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SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS AND BURSARIES

SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS AND BURSARIES

2024 Scholarship Applications are now closed! The 2025 Scholarships will open again soon!

We are very excited to invite you to apply for St Ann’s College scholarships and bursaries. These awards help diverse students and support those facing challenges. Generous benefactors make these scholarships possible and we are very grateful to those who believe in the transformative power of education. Your application is your canvas to showcase your potential and aspirations.

Important Dates

Application deadline for Returning Students: TBC 

Application deadline for New Students: TBC 

Scholarship Committee Deliberation meeting: TBC 

Notification of deliberations: TBC

Thank you letters due:  TBC 

Scholarships Explained

The criteria for our scholarships vary. There are scholarships available for: 

  • Domestic students from regional, rural, and remote areas. 
  • Students studying in particular fields.   
  • Students who demonstrate leadership capacity with respect to general participation at St Ann’s with respect to academic life, sport,  and social activities. 
  • Students who demonstrate passion, skill, and talent with respect to activities such as Sports, Creative and Performing Arts and cultural activities such as debating and public speaking. 
  • Leadership capacity with respect to general participation and community-mindedness at St Ann’s, activities such as College sporting, cultural, creative, and academic life.
  • Students who display strong academic abilities. 

Some students require additional financial support and some of our scholarships will include financial need as a substantial criterionOur financial need scholarships and bursaries require only that the student has demonstrated financial need, irrespective of where they are from or what they are studying. 

 

Essential Criteria for consideration for a scholarship at St Ann’s

  • Must be intending to study full-time (that is, undertaking at least 75% of the full-time study load for the course of enrolment)
  • Must be intending to reside at the College for the entire academic year. 

Financial Need Definition

We make decisions regarding financial need scholarships and bursaries with the goal of helping eligible students to fill the gap in fees that is unlikely to be met by a combination of: 

  • contributions from their caregiver/s; 
  • student income from part-time employment; 
  • other expected income such as university-based scholarships or sponsorships; 
  • and/or government financial assistance such as Centrelink Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or overseas student loans. 

In determining financial need and the level of support likely to be required, we ask applicants to provide information regarding: 

  • Parent/caregiver income.
  • Student expected income from other scholarships or sponsorships. 
  • Expected government financial assistance (if any).
  • Expected weekly part-time work hours/income. 
  • Expected weekly university contact hours.
  • Additional siblings in the family aged under 18 years. 

Determining Financial Need

Where the Scholarship Panel believes that a student will struggle to pay their fees by relying solely on one or more of the above forms of income, and/or struggle to fully experience the benefits of living at College in their efforts to pay the fees, we may determine them to have demonstrated financial need. 

The Scholarship Panel will use the information provided by financial need applicants to estimate the ‘gap’ in fees that they require support to meet. It is important to note that our ability to meet that gap through scholarship and bursary support will be dependent on our ability to give in each intake year. Our ability to give is based on the number of financial-need applicants, and the amount of scholarship and bursary funds available.  

ST ANN’S COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

List of Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries we Offer to our Students

DR ROSEMARY BROOKS OAM SCHOLARSHIP

Dr Rosemary Brooks OAM, Principal of St Ann’s College 1985 – 2019, devoted herself every day to the Vision of the College: an international community inspired to excellence through learning. By example, she guided students towards the realisation of their educational dreams. This scholarship celebrates her close working relationship – in particular with the altruistic Chairs and Members of Council, the Foundation and Collegians Association of St Ann’s across the history of the college – that was the cornerstone of her principalship. Those bodies model service to the community to generations of brilliant students from rural and regional Australia. They realised the funds for this scholarship in her honour, in that spirit of service and inclusion.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • The Scholarship shall be awarded to a continuing University student from rural/regional Australia, preferably South Australia and Broken Hill, who has exhibited high academic performance, leadership and community support in the preceding year.
  • Selection is made on the basis of applicants meeting the selection criteria. Preference should be given to applicants who satisfy one or more of the following criteria (in order of priority):
    • First Nations Australian
    • Refugee status
    • Financial hardship
    • Long term medical conditions / disability or ongoing effects of abuse
    • Attended the final years of schooling at a low ICSEA school
    • Affected by natural disaster
  • The Scholarship shall be awarded by the Council and shall be granted for one year in the first instance but may be renewed to an applicant who demonstrates significant contribution to the community.
  • No Scholarship shall be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The Scholarship holder shall reside at St Ann’s college and the value of the Scholarship shall be determined by the Council from time to time. Payment shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
  • These rules may be varied from time to time, but the title and purpose of the Scholarship shall not be changed.
THE ALFRED MOXON SIMPSON SCHOLARSHIP

