Peter Gordon Jurd Memorial Scholarship

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 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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