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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

TSBE Postgraduate Merit Scholarship (Domestic Full Fee Paying)

The Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE) offers a curriculum that is driven by leading-edge research in business and economics, and the future needs of business, industry and professional bodies. TSBE’s curriculum is delivered using contemporary teaching approaches, and offers a range of authentic work integrated learning experience with a strong grounding in modern business practices. These generous scholarships are offered by 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.

Eligibility:  Available to domestic full fee paying students commencing a postgraduate coursework program taught by the Tasmanian School of Business & Economics in Semester 1 or 2, 2020 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).

Ongoing Eligibility: To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum CREDIT average each semester.

Value:  25% reduction on the registered tuition fees.

Duration:  Up to two years

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

Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards

The Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards began in 1989, aiming to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of young people up to and including 29 years of age. The awards celebrate the achievements of young Tasmanians across a diverse range of fields and encourages them to pursue their goals.

Do you know an outstanding young individual who deserves to be recognised?  Enter them into the awards!  Or, if you want to recognise someone but don’t have the time, simply refer someone.  They will be contacted and asked to complete the questions.  Easy!

Value: $1,000 plus a certificate of achievement and the possibility of coverage in print media

Apply: Visit https://awardsaustralia.com/young-achiever-awards/tas for more information.

Closing date: Tuesday 10 December 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 2020.  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 2019 (or in 2018 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 28 January 2020 (applications will open on Monday 2 December)

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:  Approx. $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 https://www.anu.edu.au/study/scholarships/find-a-scholarship/neville-bonner-memorial-scholarship for more information or email philanthropic.scholarships@anu.edu.au.

Closing date: Friday 31 January 2020

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 2020, including university, TasTAFE, VET or an apprenticeship.

Value: $500 - $2,000

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

Closing date: Sunday 1 March 2020

Australian Sugar Industry Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to undergraduates (in their penultimate year of study) studying engineering (chemical, mechanical, process or electrical), science or technical disciplines at an Australian university or tertiary institution.  The Australian Sugar Industry Scholarship aims to encourage the participation of high calibre students in the Australian sugar processing industry.  The Australian sugar industry will  fund scholarship recipients each year to be hosted by Australian sugar mills and refineries for up to three work placements of four weeks duration each over one and half calendar years (two placements during the crushing season and one placement during the maintenance season). The scholarship is jointly funded by Australia’s sugar mills, through Sugar Research Institute (SRI) and Sugar Research Australia (SRA).  In addition to financial and work placement support, the Australian Sugar Industry Scholarship program helps recipients to make the most of their university experience through extra development opportunities by building their leadership skills and professional networks.

Value:  A paid work placement at industry rates – 40 hrs/week x 4 weeks per placement x $ (mill company rate); living away allowance of $250 per week; a payment of $2,500 for satisfactory work placement and satisfactory approval of a completed engineering project report.

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

Closing date: Friday 13 March 2020

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 4 September 2020

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 the Defence University Sponsorship page for more information.

Closing date: Applications are on-going.

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