In 2000 Mrs. Elizabeth Robson Simpson gave the sum of $60,000 to St Ann’s College to fund a Scholarship to be called the Alfred Moxon Simpson Scholarship to be awarded annually, in perpetuity, in his honour.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • The Scholarship shall be awarded primarily on academic excellence to either an undergraduate or a post graduate student studying in a South Australian University scientific discipline which discipline may include engineering, medicine, biotechnology or information technology.
  • The Scholarship shall be awarded by the Council and shall be granted for one year only but no Scholarship shall be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • When awarding the Scholarship the Council shall indicate the donor of the gift (provided to fund the Scholarship) was Elizabeth Robson Simpson the wife of the man so named in the Scholarship in whose honour it is awarded.
  • The Scholarship holder shall reside at St Ann’s College and the value of the Scholarship shall be determined by the Council from time to time and payment shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Playford Trust in partnership with Chartwells and St Ann’s College offers two residential scholarships for students residing at St Ann’s – one to a student continuing to reside at the College and the other to a student enrolling for the first time. The scholarships support promising students intending to study science, engineering, mathematics or technology subjects at one of the three South Australian universities and who need to overcome the practical and financial disadvantages associated with having their home base located in regional South Australia. To apply for a Regional Scholarship, click here. The Playford Trust also offers an extensive range of scholarships to those studying at university in Adelaide. We encourage those eligible to apply for financial assistance. Applications can be completed at https://playfordtrust.scholarshipsplatform.com/ 

AILEEN THOMPSON SCHOLARSHIP

Following a bequest in 1997 the Aileen Thompson Scholarship is given annually to an outstanding post-graduate or senior student at the discretion of the Library and Education Committee. More than one may be offered if suitable candidates apply and if there is sufficient income from the estate.

JACQUELINE ADELE JAMIESON SCHOLARSHIPS
A science/arts student from Whyalla in 1968-71, Adele bequeathed the bulk of her estate to the St Ann’s College Foundation, to be invested towards providing tertiary scholarships for young women.

She included in her will non-binding guidance towards supporting University of Adelaide medical or science students from rural South Australia preferably, or if there is no suitable applicant, from a rural community interstate. She suggested that the scholarship be awarded annually but that it continue during the residence of the student at St Ann’s College.

While awards should be made primarily on academic performance, character, extramural activities and financial need should be taken into account.

Payment shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees. These rules may be varied from time to time, but the title and purpose of the Scholarship shall not be changed.

DR ELIZABETH AND DR PETER MOORE SCHOLARSHIP

Dr Elizabeth Moore and Dr Peter Moore are both collegians who resided at St Ann’s College in the 1970s. Both are highly respected professionals and wish to support students studying in the field of medicine. Peter came to St Ann’s in 1976, just three years after the college went co-ed, and was a residential tutor from 1977-1979 while completing his PhD in Geology. Elizabeth (Norris) started in 1977 as a 1st year medical student. Elizabeth served as a residential tutor in 1980. They became the first couple in the history of the college to marry.

Elizabeth is a psychiatrist and holds the position of Coordinator General for Mental Health and Wellbeing for the ACT. She also serves on the board of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry, and in 2019 received the Margaret Tobin Award for the most significant contribution to administrative psychiatry in Australia and New Zealand for the last five years. Peter is a former Executive Vice President of Woodside and Business School Professor, and currently is a Director of Beach Energy Ltd and Carnarvon Petroleum and an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University in WA.

The Dr Elizabeth Moore and Dr Peter Moore scholarship is to be awarded to a new student from regional or rural Australia who is studying medicine, or in a medically related field, and living at St Ann’s. The scholarship will be awarded based on previous academic performance including ATAR, character, extramural activities and financial need.

The scholarship will take the form of a rebate of up to 25% on student’s fees and will continue for each year the student is studying medicine and living at St Ann’s. These rules may be varied from time to time, but the title and purpose of the Scholarship shall not be changed.

