Applications open: 15/01/2024
Applications close: 6/03/2024
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About this scholarship
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The Walker, Newman & Associates Scholarship was established to support and encourage students in the Centre for Aboriginal Studies (CAS) Pre-Science and Engineering Enabling Course. It is the hope that by supporting students while in the bridging courses, it will enable more First Nations students to pursue their undergraduate degree in science and engineering courses at Curtin.
- Current Students
- Centre for Aboriginal Studies
- Pathways to undergraduate
- Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Students
- Australian Citizen
- Merit Based
The Walker, Newman & Associates Scholarship will provide the following support for up to one year (based on a full-time study load of 100 credits per semester):
- A total value of up to $5,000 paid as:
- Cash payments of $1,250 per semester for the expected duration of the Indigenous Pre-Science and Engineering Enabling Course
- An additional one-off cash payment of $2,500 provisional upon the following:
- Completion of the Indigenous Pre-Science and Engineering Enabling Course
- Enrolment into a Science and Engineering undergraduate course in semester 1, 2025
The amount can be used at the recipient’s discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses.
Indigenous Pre-Science and Engineering Enabling Course
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered eligible for the Walker, Newman & Associates Scholarship:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
- Commencing or enrolled full-time (100 credits) in the first semester of the Indigenous Pre-Science and Engineering Enabling Course at Curtin University in semester 1, 2024*
- Must have intention to enrol into a Science and Engineering undergraduate course after the completion of Indigenous Pre-Science and Engineering Enabling Course
*You must have 0 credits completed towards this course to be considered eligible
Step 1: Access application form
- Application form can be accessed via the ‘My Studies’ tab in OASIS or via the ‘Apply Online’ button on the top right-hand side of this page
- Please note that this link will direct you to the general “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship Program ” application form. Once you submit your application, you will then be considered for all scholarships that you are eligible for in this round.
Step 2: Complete
- Complete the application form online
- Application form can be saved at any point of the process
- Tips on how to complete your application can be found on the ‘Applying for scholarships’ link on the scholarships website
- For any assistance with the application process or your application, please contact us on 1300 222 888 or email us at [email protected] . Please note: appointments can be made to speak to an advisor in person.
Step 3: Submit
- Closing date is listed at the top of the page and within the Scholarships Channel on OASIS
- Incomplete applications will not be assessed
- Once submitted, application status will change to submitted
Step 4: Receipt
- Application receipt will be sent to student email once application has been submitted
Step 5: Assessment
- Applications for the Walker, Newman & Associates Scholarship will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
- Responses to questions in application form
- Preference will be given to students with a passion for IT or Electronic Engineering
Step 6: Outcome
- All successful and unsuccessful applicants notified of their outcome via the Scholarships Channel (Student OASIS) within 6-8 weeks of the scholarship closing date
Step 7: Acceptance
- Successful applicants must accept the terms and conditions via the Scholarship Channel (Student OASIS) by the deadline
- Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient merit
Recipients must meet all of the following:
- Maintain a full-time enrolment (100 credits) in the Indigenous Pre-Science and Engineering Enabling Course
- Maintain a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 50 each semester
- Fail no more than one unit each study period
Recipients may also seek other scholarship opportunities whilst in receipt of the Walker, Newman & Associates Scholarship.
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