Scholarships

Professor Tyrone Carlin

At Southern Cross University, we thrive on creating transformational opportunities for our students to learn, develop their skills and reach their full potential.

We believe that every student has the potential to be a future leader, which is why we created the Southern Cross University Rising Stars Scholarships program. This program reflects our commitment to seeing our students succeed and thrive, both during their studies, and beyond. All of which would not be possible without the generous support of our many scholarship donors.

The Rising Stars Scholarships program ensures that outstanding students who demonstrate exceptional potential and who might not otherwise have had the opportunity to receive a tertiary education, are rewarded with financial support to do so.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarship opportunities to support regional, rural, and remote students, international students, students experiencing hardship, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and students who can demonstrate exceptional merit.

This page will help you find a scholarship that aligns with your achievements.

I encourage you to apply for scholarships that will best support you and allow you to succeed in your studies at Southern Cross University.

Professor Tyrone Carlin — Vice Chancellor and President

Find a scholarship

We have scholarships for every stage of your Southern Cross journey, please select what is relevant to you and find out what scholarships you may be eligible for.

Key:

  Commencing Student
  Current or Commencing Student
  Postgraduate Student
  Honours Student
  Current Student 2nd Year+
  Current Student Final Year
 

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Course LevelLocationAcademic SchoolTypeScholarship NameStudent StatusClosing Date
Future Students Scholarships Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC or Online

Faculty of Business, Law and Arts

 

The Silver Rose Portrait Scholarship

Value: $5,000

The Coffs Harbour Engineering Scholarship supports students who have completed their first year of a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil Engineering).

Faculty of Business, Law and Arts

 

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Commencing Student Application Portal

Continuing

20 December 2021

Undergraduate Scholarships Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour

Any Faculty

 

Louise Morgan Headstart Scholarship

Value: $2,000

The Louise Morgan Head-Start Scholarship is offered to students commencing undergraduate study at SCU who have achieved outstanding results in the SCU Head-Start program.

Any faculty

 

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Staff Nominated Only

Continuing

Not applicable

Honours Scholarships Coffs Harbour, All Locations

Faculty of Science and Engineering

 

Coffs Harbour City Council Engineering Scholarship

Value: Varied per year. Includes paid work experience.

The Coffs Harbour Engineering Scholarship supports students who have completed their first year of a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil Engineering).

Faculty of Science and Engineering

 

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Continuing Student Application Portal

Continuing

30 January 2022

Undergraduate Scholarships Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour or Online Business/Law  

Far North Coast Law Society Scholarship

Value: $2,500

The Far North Coast Law Society Scholarship supports students who are studying Law and have aspirations to practice law in the Northern Rivers after graduation.

Faculty of Business, Law and Arts

 

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Commencing Student Application Portal

Commencing

20 December 2021

Undergraduate Scholarships Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC or Online Any  

Father Paul Pidcock Scholarship

Value: $2,500

The Father Paul Pidcock Scholarship supports school leavers who have graduated from St John’s Woodlawn College, Lismore. The scholarship will provide financial assistance while studying at Southern Cross University.

Any Faculty

 

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Commencing Student Application Portal

Commencing

20 December 2021

Undergraduate Scholarships Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC or Online Health atsip

Feros Care Nursing Scholarship

Value: $5,000

The Feros Care Nursing Scholarship supports students studying a Bachelor of Nursing. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to one Indigenous Australian student and one non-Indigenous student.

Faculty of Health

 

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Continuing Student Application Portal
Commencing Student Application Portal

Commencing or Continuing

20 December 2021

Undergraduate Scholarships Gold Coast    

Huawei Technologies Australia Scholarship

Value: $5,000

The Huawei Technologies Scholarship supports students who are commencing any full-time undergraduate degree at Southern Cross University's Gold Coast campus.

