Peter Gordon Jurd Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is offered once every three years and was last offered in 2019.

The Peter Gordon Jurd Memorial Scholarship will support one student for a minimum of three years in their journey towards a full bachelor degree at Southern Cross University.

Application process

Submit your personal statement by 6 March 2019. Further detail below under Selection Criteria.

Number available


Course of study

Any course of undergraduate study at Southern Cross University commencing in 2019.


$15,000 paid over 3 years (2 × instalments of $2,500 each year).
See Information for recipients for details about general conditions and payments.

Selection criteria

Applicants for the Peter Gordon Jurd Memorial Scholarship:

  • Must be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student,
  • Must be studying an undergraduate degree full-time at Southern Cross University commencing in 2019.
  • Applicants with a learning disability (dyslexia) are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants can supply a personal introductory statement that may describe achievements and evidence of persistence including overcoming personal obstacles and/or challenges (up to 100 words).
  • Applicants can submit their application in writing, by audio/video or a portfolio displaying a range of work and accomplishments such as artwork, photographs, creative story writing, reports and letters of support from sporting, artistic or personal mentors.

Supporting documentation can be emailed to scholarships@scu.edu.au or mailed to:

Student Administration Services
PO Box 157
Lismore, NSW, 2474

Alternatively, applications can be hand-delivered to Student Services or IASS reception at any of the main campuses of Southern Cross University — Lismore, Coffs Harbour or the Gold Coast (Bilinga).

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