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Fee Waiver Scholarships at the University of Tasmania

Fee waivers are a waiver on the student contribution amount, only applicable to Commonwealth Supported Places.  They may also be referred to as a HECS scholarship or a HECS waiver. Fee waivers are managed by the University’s Fees Unit.  The University of Tasmania has a memorandum of understanding with some employers such as the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Department of Education (DoE), as well as the University’s Alumni Office, whereby a waiver may be applied to particular units of a degree.

Apply: Visit www.utas.edu.au/fees for more information.  If applying for a fee waiver, students are strongly advised to check their fees invoice prior to census date to ensure that the waiver has been applied.  Enquiries regarding fee waivers administered by the Fees Unit should be directed to Fees.Unit@utas.edu.au

Rural Pharmacy Scholarship

This scholarship scheme is supported by the Australian Government and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia in recognition of the key role that pharmacists play in maintaining and improving the health of all Australians. The scheme provides financial support aimed to encourage and enable students from rural and remote communities to study undergraduate or graduate pharmacy.  Applicants must:  be an Australian citizen or permanent resident; be enrolled or about to be enrolled as a full-time student in a pharmacy undergraduate or graduate degree at an Australian university that leads to a registrable qualification as a pharmacist; have resided in a defined rural area for a minimum of five consecutive years, or eight cumulative years from the age of five; and be a member of the student rural health club or a member of the university's affiliated rural health club or indicate their intention to join.

Value: $10,000 per year for up to four years.  Scholarships are available to students in any year of their undergraduate or graduate degree.

Apply: More information is available at http://6cpa.com.au/rural-support-programs/rural-pharmacy-scholarship-scheme

Closing date: Friday 25 January 2019

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship

This scholarship scheme is one of the suite of programs that aim to improve quality use of medicines and culturally appropriate services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers.  In order for the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to be adequately met by pharmacists, there is a need for more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pharmacists to work in the industry.  The scheme aims to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to undertake undergraduate or graduate studies in pharmacy at university.  In order to be eligible for this scheme applicants must be: an Australian citizen or permanent resident; of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; enrolled, or about to be enrolled, as a full-time student in a pharmacy undergraduate or graduate degree at an Australian university that leads to a registrable qualification as a pharmacist; a member of the student rural health club or a member of the university’s affiliated rural health club; and preferably from a rural or remote location (not mandatory).

Value: $15,000 per year for up to four years. Scholarships are available to students in any year of their undergraduate or graduate degree.

Apply: More information is available at http://6cpa.com.au/.

Closing date: Friday 25 January 2019

Charlie Perkins Scholarship

These postgraduate Scholarships are directed towards Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians who have the potential to become leaders in their field of study and in their communities.  Applicants must:  have tertiary qualifications;  be accepted into any graduate degree program offered at the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge (this will usually require a First Class Honours degree, upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent) or have an application under consideration at Oxford or Cambridge Admissions Office;  be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent;  identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander;  and be accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived.  Applicants must provide a written statement confirming their Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage.

Value:  The value of each Perkins Scholarship will vary, depending on the scholarship-holder's course of study. It will cover for up to three years full university and college fees, travel costs and an annual stipend to cover living expenses. For the 2018-19 academic year the stipend is £15,500 (approximately $AUD27,000).

Apply: Visit http://www.perkinstrust.com.au/how-to-apply.html?mc_cid=aabf94e983&mc_eid=01ddd87595 for further information.

Closing date: Monday 28 January 2019

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship

These scholarships aim to assist academically outstanding but disadvantaged students, from a rural or regional area, who have been offered a full-time place at an Australian university or college for the first time in 2019.  Any subject can be studied under the scholarship, as long as it's at an undergraduate bachelor's degree level in an approved Australian course.  Applicants must: be an Australian citizen or permanent resident; have graduated from secondary school in 2018 (or in 2017 and have taken a gap year); be able to demonstrate disadvantage (economic and/or social) hindering further study; and show outstanding academic achievement and community involvement.

Value:  Expected to be $5,000 per annum for one or two years.

Apply: Visit www.bendigobank.com.au/scholarships or telephone 1300 304 541 for more information. 

Closing date:  Tuesday 29 January 2019

Driving Diversity Scholarship for Women in Engineering

This scholarship, administered by Engineers Australia with the support of industry partners Hydro Tasmania, Caterpillar and Bell Bay Aluminium, are offered to foster gender diversity and provide financial support and industry experience to a female student considering a career in the engineering sector.  The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement during university breaks.  To be eligible, applicants must be: female; an Australian citizen, permanent resident or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa; a resident of Tasmania; and enrolled full-time during the duration of the scholarship in a first-year tertiary or VET engineering qualification (masters and PhD excluded).

Value: $5,000

Apply: Online applications can be submitted at http://engineersaustralia.wufoo.eu/forms/driving-diversity-in-engineering-scholarship/

Closing date:  Thursday 31 January 2019

Neville Bonner Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to an Indigenous Australian to study Honours or combined Honours in Political Science or related subjects such as government, political geography, political history, political anthropology or political economics.  To be eligible, candidates must:  be Indigenous Australians of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and are accepted as such by the Indigenous Australian community in which they live or have lived; be Australian citizens; and be currently enrolled (or have been enrolled) in a course of study leading to the award of a Degree of Bachelor with majors relevant to the enrolment in an Honours year in politics or political science (or related subjects) at a recognised Australian university.  Candidates must also have been offered a place in Honours in 2019 or have good reason to believe they will be offered a place.

