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Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences undergraduate scholarships and grants

Scholarships for continuing studentsContinuing Students Scholarships for new studentsNew Students Scholarships for indigenous studentsIndigenous Students
Scholarships for rural students Rural Students Scholarships for economically disadvantaged students Economically Disadvantaged Students Scholarships for international studentsInternational Students

Scholarship name Discipline area Value Contact Who can apply
Anne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships Program Visual arts Return fares, tuition fees, and reasonable living costs for 12 months Secretary, Samstag Scholarship Program Continuing Students
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) Research and Development Scholarship Architecture, Construction management, Economics, Civil engineering $2,000 Danijela Prso Continuing Students
The Construction Industry Training Board Design and Technology Scholarships Education, Construction, Design 50% of the student contribution amount in respect of the Commonwealth supported place, for the duration of the program Denise MacGregor Continuing StudentsNew Students
Cowan International Placement Grant for Hawke Ambassador International studies, Communication $2,500 Karen English Continuing StudentsFor economically disadvantaged students
David Pank Education Scholarship Education $6,000 Senior Academic Services Officer Continuing Students
David Pank Northern Areas Education Placement Grant Education, Science $2,000 Senior Academic Services Officer Continuing Students
Division of EAS High Achiever Indigenous Student Scholarship Education, Arts and Social Sciences $4,000 per annum Division EAS Academic Services Scholarships for indigenous students
Division of EAS Undergraduate Vacation Research Grant Education, Arts, Social Sciences N/A Louise Barnes Continuing Students
Education Rural Placement Grant Education $3,000 Senior Academic Services Officer Continuing Students
Ian Cox Memorial Social Work Honours Scholarship Social Work $10,000 plus payment of HECS fees for the year in which the scholarship is held Rebecca Greenwood  
Irene Rowe Memorial Grant for Excellence in Home Economics Education Design and Technology Education - Home Economics $1000 Senior Academic Services Officer Continuing Students
Iris Glover Scholarship in Early Childhood Education Education Up to $15,000 Senior Academic Services Officer Continuing Students
Lewis O'Brien Honours Scholarship for Australian Indigenous Students Education, Arts, Social Sciences $10,000 David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research Continuing StudentsIndigenous Students
Linda Lou Murphy Visual Arts Scholarship Visual arts $5,000 Deanna Hall New StudentsContinuing Students
National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education Honours   $4,000 Dr Lalita McHenry Continuing Students
The Pearce Family Transition Grants Education $2,000 Chris Crabbe Economically disadvantaged studentsScholarships for new studentsScholarships for rural students
Rural Reconnect Grant Education, Health Sciences,
Nursing and Midwifery
$1,000 Chris Crabbe Rural students
Shirley Harper Indigenous Scholarship in Education Education $4,000 per annum (up to four years) Kylie Ellis Continuing StudentsNew StudentsIndigenous Students
Woods Bagot Grant in Architecture Architecture $3,000 Deanna Hall Continuing Students
Woods Bagot Grant in Interior Architecture Interior architecture $3,000 Deanna Hall Continuing Students

 

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


Scholarship for continuing studentsAnne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships Program

Mr Gordon Samstag, late of Florida, USA, was a former staff member of the South Australian School of Art. In his will he made provision for a US$5 million gift for a trust fund to be set up to fund scholarships to enable Australian visual arts students to study overseas.  The University of South Australia administers the Samstag scholarships which each year provide grants covering return fares, tuition fees, and reasonable living costs for 12 months for up to ten Australian artists to study overseas.

The following are eligible:

All applicants must be either Australian citizens or have permanent residency status, and be at least 18 years of age. Persons currently overseas may apply provided they are otherwise eligible in accordance with the above.

