Five unique scholarships you can apply for right now

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One of the biggest misconceptions about scholarships is that they're only for students who excel academically. In reality, this is furthest from the truth. UOW offers over 200 scholarships annually to students with different abilities, circumstances, and passions.

Most scholarships are general and open to a range of students, while others have more unique requirements to qualify for application.

In the spirit of new year/new me, we have rounded up five unique scholarships you can apply for right now. From social work and education to Indigenous empowerment and rural healthcare, there are many opportunities to assist your studies.

And if there isn't something here for you, don't worry. There will be plenty more opportunities throughout the year. Stay tuned on our social channels to keep up to date with the latest scholarship news.  

The Stevenson Family Scholarship in Social Work

The Stevenson Family Scholarship in Social Work is offered as an encouragement to prospective students seeking to improve the lives of others through a Bachelor of Social Work. This scholarship aims to help the helpers. It recognises the contribution of students committed to giving back to their communities and driven to use their tertiary qualifications to pursue a career in the community services sector. 

Who it's for: students who want to study at Bachelor of Social Work and have spent time giving back to the community.

Closing date: 24 March 2024

Requirements: application statement and interview

Additional info: Mature-aged students are strongly encouraged to apply.   

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The City of Wollongong RSL Sub-Branch ANZAC Scholarship

The City of Wollongong RSL Sub-Branch ANZAC Scholarship is offered to assist students from the Illawarra (Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama) with their academic goals whilst undertaking studies at UOW.

Who it's for: those connected to the Australian Defence Force, either through themselves or a parent or grandparent having served in an operational or peacekeeping role. Operational service with the Army Reserve also qualifies.

Closing date: 17 March 2024

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The Cunningham D'Souza Family Scholarship

The Cunningham and D'Souza Family Scholarship pays tribute to the remarkable contributions of Bernard Joseph Cunningham, Gertrude Lillias Cunningham, and Frances Mary D'Souza in education. This scholarship embodies the family's commitment to supporting students entering the final phase of their degree. By recognising the next generation of educators, it aims to assist those pursuing Bachelor of Education programs. Applicants are encouraged to showcase their community involvement and explain how the scholarship aligns with their educational career aspirations.

Who it's for: Students nearing the end of their degree in Bachelor of Education - The Early Years (Honours), Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours), Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Honours).

Closing date: 18 February 2024

Requirements: UOW scholarship application package and a brief cover letter outlining community involvement and educational career ambitions.

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Australian Indigenous Women's Scholarship

The Australian Indigenous Women's Scholarship, funded by Jean Clarke, a dedicated Fellow of the University of Wollongong, aims to support Indigenous women pursuing studies in Science, Medicine, and Health or Engineering and Information Sciences. Reflecting Clarke's commitment to access, equity, and women's education, this scholarship provides financial aid to those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Exceptional applicants may see the funding split between multiple recipients. Selection is based on a combination of shortlisting and interview processes.

Who it's for: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women studying in the Faculties of Science, Medicine and Health (SMAH) or Engineering and Information Sciences (EIS).

Closing date: 17 March 2024

Requirements: Shortlisting and interview

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Clarence Valley Orchestra Medical Student Scholarship

The Clarence Valley Orchestra Medical Student Scholarship, offering $5,000, is designed to support future rural and regional medical practitioners. Aimed at students undertaking Phase 4 Elective and Selective Terms in the Clarence Valley, the scholarship provides valuable exposure to rural healthcare settings. The scholarship aims to encourage students to return to or contribute significantly to rural and remote communities by fostering a deep understanding and appreciation for medicine in these areas. Applicants are asked to articulate how the scholarship aligns with their career goals and dedication to the Clarence Valley region.

Who it's for: Medical students entering Phase 4 of the Doctor of Medicine planning clinical placements in the Clarence Valley.

Closing date: 14 April 2024

Requirements: application and a one-page statement on career ambitions and commitment to the Clarence Valley region.  

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