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At ECU, we reward the achievements of students. Our scholarships recognise those whose life journey so far has not been an easy one, as well as the students displaying outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

With the support of an ECU scholarship, we want to help you realise your ambitions and reach your destination. We offer a range of scholarships to current and future students that aim to help you successfully complete your course by improving your financial situation.

Scholarships available

The Co-op Scholarship is currently open for applications from outstanding second year ECU undergraduate students who are experiencing financial hardship. Female, Bachelor of Science (Exercise & Sports Science) students are encouraged to apply for the Bette Allison Memorial Scholarship.

ECU are currently inviting eligible Postgraduate students, to apply for scholarships. These include Churchlands Teacher's College Memorial Award for postgrad Business students, Claremont Teachers College Memorial Award for Physical Education, Sports Science or Human Biology students, Mount Lawley Teachers College Memorial Award for School of Natural Sciences students, and the Nedlands (Secondary) Teachers College Memorial Award for Master of Education Students. For more information, visit the Honours and Postgraduate scholarships web page.

Inspiring Minds Research Scholarships are amongst some of the scholarships that are open for application and are designed to support postgraduate students of exceptional research promise to study full-time at ECU in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or research Master degree. The Inspiring Minds Research Scholarship is valued at $40,000 per year.

ECU are seeking expressions of interest from domestic and international individuals proposing to undertake a research degree commencing in 2016, applicants with exceptional research promise are encouraged to apply for a Higher degree by Research Scholarship.


Stacey Dewey, a Bachelor of Education (Primary) student has been awarded an ECU Vice-Chancellor's Aboriginal/and or Torres Strait Islander Scholarship. Thumbnail

Scholarship provides $10,000 boost

Stacey Dewey experienced both good and bad teachers in her school years. But now the Torres Strait Islander student is committed to becoming the best teacher she can be for the next generation.

Social Work graduate Sacha King secured a job in Bangkok thanks to her scholarship. Thumbnail

International opportunity

Sacha King now works for a global humanitarian organisation in Thailand – and it’s all thanks to a scholarship she won in 2013 while studying at ECU. Applications for the 2015 scholarship are now open.

Bachelor of Computer Science student Lachlan Morrison thinks anyone studying at uni should look at what scholarships are available to them. Thumbnail

Study support pays off

There's a wide array of scholarships available to ECU students and one of their recipients says anyone studying or thinking of studying should find out what's on offer.

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Scholarships by pathways

Our scholarship pathways are based on your level of study. Start your search by selecting the pathway that is relevant to you. Our scholarships range from students starting their first degree up to those completing their doctorate.

View our scholarships by pathways:

To increase your opportunity of gaining a scholarship, we also provide access to information about external scholarships and awards. Take a look at the financial support, internships and work placements available.

Scholarships by criteria

You can search for a scholarship by looking for a criteria group that relates to you. These criteria form the main part of the eligibility requirements for a scholarship, and you can find available scholarships under each criteria here.

Our scholarships by criteria include:

  • Financial hardship scholarships
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student scholarships
  • Rural student support scholarships
  • Academic scholarships
  • Disability scholarships
  • International Students
  • Commencing / 1st Year Student undergraduate scholarships


Tim Newhouse

"My scholarship provided me with an important sense of financial security. This means that I can focus on doing what I love, expanding my business and ultimately fulfilling my dreams."

Tim Newhouse

ECU Excellence Scholarship



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