Value: grant covering return fares, tuition fees, and reasonable living costs for 12 months

For more information contact:
Secretary
Samstag Scholarship Program
Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art
Tel:  (08) 8302 0865
Fax:  (08) 8302 0866
Email: samstagmuseum@unisa.edu.au
Web: Samstag

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Scholarship for continuing studentsThe Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) Research and Development Scholarship

One scholarship will be awarded annually to students undertaking studies either in the Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics or Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) program. The scholarship is provided to encourage undergraduate research in the field of Australian building regulations. The research must form a major component of the degree, such as research project, thesis or dissertation.

Applicants are required to submit their proposal to Associate Professor Stephen Pullen who will forward them to ABCB for assessment.

Application forms and further details can be found on the Australian Building Codes Board website.

For more information contact:
Miss Danijela Prso
Academic Services Officer
School of Natural and Built Environments
Tel: (08) 8302 4112
Fax: (08) 8302 2252
Email: Danijela.prso@unisa.edu.au

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Scholarship for new studentsScholarship for continuing studentsThe Construction Industry Training Board Design and Technology Scholarships

Doorways to Construction (D2C) is a Vocational Education and Training (VET) initiative set up by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) in conjunction with the secondary schooling sectors of South Australia. The program is designed to assist secondary students to learn about the skills in the building and construction industry and gives them the opportunity to experience the various career pathways within the industry.

In an effort to support the recruitment of interested and skilled teachers for the delivery of the D2C programs, the Construction Industry Training Board Design and Technology Scholarships will provide funds to assist students with the cost of the student contribution amount for a Commonwealth supported place for the final two years of the Bachelor of Education (Design and Technology) at UniSA.

To meet the scholarship eligibility criteria recipients must:

Graduates of the Doorways 2 Construction program or a similar VET in school program, and persons with skills/work experience related to the Construction Industry are encouraged to apply.

Application form (PDF 48KB)

Value: 50% of the student contribution amount in respect of the Commonwealth supported place, for the duration of the program

Closing date: please refer to the below contact for details

For more information contact:
Ms Denise MacGregor
Program Director
School of Education - Mawson Lakes Campus
Tel: (08) 8302 6544
Fax: (08) 8302 6778
Email: denise.macgregor@unisa.edu.au

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Scholarship for continuing studentsScholarship for economically disadvantaged studentsCowan International Placement Grant for Hawke Ambassador

The Cowan International Placement Grants for Hawke Ambassador will assist students undertaking an international placement/internship as part of the Hawke Ambassador Program.

Two grants are open to students who are enrolled full time in the 3rd, 4th or 5th years of any of the Bachelor of Arts (International Studies), Bachelor of Applied Language and Intercultural Communication or associated double degrees with International Studies, and who can demonstrate financial disadvantage. Applicants must also meet the UniSA academic requirements for an international placement, including the requirements for a UniSA Travel Grant.

Preference may be given to rural students and those who commenced University study no more than two years after the completion of Year 12.

Value: $2,500

Please note that this scholarship will not be offered in 2014.

For more information contact:
Ms Karen English
Coordinator Student Mobility
International Relations
Tel: (08) 8302 0928
Email: Student.exchange@unisa.edu.au Or karen.english@unisa.edu.au

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David Pank Education Scholarship

The Pank family has established this scholarship in memory of David Pank. The scholarship is tenable for three years and will be offered to students enrolled full-time in the second year of a Bachelor of Education program (and associated Double Degree programs). 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.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial hardship, a personal written statement, academic merit and an interview.

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

Value: Up to $6,000. 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:
Senior Academic Services Officer
School of Education
Tel: (08) 8302 5466
Email: EDS-SPAGAdmin@unisa.edu.au 

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David Pank Northern Areas Education Placement Grant

The Pank family has established the David Pank Northern Areas Education Placement Grant in memory of David Pank. The grants will be offered to high achieving students enrolled full-time in either:

(a) the third year of one of the following undergraduate programs, each of which requires a placement as part of the fourth and final year: Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Science (LBES); Bachelor of Education (MBET) (Early Childhood, Primary, or Primary and Middle specialisations); LBDT Bachelor of Education (Design and Technology Education).

