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If you would like to discuss scholarships, please make an appointment by calling Limestone Coast Career Services on(08) 8723 1057.

 

What is a Scholarship?

scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further his or her education. Scholarships are awarded based upon various criteria, which usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Scholarship money is not required to be repaid, but payment may be progressively or be conditional on meeting certain requirements i.e. successful completion of each year of study.

There are hundreds of scholarships available to students. For example, undergraduate, post-graduate, research, schools (public/private), rural, agriculture, apprenticeship scholarships.

 

Government Assistance - Youth Allowance/Austudy
Australian domestic students may also qualify for government assistance such as Youth Allowance, Austudy, or rental assistance (Check with Centrelink). To check your eligibility for Youth Allowance/Austudy contact Centrelink directly, rather than relying on hearsay. Youth Allowance rules have changed - if you were previously ineligible, you may now be eligible. If in doubt, CHECK. The regional office is located at 5 Percy St, Mt Gambier, or phone 132490.

Centrelink Information

Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia

Fact Sheet

The Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia offers support for 1200 undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education and training students to undertake study, training and internships in South Australia. Further information about the program is available through the Scholarship Support Contractor, Scope Global, on (08) 8364 8500. Program guidelines are available at GrantConnect www.grants.gov.au

 

Types of Scholarships.

The most common scholarships may be classified as:

Merit-based: These awards are based on a student's academic, artistic, athletic or other abilities, and often factor in an applicant's extracurricular activities and community service record. The most common merit-based scholarships, awarded by either private organisations or directly by a student's intended college or university, recognise academic achievement or high scores on standardized tests.

Need-based: These awards are based on the student and family's financial record and require applicants to demonstrate financial need.  

Student-specific: These are scholarships for which applicants must initially qualify based upon gender, race, religion, family and medical history, or many other student-specific factors. Minority scholarships are the most common awards in this category.

Career-specific: These are scholarships a college or university awards to students who plan to pursue a specific field of study. Most frequently these are offered in high-need areas for example education or nursing.

Institution-specific:  These are offered- by individual colleges or universities, generally to highly qualified applicants Athletic: Awarded to students for showing exceptional skill in a sport provided by the University

 

Eligibility

Scholarship applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements such as citizenship, English proficiency and program requirements. Eligibility requirements vary depending on the award. Applicants should ensure they fulfill entry and eligibility requirements prior to submitting an application.

 

Useful tips
Scholarship applications take time. For instance if you are intending to study next year, your application may be due as early as March the previous year and may take up to 6 months to be granted.

 

How we can help

We will provide direction and guidance in order to assist in obtaining the best possible outcomes. This provides an opportunity for our participants to research the scholarships which may suit them, with the benefit of the knowledge and experience of Limestone Career Services staff.

 

Some useful websites

www.australianuniversities.com.au/scholarships 
www.smartscholar.com.au - Comprehensive source of postgraduate opportunities.
www.jason.edu.au - Postgraduate scholarship search engine.
www.aussieeducator.org.au - A total education page.
www.myfuture.gov.au
www.gooduniguide.com.au/scholarships - Guide to education, training and career pathways.
www.australiaawards.gov.au
www.studyinaustralia.gov.au
www.iba.gov.au/corporate/iba-scholarship-fund/
www.auroraproject.com.au/charlie.perkins.htm

www.standlikestone.com.au

www.siswp.org/mount-gambier-inc/ - Soroptimist International Mount Gambier invites students in the Mount Gambier area to apply for the education grant.

www.cowangrant.org/about-the-grants.html

 

Hints for Writing Scholarship Applications

 

If you would like to discuss scholarships, please make an appointment by calling Limestone Coast Career Services on (08) 8723 1057.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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