Any Faculty

 

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Commencing Student Application Portal

Commencing

20 December 2021

Honours Scholarships Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC or Online Science  

Jim Dickinson Mechanical Engineering Scholarship

Value: $5,000

Jim Dickinson Mechanical Engineering Scholarship is awarded to an enrolled student of Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering who has demonstrated successful academic progression and experienced personal disadvantage.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

 

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Continuing Student Application Portal

Continuing

30 January 2022

Undergraduate Scholarships Lismore Any  

Mayor of Lismore Scholarships (High School Leaver)

Value: $5,000

Lismore City Council has supported students who live in the Lismore Local Government area for many years by offering the Mayor of Lismore Scholarships. This scholarship supports a recent high school leaver studying an undergraduate degree at the Lismore campus. Preference may be given, but not limited to, students who have demonstrated achievement under conditions of disadvantage.

Any Faculty

 

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Commencing Student Application Portal

Commencing

20 December 2021

Undergraduate Scholarships Lismore Any  

Mayor of Lismore Scholarships (Mature Age)

Value: $5,000

Lismore City Council has supported students who live in the Lismore Local Government area for many years by offering the Mayor of Lismore Scholarships. This scholarship supports a non-high school leaver studying an undergraduate degree at the Lismore campus. Preference may be given, but not limited to, students who have demonstrated achievement under conditions of disadvantage.

Any Faculty

 

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Commencing Student Application Portal

Commencing

20 December 2021

Future Student Northern NSW Any  

NRCF – SCU Bowen Education Fund Scholarship

Value: $2,500

The NRCF Scholarships provide financial assistance to students overcoming hardship and support them as they commence any undergraduate at Southern Cross University.

Any Faculty

 

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Commencing Student Application Portal

Commencing

20 December 2021

Current Student,Final Year Lismore, Coffs Harbour Business/Law  

Parker & Kissane Graduate Law Scholarship

Value: $3,000

The Parker & Kissane Graduate Law Scholarship supports students studying in their graduate year of the Bachelor of Laws degree.

Faculty of Business, Law and Arts

 

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Continuing Student Application Portal

Continuing

20 December 2021

Future Student Lismore Any  

Quota International of Alstonville/Wollongbar Club Scholarship

Value: $2,500

The Quota International Scholarship supports a recent high school leaver commencing their undergraduate degree at Southern Cross University

Any Faculty

 

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Commencing Student Application Portal

Commencing

20 December 2021

Future and Current Student Lismore Science  

Rous County Council Scholarship

Value: $5,000

The Rous Water Scholarship will support an undergraduate student studying any degree from the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Southern Cross University.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

 
 

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Commencing Student Application Portal
Continuing Student Application Portal

Commencing

20 December 2021

Future Student Lismore Any  

Southern Cross University Rugby Gold Rats Scholarships

Value: $3,000

The University’s Rugby Club, known as the Gold Rats, will support students who are passionate about and are current 1st-grade rugby league players on the Far North Coast who are studying any undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the Lismore Campus.

Any Faculty

 

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Commencing Student Application Portal

Commencing

20 December 2021

Current Student, Final Year Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC and Online Education  

The AEU NSW Teachers Federation Branch Scholarship

Value: $2,500

The AEU NSW Teachers Federation Branch Scholarship supports a full-time student in the final year of their education degree who has completed Year 12 (or equivalent) at a public school or TAFE (preferably within NSW).

Faculty of Education

 

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Continuing Student Application Portal

Continuing

20 December 2021

Future Student Lismore Any Hardship

The Lord's Taverners Northern NSW University Scholarship

Value: $5,000

The Lord's Taverners Northern NSW Scholarship support students who are disadvantaged or who intend to work with those who are disadvantaged and are entering an undergraduate course at Southern Cross University.

Any Faculty

 

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Commencing Student Application Portal

Commencing

20 December 2021

Current Student Coffs Harbour, NMSC Any  

The Southern Cross University Coffs Coast International Women's Day Female Undergraduate Scholarship

Value: $2,500

The Southern Cross University Coffs Coast International Women’s Day Scholarship will support a current student throughout one year of her undergraduate studies. The scholarship will form part of the celebrations of International Women’s Day at the Southern Cross University Coffs Harbour campus.