(b) the first year of one of the following Masters specialisations, each of which requires a placement as part of the second and final year: Master of Teaching (MMET) (Early Childhood, Primary, Primary and Middle, or Secondary specialisations).

Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents. The grant recipients will be selected on the basis of:

Applicants must submit a one-page written statement detailing their career objectives and how the grant will assist in achieving their goals. They should also include details of their vision for helping students in disadvantaged schools, and their passion for education.

Preference will be given to applicants with a Mathematics and Science specialisation. Grant recipients will be advised of their award in the third year of an undergraduate program or the first year of a Masters program, and will receive their payment of $1,000 after the Study Period 2 census date in the final year of their program.

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

Value: $1,000

For more information contact:
Senior Academic Services Officer,
School of Education
Tel: (08) 8302 5466
Email: EDS-SPAGAdmin@unisa.edu.au

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Division of EAS High Achiever Indigenous Student Scholarship

The Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences offers three scholarships valued at $4,000 per annum to contribute to the independent academic learning of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Scholarships will be awarded to students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background who are commencing a full-time undergraduate degree program offered by the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences for the first time. Continuing tenure of the scholarship is subject to satisfactory progress within the program.

Value: $4,000 per annum, for the normal period of full-time enrolment in the program, subject to a maximum of five years.

For more information contact:
Division EAS Academic Services
Tel: (08) 8302 0343
Fax: (08) 8302 0334
Email: lianne.quin@unisa.edu.au

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Division of EAS Undergraduate Vacation Research Grant

The grants are open to students enrolled in an undergraduate program in EAS who have completed either their third or their honours year. Grants are awarded competitively based on academic merit and on the availability of supervision. Only one application per student is permitted and grants are only awarded for the purpose of undertaking research at UniSA. Successful applicants cannot defer the grant and must take it up during the time nominated on the application. Each successful applicant is required to forward a brief written report of the work undertaken during the grant to the EAS Research Office within six weeks of the end of tenure of the grant.

Closing date: Late November each year

For more information contact:
Ms Louise Barnes
Research Development Coordinator
Division of Education, Arts, and Social Sciences
Tel: (08) 830 24038
Fax: (08) 830 24395
Email: louise.barnes@unisa.edu.au

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Education Rural Placement Grant

These grants were established to assist financially disadvantaged students who are enrolled full-time in the fourth year of an education program in the School of Education at UniSA to undertake a final professional experience placement (six weeks duration) in a rural or remote school in South Australia.

The grants will assist students with the costs related to undertaking the rural placement including travel, accommodation and living expenses.

Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents and must demonstrate financial disadvantage. The selection panel may give preference to applicants who reside in the northern suburbs including Salisbury, Playford and Gawler regions, and to applicants who can demonstrate academic achievement.

Applicants must complete an online application and submit a written statement which details their goals for undertaking a placement in a rural or remote location and a brief description of how the grant will assist them.

Value: $3,000

For more information contact:
Senior Academic Services Officer
School of Education
Tel: (08) 8302 5466
Email: EDS-SPAGAdmin@unisa.edu.au

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Lewis O'Brien Honours Scholarship for Australian Indigenous Students

This scholarship is offered by the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences to promote postgraduate study as a pathway for Australian Indigenous students.

Applications will be accepted from Australian Indigenous students who are in the final year of, or have graduated from, a program in the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences and intend to enrol in a full-time honours degree program in the Division.

Closing date: Please refer to the below contact for the closing date

Value: $10,000 ($2,500 will be paid on commencement and the remainder will be paid in instalments during the year subject to certification by the supervisor of satisfactory progress).

For more information contact:
David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research
Tel: (08) 8302 9194

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Ian Cox Memorial Social Work Honours Scholarship

The Ian Cox Memorial Social Work Honours Scholarship has been established in memory of the late Ian Cox, who was Director-General of the Department of Community Welfare from 1970 to 1984. He was also an Associate Professor and lecturer in Social Work at UniSA from 1987 to 2000.

