2021 - Semester 2 - Curtin Industry Agribusiness Honours Scholarship

Updated: 2 days ago
Location: Perth, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Status: Closed

Applications open: 12/11/2021
Applications close: 26/11/2021

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About this scholarship

The Curtin Industry Agribusiness Honours Scholarship are $11,500 scholarships for students to participate in Curtin’s Industry Agribusiness Honours Program.

The Honours program teaches students skills in project development and management, time management, statistical analysis and report writing skills that are often developed beyond undergraduate level; which are important in many agribusiness industries. Students will be required to develop a project for their Honours Program that is related to an Industry-relevant problem, and is linked to a regional Agribusiness Industry.

As part of the scholarship students will be required to give a presentation that describes their research project at a relevant regional workshop or other regional forum. These presentations will enable the students to directly engage with the agriculture industry, which will aid in increasing their professional profile in WA. The presentation will also ensure that the knowledge gained through their experiences is fed back into the WA agriculture industry.

The Science and Agribusiness Connect (SAC) initiative has been made possible by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program. The SAC Tertiary Program (Program) will contribute to the aims of the SAC initiative.

The aim of the Program is to contribute towards building the capability of the Western Australian agriculture sector by enabling tertiary students to undertake work experience, scholarship and exchange opportunities in agriculture to improve their work readiness.

 

This scholarship is made available and administered by Curtin University School of Molecular and Life Sciences. Please contact Curtin University School of Molecular and Life Sciences for up to date information about the scholarship.


  • Current Students

  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Science courses

  • Undergraduate

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

  • Merit Based

The Curtin Industry Agribusiness Honours Scholarship will provide the following (based on a full-time study load of 100 credits per semester/200 credits per year) for up to one year:

  • A total value of up to $11,500. The amount can be used at the recipient’s discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses.
  • Scholarship funds will be paid as follows:
    • Up to $4,000 to be paid upon the commencement of the recipient's project*
    • Up to $4,000 to be paid upon an interim report submitted by the recipient (s) and approved by Curtin University School of Molecular and Life Sciences*
    • Up to $3,500 to be paid upon a final report submitted by the recipient (s) and approved by Curtin University School of Molecular and Life Sciences and completion of the recipient's Honours year*

 

*Award values may be less than the scholarship value and will be determined by the Curtin University School of Molecular and Life Sciences.


Scholarship Details

  • Bachelor of Science (Environment and Agriculture) (Honours)


Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this scholarship:

  • Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Permanent Humanitarian or New Zealand Citizen
  • Enrolled full-time in Honours-level studies in the following course in Semester 2, 2021:
    • BSc (Environment and Agriculture) (Honours)
  • Undertaking an agriculture or agribusiness focused project which includes an element of regional engagement
  • Honours project must be completed by the end of Semester 2, 2021 or the end of Semester 1, 2022
  • Agree to give a presentation that describes their research project at a relevant regional workshop or other regional forum.
  • Eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • Preference will be given to applicants who:
    • Have not previously received this scholarship
    • Have placements with industries demonstrating engagement with the local indigenous community


Application process

Step 1: Apply

  • Application form can be accessed via ‘My Studies’ tab in OASIS or via the ‘Apply Online’ button on the top right-hand side of this page

Step 2: Complete

  • Complete the application form online
  • Application form can be saved at any point of the process
  • Multiple scholarships can be applied for at one time
  • Tips on how to complete your application can be found under the ‘Application Advice’ tab on the scholarships website

Step 3: Submit

  • Closing date listed at top of page and within 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
    • Academic merit

Step 6: Outcome

  • Outcome sent via Scholarships Channel within 4-6 weeks of the scholarship closing date
  • All unsuccessful and successful applicants notified

Step 7: Acceptance

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

Please note:

  • Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient merit
  • Scholarship will commence from the semester of study for which the scholarship was awarded
  • Scholarship is not transferable to another major, course or university


Enrolment Requirements

Recipients must meet all of the following:

  • Remain enrolled in initial course of study
  • Maintain a full time study load of at least 100 credits each semester at Curtin University
  • Maintain an academic status of 'Good Standing' each semester
  • Pass all units attempted each semester
  • Meet report submission deadlines as stipulated by the Environment and Agriculture Honours Coordinator

Scholarship continuity is subject to meeting satisfactory academic progress as outlined above. Progress will be assessed at the end of each study period. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, a recipient with unsatisfactory progress or who breaches the scholarship conditions shall be ineligible to retain the scholarship. 

Exceptional circumstances must be forwarded to and shall be at the discretion of the Scholarships Office in consultation with the Curtin School of Molecular and Life Sciences.


Changes to Enrolment

If a recipient intends to change their enrolment, they must also apply in writing to the Scholarships Office (scholarships@curtin.edu.au ) for approval BEFORE the change. The Scholarships Office will advise how the change will affect their scholarship.

Withdrawal or Terminated from units or course: A recipient who withdraws from their units or course of study, or has been terminated from their studies will become ineligible for the continuation of the scholarship, will not receive any further payments and will be required to repay to Curtin University the stipend awarded for that study period if applicable.

Cancellation of Scholarship: Notwithstanding any provision above, Curtin reserves the rights, at its sole discretion, to cancel the award of, or continuity of, the scholarship where the sponsor ceases to fund the scholarship.


Enquiries

Scholarships Office

E: scholarships@curtin.edu.au

T: 1300 222 888

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Further Information

Centrelink

For advice on your Centrelink payments and how your scholarship could affect your payment please see http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/enablers/income   or contact a Centrelink Office.  If you require a letter about your scholarship for Centrelink, please contact the Scholarships Office. 

Taxation

Generally scholarship money paid to full-time students is not treated as taxable income, however if your study load is less than 75 credits (part-time) your scholarship money is not tax exempt. Other than the full-time study requirement, the general rule is that scholarships are exempt from taxation unless:

  • It is a condition of the scholarship that a recipient is required to undertake activities that are of use, help or benefit to the scholarship provider - then the student is rendering a service by agreeing to undertake those activities;
  • An award is received by a student where the scholarship is not provided principally for educational purposes.
  • During or upon completion of the degree for which the scholarship is awarded a recipient is required to become, or shall continue to be, an employee of the funding body; or

The Australian Tax Office has a tool  to help you determine if your scholarship is taxable.  For expert advice please contact the Australian Taxation Office  or your accountant when completing your annual Tax Return.  If a letter regarding your scholarship is required for taxation purposes, please contact the Scholarships Office .



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