THE CHELSEA RACHEAL MASCLET SCHOLARSHIP

In 2021, the Masclet family, in order to commemorate the life and achievements of Chelsea Racheal Masclet, agreed to give $2,500 each year to fund a Scholarship. The Collegians have further committed to helping to raise funds to ensure it is a perpetual award. To honour Chelsea, the Scholarship holder should be a high achiever academically and when representing St Ann’s College in sporting events, and must participate enthusiastically in the social life of the College. As far as is possible, the Masclet family should be involved in the selection process.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • The Scholarship shall be awarded by the Council to a continuing full-time university student enrolled for a degree course. It shall be tenable for one year in the first instance.
  • During the academic year of tenure, the Scholarship holder shall reside at St Ann’s College.
  • No Scholarship shall be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Scholarship shall be at least $2,500 p.a. or such sum as the Council may from time to time decide. Payment of the said sum shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
  • These rules may be varied from time to time, but the title and purpose of the Scholarship will not be changed.
THE CONSTANCE FINLAYSON SCHOLARSHIP

The purpose of the Scholarship is to reward a student of outstanding academic merit, although aspects of character and outside interests are also taken into account.

The following are the rules of the Scholarship:

  • A Scholarship to be called the Constance Finlayson Scholarship shall be awarded annually by the Council to a first year student enrolled at a University. The Award shall be made primarily on the results of the Matriculation examination, but in addition there shall be taken into account character and extramural interests.
  • The Scholarship shall be tenable for one year in the first instance. Upon application an award may also be given to a continuing student.
  • During the academic year of tenure, the Scholarship holder shall reside at St Ann’s College.
  • No Scholarship shall be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Scholarship shall be $2,500 p.a. or such sum as the Council may from time to time determine. Payment of the said sum shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
  • These rules may be varied from time to time, but the title and purpose of the Scholarship shall not be changed.
CONDITIONS OF AWARD OF THE PHYLLIS CROMPTON SCHOLARSHIP

The Phyllis Crompton Scholarship is given annually by the Council to commemorate Miss Crompton’s generous gift to The St Ann’s College Trust in its foundation year, 1987. The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage a student of outstanding academic merit; leadership qualities, character, other interests and financial need are taken into account.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • The Scholarship which is to be called the Phyllis Crompton Scholarship shall be awarded annually by the Council to a student already in the College and intending to be resident in the year of the Award.
  • Academic achievement and leadership qualities shall be the criteria for the Award; character, other interests and financial need shall also be taken into account.
  • The Scholarship shall be tenable for one year in the first instance and upon application may be extended at the discretion of the Council.
  • The Scholarship shall be awarded to a continuing full time student enrolled for a degree course.
  • No Scholarship shall be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Scholarship shall be $2,500 p.a. or such sum as the Council may from time to time determine. Payment of the said sum shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
THE DORIS SIMPSON SCHOLARSHIP

In 1963 the children of the late Mrs. Allen Simpson gave the sum of $10,000 to St Ann’s College. They expressed the wish that this fund should be used to perpetuate the name of their mother.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • The Scholarship to be called the Doris Simpson Scholarship shall be awarded primarily on academic results but, all things being equal, preference will be given to a student who has demonstrable financial need.
  • The Scholarship shall be awarded annually by the Council and shall be granted for one year only.
  • During the academic year of tenure, the Scholarship holder shall reside at St Ann’s College.
  • The Scholarship shall be awarded to a continuing full time student enrolled for a degree course at the University of Adelaide, the Flinders University of South Australia or The University of South Australia.
  • No Scholarship shall be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Scholarship shall be $2,500 p.a. or such sum as the Council may from time to time determine. Payment of the said sum shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
ROSEMARY HILL-LING SCHOLARSHIP

In 2011 Mr Bob Hill-Ling AO and Mrs Rosemary Hill-Ling OAM established a Scholarship to be awarded annually, in perpetuity. The Scholarship shall be called The Rosemary Hill-Ling Scholarship. It is intended to provide assistance towards the cost of residence at St Ann’s College. The recipient will be a student from rural/regional Australia who has attended a government high school, and who contributes to the community of which they are a part. The recipient may be the first in their family to participate in tertiary education. Character and financial circumstances will be taken into account.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • The Scholarship shall be awarded by Council to a continuing full-time university student enrolled for a degree course. It shall be tenable for one year in the first instance.
  • During the academic year of tenure, the Scholarship holder shall reside at St Ann’s College.
  • No Scholarship shall be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Scholarship shall be $2,500 p.a. or such sum as the Council may from time to time decide. Payment of the said sum shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
  • These rules may be varied from time to time, but the title and purpose of the Scholarship shall not be changed.
BOB HILL-LING SCHOLARSHIP

