Gilchrist Foundation Scholarship

Gilchrist FoundationGilchrist Charitable Foundation’s mission is to assist youth in furthering their education through financial assistance and active mentoring.

Application process

See Applying for a scholarship for details on application process.

Number available

Varies each year.


$5,000 per year for 3 years (4 years if the published full-time duration is 4 years).
See Information for Recipients for details about general conditions and payments.

Course of study

Eligibility criteria

Applicants applying for this Scholarship must:

  1. The applicant must qualify for admission and be enrolled full-time to study a bachelor degree at Southern Cross University’s Lismore, Coffs Harbour or Gold Coast campuses or via online study in the year that the scholarship is offered.
  2. Eligible degrees are: Health, Education, Indigenous Studies, Earth or Marine sciences.

Selection Criteria

The selection committee will consider the applicants responses to the general scholarship application questions below.

  1. The introductory statement (100–200 words) (first question) which includes why they are applying for the scholarship and what they hope to achieve in the future through the completion of their chosen degree.
  2. Details regarding hardship will considered in the selection process.
  3. The applicant must demonstrate one of the following, and outline how they are addressing their specific challenges: Geographical isolation, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander student, Financial hardship, Family trauma, Domestic violence, Medical issues, Single parenthood, Physical Disability, Intellectual disability