Scholarships & Grants

What are Scholarships and Grants?

When administered through this Program:

A Scholarship is an award selected on merit to recognise excellence (including but not limited to academic excellence), in accordance with selection criteria, to assist a student to undertake or complete a program of study at UOW.

And

A Grant is an award to assist students experiencing financial hardship and/or social disadvantage to undertake or complete a program of study at UOW.

What are the Scholarship/Grant Categories? 

Scholarships Category
Definition

Category A

Scholarships valued at greater than three thousand dollars ($3,000) 

Category B

All Grants
Scholarships up to and including a value of three thousand dollars ($3,000) 

Category C

All work-integrated-learning scholarships 

How many scholarships/grants can I hold at any one time?

For scholarship and grant offers made after 29 November 2011 the following applies:-

At any one time, a UOW student may hold:- 

  • one scholarship from Category A
  • unlimited scholarships or grants from Category B and
  • one scholarship from Category C.

General consent, disclosure and privacy of your information. 

UOW Privacy Policy

The University of Wollongong is committed to protecting your privacy. The information collected in your equity  type scholarship/grant application will only be used for the purpose of determining your eligibility for an equity type scholarship/grant. If you have any privacy concerns or questions please contact the University’s Privacy Officer. You may view the University’s Privacy Policy at http://www.uow.edu.au/about/privacy/index.html

Centrelink Consent

This consent will be used for the sole purpose of authorising Centrelink to provide information to the University of Wollongong to assess your eligibility in relation to your equity type scholarship/grant application. A brochure is available from Centrelink that provides more details about the Centrelink confirmation services and further information is available on Centrelink’s website at: http://www.centrelink.gov.au/

This authority, once given, is effective only for that period when your equity type scholarship/grant application is being assessed at the University of Wollongong. The authority can be revoked at any time by giving notice to the University of Wollongong or the department.

By agreeing to the consent, I authorise:

• the University of Wollongong to use Centrelink Confirmation eServices to perform a Centrelink enquiry of my customer details and concession card status in order to enable the business to determine if I qualify for a concession, rebate or service.

• the Australian Government Department of Human Services (the department) to provide the results of that enquiry to the University of Wollongong.

You understand:

• the department will disclose personal information to the University of Wollongong including my name/address/concession card status/payment type/payment status/one off payment/income/assets/deductions/shared care arrangements/partner status/Youth Allowance Independent Rate to confirm my eligibility for an equity identified scholarship.

• this consent, once signed, remains valid while I am a customer of the University of Wollongong unless I withdraw it by contacting the University of Wollongong or the department.

• I can get proof of my circumstances/details from the department and provide it to the University of Wollongong so that my eligibility for an equity identified scholarship can be determined.

• if I withdraw my consent or do not alternatively provide proof of my circumstances/details, I may not be eligible for the scholarship or grant provided by the University of Wollongong.

 

Glossary

Academic excellence

High academic achievement at a specified level of study in an individual subject or across a specified range of subjects.

Commonwealth Scholarship

Scholarships which are administered under the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Education) which provides for matters under Part 2-4 of the Higher Education Support Act 2003.

Sponsor

A person or entity outside of UOW providing a scholarship or grant that will be administered by UOW.

Eligible student

A person who meets the eligibility criteria for the relevant scholarship or grant.

Grant

An award to assist students experiencing financial hardship and/or social disadvantage to undertake or complete a program of study at UOW.

Originator

The UOW faculty, unit or individual proposing and/or funding a scholarship or grant.

Student

A person enrolled or eligible for enrolment in a course at UOW. Additional criteria may be applied to this definition; this information will be provided in the scholarship or grant conditions which will be made available on the program website.

Scholarship

An award selected on merit to recognise excellence (including but not limited to academic excellence), in accordance with selection criteria, to assist a student to undertake or complete a program of study at UOW.

Third Party Scholarship or Grant

A scholarship or grant provided and administered by a person or entity outside of UOW.

Travel Grant

Provided for approved activities which are undertaken for credit towards a student’s UOW degree.

Undergraduate

Candidates or courses for diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees, Bachelor degrees, and honours Bachelor degrees.

University Prize

Prizes awarded to students wholly or substantially in recognition of academic merit on their part in the course of their UOW studies.

Scholarship Definitions

Academic Scholarship

Reward academic excellence and generally require a high level of achievement in the HSC.

Commonwealth Scholarship

Scholarships which are administered under the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Education) which provides for matters under Part 2-4 of the Higher Education Support Act 2003.

Community Scholarship

Provided by local individuals or community groups to support high-achieving students particularly motivated and interested in a nominated career path or specific to a town or region.

Corporate Scholarship

Industry specific scholarships provided by an organisation to encourage students to study or continue to study in a particular field.

Equity Scholarship

Provide assistance to students who have and are continuing to experience social and or financial disadvantage.

Faculty Undergraduate Scholarships

Are available from our nine faculties, recognise high-achieving students commencing studies as a first year (no previous enrolment at UOW) full-time undergraduate student at UOW.

Sporting Scholarships

Provide financial support to talented sporting men and women

Work Integrated Learning Scholarships

Industry specific scholarships provided by an organisation to encourage students to study or continue to study in a particular field in addition to scholarship support, holders undertake work experience with the sponsoring organisation.

 

Last reviewed: 12 April, 2017