In 2012, the 60th year of his association with St Ann’s College, Mr Bob Hill-Ling AO established an Engineering Scholarship to be awarded annually, in perpetuity. The Scholarship will be called The Bob Hill-Ling Scholarship. It is intended to provide assistance towards the cost of residence at St Ann’s College for a student of engineering, preferably mechanical or electrical although other fields will be considered. Academic merit, character and financial circumstances will be taken into account.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • The Scholarship will be awarded by Council to a commencing or continuing full-time university student enrolled for a degree in engineering. It will be tenable for one year in the first instance.
  • During the academic year of tenure, the Scholarship holder will reside at St Ann’s College.
  • No Scholarship will be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Scholarship will be $2,500 p.a. or such sum as the Council may from time to time decide. Payment of the said sum will be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
  • These rules may be varied from time to time, but the title and purpose of the Scholarship will not be changed.
THE KENT STOCKDALE SCHOLARSHIP

In 2007 the Reynolds family, in order to commemorate the life and achievements of Kent Hammond Stockdale, gave the sum of $50,000 to fund a Scholarship to be awarded annually, in perpetuity. Like Kent, the Scholarship holder must be a high achiever academically and when representing St Ann’s College in sporting events, and must participate enthusiastically in the social life of the College. As far as is possible the Stockdale family should be involved in the selection process, and the Reynolds family notified of the successful candidate and their qualities.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • The Scholarship shall be awarded by the Council to a continuing full-time university student enrolled for a degree course. It shall be tenable for one year in the first instance.
  • During the academic year of tenure, the Scholarship holder shall reside at St Ann’s College.
  • No Scholarship shall be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Scholarship shall be $2,000 p.a. or such sum as the Council may from time to time decide. Payment of the said sum shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
  • These rules may be varied from time to time, but the title and purpose of the Scholarship shall not be changed.
THE THOMPSON VIRGO SCHOLARSHIP

In 2007 Dr Will Thompson and Ms Lisa Virgo established a Scholarship to be awarded annually, in perpetuity. The Scholarship is intended to provide assistance towards the cost of residence at St Ann’s College for a student in financial hardship. The recipient will be a student from rural/regional Australia who contributes to the community of which they are a part. Applicants for EDJ Symon and College Bursaries, that is, those students who complete the confidential section of the application form, will be considered for this Scholarship.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • The Scholarship shall be awarded by the Council to a commencing or continuing full-time university student enrolled for a degree course. It shall be tenable for one year in the first instance.
  • During the academic year of tenure, the Scholarship holder shall reside at St Ann’s College.
  • No Scholarship shall be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Scholarship shall be $2,000 p.a. or such sum as the Council may from time to time decide. Payment of the said sum shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
  • These rules may be varied from time to time, but the title and purpose of the Scholarship shall not be changed.
RURAL STUDENT ESTABLISHMENT BURSARY

Following the generosity of two former students who wish to remain anonymous, this Bursary will be awarded to a first-year student from rural South Australia who attended a local government school and has not received another Scholarship/Bursary.

ST ANN’S CHAIRMAN’S BURSARY

This bursary was initiated by Ashley Hams in 2023, to be first awarded in 2024.

Ashley was a student in the college from 1990 to 1994 including Senior Tutor (RA) in 1993 and 1994.  Ashley became a member of the Executive and Council in 2011, accepting the role of the Council Chair in 2018.

This bursary will be awarded to a student who has contributed selflessly to college in a way that has assisted in helping the college provide a high-level experience for the students.  The bursary will reward services from the previous year in the college.

The following criteria should be considered for this bursary:

  • In the year that this bursary is awarded, the student will be in second year or greater (to have shown service throughout their previous year in college)
  • The student must have passed all of their subjects; however, preference will be given to service rather than academic results.
  • While this bursary may be awarded to college leaders (College Club Committee or Residential Advisors) in special circumstances for service well over and above what is expected, it is recommended that this bursary be given to a student that is not in a specific leadership position or is not an employee of the college.

Service items considered:

  • Sport organization/coaching
  • Contribution to organization and cleanup of social events
  • Supplying transport to others in the college
  • Contributing to the smooth running of the college and the betterment of the students
  • College leadership, over and above normal expectations

This bursary is aimed at rewarding a person who is always willing to pitch in and help without question.

