Southern Cross University Rugby Gold Rats Scholarship

The University’s Rugby Club, known as the Gold Rats, marked its 50th season in 2019. In 2024, the club is offering scholarships to students studying in a degree at the Lismore campus.

Quick facts


$3000 ($1,500 in two instalments). See value detail below for more

See Information for recipients for details about general conditions and payments.

Number available


Course of study

Any undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the Lismore Campus

Gold rats scholarship

Scholarship details

See applying for a scholarship for more information. Applications close 18 February 2024.

How to apply

Applicants applying for this scholarship must:

  1. Be admitted and enrolled either full-time or part-time in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Southern Cross University, Lismore campus. AND
  2. Be a current or new player in the Far North Coast first grade rugby competition, or Women’s competition, for the SCU Rugby Club in the year the scholarship is offered. Scholarship holders must have experience as a representative or 1st grade, or Women’s rugby player.

Both current and new students are eligible to apply.

Selection will be based on an assessment of:

  1. Academic merit
  2. An assessment of a one-page document provided by the applicant outlining their personal experience and passion for rugby, why they are applying for the scholarship and what they hope to achieve in the future through the completion of their chosen degree AND
  3. An evaluation of further documentation provided by the application including
    • A one-page Rugby CV
    • Supporting documentary evidence of the experience (if available)
    • Two referee names and contact details

Males and females are courage to apply

The Southern University Rugby club will also pay for the scholarship recipient rugby membership fees, valued at $250 as well as liaise with the Southern Cross University Swim and Gym who will provide a free membership for the successful recipient, valued at appropriately $500.

Need more information? Please contact the Scholarship Office

Phone and email In person
Scholarships Campus locations
T: 1800 005 687
E: [email protected]
Gold Coast
Coffs Harbour