- Two types of SCHOLARSHIPS, valued at $500 and $1000, offered to help female students who may face financial or rural/remote disadvantage to start or continue a program of study.
"I learned that I could get advanced standing at Southern Cross University in the Bachelor of Applied Computing for all my previous TAFE study here and in Sydney, so I applied and was accepted. That just blew me away. I never, ever thought I would be good enough to get into university or that I could do well at that level of study."
Previous scholarship winner Aimee surprised herself and exceeded all expectations by winning a Women in Technology award and also the coveted $5,000 Honours scholarship from the then School of Commerce and Management (now the SCU Business School).
Find out more about scholarships
- Four ACADEMIC AWARDS, to recognise the highest achieving female students in specified units. As well as the confidence boost of receiving such an award, each winner receives a Co-op Bookshop voucher for $50.
Find out more about academic awards
- An ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITE
Go to the WIT Facebook site
- Support to help you find a MENTOR in the SCU Student Mentoring program. WIT works closely with the SCU Student Mentoring program, to ensure that all new female IT students are matched with an experienced IT female student (usually in their 2nd or 3rd year of study) who will encourage new students to enjoy their study and succeed in their course.
A WIT mentor is an ally, someone a student can confide in without worrying her grades may be affected. WIT mentors share their experiences of how to study technical units, who to contact when help is needed, where to find information, hints and tips on how to organise for university life, and more. A WIT mentor has computing specialist skills as well as training as a Student Mentor, so will understand some of the issues of being a woman in the IT field.
Find out more about the SCU mentor program
Updated: 11 December 2012