Value awarded in 2024 will be $500.

Nominations for this bursary may be submitted from staff and/or leadership of the college, students (nominating a fellow student) who recognize a person of this calibre or students nominating themselves.

THE PHOEBE CHAPPLE BURSARY

This Bursary was established by the College Council to perpetuate the memory of Dr. Phoebe Chapple, who died in 1967 and who was a generous benefactor of the College. Its value is $1,000 p.a.

The following terms of the Bursary may be altered from time to time as the College Council sees fit:

  • Preference will be given to a first year or continuing medical student enrolled at the University of Adelaide or the Flinders University of South Australia. An allied health student enrolled at any South Australian university may also be considered.
  • The Bursary will be awarded annually, unless the College Council considers there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  • Financial need will be taken into consideration, as well as academic and other achievements.
  • This is a residential Bursary, taking the form of a partial rebate on fees at the College.
  • It may be renewed in favour of the same candidate in successive years.
THE PKF KENNEDY SCHOLARSHIP

In 2007 Kennedy & Co established an annual Scholarship to commemorate Robert Kennedy’s 25 years as Bursar of the College. It is intended that the Scholarship be awarded to a student of accounting or business. More than one should be offered only if the award exceeds one half annual fees from time to time. It should be presented by a representative of PKF Kennedy.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • The Scholarship shall be awarded by the Council to a continuing full-time university student enrolled for a degree course. It shall be tenable for one year in the first instance.
  • During the academic year of tenure, the Scholarship holder shall reside at St Ann’s College.
  • No Scholarship shall be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Scholarship shall be $750 p.a. or such sum as the Council may from time to time decide. Payment of the said sum shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
  • These rules may be varied from time to time, but the title and purpose of the Scholarship shall not be changed.
ST ANN’S COLLEGIANS ASSOCIATION AWARD

The Collegians Association of St Ann’s College, which is an association of past students of the College, raises funds to give an annual gift of one or more Collegians Awards.

  • The Collegians Award shall consist of an Award to be made annually and to take the form of a rebate on College fees.
  • It shall be awarded to any student of academic merit who is about to commence a degree or diploma course.
  • In choosing the successful applicant, the Selection Committee will take into account the applicant’s interest in community affairs and general interests, as well as the financial position of the applicant.
  • The Award should be made to each recipient once only.
SIXTH COLLEGIANS AWARD – SVDK

Following the generosity of SVDK this Award will be made on the same basis as the Collegians’ Awards.

KATHLEEN CUSSEN AWARD

The Kathleen Cussen Award is open to returning University students. Its value is $500. The College Council has made the following rules:

  • Applications be called each year for the following year from University students already in the College and intending to be resident in the year of the Award.
  • That it be awarded without financial consideration or means test.
  • That it be awarded primarily on academic merit.
  • But that achievement in a field unrelated to study also be taken into account.
  • That it be given in the form of a rebate on College fees.
CONDITIONS OF AWARD OF THE BANK S.A. BURSARIES

Bank S.A. Bursaries are awarded annually by the Council to commemorate the Bank S.A. generous gift to The St Ann’s College Trust in its foundation year, 1987.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • Up to three Bank S.A. Bursaries may be awarded annually by the Council to students from rural South Australia (including Broken Hill in view of the close educational relationship between that rural centre and Adelaide).
  • The Bursaries shall be awarded annually to continuing students enrolled for a degree course.
  • The Bursaries shall be awarded primarily on academic results but participation in College life shall also be taken into account.
  • During the academic year of tenure, the Bursary holders shall reside at St Ann’s College.
  • No bursaries shall be awarded if in the opinion of the Council there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Bursaries shall be to a total of $500 or such sum as the Council may determine. Payment shall be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
EDWARD WOJCIECHOWSKI SCHOLARSHIP

In 2013 Mr and Mrs Tony Wojciechowski established a Scholarship to be awarded annually, in perpetuity. The Scholarship will be called The Edward Wojciechowski Scholarship. It is intended to provide assistance towards the cost of residence at St Ann’s College, in memory of Mr Wojciechowski’s father Eddie, who at the age of 12 was taken by the German army from the family farm in the Potok Zloty region of Poland at the outbreak of World War 2 in 1939. He never saw his parents again, arriving in Australia 13 years later to work on sugar cane farms. The Scholarship is for a student from a farming background who has experienced some hardship in life and who understands the values of honesty, humility, giving and hard work.

