Bursary Applications

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Bursary Applications

The Women’s College bursaries aim to support the tertiary study aspirations of scholars from low income families who might not otherwise have access to the Women’s College experience.

The Women’s College selection process is competitive and unfortunately not all applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are able to be awarded a bursary. Bursaries range in amounts from $3,000 to $6,000 per annum and are offset in equal amounts against each term’s fees.

Eligibility of Applicants

To be considered for the bursaries, scholars must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Australian citizen or Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • Low-income financial status (families that have a combined annual taxable income of approximately $85,000 or less) or a change in financial/family circumstances
  • Motivated, with demonstrated academic potential to succeed at university
  • Supportive family environment

Application Process

The Women’s College invites all potential residents and current residents to apply for a bursary in 2019.

With each application, the following documentation is required:

  1. Student Application Form (completed and signed by relevant parties)
  2. Copy of all relevant School/ University Reports
  3. Evidence of financial position, including: most recent Australian Taxation Office. Notice of Assessment/s for parents/guardians (if applicable) and/or current Centrelink (Department of Human Services) or Veteran’s Entitlements statements (e.g. Newstart Allowance, Disability Support Pension, Family Tax Benefit Part A and/or Part B etc.) and
  4. Personal statement from the student

Note: We are aware that all circumstances differ so if you don’t meet the criteria for a bursary (due to combined family income, etc) please still apply but you will need to thoroughly outline why College fees will place significant financial strain on your family.

Application Close Date

Applications for 2019 bursaries (including all supporting documentation) must be received by the College by 5pm on Friday, 28 September 2018. Incomplete nominations and/or those without the necessary supporting documentation will not be considered.

Applications are to be posted to The Women’s College, College Road, ST LUCIA 4067 or by email to admin@womens.uq.edu.au For more information, please contact: Rhonda Henderson (Administration Officer), Phone: (07) 3377 4500

Explanatory Notes

The Women’s College aims to support the tertiary study aspirations of students from low- income families. It is therefore essential that applications include sufficient information and documentation to enable the selection panel to undertake a full assessment of the family’s financial circumstances.

As a guideline, students whose families have a combined annual taxable income of approximately $85,000 or less may be considered for a bursary.

Families who have experienced a change in financial circumstances since their last ATO Assessment should provide any relevant supporting documentation.

Selection of Bursary Recipients

Selection of recipients is carried out by a panel which may comprise of College Staff, College Council and Donors. In addition to the Program’s eligibility criteria, the scholar’s leadership potential and/or demonstrated community involvement may also be taken into consideration in the selection process.

Bursary Activities and Commitment

The Women’s College bursaries require the full support of their parents/guardians to support their move to Brisbane (if applicable) and application to College and it is important that all parties are aware of the commitment and expectations associated with receiving a bursary.

Requirements and Expectations of Bursary Recipients

It is a requirement for all recipients of The Women’s College bursaries to:

  • Be enrolled and attending University as a full-time student or have applied to QTAC and expecting a positive outcome
  • Consistently demonstrate a high level of commitment to their studies, as evidenced through attendance, academic progress and behaviour
  • Provide The Women’s College with their results at the end of each semester
  • Contribute to The Women’s College community through sport, cultural and community activities as well as a high level of attendance at College events such as Formal Dinners
  • Serve as a role model to other residents through exemplary behaviour
  • Actively participate in any scheduled bursary activities which may include presenting to the College Council, writing to College donors on how the bursary has been used to support your college experience and/or participate in any College fundraising promotional activity.Students who do not meet the requirements and expectations outlined above may forfeit their bursary.

All bursary applications for 2019 must be submitted either at the time of your application, or, no later than Friday 28 September 2018 (also the closing date for 2019 Residency Applications).

If you are applying for residency at Women’s College and are in financial need, you should:

1. Follow the usual process to submit an application to reside at the College. Click here to submit an application

2. Complete the 2019 Bursary Application Form. Click here to download the form. Once completed please post or email as per the instructions on the form

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