Charles Sturt University Agricultural Scholarship
- Applications open
- Closes: 11:59pm 30 Aug 2022
- Outcome Notice Date:
18 Nov 2022
- Available to:
- Value: $2000
- Duration: one off payment
Provides financial support to a Year 12 Agricultural student studying at Barker College, Hornsby NSW.
Am I Eligible?
- Students completing year 12 in 2022, studying Agriculture and who obtain an ATAR of 65 or above
- Students enrolling in the following courses at Charles Sturt University:
- Bachelor of Agriculture
- Bachelor of Agricultural Science
- Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management
- Students must be intending to study on campus at the Wagga Wagga campus as a full time student
- The Charles Sturt University Agricultural Scholarship will provide financial assistance for eligible commencing students with costs associated with tertiary education. This scholarship is awarded to students studying an undergraduate degree.
- The scholarship is valued at $2,000 one off payment.
- The scholarship is payable on the condition that the recipient continues to meet the ongoing eligibility criteria. The duration and value of payments are:
- Full-time students receive a one-off payment of $2000 in the first session.
- The scholarship is payable by EFT to the personal bank account that you have registered with Charles Sturt University. Payment is made within 14 days of census date to successful recipients meeting the eligibility criteria.
- You can register bank details with Charles Sturt University on the Student Portal by going to Personal Details to enter or change bank details.
- The Scholarships Office will be responsible for the assessment, allocation and administration of this scholarship.
- The University receives a high volume of applications for scholarships; meeting the eligibility criteria may not guarantee applicants a scholarship offer.
- To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must have met all of the eligibility criteria by the closing date. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. This Scholarship cannot be deferred.
- The University reserves the right to recoup scholarship payments if your circumstances change and you no longer meet the eligibility criteria
Terms and Conditions
- fulfil all requirements as set out in these guidelines;
- consent to Charles Sturt University accessing your student records for the purposes of assessing and administering the scholarship
- provide any change of individual circumstances in writing to the Scholarships Office firstname.lastname@example.org;
- provide information and participate in surveys for promotional purposes and review of this scholarship
- accept the terms and conditions of this scholarship
- Full-time students – scholarships are considered to be tax-exempt income for students who are studying full time at university.
- Part-time students – generally, scholarship funding provided to part-time students, regardless of their employment status, is not considered to be tax-exempt income. However, as long as the scholarship funding is used for non-tax-deductible expenses it may be classified as exempt income.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have to provide further documents/information if the Scholarship Office contact me and request it?
If your application has been made incomplete and you have been requested to provide additional information or documents you have 48 hours from the date you receive the notification to provide the requested information and resubmit your application.
If I am successful when and how do I get paid?
Payments will be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) to your nominated bank account.
How do I register my bank details with Charles Sturt University?
Register your bank details with Charles Sturt University via online administration.
What if my circumstances have changed from what I put on my application form?
You must notify the Charles Sturt University Scholarship Office immediately by emailing email@example.com. Upon receipt of details regarding a change in circumstances, Charles Sturt University may reassess your eligibility.
Will I receive a scholarship/grant if I meet all of the eligibility criteria?
Charles Sturt University receives a high volume of applications for scholarships and grants, meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee applicants a scholarship offer.
Can I apply for this scholarship when I'm on a Leave of Absence?
Scholarships cannot be deferred. Scholarship recipients who defer their studies or take a Leave of absence will have their scholarship withdrawn and the scholarship will not be paid. These students are eligible to apply in a future session providing they still meet the eligibility criteria.
Charles Sturt University will terminate your scholarship offer if:
- you cease to meet the eligibility criteria;
- you are guilty of academic misconduct;
- the scholarship was awarded on the basis of false or misleading information.
- Active Student: A student who is enrolled in subject/s in the current/commencing session. This excludes students on approved Leave of Absence.
- Carer: For Charles Sturt University’s purposes, a carer is defined as a person of any age, who without being paid (excluding Centrelink), cares for another person who needs ongoing support because of a long-term medical condition, a mental illness, a disability, frailty or the need for palliative care. A carer may or may not be a family member and may or may not live with the person. Volunteers under the auspices of a voluntary organisation are not included. Scholarship recipients may be in receipt of a Centrelink Carer Allowance or Carer Payment.
- Census Date: The date at which you can withdraw from a subject or course without financial penalty.
- Commencing Student: A student enrolled in and undertaking subjects in their first year of study.
