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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 Scholarships, Fees and Costs 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

College of Arts, Law and Education (CALE) Postgraduate Merit Scholarship

These generous scholarships are offered by the College of Arts, Law and Education to encourage and support domestic full fee paying students progressing onto the Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage (A7T) at the University of Tasmania either as a full-time or part-time student.  NB: International students will be assessed automatically for a Tasmanian International Scholarship (25%).

Available to domestic full fee paying or international students who have completed the Graduate Certificate of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage (A5T) OR Graduate Diploma of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage (A6T) and are progressing into the Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage (A7T) in Semester 1 or 2, 2021.

To be eligible, applicants must have achieved a GPA equivalent of 5.25 on a scale of 7 overall in their graduate certificate or diploma course.

Value: 25% reduction on the registered tuition fees per year for up to 1 year.

Apply: Students will be automatically assessed for this scholarship during the University Admission process.

Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE) Postgraduate Merit Scholarship

A limited number of generous scholarships are offered by the Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE) to encourage domestic full fee paying students to study postgraduate business courses at the University of Tasmania either as a full-time or part-time student.

Available to domestic full fee paying students commencing a postgraduate coursework program taught by TSBE in Semester 1 or 2, 2021 and with a course availability location within Tasmania. Important – This scholarship is not available for courses being delivered outside of Tasmania.

To be eligible, applicants must have achieved a GPA equivalent of 5.25 on a scale of 7 overall in their most recently completed undergraduate studies (or higher level qualification of 100 credit points or greater).

Value: 25% reduction on the registered tuition fees per year for up to 2 years.

Ongoing eligibility:  To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all units studied each semester.

Apply: Students will be automatically assessed for this scholarship during the University Admission process.

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES)

RRES supports students for up to four years full-time (or part-time equivalent) with the costs of studying Certificate IV to PhD level courses. It is available for flexible study, and includes part-time and online students. Recipients may also be eligible for an additional $500 to undertake an internship during their studies. The fourth round for this year, which opened on 20 January, will provide 1100 scholarships, and applications will remain open throughout 2020 or until the scholarships are fully exhausted. Applications are invited from eligible students from regional and remote Australia, enrolled in any course of study. Scholarships are awarded taking into consideration financial need, with priority assessment given to the following applicants: residential address is in an RA4 or RA5 category; identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (must provide supporting documentation); identify as having a disability (must provide supporting documentation); chosen course relates to a field where there is low female representation; and/or affected by natural disasters such as drought, 2019-2020 bushfire and/or floods.

Value: Up to $18,000

Apply: Further information on the RRES program, including program guidelines, eligibility requirements and how to apply, are available online through the organisation administering the scholarships, Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

Rural, regional and remote students affected by a natural disaster and experiencing difficulty developing or submitting an application are encouraged to contact QTAC directly to discuss their circumstances and eligibility:

The Smith Family Saver Plus Program

Saver Plus is a 10 month financial education and matched savings program that assists families to gain financial skills, establish a savings goal and develop long term saving habits. As an incentive to save, participants receive up to $500 in matched savings when they complete the program which can be used for educational costs such as computers and tablets, text books and uniforms.

Saver Plus is an initiative of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and ANZ, delivered in partnership with The Smith Family, Berry Street and other local community agencies. The program is funded by ANZ and the Australian Government, with ANZ providing matched savings for participants.

Set up in 2003 to encourage saving for educational expenses, Saver Plus is now offered by a range of community agencies in 60 communities across all states and territories in Australia.

Value: $500

Apply: Visit The Smith Family Saver Plus Program for more information.

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 2021. Applicants must: be an Australian citizen or permanent resident; have graduated from secondary school in 2020 (or in 2019 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:  Friday 29 January 2021

Neville Bonner Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2000, the Neville Bonner Memorial Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship for Indigenous Australians to study Honours in Political Science (or related subjects) at any recognised Australian university.  Political Science may be broadly interpreted to include such subjects as government, political geography, political history, political anthropology and political economics.  The selection committee may also consider applications from other subject areas (consistent with the broad aim of the scholarship) where there is a political component to the proposed thesis.

Value: approximately $28,092.  The scholarship also includes up-front payments of the student contribution (undergraduate tuition fee) amounts relevant to the Honours year of study at the recipient’s university.

Apply: Visit Neville Bonner Memorial Scholarship for more information or email philanthropic.scholarships@anu.edu.au

Closing date: Monday 1 February 2021

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, uniforms and computers.  Applicants must be:  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 2021, including university, TAFE, VET or an apprenticeship.

Value: $500 - $2,000

Apply: For more information, email Sarah at sdejong@cancertas.org.au or telephone 1300 65 65 85

Closing date: Monday 1 March 2021

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

This scholarship is provided through the Zonta Club of Hobart Derwent Inc on behalf of Area 5 (Tasmania) as a way for Tasmanian students to access the international Jane M Klausman (JMK) Women in Business Scholarship. This scholarship encourages women to pursue undergraduate and master's degrees in business and business related areas and overcome gender barriers from the classroom to the boardroom.

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship is available to a female student enrolled in either an undergraduate Business degree (must have completed first year Business), or a Masters by coursework program in Business in Semester 1 2021. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate outstanding academic performance and potential for leadership in business and/or community service. The recipient of the award will have the opportunity for mentoring and to be considered as the Tasmanian candidate for the national and international Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship program. One district level scholarship (valued at $2000 USD) and six international scholarships (valued at $6000 USD) are available.

Value: $500, plus mentoring and the opportunity to be the Tasmanian candidate for the prestigious national ($2000 USD) and international ($6000 USD) Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships. Three candidates Australia wide.

Apply: Email zontahobartderwent@gmail.com for an application form or visit Zonta International for more information on the international award.

Closing date: Wednesday 31 March 2021

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 Defence University Sponsorship for more information.

Closing date: Applications are on-going.

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