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UniSA-wide 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
Disabled students Disabled Students    

Scholarship name Discipline area Value Contact Who can apply
Ability Equipment Grant All Maximum $1,000 Learning and Teaching Unit Disability Service Continuing StudentsDisabled studentsNew students
Cowan Ability Grant All $1,500 Learning and Teaching Unit Disability Service Continuing StudentsDisabled students
Cowan International Placement Grant All $2,000 Chris Crabbe  
Cowan Regional Grant All $2,000 Tracey Watson New students
Cowan Young Endeavour Grant All Maximum $5,000 Chris Crabbe Continuing Students
David Pank Northern Areas High Achiever Scholarship   All Maximum $8,000 Chris Crabbe New students
David Pank Undergraduate Scholarship All Maximum $8,000 Catherine Madigan New students
David Pank UniSA College Diploma Scholarship All Up to $10,000 Catherine Madigan Continuing Students
David Pank UniSA College Scholarship All Maximum $10,000 Catherine Madigan  
Don Hawke Memorial Scholarship All Maximum $25,000 per annum Chris Crabbe New studentsRural students
Gavin Wanganeen Indigenous Scholarship   All Maximum $20,000 Kylie Ellis Continuing studentsIndigenous StudentsNew Students
Gavin Wanganeen Indigenous Scholarship (sponsored by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources) All $5,000 Kylie Ellis Continuing studentsIndigenous Students
Gavin Wanganeen Indigenous Scholarship (sponsored by the Department For Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources & Energy) All $5,000 Kylie Ellis Continuing studentsIndigenous Students
Global Experience Travel Grant All $2,000 Skye Bennett Continuing StudentsNew studentsScholarships for international students
Ian Gould Experimental Science Grant All Science $5,000 Chris Crabbe Continuing students
The Irene and David Davy Scholarship for the Advancement of Aboriginal Education All Maximum $5,000 Chris Crabbe Continuing studentsIndigenous Students
Kym Adey Catherine House-UniSA Scholarship All Maximum $10,000 Angelina Manera New StudentsContinuing students
Pank/University of South Australia School of Management Prize for Entrepreneurship Management, Business $15,000 Rita Mitkas Continuing Students
Rotary Club of the Barossa Valley Foundation Scholarship All Maximum $3,000 Chris Crabbe New Students
Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Education Foundation of South Australia Inc. Student Placement Grant All $2,000 Chris Crabbe  
SA Water Undergraduate Indigenous Scholarship All Maximum $20,000 Kylie Ellis Continuing studentsIndigenous Students
Staples Australia Scholarship All Maximum $20,000 Chris Crabbe New Students
Student Placement Grant All (undertaking a placement to gain professional experience) $1,000 Chris Crabbe  
Summer Research Scholarship All $300 per week Graduate Research Centre Continuing students
University of South Australia Rural Reconnect Relocation Scholarships All $6,000 Chris Crabbe New Students
Unibooks Grant All $1,000 Chris Crabbe  
Unibooks Scholarship for Honours Students All $5,000 Chris Crabbe Continuing studentsEconomically disadvantaged students
University of South Australia Scholarship for Power Cup participants All $2,000 per annum UniSA Scholarship Office New StudentsIndigenous Students
UniSA Student Exchange Travel Grants All $800 to $2,400 UniSA International Continuing Students
University of South Australia Windsor Gardens Vocational College Book Grant  All  $1,000 Chris Crabbe  New Students 

Wyndham Richardson Tertiary Student Care Trust Scholarships

All $1,750 UniSA Scholarship Office Continuing studentsEconomically disadvantaged students New studentsRural students
Zero Waste SA Pam Keating Memorial Scholarship All $10,000 Chris Crabbe Scholarships for continuing students


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



Ability Equipment Grant

The Ability Equipment Grant scheme will assist UniSA students with disabilities to purchase equipment and/or software which will assist them with their studies. Please note that the grants are not available to cover text book purchases or living related expenses such as travel costs.

Online applications open in mid February each year through the Scholarships Management System and grants are usually awarded in May. Eligible students may apply for and be awarded grants at other times, subject to the availability of funds. If you require a hard copy grant application form, please email disability@unisa.edu.au

Value: Up to $1,000 based on quoted value of equipment.

For more information contact:
Learning & Teaching Unit
Disability Service
Email: disability@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 Grants target recent school leavers who have completed high school within two years of commencing their current university program and who have successfully completed a year of study (equivalent to 36 units). This has been identified as a time when students are often struggling with the financial cost associated with continuing their study.

Online applications will open through my Scholarships in mid February.