- Commonwealth Supported Place: A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is a subsidised higher education enrolment. The Australian Government subsidises a CSP by paying part of the fees for the place directly to the University.
- Commonwealth Supported Student: A student enrolled in a CSP is referred to as a ‘Commonwealth supported student’. Students only pay the ‘student contribution’ amount, set by the university, for their units of study. (As defined in the Higher Education Support Act 2003).
- Conditional Offer: An offer of a scholarship which is made based on you continuing to meet the eligibility requirements as at session Census Date.
- Continuing Student: A student enrolled in, and undertaking, subjects in their second and subsequent years of study.
- Domestic Student (Student): Means a student with a permanent home address in Australia who is:
- An Australian citizen
- A New Zealand citizen
- A diplomatic or consular representative of New Zealand, a member of the staff of such a representative or the spouse or dependent relative of such a representative; or
- A student with an Australian permanent visa.
- Financial Need: A person is considered to be in financial need if they are in receipt of an eligible means-tested Centrelink benefit or in financial hardship. Refer to Eligible benefits in these guidelines.
- Financial Hardship: A person is considered to be in financial hardship when they find it difficult to provide for themselves, their family or dependents basic necessities such as food, accommodation, clothing, medical treatment and education.
- Full Fee paying: If you're a domestic student in a full-fee-paying place, it means your place receives no financial contribution from the government and you are required to pay the full cost of the course.
- Full-time: A full-time student is one who is enrolled to undertake an amount of study of at least three quarters (or 75%) of an equivalent full-time study load (EFTSL). At Charles Sturt University, this equates to being enrolled in three or more (8 point) subjects, or 24 subject points or more per session.
- Grade Point Average: A grade point is the numerical value assigned to a final grade to allow calculation of a Grade Point Average (GPA). GPA is the average of all final grades obtained by a student for courses within an academic program.
- Indigenous: for the purposes of these Guidelines, means a person who is of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; identifies as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; and is accepted as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which he/she lives or has lived.
- Integrated Program: Students are co-enrolled and study at both TAFE and Charles Sturt University. Under this type of arrangement, specific courses are identified and a formal agreement is signed.
- Internal Student: An internal student is a student that is studying the majority of subjects for any given session of the course as an on campus student. For example, if a student is enrolled in four subjects for a session, then three or more subjects must be studied internally (on campus). If a student is enrolled in three subjects for a session, then two or more subjects must be studied internally (on campus). The status as an internal student can change for each session of study.
- Leave of Absence: Official approval to be absent from your study, whilst still maintaining the status of enrolled student.
- Online Student: A student enrolled in 75% or more of subjects in a given session studying online.
- Part-time: A part-time student is one who is enrolled in one or two (8 point) subjects per session, which equates to 8 or 16 subject points per session.
- Postgraduate: A person who has obtained a degree from a university and is pursuing studies for a more advanced qualification.
- Pro Rata: a proportional distribution of the total amount to ensure equal allocation.
- Regional, Remote or Very Remote Area:The Australian Standard Geographical Classification – Remoteness Areas (ASGC-RA) is a geographical system developed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to classify different living zones in Australia. Classifications are postcode based and are identified as ‘Remote’, ‘Very Remote’, ‘Major Cities’, ‘Inner Regional’ and ‘Outer Regional’. To find your classification, you can view the following map.
- Special Circumstances: Circumstances which are beyond the student’s control and which a reasonable person would consider is not due to the student’s action or inaction, either direct or indirect, and for which the student is not responsible. This situation must be unusual, uncommon or abnormal.
- Undergraduate: Undergraduate students who are enrolled and are studying for approved undergraduate qualifications at eligible higher education providers. Approved undergraduate qualifications include Bachelor Degree, Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma and Diploma courses of study. Enabling courses do not qualify.
How to Apply
Forms and Documents
- Charles Sturt University Special Circumstances Form
- Supporting Financial Declaration
- Statutory Declaration
- Complete an online application form.
- Applications will be assessed in accordance with the eligibility criteria and supporting documentation.
- Applications with incorrect or no supporting documentation will be deemed ineligible.
- You may be assessed as eligible but not receive an offer due to quota restrictions.
- There are no interviews required.
- All applicants will be informed in writing of the outcome of their application.
- Successful applicants are required to accept their grant/scholarship offer.
- Offers not accepted by the offer expiry date will be withdrawn.
Applications are OPEN and will close at 11:59pm 30 Aug 2022
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