Ian Cox was instrumental in a comprehensive reform of juvenile justice and made a significant contribution to establishing community engagement with the government's program of support for South Australians experiencing disadvantage.
The scholarship is available to full-time students undertaking the Honours year of a Bachelor of Social Work. Eligible applicants must be undertaking research in one of the following broad areas of interest:

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

Eligible applicants must be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents.
Selection will be based on academic merit and a written statement and short-listed applicants may be invited to attend an interview with the scholarship selection panel.

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

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

For more information contact:
Rebecca Greenwood
Senior Academic Services Officer (Teaching)
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
Tel: (08) 8302 4960
Email rebecca.greenwood@unisa.edu.au 

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Irene Rowe Memorial Grant for Excellence in Home Economics Education

The Irene Rowe Memorial Grant has been established in memory of Irene Rowe, one of the first Home Economics teaching graduates in the state of South Australia. This grant has been established to provide financial support for pre-service Home Economics teachers to complete their studies. The grant will be offered to two students enrolled in the second or third year of the Bachelor of Education (Design and Technology Education) Home Economics strand. Award of the grants will be based on demonstrated commitment to Home Economics teaching through academic performance and a written statement.

Value: $1000

For more information contact:
Senior Academic Services Officer
School of Education
doreen.lim@unisa.edu.au

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Iris Glover Scholarship in Early Childhood Education

The Iris Glover Scholarship in Early Childhood Education has been established by Dr Anne Glover AO and Ms Rosemary Green AM in honour of their mother, Iris Glover. A lifelong learner with a very strong commitment to young children's learning, Iris Glover was a teacher in small rural schools throughout South Australia from the late 1930s to the early 1970s. Years later, many students remembered the difference she had made in their lives. Her caring approach extended to trainee teachers, teachers beginning their careers and colleagues, all of whom she inspired with her enthusiastic, hardworking and caring approach and her extraordinary ability to adapt to change, while always seeking the best learning outcomes for children.

The scholarship is tenable for three years and is available to full-time students undertaking the second year of a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) program. Applicants must be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents.

Eligible applicants must provide:

Selection will be based on a written statement, academic merit and financial disadvantage and short-listed applicants may be invited to attend an interview with the scholarship selection panel. Applications from mature-age students will be considered favourably.

Value: Up to $15,000. Recipients will receive an annual payment of $5,000 made in two instalments of $2,500 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates, provided they continue to meet the scholarship criteria and maintain satisfactory academic performance. Recipients should maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or above.

For more information contact:
Senior Academic Services Officer
School of Education
Tel: (08) 8302 4674
Email: EDS-SPAGAdmin@unisa.edu.au

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Linda Lou Murphy Visual Arts Scholarship

The scholarship has been established to honour the late Linda Lou Murphy who was a highly regarded South Australian artist known for performances that included the adornment of the body by complex folded paper forms. The interplay between skin/paper, artefact/body, and risk as a positive force were some of the themes that informed her work.

The scholarship is open to commencing or continuing students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework visual arts program (minimum load of 9 units per study period) and preference may be given to a first year student.

The recipient will be selected on the basis of financial disadvantage or isolation, in accordance with the donors wishes, although consideration may also be given to applicants addressing other equity criteria. Additionally recipients will be selected on their passion for visual arts demonstrated in the personal written statement, and performance at an interview.

Scholarship applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, be enrolled in a Visual Arts program, and provide a personal written statement. Applicants will need to provide relevant details relating to their equity status (e.g. Indigenous, low-socio economic status, rural or isolated location or students with a disability) and personal or financial circumstances should be included in their written statement.

Students who are in receipt of another scholarship administered by UniSA are not eligible to apply.