Value: The scholarship is equivalent in value to the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship stipend in the year of award, paid over the period of the scholarship, which is two consecutive academic semesters of full-time study (or pro rata over two years for approved part-time study). The scholarship also includes up-front payments of the student contribution amounts relevant to the Honours year of study.

Apply: Visit https://indigenousscholarships.com.au/?mc_cid=aabf94e983&mc_eid=01ddd87595#/nav/scholarship/Neville-Bonner-Memorial-Scholarship for more information.

Closing date:  Thursday 31 January 2019

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships

Funded by the Australian Government, the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program seeks to support rural and regional students with the costs of studying at university or at a vocational education and training institution.  The course must be either Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Health or Agriculture with a qualification level of: Certificate IV; Diploma; Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree; Bachelor Degree; Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; Master Degree or a Doctoral Degree.

Value: Up to $18,000 to support students studying for six months full-time or up to eight years part-time, on campus, or through online and distance education.

Apply: Visit https://www.education.gov.au/rural-and-regional-enterprise-scholarships for more information.

Closing date: Friday 1 February 2019

Bullivants Indigenous Scholarship for Engineering Students

This scholarship was created to support and encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander students, by providing financial support and resources to enable them achieve their career aspirations.  Bullivants will support two students undertaking an Engineering degree at any Australian University.  Recipients will also be provided the opportunity to gain hands on business experience during University breaks at Bullivants.

Value: $10,000 per year, available for the entire duration of study (up to four years).

Apply:  Visit https://indigenousscholarships.com.au/?mc_cid=aabf94e983&mc_eid=01ddd87595#/nav/scholarship/Bullivants-Indigenous-Scholarship-for-Engineering-Students for more information.

Closing date: Friday 8 February 2019

Seize the Day Educational Scholarships

When a young person or someone they love is diagnosed with cancer, it can affect every area of their life including emotional wellbeing, financial stability and educational opportunities.  Cancer Council Tasmania supports young people impacted by cancer through these scholarships, providing practical support when it is most needed.  Young Tasmanians can apply for assistance with post-secondary education and training costs such as textbooks, course equipment, travel, school fees, uniforms and computers.  Applicants must be: a permanent resident of Tasmania; aged between 16-25 years; impacted by cancer diagnosis of self or immediately family member OR bereaved by cancer; and engaged in post-secondary education or training in 2019, including university, TAFE, VET or an apprenticeship.

Value: $500 - $2,000

Apply:  For more information, contact Sarah on (03) 6169 1900

Closing date:  Friday 1 March 2019

Australian Sugar Industry Scholarship

This scholarship is jointly funded by Australia’s sugar mills, Sugar Research Institute and Sugar Research Australia.  The scholarship is awarded to penultimate year domestic students studying engineering (chemical, mechanical, process and electrical), science or technical disciplines at an Australian university or tertiary institution.  The aim of the scholarship is to encourage the participation of high calibre students in the Australian sugar processing industry.  Recipients will be hosted by Australian sugar mills and refineries for up to three work placements of four weeks each over an 18 month period (two placements during the crushing season and one placement during maintenance).

Value: Payment of $2,500 will be made for satisfactory work placement and completion of engineering project report.  The paid work placement will be at industry rates, together with a living away allowance of $250 per week.  In addition to the financial and work placement support, the scholarship program helps recipients to make the most of their university experience through extra development opportunities by building their leadership skills and professional networks.

Apply: Visit https://www.sri.org.au/australian-sugar-industry-scholarship/ for more information.

Closing date: Monday 11 March 2019

Mount Nelson Award

The Tasmania University Union Mount Nelson Award is unique in that it is an award that has been established by students, for students.  Its aim is to promote and develop excellence in the higher education sector.  Unlike most awards in tertiary education that tend to recognise only academic achievement, the Mount Nelson Award is given in recognition of an individual’s potential to make a significant contribution to their chosen profession and a commitment to our community.  As part of their application, each candidate is required to present a written profile of no more than 500 words about themselves, including community, social and academic activities and achievements.  The onus is on the candidate to provide whatever information and evidence they believe will support their application.  The Award is open to all students studying full-time at northern campuses of the University of Tasmania.

Value: $3,000

Apply: Visit https://tuu.com.au/get-involved/mt-nelson-award/ or email janez.zagoda@utas.edu.au for more information.

Closing date: Friday 6 September 2019

Defence University Sponsorships

The Australian Defence Force funds these sponsorships to support undergraduate and graduate students studying an accredited degree at an Australian civilian university.

Value: Salary while studying, student fees paid, 18% superannuation contribution, textbook allowance, subsidised accommodation, free health care, and a rewarding career as an officer in the Navy, Army or Air Force.

Apply: Visit www.defencejobs.gov.au/education/universitysponsorship for more information.

Closing date: Applications are on-going.

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