SCU Equity Book Bursary
Equity Book Bursaries are awarded to help disadvantaged undergraduate students with costs associated with higher education. Book Bursaries are awarded in the form of a voucher up to $500 in value which can be spent through the The Co-op and its sister brand Australian Geographic. The Co-op offers free standard shipping within Australia. Leaving your voucher to be used entirely on the educational products to support your studies. Visit The Co-op’s website for more information about products available.
Main Round Scholarship. For more information on offer rounds see UAC’s Key dates for Equity Scholarship.
Complete application online at UAC Equity Scholarships.
- Session 1, 2020 applications close 2 January, 2019.
The number can vary but the greatest number will be offered in Session 1
Up to $500
Course of study
Any Commonwealth supported Bachelor degree.
Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens, permanent residents (other than humanitarian), permanent residents (humanitarian).
Low socio-economic status
Applicants must meet the criteria for low socio-economic status by demonstrating one of the following:
- Receiving or expecting to receive a Centrelink means-tested income support payment (such as Disability Support Pension, Parenting Payment Single, Carer Payment, AUSTUDY, etc.).
- Dependent commencing students aged between 16–20 years whose parent/guardian is in receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A for this student at the time of application.
SCU will generally award scholarships to applicants who demonstrate multiple disadvantages under the following:
- Carer responsibilities
- English language difficulties
- Financial hardship
- Indigenous Australian
- Long-term medical condition/disability or ongoing effects of abuse
- Sole parent responsibilities
You are not eligible for consideration if you:
- Already hold a bachelor’s degree or higher level award, unless the award you hold is a prerequisite to the undergraduate course you are enrolled in (or will be enrolled in).
- Already receive or will be receiving another type of Commonwealth/government funded Scholarship; for example, Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship.
- Already receive or will be receiving another non-government funded scholarship valued at more than $6000 per year, for instance a Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship, 2019 or a 25th Anniversary Scholarship.