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

Value: $1,500

For more information contact:
Learning & Teaching Unit
Disability Service
Email: disability@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 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.

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

For more information contact:
Chris Crabbe
Development Officer (Corporate and Named Scholarships)
Tel: (08) 8302 7634
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au 

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Cowan Regional Grant

Cowan Regional Grants are available to assist commencing students studying full time at the Whyalla Campus and 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: $2,000 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.

For more information contact:
Tracey Watson
Marketing Officer
Centre for Regional Engagement
Tel: (08) 8302 8150
Email: tracey.watson@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 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 team work 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 $5,000 (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)

For more information contact:
Chris Crabbe
Development Officer (Corporate and Named Scholarships)
Tel: (08) 8302 7634
Email: foundation.officer@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.

For more information contact:
Chris Crabbe
Development Officer (Corporate and Named Scholarships)
Tel: (08) 8302 7634
Email: foundation.officer@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

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.

For more information contact:
Catherine Madigan
UniSA College
Tel: (08) 8302 7407
Email: catherine.madigan@unisa.edu.au

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David Pank UniSA College Diploma Scholarship

The David Pank UniSA College Diploma Scholarship is available to full-time students who are enrolled in one of the Diploma programs at the UniSA College.

The scholarship will commence while the recipient is undertaking the second half of the first year of their Diploma program at the College and will continue for the duration of study at the College and in a selected undergraduate program at UniSA.

The scholarship is valued at $2,000 per year and is for a maximum period of 5 years (2 years at the UniSA College and 2-3 years undergraduate studies at UniSA).

Applicants must be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents and must provide evidence of financial hardship and a supporting statement with their application. Their written statement should outline 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 statement.

Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit based on Grade Point Average (GPA), 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.

Value: Up to $10,000. Recipients will receive $2,000 per annum for a maximum of five years. The yearly payment will be made in two instalments 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 should maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or above.

For further information contact:
Catherine Madigan
UniSA College
Tel:08 8302 7407
Email: catherine.madigan@unisa.edu.au

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David Pank UniSA College Scholarship

The David Pank UniSA College Scholarship is available to full-time students who are enrolled in the Foundation Studies program at the UniSA College.

The scholarship will commence while the student is undertaking the second half of their Foundation Studies year at the College and will continue for the duration of study (3-4 years) in a selected undergraduate program at UniSA.

The scholarship is valued at $2,000 per year and is for a maximum period of 5 years (1 year at the UniSA College and 3-4 years undergraduate studies at UniSA).

Applicants must be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents and be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage. 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.

Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit based on Grade Point Average (GPA), 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.

Value: Up to $10,000. Recipients will receive an annual payment of $2,000 per annum for a maximum of five years. The annual payment to the scholarship recipient will be paid in two instalments each year 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:
Catherine Madigan
UniSA College
Tel: (08) 8302 7407
Email: catherine.madigan@unisa.edu.au

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Scholarship for rural/isolated studentsScholarship for new studentsDon 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:

Other requirements

 Applicants must:

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. Applications will open from June of the year before the scholarship is offered and will close in September of the same year. 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.

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

Please note the Don Hawke Memorial Scholarship will not be offered again until 2014 for students commencing at UniSA in 2015.

For more information contact:
Chris Crabbe
Development Officer (Corporate and Named Scholarships)
Tel: (08) 8302 7634
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au 

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Scholarship for new studentsScholarship for indigenous studentsScholarship for continuing studentsGavin Wanganeen Indigenous Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Indigenous students of the University of South Australia who are enrolled full time in any undergraduate program.

Gavin Wanganeen is the first Indigenous 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 Indigenous 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:

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 Indigenous Scholarship are not eligible to apply for other Gavin Wanganeen Indigenous Scholarships.

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.

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 indigenous studentsScholarship for continuing studentsGavin Wanganeen Indigenous Scholarship (sponsored by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources)

The Gavin Wanganeen Indigenous Scholarship (sponsored by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources) is open to Indigenous 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 copy of their Curriculum Vitae (CV). The applicant's written statement should outline:

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; Politics; Environmental Studies; Engineering; Urban and Regional Planning; Construction Management and Economics; and Aboriginal Studies.

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, Water and Natural Resources and will be given the opportunity to network and build relationships with the Department staff throughout the year. The recipient must have the ability to be a positive ambassador for the Department.

Please note that previous recipients of any Gavin Wanganeen Indigenous Scholarship are not eligible to apply for other Gavin Wanganeen Indigenous Scholarships.

