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Scholarship name Discipline area Value Contact Who can apply
Bendigo Bank Whyalla Study Support Grant All $1,000 Heidi Freeman     
Cowan Regional Grant All $2,500 Jan Discianni     
Cowan Regional Placement Grant Professional Experience Placement $1,500 Jan Discianni     
Destination Australia Scholarship Nursing, Social Work, Education $15,000 UniSA General enquiries  
Dr Brian Webby Whyalla Support Grant All $2,000 UniSA General enquiries    
Eddie Hughes Regional Education Grant All $1,000 Heidi Freeman   
Kindred Living Whyalla Nursing Grant Nursing $2,500    
Naracoorte Lucindale Council Undergraduate Grant All $1,000 UniSA General enquiries   
People First Community Care Aboriginal Student Grant Social Work and Nursing $4,000      
Rotary District 9780 UniSA Grant All $3,000 Jan Discianni        
Whyalla City Council Student Grant All $2,500    
Whyalla Regional Manager's Study Support Grant All $1000 Heidi Freeman    


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


Bendigo Bank Whyalla Study Support Grant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cowan Regional Grants

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

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

Value: $2,500 Payments are split in two instalments of $1,250 each after the Study Period 2 and 5 census dates provided the recipient continues to meet the grant criteria and maintains satisfactory academic performance. The funds must be used for the intended purpose and recipients will be required to sign a grant agreement to this effect.

Apply (via my Scholarships)

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

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Cowan Regional Placement Grant

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

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

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

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

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

Value: $1,500 to be paid in one instalment.

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

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Dr Brian Webby Whyalla Support Grant

The Dr Brian Webby Whyalla Support Grant assists undergraduate students studying at the Whyalla campus who are experiencing financial hardship. 

Dr Brian Webby was a valued member of UniSA STEM who played an important role within the UniSA Whyalla campus community.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Enrolled in any undergraduate program taught at the Whyalla Regional Campus (internal delivery).
  • Successful completion of first year (completion of at least 27 units including credit).
  • Australian Citizen‚ Permanent Resident of Australia.
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.5 or above.
  • Full-time or part time study load.
  • Demonstrate financial disadvantage or hardship.

Applicants may be in second, third or fourth year. 

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

  • Reasons for studying their UniSA Whyalla program.
  • Future career goals and personal aspirations.
  • Academic achievements (including first year results and GPA).
  • Local community involvement and/or extracurricular activities.
  • How the grant funds will be used to overcome financial constraints.

How to apply:

Applications are accessed through my Scholarships (via logging on to the my UniSA student portal)

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

Value: $2‚000 (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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Eddie Hughes Regional Education Grant

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

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

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

Value: Up to $1,000. Paid in two instalments of $500 in the year the grant is awarded.  The first instalment is after the Study Period 2 census date and the second instalment is after the Study Period 5 census date, provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and maintains satisfactory academic performance.

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

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Kindred Living Whyalla Nursing Grant

The Kindred Living Whyalla Nursing Grant will be awarded to one Stage 2 Bachelor of Nursing student studying at the University of South Australia’s Whyalla campus. The student will be required to undertake a placement component at Kindred Living Whyalla as part of their stage 3 studies.

To be eligible for this grant, applicants must:

  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or holder of permanent humanitarian visa.
  • Have full-time or part-time enrolment in the Bachelor of Nursing - Whyalla (IBNU) with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.5 or above.
  • Provide a personal written statement addressing the points listed below.
  • Have an interest in working in the aged care industry and be willing to undertake an 8-week (Stage 3) placement at Kindred Living.
  • Attend an interview.

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

  • Reasons for studying their nursing program (including interest in aged care).
  • Future career goals and personal aspirations.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Previous and current work experience, community involvement and/or extracurricular activities.
  • Willingness to participate in the in-kind support available from Kindred Living.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview.

How to apply:
Applications are accessed through myScholarships (via logging on to the myUniSA student portal). In addition to applying online, applicants are required to provide a written statement, as outlined above.

Value: $2,500

For more information contact:
UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences
Email: NursingandMidwiferyScholarships@unisa.edu.au

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Naracoorte Lucindale Council Undergraduate Grant

The Naracoorte Lucindale Council Undergraduate Grant provides encouragement and support for talented student from the Naracoorte Lucindale Council area studying an undergraduate degree at Mount Gambier campus.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Australian Citizens or Australian Permanent Resident.
  • Have lived within the boundary of the Naracoorte Lucindale Council for at least 12 months.
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program delivered at Mount Gambier campus.
  • Applicant must not have already attended or have a qualification from another university.
  • Full-time 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 goals.
  • Local community involvement or extracurricular activities.
  • Academic achievements.
  • How the grant funds will benefit them and their study.
  • Financial and/or educational disadvantage (disclosed at applicant’s discretion).

