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ECU Equity Scholarship

The ECU Equity Scholarships are intended to assist future and current undergraduate students from designated equity groups, with the costs associated with University study. Applications are sought from students from low socio-economic backgrounds, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander's, people with a disability or ongoing illness, people with significant caring responsibilities and those from rural or regional area of Australia. The scholarship offers payments of $1,500 per semester (pro rata for part time study), for a total of $3,000 per year for the normal duration of your course.

Opening date: 23-01-2017
Closing date: 6-03-2017

At a glance

Eligibility guidelines

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, or be on a Australian permanent humanitarian/resident visa, or be a New Zealand citizen;
  • be from one or more equity groups - including but not limited to:
    • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students;
    • Students from rural, regional or remote areas of Australia who have relocated for the purpose of study;
    • Students with a registered disability or ongoing medical condition/illness;
    • Students with carer responsibilities (in receipt of carers payment through Centrelink); or
    • Single parents.
  • be able to demonstrate financial hardship;
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 30 credit points (usually 2 units);
  • not have previously received an ECU Equity Scholarship; and
  • if a current student, have maintained an academic status of good standing at the end of each semester (as defined in the ECU handbook).

Selection criteria

Selection will be based on demonstrated need and personal circumstances.

How to apply

Application is made via the ECU Online Scholarship Application Portal. Access to the portal is available between application opening and closing dates via this web page.

For more information

For more information download the Information for Applicants and Recipients document or contact the Scholarships Office

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