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:
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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Gavin Wanganeen Indigenous Scholarship (sponsored by the Department For Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources & Energy)

The Gavin Wanganeen Indigenous Scholarship (sponsored by the Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources & Energy) is a $5,000 scholarship open to Australian Indigenous 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
  • how they identify as an Australian Indigenous citizen.

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 for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources & Energy (DMITRE). 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 Indigenous Scholarship are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

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:
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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Global Experience Travel Grant

Grants will be awarded on an annual basis for on-shore Domestic and International Undergraduate students enrolled in a UniSA undergraduate award program and currently registered with Global Experience.

The Grant will be awarded to recipients in order to undertake approved off-shore international experiential activities to fulfil Global Experience program requirements.

Approved offshore activities include:

  • Participation in an unpaid volunteer, internship or work experience program undertaken outside of a student's academic program. For a minimum duration of 12 days (or its full time equivalent).
  • Attendance or participation in a globally focused seminar, workshop, conference or symposium. Participatory requirements including the presentation of a paper or poster and/or workshop participation.
  • Participation in an overseas competition where offshore attendance forms a requirement of the selection process and funding not provided by the host organisation or organising body.

To be eligible for the Grant, the recipient must not be in receipt of a UniSA grant, scholarship, prize or award or funding from a host organization for the primary purpose of undertaking the offshore experiential activity.

Applicants will be selected on the basis of a personal written statement (minimum 500 words) outlining the off-shore experiential activity, motivation for participation, and reflection on anticipated outcomes in addition to interview with the selection panel.

The Grants are administered by the Global Experience Program Team in consultation with Divisional members of the Global Experience Advisory Group.

Value: $2,000

For more information contact:
Miss Skye Bennett
Coordinator: Global Experience
Business Divisional Office
Tel: (08) 8302 0922
Fax: (08) 8302 0904
Email: skye.bennett@unisa.edu.au
Web: Global Experience website

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Ian Gould Experimental Science Grant

At the heart of good science is the experiment and at the heart of good scientific training is the opportunity to engage in measurement and in the collection and statistical analysis of one's own experimental data. The Ian Gould Experimental Science Grant has been established via a personal gift from Dr Ian Gould, Chancellor of the University of South Australia.

The grant aims to encourage Honours and PhD students to undertake 'hands on' research' where the student proposes to engage actively in experimental work and collect and analyse their own data for thesis work in any area of science, including the social sciences. Honours applicants: must be accepted for admission to candidature of an Honours degree and must be undertaking full-time study at the University of South Australia in the year for which the grant is tenable.

Please note that the grant is not available to students studying degrees "with honours".

Applicants are required to submit a research thesis proposal. PhD applicants: must be enrolled full-time in their second or third year and demonstrate satisfactory academic performance. Honours and PhD applicants must submit a personal written statement detailing how the funds will be used to support their experimental research and a reference from their research supervisor.

Two grants will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, a personal written statement, a reference from the research supervisor and performance at an interview.

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

For more information contact:
Chris Crabbe
Development Officer (Corporate and Named Scholarships)
Tel: (08) 8302 7634
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au

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Scholarship for indigenous studentsScholarship for continuing studentsThe Irene and David Davy Scholarship for Advancement of Aboriginal Education

This scholarship is open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander full time or 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 $5,000 and is awarded on the basis of academic merit, a written statement and community service. The applicant's written statement should outline:

  • how they identify as an Australian Indigenous citizen
  • community service involvement
  • name of current program and reasons for studying it
  • academic achievements
  • future interests and intentions in their professional area after completion of their degree
  • reasons for applying for the scholarship.

Please note that previous recipients of the Irene & David Davy Scholarship for Advancement of Aboriginal 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 40KB)

Value: $5,000 full-time student split in two instalments after the Study Period 2 and 5 census dates
            $2,500 part-time student split in two instalments after the Study Period 2 and 5 census dates

For more information contact:
Chris Crabbe
Development Officer (Corporate and Named Scholarships)
Tel: (08) 8302 7634
Email: foundation.officer@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. Emeritus Professor Kym Adey has had a long and distinguished career in higher education and was a former Pro Vice Chancellor and Vice President at UniSA.

Applicants must be: participants of the Sagarmartha Education and Employment Program at Catherine House for a period longer than six months in the past three years. 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.

Information and Application Form

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:
Angelina Manera
Training Services Coordinator
Catherine House
Tel: (08) 8232 2282
Email: reception@catherinehouse.org.au

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Pank/University of South Australia School of Management Prize for Entrepreneurship

The Pank/University of South Australia School of Management Prize for Entrepreneurship
is open to all current UniSA students and alumni. The prize is designed to assist the recipient set up a new and innovative business in South Australia. Applicants can nominate a business partner who is not a UniSA student or alumni member to assist with their application for the award, valued at $15,000 plus mentoring support.

