Indigenous Education Costs Scholarships

  • Applications closed at 04:30pm 22 Feb 2019
  • Outcome Notice Date:
    8 Mar 2019
  • Available to:
    Commencing Students; Continuing Students
  • Value: $1000+
  • Duration: 1 year scholarship (students can reapply each year)

Equity and Merit Scholarships and Grants
The ISSP Education Cost Scholarship is to assist students with the initial set up and ongoing educational costs of university.


Refer to the UAC Calendar for CSU participation rounds.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for this Scholarship in 2019 you must meet the eligibility criteria below and the additional criteria specific to your circumstances, you must be:

  1. an Indigenous Australian citizen;
  2. studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree as an active student;
  3. enrolled in a CSU course as a Commonwealth supported student;
  4. enrolled as a part-time or full-time student;
  5. a commencing or continuing student. Continuing students must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (pass grade average);
  6. enrolled as an internal, online or mixed mode student;
  7. of low socio-economic status:
    • in receipt of an eligible means tested Centrelink Benefit or
    • must be able to demonstrate financial hardship.

Priority will be awarded to Indigenous students from remote or regional areas.

To receive this scholarship you must not be receiving or have received a payment from any other source for the same purpose.

Commencing Students - Specific eligibility

Continuing Students - Specific eligibility

  • Technology component $1500 
    • Commencing student only (not received any other grant for this purpose)
    • Once only payment
  • Education Costs $2800 yearly
    • General costs of attending university
    • Yearly scholarship
    • (part-time receives a pro-rata payment based on enrolment)
  • Textbook component $1000 
    • Commencing student only (not received any other grant for this purpose)
    • Once only payment
 
  • Education Costs $2300 yearly
    • General costs of attending university
    • Yearly scholarship
    • (part-time receives a pro-rata payment based on enrolment)

Guidelines

Download the 2019 Indigenous Student Assistance Grant Guidelines [PDF]
(includes Indigenous Education Costs Scholarships)

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I have another scholarship/grant?

If you are receiving any other scholarship or grant for the purpose of relocating or accommodation you may not be eligible for this scholarship.

How do I know if I'm of low socio-economic status?

If you are in receipt of an eligible means-tested Centrelink payment - refer to the guidelines for further information.

You find it difficult to provide basic necessities for yourself, your family or dependent/s.
You will be required to provide additional supporting documentation as listed in the application.

Can I save my application and then finish it at a later date?

Yes you can, as long as you log back in and submit your application before the closing date. 

What if I didn't receive the email receipt?

It might take up to 24 hours for your email receipt to come through.
Have you checked your spam or junk mail folder?
Did you provide the correct email address?

If you still haven't received the receipt after 24 hours, send an email to scholarships.officer@csu.edu.au quoting the application number, your name and student ID.

When will I find out if I was successful?

An email notification will be sent by the outcome notice date, as advertised on the website.

If I am successful when and how do I get paid?

Payments will be made be EFT to your nominated bank account or in some cases onto your student account or by voucher.

How do I register my bank details with CSU?

Register your bank detials with CSU via online administration.

What if my circumstances have changed from what I put on my application form?

You must notify the CSU Scholarship Office immediately by emailing scholarships.officer@csu.edu.au. Upon receipt of details regarding a change in circumstances, CSU may reassess your eligibility.

Will I receive a scholarship/grant if I meet all of the eligibility criteria?

CSU receives a high volume of applications for scholarships and Grants, meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee applicants a scholarship offer.

If I have received an Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship, can I apply for another one??

If you have been paid the full 8 periods of payment, you cannot receive another allocation of this scholarship

Forms and Documents

How to Apply

Applications for the Indigenous Education Costs Scholarships are submitted via the Universities Admissions Centre of NSW (UAC) or the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

APPLICATIONS CLOSED at 04:30pm 22 Feb 2019

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