Value: $5,000 paid in two instalments of $2,500. The first payment will be made after the Study Period 2 census date, and the final payment will be made after the Study Period 5 census date, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

For more information contact:
Deanna Hall
Senior Academic Services Officer (Teaching)
School of Art, Architecture and Design
University of South Australia
Tel: (08) 8302 9199
Email: Deanna.Hall@unisa.edu.au

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Scholarship for continuing studentsNational Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education Honours

Students who plan to conduct their Honours project within the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education are eligible to apply.

Applicants must submit an academic transcript and a CV, and may be required to attend an interview. Successful candidates will be determined by a panel comprising staff from the NCSEHE (including the Director) and a member of staff from the School in which the student is enrolled.

Honours scholarships are valued at $4,000 for a period of one year only (additional funding for conference attendance and presentation is possible).

Value: $4,000

For more information contact:
Dr Lalita McHenry
Centre Manager
National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education
Tel: (08) 8302 1458
Email: lalita.mchenry@unisa.edu.au

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The Pearce Family Transition Grants

The Pearce family have made available transition grants to assist rural students in the transition to tertiary education. The grants are available to rural students who have graduated from high school in the last two years and are enrolling at university for the first time.

Applicants must be commencing a full time undergraduate degree program in Education (including double degrees) at the University of South Australia and be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage. Grants of $2,000 each are available for students from designated rural areas.

Grants will be awarded on academic merit and financial disadvantage.

Value: $2,000 to be paid in one instalment after the Study Period 2 census date.

For more information contact:
Chris Crabbe
Advancement Services
University of South Australia
Tel: (08) 8302 7634
Email: foundation.officer@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.

Value: $1,000

For more information contact:
Chris Crabbe
Advancement Services
University of South Australia
Tel: (08) 8302 7634
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au

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Scholarship for indigenous studentsScholarship for new studentsScholarship for continuing studentsShirley Harper Indigenous Scholarship in Education

The late Shirley Harper was an early childhood teacher and her family has dedicated this scholarship in honour of her memory and life work in education.

The scholarship is valued at $4,000 per annum (for up to four years), and will be awarded to a financially disadvantaged Indigenous student enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood, Primary or Primary and Middle streams) and studying full-time. The scholarship will be open to commencing students, existing UniSA students or students returning to study.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need and will be required to participate in an interview as part of the selection process. No age restrictions apply.

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

Value: $4,000 per annum (up to four years)

Please note that this scholarship will not be offered in 2014.

For more information contact:
Miss Kylie Ellis
Indigenous Support Officer
David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research
Tel: (08) 830 24691
Email: kylie.ellis@unisa.edu.au 

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Scholarship for continuing studentsWoods Bagot Grant in Architecture

Nomination is based on academic merit in level 2 results of students enrolled in the Bachelor of Architecture. The successful applicant will be chosen based on academic excellence and ability to recognise the relationship between academic studies and the needs of the architecture profession. Students will be invited to attend a personal interview, and to submit their current portfolio of work.

Value: $3,000 paid in two annual instalments of $1,500 each

For more information contact:
Deanna Hall
Senior Academic Services Officer (Teaching)
School of Art, Architecture and Design
University of South Australia
Tel: (08) 8302 9199
Email: Deanna.Hall@unisa.edu.au

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Scholarship for continuing studentsWoods Bagot Grant in Interior Architecture

Nomination is based on academic merit in level 2 results, of students enrolled in the Bachelor of Interior Architecture. The successful applicant will be chosen based on academic excellence and ability to recognise the relationship between academic studies and the needs of the profession in interior design. Students will be invited to attend a personal interview, and to submit their current portfolio of work.

Value: $3,000 paid in two annual instalments of $1,500 each

For more information contact:
Deanna Hall
Senior Academic Services Officer (Teaching)
School of Art, Architecture and Design
University of South Australia
Tel: (08) 8302 9199
Email: Deanna.Hall@unisa.edu.au

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