*Applicants must be female to be eligible for this scholarship. 

Any Faculty

 

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Continuing Student Application Portal

Continuing

5 February 2022

Future Student Lismore,Gold Coast Any Hardship

The Yulgilbar Foundation Scholarship

Value: $9,000

The Yulgilbar Foundation Scholarship will support a commencing student studying any undergraduate degree at Southern Cross University's Coffs Harbour or Lismore campuses.

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Any Faculty

Eligible for the following applicants

 

Future Student

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Commencing Student Application Portal

Commencing

20 December 2021

Future Student Gold Coast Any Hardship 

Twin Towns Services Community Foundation Scholarship

Value: $5,000

The Twin Towns Community Foundation Scholarship is made available to students residing within the boundaries of the Tweed Shire and Gold Coast City Council Local Government areas who have demonstrated significant academic achievement and are enrolling in a degree at the Gold Coast campus. Preference will be given, but not limited to, a student undertaking a business degree.

Any Faculty

 

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Commencing Student Application Portal

Commencing

20 December 2021

Future Student Gold Coast Any Hardship 

Twin Towns Services Club Scholarship

Value: $5,000

The Twin Towns Community Foundation Scholarship is made available to students residing within the boundaries of the Tweed Shire and Gold Coast City Council Local Government areas who have demonstrated significant academic achievement and are enrolling in a degree at the Gold Coast campus. Preference will be given, but not limited to, a student undertaking a nursing degree.

Any Faculty

 

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Commencing Student Application Portal

Commencing

20 December 2021

Future Student Lismore, Coomera Arts Any 

Rolling Stone Scholarship

Value: $5,000

Southern Cross University and Rolling Stone Australia have partnered up to bring you the Rolling Stone Scholarship.

The Scholarship covers a total value of $15,000 over 3 years for students studying a Bachelor of Contemporary Music degree at the Lismore or Coomera campuses.

Faculty of Business, Law and Arts

 

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Commencing Student Application Portal

Commencing

13 December 2021

Future Student Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC or Online Any Hardship 

Summerland Credit Union Scholarship

Value: $5,000

The Summerland Credit Union Scholarship supports students commencing a Bachelor of Business and Enterprise degree at Southern Cross University.

Faculty of Business, Law and Arts

 

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Commencing Student Application Portal

Commencing

20 December 2021

Future Student Lismore Any Hardship 

The FNC Scholarship

Value: $5,000

The FNC Scholarship will support a recent high school leaver studying at the Lismore campus who is a resident of Byron Shire, Ballina Shire, or the City of Lismore.

Any Faculty

 

Commencing Student Application Portal

Commencing

20 December 2021

Future Student Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC or Online Any  

Vice Chancellor's Scholarship

Value: $8,000

The Vice-Chancellors Scholarships will support commencing students in any undergraduate program on-campus at Coffs Harbour, Lismore, the Gold Coast, or Online.

Students do not have to apply for these scholarships as they will be awarded to school leavers achieving an outstanding ATAR who enrol in any undergraduate degree.

N/A

 

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Staff Nominated Only

Commencing

Not applicable

Future Student Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC or Online Any  

25th Anniversary Scholarships

Value: $7,500

The 25th Anniversary Scholarships will support commencing students in any undergraduate program on-campus at Coffs Harbour, Lismore, the Gold Coast, or Online.

Students do not have to apply for these scholarships as they will be awarded to school leavers achieving an outstanding ATAR who enrol in any undergraduate degree.

Any Faculty

 

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Staff Nominated Only

Commencing

Not applicable

Future Student Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC or Online Any  

Southern Cross Scholars Scholarships

Value: $5,000

The 25th Anniversary Scholarships will support commencing students in any undergraduate program on-campus at Coffs Harbour, Lismore, the Gold Coast, or Online.

