Recognising student excellence, diversity, and achievement
The Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences recognises student excellence, diversity, and achievement through an array of scholarship opportunities for both domestic and international students at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. Here are our top tips to remember when considering scholarship options.Please visit UOW’s Scholarships and Grant website for a complete listing
Scholarships are a great way to give your studies and bank account a boost and take some pressure off while you jump into university.
There are many different scholarships available at UOW and through the community. No matter where you are in your studies, it's a great idea to see if there is a scholarship for you. Here are our top tips for gaining a scholarship:
One: Don't rule yourself out.
Many scholarships are left unclaimed as people don't apply assuming they won't get one. Give yourself a chance and apply. There are lots of different types of scholarships provided by UOW, community groups, government and private organizations. Each scholarship has different criteria and are available for many different students in a wide range of circumstances, academic results and course types.
Two: Check your financial hardship applies to you.
You don't need to be broke to be under hardship. If you're having difficulties providing for yourself or your family while studying then you may qualify. If you or your family are receiving Centrelink benefits or are under financial strain, put forward your case for assistance. Other considerations include living regionally or remotely with a disability or with the sole parent may also be taken into account.
Three Check if you're eligible.
There are many reasons why a scholarship may be awarded. It could be that you're an elite athlete, an academic standout or are doing great work in the community in your spare time. it could also be based on your living arrangements, personal challenges or the career you are passionate about. The point is you need to check out what is available to see what suits you.
Four: Share your story.
Your story is unique to you and this is your chance to tell it. Sharing as much detail as possible allows the selection panel and scholarship team to see clearly why you are the best suited for your scholarship of choice.
Five: Back yourself up.
Be prepared to show how you meet the criteria and back up your claims with documentation. This may include your resume CV, a personal professional or academic reference and official documentation from Centrelink, medical professionals or proof of residence.
You can get help applying. UOW runs workshops on putting together your application and prepare for interviews, so check out the website to see what's running.
If successful, most scholarships will be paid into your bank accounts in two installments.
To find out what scholarships, you can apply for visit UOW scholarships.
Good luck applying!