The rules of the Scholarship are:

  • The Scholarship will be awarded by Council to a commencing or continuing full-time university student enrolled for a degree course. It will be tenable for one year in the first instance.
  • During the academic year of tenure, the Scholarship holder will reside at St Ann’s College.
  • No Scholarship will be awarded unless in the opinion of the Council there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The value of the Scholarship will be $250 p.a. or such sum as the Council may from time to time decide. Payment of the said sum will be in the form of a rebate on College fees.
  • These rules may be varied from time to time, but the title and purpose of the Scholarship will not be changed.
E.D.J. SYMON AND COLLEGE BURSARIES

Current and full time students of tertiary institutions can apply for a Bursary that provides financial assistance towards the cost of residence at St Ann’s College.

The value of each Bursary will be fixed by the Selection Committee at the time of the Award, but it is unlikely to exceed $500. Bursaries take the form of a rebate on College fees of up to $250 per semester.

The E.D.J. Symon Bursaries are restricted by the terms of the bequest to women students only; however College Bursaries may be awarded to men or women.

As the Bursaries are intended to assist students in financial difficulties to live in College, the financial circumstances of a candidate’s family will be taken into account: please complete the confidential section of the application form.

APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS

How we review your scholarship application

Initial Screening

A representative of the Committee begins by conducting an initial screening of all completed applications. During this phase, we check for adherence to application requirements, completeness, and eligibility criteria. Applications that do not meet these criteria may be excluded from the review process.

 

Scoring or Ranking

Each application is typically scored or ranked based on predetermined criteria. These criteria include academic performance (ATAR or GPA), leadership, community service, extracurricular involvement, and the personal statement is reviewed and marked. Scores are assigned to each application.

 

Review of Essays and Personal Statements

Essays and personal statements are carefully reviewed for content, clarity, and persuasiveness. Reviewers assess how well applicants articulate their goals, experiences, and alignment with the scholarship’s mission and values.

 

Selection Committee Deliberation

The scholarship selection committee convenes to discuss the top candidates. Committee members may review the scores, comments, and rankings provided by individual reviewers.

 

Final Selection

After deliberation, the selection committee identifies the scholarship recipients based on their assessments. The number of recipients and the scholarship amounts may vary based on available funds and the scholarship program’s criteria.

 

Notification and Award

Applicants who are selected for the scholarship are typically notified, and award offers are extended. The scholarship recipients will need to write a letter to the College Council and the scholarship benefactor before the amount can be deducted from the fee.

EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS

External scholarship programs provide students with additional financial support for their education. These scholarships, offered by various organizations and companies, are often merit-based and competitive, offering students a valuable source of funding beyond what their educational institutions provide. Exploring these opportunities can help alleviate the financial burden of education and broaden the options for financial support.

External Scholarship and Financial Support Information

Adelaide University Scholarships

Scholarship funding is available for individuals studying at Adelaide University who are seeking financial support to achieve their educational goals in 2024. The University offers more than 200 scholarships to students across all fields of learning, and degree qualification.

AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students studying an agriculture-related undergraduate degree or a Science, Technology, Engieering, Maths/Finance (STEM) degree with relevant majors with align to agriculture. The Horizon Scholarship  aims to support students who are studying full time, and enrolled in their final 2 years of the degree. The scholarship is valued at $5000 per year for two final years, and includes professional development workshops, placements and networking opporutnities at a range of industry events. The scholarship opens in late November, and closes again in mid-January.

Australian Defence Force Scholarships

The ADF supports students studying at any Australian University through payment of fees, reimbursing costs of textbooks, paying you a salary while you study, and a guaranteed job in your field at the end of the degree. If you are interested, there are some significant rewards with this one.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Uni Scholarship

This scholarship is for students who live in regional and rural Australia, studying an undergraduate bachelor’s degree program. Only first-year, first-time students studying full time can apply.

The Capstone Editing Scholarship and Grant Program

Capstone Editing provide a range of annual scholarships aimed at supporting Australian students in their studies.

Country Education Foundation of Australia

The CEF offers more than 4300 scholarships every year. There is a guide to which ones area available to South Australian students (scroll down to ‘Search for a Scholarship’), with more than 200 on offer here.