The application and selection process consists of three stages:

  • Stage 1: Interested parties must complete an online application and submit a business idea (one page outline). They will then be contacted by a representative from the School of Management to discuss their idea.
  •  Stage 2: Applicants who meet the criteria will be asked to prepare and submit a feasibility plan that details their business idea and its commercialisation. Applicants will be directed to a website providing comprehensive modules to assist the applicant in preparing their feasibility plan.
  •  Stage 3: The feasibility plans will be short listed by a panel of representatives from each Division, and assessed by ITEK for real world applicability. Each plan will be assessed on the strength of the idea, the reality of the opportunity and the passion of the applicant for the business. Short listed applicants will then have a chance to present the business idea to the panel. The prize recipient will be selected by the panel comprising the Managing Director of ITEK, a representative from the School of Management, a representative of Business SA and a representative of the Pank family.

The prize recipient will be asked to develop a plan, in conjunction with a mentor, which includes milestones and timelines for the first 12 months.

Value: $15,000 paid in instalments subject to the provision of tax invoices or receipts. The recipient will also receive mentoring support to the value of $15,000 from UniSA staff and from ITEK.

For extended criteria and application details please contact:
Rita Mitkas
Program Executive Officer
School of Management
Tel: (08) 8302 0508
Fax: (08) 8302 0512
Email: rita.mitkas@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.

For more information contact:
Chris Crabbe
Development Officer (Corporate and Named Scholarships)
Tel: (08) 8302 7634
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au 

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Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Education Foundation of South Australia Inc. Student Placement Grant

The grants will assist students who are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree and are undertaking a placement in a rural or remote area of South Australia as part of their program to gain professional experience. Applicants must undertake the placement for a minimum of two consecutive weeks in the year that they apply for the grant. Please note that the grants will not be awarded retrospectively.

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

Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents, be financially disadvantaged and provide a statement (max 500 words) detailing the location and duration of the placement and their future career goals. The written statement should also detail the expected weekly expenses to be incurred while the student is on placement and if applicable the expected loss of income during that time.

Students who are in receipt, in the same year, of any other Placement Grant administered by the University of South Australia or are receiving financial assistance from the University Department of Rural Health are not eligible to apply.

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

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

For more information contact:
Chris Crabbe
Development Officer (Corporate and Named Scholarships)
Tel: (08) 8302 7634
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au 

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Scholarship for indigenous studentsScholarship for continuing studentsSA Water Undergraduate Indigenous Scholarship

The SA Water Undergraduate Indigenous Scholarship is available to Indigenous 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.

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.

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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Staples Australia Scholarship

The Staples Australia Scholarship will assist a financially disadvantaged high achieving student who is new to higher education and commencing an undergraduate degree at UniSA.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents, be enrolled full-time and be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage. As part of the application process they must provide a personal written statement (max 500 words) outlining their personal and career objectives, their interest in their area of study and how the scholarship will assist them in achieving their goals.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend an interview with the selection panel. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic merit (ATAR of 80 or above, inclusive of bonus points), financial disadvantage and a personal written statement. Preference may be given to applicants undertaking a program in one of the following areas: Business, Commerce or Environmental Studies. Continuance of the scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic performance and full time enrolment.

Value: Up to $20,000. Recipients will receive $5,000 per annum, with payments of $2,500 made after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates.

Please note the Staples Australia Scholarship will not be offered in 2014.

For more information contact:
Chris Crabbe
Development Officer (Corporate and Named Scholarships)
Tel: (08) 8302 7634
Email: foundation.officer@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. Please note that the grants will not be awarded retrospectively. Applicants must not have completed their placement prior to the application closing date.

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

Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents, be financially disadvantaged and provide a statement (max 500 words) detailing the location and duration of the placement and their future career goals. The written statement should also detail the expected weekly expenses to be incurred while the student is on placement and if applicable the expected loss of income during that time.

Students who are in receipt of any other placement grant administered by the University of South Australia or are receiving financial assistance from the University Department of Rural Health are not eligible to apply.

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

Value: $1,000 

For more information contact:
Chris Crabbe
Development Officer (Corporate and Named Scholarships)
Tel: (08) 8302 7634
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au

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Scholarship for continuing studentsSummer Research Scholarship

The University of South Australia offers Summer 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

Closing date: Scholarship applications open 1 August and close 20 September

For more information contact:
Graduate Research Centre
University of South Australia
Tel: +61 8 8302 5880
Email: research.degrees@unisa.edu.au

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University of South Australia Rural Reconnect Relocation Scholarships

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 $6,000 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 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.