Students do not have to apply for these scholarships as they will be awarded to school leavers achieving an outstanding ATAR who enrol in any undergraduate degree.

Any Faculty

 

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Staff Nominated Only

Commencing

Not applicable

Postgraduate Student Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC or Online Health Hardship

The Bonnie Boezeman Scholarship

Value: Course fees covered

The Bonnie Boezeman AO Leadership in Nursing Scholarship is awarded to a registered female nurse to undertake a Master of Healthcare Leadership with Southern Cross University. The successful recipient has a career plan that will take her into a leadership role within the healthcare sector.

*Applicants must be female to be eligible for this scholarship. 

Faculty of Health

 

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Continuing

Mid 2022

Postgraduate Student Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC or Online Health Hardship

The Southern Cross University Coffs Coast International Women's Day Female Postgraduate Scholarship

Value: $2,500

The Southern Cross University Coffs Coast International Women’s Day Scholarship will support a current student throughout one year of her undergraduate studies. The scholarship will form part of the celebrations of International Women’s Day at Southern Cross University's Coffs Harbour campus.

*Applicants must be female to be eligible for this scholarship.

Any Faculty

 

Continuing Student Application Portal

Continuing

5 February 2022

Honours Student Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC or Online Science Hardship

Rowe Scientific Chemistry Honours Scholarship

Value: $5,000

The Rowe Scientific Chemistry Honours Scholarship is awarded to a Bachelor of Science with Honours student. The Rowe Scientific Scholarship will show a preference to students who are overcoming hardship or from rural, regional, or remote areas of Australia.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

 

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Continuing Student Application Portal

Continuing

9 March 2022

Honours Student NMSC Science Any

Ralph Barclay Braun Memorial Scholarship

Value: $5,000

The Ralph Barclay Braun Memorial Scholarship supports students committed to a research career in areas such as Biodiversity, Ecological Interactions, Aquaculture, and Sustainable Fisheries. Students must have formal acceptance into the Bachelor of Science with Honours at the National Marine Science Centre.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

 

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Continuing Student Application Portal

Commencing and Continuing

30 January 2022

Honours Student Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC and Online Health Any 

OPEM Psychology Honours Scholarship

Value: $1,000

The OPEM Psychology Honours Scholarship supports students enrolled in a Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours at Southern Cross University.

Faculty of Health

 

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Continuing Student Application Portal

Continuing

8 March 2022

Honours Student Lismore Gnibi atsip

The Lord's Taverners Indigenous Knowledge Honours Scholarship

Value: $7,000

This scholarship supports an outstanding student undertaking the Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge with Honours at Southern Cross University.

Gnibi College of Inigenous Australian Peoples

 

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Continuing Student Application Portal

Commencing

30 Jan 2022

Undergraduate Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC and Online   Hardship,atsip 

Southern Cross University Equity Scholarships

Value: $2,000

Equity Scholarships are awarded to help future and current undergraduate students who are disadvantaged. The scholarship is designed to assist with costs associated with higher education.

Any Faculty

   

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Staff Nominated Only

Future and Current Student

Not applicable

Current or Commencing Student Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC and Online Health Hardship, atsip 

Feros Care Nursing Scholarship (Australian Indigenous Student)

Value: $5,000

The Feros Care Nursing Scholarship supports students studying a Bachelor of Nursing. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to one Indigenous Australian student and one non-Indigenous student.

Faculty of Health

 

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Continuing Student Application Portal
Commencing Student Application Portal

Current or Commencing Student

20 December 2021

Future Student Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC and Online Any atsip, Hardship

Mayor of Lismore Scholarships (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)

Value: $5,000

Lismore City Council has supported students who live in the Lismore Local Government area for many years by offering the Mayor of Lismore Scholarships. This scholarship supports an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student studying at the Lismore campus.

