2023 - Mark Oliver Scholarship in Information Technology and Computer Science

Updated: about 1 month ago

Status: Open

Applications open: 17/01/2023
Applications close: 8/03/2023

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About this scholarship

The Mark Oliver Scholarship in Information Technology and Computer Science has been developed to support students experiencing financial hardship to purchase technology related items which the student may not have access to without the support of this scholarship.

The scholarship is to honour the memory of Mark Oliver, who worked at Curtin University for over 18 years. In his role as Manager, IT Service Centre for Curtin Information and Technology Services (CITS), he managed the Abacus and Equity Laboratories before he sadly passed away in 2017 at the age of 39. He loved computers, helping people and working at Curtin. This scholarship allows his memory to live on, and will provide support for students experiencing hardship in perpetuity. 

  • Current Students

  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • 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 Mark Oliver Scholarship in Information Technology and Computer Science will provide the following support:

  • A one-off cash payment of $2,000. The amount can be used towards purchasing technology related expenses

Scholarship Details

  • Bachelor of Commerce
    • Business Information Systems Extension Major
    • Business Information Systems Major
  • Bachelor of Computing
    • Computational Sciences Major
    • Computer Science Major
    • Computing Honours Major
    • Computing Major
    • Cyber Security Major
    • Software Development Major
    • Software Engineering Major
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Honours and Computer Science Double Degree Major
    • Mechatronic Engineering Honours and Computer Science Double Degree Major
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science (Information Technology)
  • Bachelor of Science (Computing Systems and Networking)
  • Bachelor of Science (Science)
    • Information and Communication Technology Major
  • Bachelor of Technology (Computing Systems and Networking)

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered eligible for the Mark Oliver Scholarship in Information Technology and Computer Science:

  • Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
  • Demonstrate need for technology related item/s
  • Enrolled full-time (minimum 75 credits) or part-time (minimum 50 credits) in an eligible course at Curtin University (Perth campus) in semester 1, 2023
  • Minimum course weighted average (CWA) of 50 (for current students) or ATAR of 70 (for commencing students)
  • Reference letter

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 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 (both equity as well as merit scholarships) available in this round, we recommend that you apply for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship Program here (only one application form to complete)

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 for the  Mark Oliver Scholarship in Information Technology and Computer Science will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • Responses to questions in application form
    • Demonstrated financial hardship
    • Reference letter

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:

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

Enrolment Requirements

Recipients must meet all of the following:

  • Maintain current full-time (minimum 75 credits) or part-time (minimum 50 credits) in semester 1, 2023


Scholarships Office

E: scholarships@curtin.edu.au

T: 1300 222 888

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