Scholarship payments are split into three instalments: $2,000 in January, $3,000 after Study Period 2 census date, and $1,000 at the conclusion of Study Period 5. The final payment is subject to demonstrated community involvement.

Information and application form (WORD 158KB)

Value: $6,000 split into three instalments provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and maintains satisfactory academic performance.

Find out more about the scholarship and the University of South Australia Rural Reconnect Project.

For more information contact:
Chris Crabbe
Development Officer (Corporate and Named Scholarships)
Tel: (08) 8302 7634
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au

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Unibooks Grant

The Unibooks Grant is available to students who have applied for the Unibooks Scholarship for Honours Students but not been awarded the scholarship. The grant will be awarded at the discretion of the Unibooks Scholarship for Honours Students selection panel and may not be conferred every year. The selection panel will only award the grant if they consider that an applicant, whose application for the scholarship is unsuccessful, is an excellent candidate who is worthy of formal acknowledgement and who will benefit from and be significantly encouraged by the grant.

The grant will be awarded on the basis of a personal written statement, demonstrated financial need and academic merit. To continue to receive the grant, the recipient must maintain full-time enrolment in their program and achieve satisfactory academic performance. They should maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or above.

Value: $1,000 to be paid in two instalments of $500 following the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates.

For further information please contact:
Chris Crabbe
Development Officer (Corporate and Named Scholarships)
Tel: (08) 8302 7634
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au

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Scholarship for continuing studentsScholarship for economically disadvantaged studentsUnibooks Scholarship for Honours Students

The Unibooks Scholarship for Honours students is available to students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents and are enrolled full-time in the final year of a degree program with Honours, or in an Honours degree program.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of a personal written statement, demonstrated financial need and academic merit.

Please note that students in receipt of other scholarships administered by UniSA are not eligible to apply.

To continue to receive the scholarship, the recipient must maintain full-time enrolment in the program and achieve satisfactory academic performance. They should maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or above.

Value: $5,000 to be paid in two instalments of $2,500 following the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates.

For more information contact:
Chris Crabbe
Development Officer (Corporate and Named Scholarships)
Tel: (08) 8302 7634
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au

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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.

Value: $2,000 per annum

For more information contact:
UniSA Scholarship Office
Tel: (08) 8302 1732 or (08) 8302 1762
Email: scholarships.prizes@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 60 exchange partners throughout the world in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

All UniSA students who are accepted into the exchange program are eligible for a travel grant. 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. For students that are eligible, Austudy/Abstudy/Youth Allowance 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.

Value: $800 to $2,400 (dependent on selected country)

For more information contact:
UniSA International
Tel: (08) 8302 0627 or (08) 8302 0159
Email: Student.Exchange@unisa.edu.au
Web: Travel Grants Criteria

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University of South Australia Windsor Gardens Vocational College Book Grant

The UniSA Windsor Gardens Vocational College Book Grant is available to students who are commencing an undergraduate program at UniSA and can demonstrate that they have completed Year 12 at the Windsor Gardens Vocational College.

The grant has been created to support a student who would experience financial difficulty in attending university.

Value: $1,000. An account will be opened for the recipient at Unibooks and they will be able to purchase text books and other study aids to the value of $500 after the Study Period 2 and 5 census dates provided they continue to meet the scholarship criteria and maintain satisfactory academic performance..

For more information contact:
Chris Crabbe
Development Officer (Corporate and Named Scholarships)
Tel: (08) 8302 7634
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au

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Scholarship for rural/isolated studentsScholarship for new studentsScholarship for economically disadvantaged studentsScholarship for continuing studentsWyndham Richardson Tertiary Student Care Trust Scholarship

Four scholarships are made available due to the generosity of the Wyndham Richardson Tertiary Student Care Trust. The objectives of the Scholarship are to encourage and assist students undertaking tertiary education. Four scholarships valued at $1,750 each will be available to assist with accommodation expenses for low income students who originate from rural or remote area's in any Australian State.

The scholarships are 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 Studies. This will display a 'my Scholarships' link (on the right hand side of the page) which will take you to the my Scholarships homepage.

Value: $1,750 to assist with accommodation expenses

Opening date: April each year

For more information contact:
UniSA Scholarships Office
Student and Academic Services
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.

For more information contact:
Chris Crabbe
Development Officer (Corporate and Named Scholarships)
Tel: (08) 8302 7634
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au

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