Any Faculty

 

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Commencing Student Application Portal

Commencing

20 December 2021

Future Student Lismore,GoldCoast,Coffs Harbour,NMSC and Online Any atsip,Hardship

ANZ Indigenous Student Scholarship

Value: $5,000

The ANZ Indigenous Student Scholarship supports an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student enrolling in any three-year full-time degree at the Lismore, Coffs Harbour, or Gold Coast campuses. Applicants may be school leavers or mature-age students.

Any Faculty

 

Commencing Student Application Portal

Commencing

20 December 2021

Current Student Sydney Melbourne Perth Business International

Nathan Asher Student Experience Scholarship (EduCo) - Undergraduate

Value: $5,000

The Nathan Asher Scholarships supports an undergraduate student who has contributed to the student experience at a metropolitan branch campus of Southern Cross University.

Faculty of Business, Law and Arts

 

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Continuing Student Application Portal

Continiung

30 January 2022

Postgraduate Student Sydney Melbourne Perth Business International

Nathan Asher Student Experience Scholarship (EduCo) - Postgraduate

Value: $5,000

The Nathan Asher Scholarships supports a postgraduate student who has contributed to the student experience at a metropolitan branch campus of Southern Cross University.

Faculty of Business, Law and Arts

 

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Continuing Student Application Portal

Continuing

30 January 2022

Undergraduate students Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC and Online Any atsip

Indigenous Access Scholarship

Value: $5,000

This scholarship supports an Indigenous Student enrolling at Southern Cross University in their first undergraduate degree or the Preparing for Success Program.

Any Faculty

 

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Apply via UAC

Continuing

16 November 2021

Undergraduate students Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC and Online Any atsip,Hardship

Indigenous Australian Student Services Book Bursary

Value: Varies

The Indigenous Australian Student Services (IASS) Book Bursaries help students to access necessary textbooks.

Any Faculty

 

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Continuing

16 November 2021

Undergraduate students Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC and Online Any atsip,Hardship

Indigenous Australian Student Services Scholarship

Value: Varies

The Indigenous Australian Student Services (IASS) Book Bursaries help students to access necessary textbooks.

Any Faculty

 

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Apply here

Continuing

16 November 2021

Undergraduate students Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC and Online Any atsip,Hardship

Indigenous Australian Student Technology Bursary

Value: $600

The Indigenous Australian Student Services (IASS) Technology Bursary assist students in setting up modern computing requirements for university study.

Any Faculty

 

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Continuing

16 November 2021

Undergraduate students Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC and Online Any atsip,Hardship

Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship

Value: Varies

This scholarship supports an Indigenous Student enrolling at Southern Cross University in their first undergraduate degree.

Any Faculty

 

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Apply via UAC

Continuing

16 November 2021

Undergraduate students Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC and Online Any atsip,Hardship

Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship

Value: Varies

This scholarship supports an Indigenous Student enrolling at Southern Cross University in their first undergraduate degree.

Any Faculty

 

Find out more

Apply via UAC

Continuing

16 November 2021

Undergraduate students Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC and Online Any atsip,Hardship

Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship

Value: Varies

This scholarship supports an Indigenous Student enrolling at Southern Cross University in their first undergraduate degree.

Preparing for Success Program

 

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Apply via UAC

Continuing

16 November 2021

Undergraduate students Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC and Online Any atsip,Hardship

Indigenous Enabling Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship

Value: $2,806

This scholarship supports an Indigenous Student enrolling at Southern Cross University in the Preparing for Success Program.

Preparing for Success Program

 

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Apply via UAC

Continuing

16 November 2021

Undergraduate students Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, NMSC and Online Any atsip,Hardship

Indigenous Enabling Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship

Value: Varies

This scholarship supports an Indigenous Student enrolling at Southern Cross University in the Preparing for Success Program

Preparing for Success Program

 

Find out more

Apply via UAC

Continuing

16 November 2021