Twin Towns Community Foundation Scholarship

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My name is Sophie and I am the Twin Towns Community Foundation scholarship recipient.

I would tell graduates to consider Southern Cross because they have so many different opportunities on offer for students. I was looking for that hands-on experience that was going to be able to prepare me for a career. I’m currently studying business at Southern Cross University.

I was inspired to choose this degree mainly as I have a passion for events and what goes on behind the scenes. I hope to be working in various events fields as I work my way through my career.

When I was awarded the scholarship, it was a major relief. I really worked hard at school. I wanted to make sure that I showed the university that I was willing to put in the work. I’m really proud and happy that I’ve had the opportunity to have this scholarship awarded to me.

I highly recommend applying for a scholarship. It changes your whole university experience and your education as well. It started out trying to assist people who had difficulties in being able to continue their education.

We see real benefit in this because we can watch the development of the students that we sponsor, see them develop as people and at the end of the day, improving our regional workforce. It also gives us an opportunity to talk to a younger generation and understand the issues that they face. To gain a little bit of knowledge about how they’re feeling and how they’re travelling and where they’re going.

Sophie strikes me as a mature young lady who is quite in control of where she wants to go and what she wants to do. My assessment would be that she’s going to be a high achiever and probably do extremely well within the workforce.

Southern Cross, in all of their degrees, really make sure that it gives you the credentials and the experience that you need to be successful. I’d like to thank everybody at Twin Towns for awarding me this scholarship because I’ve been able to really take charge in my studies and it’s really given me that belief in myself. I’m able to pursue my goals in my future career.

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 into a degree program at the Gold Coast Campus of Southern Cross University. Preference will be given, but not limited to, a student undertaking a three-year degree in the University’s Faculty of Business, Law and Arts.

Quick facts

Number available

Up to two

Course of study

A future student commencing in any Bachelor degree at Gold Coast campus

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Scholarship details

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

How to apply

Applicants applying for the Twin Towns Community Foundation Scholarship must:

  1. Be Australian citizens or permanent residents;
  2. Qualify for admission and be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree at Southern Cross University, Gold Coast campus, commencing 2023.
  3. Reside within the boundaries of the Tweed Shire and Gold Coast City Council Local Government areas. Preference will be given to students who live within the area from and including Burleigh Heads south to the Tweed Shire southern border;
  4. Be able to demonstrate significant academic achievement OR evidence of outstanding academic performance as a mature age student;
  5. Be able to demonstrate that they have personal maturity and social responsibility as evidenced by contributions to the community.

  1. the standard of your response to the general scholarship application questions.
  2. Academic merit;
  3. Evidence of personal maturity and social responsibility as demonstrated by contributions to the community.

Preference will be given to awarding one scholarship to a student who meets all of the above criteria and are undertaking a degree in the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts, or the Faculty of Education, or studying a Bachelor of Nursing.

As a multi-campus university, the regions we call home have unique characteristics as study locations.

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Need more information? Please contact the Scholarship Office

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Scholarships Campus locations
T: 1800 005 687
E: [email protected]
Gold Coast
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