2024 - Semester 2 - WAIT Alumni Financial Assistance Bursary

Updated: about 10 hours ago

Status: Open

Applications open: 17/06/2024
Applications close: 7/08/2024

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About this scholarship

The WAIT Alumni Financial Assistance Bursary has been developed to support and encourage students who are from a low socio-economic background and experiencing financial hardship. Funding for this bursary has been made available by the Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT) and Curtin Alumni.

  • Current Students

  • Centre for Aboriginal Studies
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Science courses
    • Engineering courses
    • Western Australian School of Mines (WASM)

  • Undergraduate

  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa

  • Need Based

The WAIT Alumni Financial Assistance Bursary will provide the following support (based on a full-time study load of 100 credits): 

  • A one-off cash payment of $2,500. The amount can be used at the recipient's discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses.

Scholarship Details

  • All undergraduate degrees.
  • Double Degrees are not considered.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered eligible for the WAIT Alumni Financial Assistance Bursary:

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian or New Zealand citizen
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 50 credits in an undergraduate degree at Curtin University in semester 2, 2024
  • Completed at least 200 credits in the current course of study at the time the bursary applications close
  • Enrolled as an internal student at Curtin Perth
  • Have a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 50
  • From a low socio-economic background
  • Experiencing financial hardship

Application process

Step 1: Access application form

  • Application form can be accessed via the ‘My Studies’ tab in OASIS or via the ‘Apply Online’ button on the top right-hand side of this page
  • Please note that this link will direct you to the general "Equity Scholarship Program " application form. Once you submit your application, you will then be considered for all equity scholarships that you are eligible for in this round.
  • If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student and would like to be considered for all other scholarships (equity and merit scholarships) available in this round, we recommend that you apply for the "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship Program".

Step 2: Complete

  • Complete the application form online
  • Application form can be saved at any point of the process
  • Tips on how to complete your application can be found on the ‘Applying for scholarships’ link on the scholarships website

Step 3: Submit

  • Closing date is listed at the top of the page and within the Scholarships Channel on OASIS
  • Incomplete applications will not be assessed
  • Once submitted, application status will change to submitted

Step 4: Receipt

  • Application receipt will be sent to student email once application has been submitted

Step 5: Assessment

  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • Responses to questions in application form
    • Demonstration of financial hardship
    • Socioeconomic background

Step 6: Outcome

  • All successful and unsuccessful applicants notified of their outcome via the Scholarships Channel (Student OASIS) within 6-8 weeks of the scholarship closing date

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants must accept the terms and conditions via the Scholarship Channel (Student OASIS) by the deadline

Please note:

  • Bursary will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient need


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T: 1300 222 888

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Further Information

For further information about applying for scholarships including important dates and tips for preparing your application, utilise the resources available on the Applying for Scholarships webpage.

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