Elderton Winemaking Excellence Scholarship

The Elderton scholarship is open to highly motivated students currently enrolled in an undergraduate winemaking degree. It’s focus is on students wanting in a career in the wine industry, with a preference for the Barossa. This one-year scholarship provides $3000 towards a student’s study in a Viticulture and/or Oneology degree. As well as receiving the generous financial support, the successful applicant will also  receive mentoring from the team at Elderton, as well as an opportunity to undertake a vintage placement during which time, the team wil mentor the student, giving them the building blocks for a winemaking career.

Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM Scholarship Program

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering’s Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM program awards 500 undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships to women and non-binary people in STEM. The Program offers scholarship, access to events and networking, mentoring and ongoing support throughout the recipient’s term of study.

E.W. Stevens Trust

These scholarships help students from regional South Australia who are in difficult financial circumstances continue their studies The scholarship is worth $5000

Flinders University Scholarships

Scholarship funding is available for individuals studying at Flinders University who are seeking financial support to achieve their educational goals in 2024. The University offers more than 200 scholarships to students across all fields of learning, and degree qualification.

The Pinnacle Foundation

The Pinnacle Foundation is Australia’s LGBTQIA+ education cahrity, offering multiyear scholarships to students studying at higer ed institutions in Australia. In addition, the scholarship winners will be carefully matched with a metnor who shaes the same academic and professional interstes, gender identity and sexual orientation.Scholarship applicants need only apply once to use to be considered for each of the scholarships, and applications open each year from 1 July to 31 August for study commencing in the next academic year.

Playford Trust

Playford Trust scholarships and awards aim to help students make the most of their studies, achieve their potential and contribute to South Australia’s knowledge, skills and research base. Priority areas include:

  • Advanced manufacturing and new technologies
  • Water, energy, and climate change 
  • Agriculture, aquaculture, and food production 
  • Space and defence technologies
  • Health sciences and enabling technologies. 
  • Resources, energy and sustainability
The Promotion Products Bi-Annual $3000 Scholarship

This scholarship supports students who are experiencing financial strain whilst they are studying. The $3000 scholarship is offered 2 x per year, with applications closing mid-February and mid-August each year. Students must apply via email including a 500+ word personal statement about how the funding may positively impact the student and others in your local community or more broadly.

Rite Price Heating and Cooling Scholarship

This $3000 scholarship is open to any student studying at any institution in South Australia. Applications close on 30th June each year, and recipients noticed by end of July.

Rural Bank Scholarships

Rural Bank has a focus of supporting the next generation of leaders in agriculture, by offering financial support in the form of scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to first time tertiary students studying agriculture, agribusiness, or related fields and who are committed to the success of Australian agricultureThis scholarship supports students’ study-related expenses. Each scholarship is valued at $5,000 and, subject to academic results, the scholarship can be extended for a second year of study.

Rural Health Scholarships

SA Health offer 6 x Rural Health Undergraduate Scholarships $5,000/year up to $20,000 to Australian citizens or permanent residents, from regional SA and who are studying full time in an approved undergraduate discipline. 

Stand Like Stone Foundation

Scholarship funding is available for individuals with a connection to the Limestone Coast, seeking financial support to achieve their educational goals in 2024. The foundation administers multiple scholarships supporting students from different regional SA schools, or different criteria such as for music, community participation, or study preferences. It is worth spending time exploring this website, if you come from the Limestone Coast.

Sydney Royal Wine Study Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students studying a wine related course at any Australian university, TAFE or college. The Scholarship is valued at up to $6000 (depending on your course of study) and applications should be made through the ‘apply here’ link on the RANSW page.

Tertiary Access Payment (TAP)

The TAP is a one-off payment to support students who have completed year 12 and who are relocating to Adelaide to studyStudents are eligible if they are having to move more than 90 mins from their home, and who are commencing study immediately following year 12. 

University of South Australia

Scholarship funding is available for individuals studying at UniSA who are seeking financial support to achieve their educational goals in 2024. The University supports 2500 students each year with millions of dollars of funding

Wyndham Richardson Scholarship Fund

The Wyndham Richardson Scholarship Fund is a public fund established for charitable purposes and maintained solely for providing scholarships, bursaries and prizes based on merit or reasons of equity. They are available to Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents from within Australia to promote the recipient’s tertiary education.

The Zonta Club of Adelaide

The Zonta Club of Adelaide award programs operates at the local, national, and international level. These awards and scholarships play a key role in advancing women, girls and communities. There are a variety of scholarships available from this organisation including the Community Development Award at UniSA, the Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship, the Young Women in Public Affairs Award, and the Women in Technology Scholarship.