To receive the grant, applicants must demonstrate an affinity with the Naracoorte Lucindale area, academic achievement and a passion for their UniSA program. Where applicants are equally ranked after consideration of the core criteria, preference may be given to applicants demonstrating financial and/or educational disadvantage.

Whilst there are no restrictions on the use of funds, the grant is designed to assist with the cost of undertaking a university program such as relocation costs, travel expenses, text books and the purchase of computer hardware / software.

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

In addition to applying online, applicants are required to provide a written statement, as outlined above, to the UniSA Scholarships Office. Email: scholarships.prizes@unisa.edu.au

Value: $1‚000 paid after Study Period 2 census date (31 March)

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

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People First Community Care Aboriginal Student Grant

The People First Community Care Aboriginal Student Grant will be awarded to Aboriginal students attending the UniSA Mount Gambier campus. It provides encouragement and support for Aboriginal students with a passion for their program.

Two grants are available each year:

  • one grant for a student studying Bachelor of Social Work (Mount Gambier).
  • one grant for a student studying Bachelor of Nursing (Mount Gambier).

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander descent (please note a declaration of Aboriginality from the community will be requested if selected).
  • Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.
  • Enrolled in Bachelor of Social Work (Mount Gambier) or Bachelor of Nursing (Mount Gambier).
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 4 or above (commencing students exempt)
  • Full-time (preferred).
  • Submission of a written statement.

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

  • Family heritage and connection to community.
  • Reasons for studying current program and how the degree supports future aspirations
  • Academic achievements.
  • Financial or educational disadvantage (disclosed at applicants’ discretion).
  • Community involvement and / or extracurricular activities.

The grant will be awarded based on financial disadvantage, passion for the UniSA Program and career goals aligned to community care as demonstrated in the written statement.

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.

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

In addition to applying online, applicants are required to provide a written statement, as outlined above, to the Mount Gambier office.

Email: MountGambier.Enquiries@unisa.edu.au

Value: $4,000 – two grants per year
Payment will be in two installments:

  • $2,000 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2
  • $2,000 (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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Rotary District 9780 UniSA Grant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Value: $3,000. Payments are split in two instalments of $1,500 each after the Study Period 2 and 5 census dates provided the recipient continues to meet the grant criteria and maintains satisfactory academic performance. 

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

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Whyalla City Council Student Grant

The Whyalla City Council Student Grant will be awarded to commencing undergraduate students studying at the University of South Australia’s Whyalla campus.

To be eligible for this grant, applicants must:

  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa.
  • Have full-time enrolment in an undergraduate program offered at the UniSA Whyalla campus (internal delivery).
  • Have resided in Whyalla or a locality in close proximity to Whyalla during year 12, or in the six-months prior to lodging an application to study at UniSA.
  • Have completed the requirements for the South Australian Certificate of Education or been admitted to a UniSA program via an alternative pathway (mature age students are eligible to apply).
  • Have applied and received an offer through SATAC for entry to the University, and not deferred their place for more than one year.
  • Be a commencing student in their first year of higher education (applicants must not have already attended a tertiary or higher education institution).
  • Be able to demonstrate financial 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.

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

  • Reasons for studying their UniSA program.
  • Future career goals and personal aspirations.
  • Academic achievements (including ATAR).
  • Local community involvement and/or extracurricular activities.
  • How the grant funds will be used to overcome financial constraints.

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

How to apply: Applications are assessed through myScholarships (via logging on to the myUniSA student portal) in Study Period 5.

In addition to applying online, applicants are required to provide a written statement, as outlined above, to the Whyalla Campus Office. Email: Heidi.Freeman@unisa.edu.au

Value: $2‚500
Payment will be in two installments:
- $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:
Heidi Freeman
UniSA Regional – Whyalla
Tel: (08) 8302 6049
Email: Heidi.Freeman@unisa.edu.au

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Whyalla Regional Manager's Study Support Grant

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

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

Applicants are required to provide a 500 word written statement outlining their financial or educational disadvantage such as travel or other challenging circumstances, and how the grant would assist them in their studies.
Recipients will be selected according to financial or educational disadvantage such as travel or other challenging financial circumstances by submitting a personal written statement describing their situation.

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

Academic merit may be taken into account.

Value: $1000 each. Payment will be made in one instalment of $1000 after the SP2 census date in the year they receive the grant. Recipients must maintain full-time enrolment at Whyalla Campus and satisfactory academic merit.

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

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