assistance to tertiary students experiencing difficulties, including financial difficulties, in undertaking a course of study.

The Wyndham Richardson Accommodation Scholarships provides up to four accommodation scholarships valued at $2,500 each to assist with accommodation expenses for needy students from rural or remote areas in any Australian State.

The scholarship is open to continuing and commencing students. Students must meet all of the following essential selection criteria:

  • Student must be able to verify financial disadvantage (eg through evidence of means tested Centrelink benefits or through assessment by the 'UniSA Scholarships Assessment Form')
  • Students must originate from a rural or regional area. Students who have moved in order to study will be given first priority
  • Students must be enrolled into an undergraduate degree program on a full time basis. Those who can verify extenuating circumstances (eg disability or carer status) will have the opportunity to do so in the application form, and they may be deemed eligible with 50% or more load (in line with the University's equity policy)

The scholarships will be awarded on academic merit. Where applications require further separation, other equity indicators may be taken into account according to the University's equity focus (as defined by the University's equity policy).

To apply students will need to log into the myUniSA Student Portal and clicking on my Finances. This will display a 'my Scholarships' link (under the heading 'Related Information') which will take you to the my Scholarships homepage.

Value: $2,500 to assist with accommodation expenses.

How to apply: Online applications will open 28 February 2022 - 8 April 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

For more information contact:
UniSA Scholarship Office
Student and Academic Services
Tel: (08) 8302 1697
Email: Scholarships.Prizes@unisa.edu.au

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Zero Waste SA Pam Keating Memorial Scholarship

The Zero Waste SA Pam Keating Memorial Scholarship has been established in memory of Pam Keating, a noted environmentalist and waste management expert, who passionately believed in the importance of reducing waste and its impact on our environment, and was committed to education and training for sustainability.

The scholarship is available to full-time or part-time students undertaking an Honours or Masters program in an area of interest to the Zero Waste SA Research Centre. These areas include:

  • Waste minimisation and waste avoidance
  • Resource recovery
  • Recycling and behaviour change
  • Sustainable consumption
  • Values towards reductions of waste and consumption
  • Material flow
  • Behaviour change
  • Measuring consumption and ecological footprints
  • Resource efficiency and life cycle measurement
  • Decision making

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit (Grade Point Average) and an interview. Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents and provide a two page written statement with their application outlining: the research to be undertaken in their research topic, career goals and future plans and how the scholarship will help achieve their ambitions. A project summary from the applicant's supervisor containing a detailed description of the project and its outcomes should also be included with the application.

The recipient must have the ability to be a positive ambassador for the objectives of Zero Waste SA. They will be offered six hours of informal mentoring or in-kind assistance by Zero Waste SA and may also have the opportunity to undertake paid employment at Zero Waste SA during the summer vacation period.

The scholarship recipient must remain enrolled in their program and achieve satisfactory academic performance over the period of study and should maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or above.

Value: Up to $10,000. Full-time students will receive two instalments of $5,000 after the study period 2 and study period 5 census dates. Part-time students will receive up to four instalments of $2,500 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates over a two year period.

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

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

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Zonta Club of Adelaide Community Development Grant

The Zonta Club of Adelaide Community Development Grant assists female full-time students of the University of South Australia who are undertaking community development projects in Australia or overseas that make a positive difference in the lives of women. The grant is to support the costs involved in undertaking the project. This could include materials, travel, data collection etc.

The grant aligns with Zonta Club's key objective to advance the status of women through the service and advocacy. Further information on the work the Zonta Club supports can be viewed at www.zonta.org or www.zontaclubadelaide.org.au

The grant is open to female Honours and Postgraduate Coursework continuing students in the field of Psychology and Social Work and Social Policy who have a research project as part of their degree. The project should involve community development that makes a positive difference in the lives of women.

Preference may be given to students applying to do a project in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community, South- East Asia or a Pacific Island nation.

Recipients will be invited to attend a Zonta Club dinner and share with members the highlight of their project and how the grant supported their project.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter in the form of personal written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Reasons for studying their current program.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Prior community involvement.
  • Future career goals.
  • Description of the project being undertaken individually or as a team. The project is required to have a clear outcome to benefit women in a disadvantaged community.
  • Incorporate a proposed budget and project timeline.

Applicants will also need to obtain an endorsement letter from their University Project Director or Course Coordinator confirming the current project to be undertaken.

Value: $3,000

How to apply:  Online applications will open 24 January 2022 - 3 April 2022 via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

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

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