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Scott Williams Foundation Study Grant

Applications for Semester 1 2023 scholarships are now closed.

To support UniSC Master of Teaching students to complete a Cert IV in Training and Assessment to enhance their employability and capabilities for business studies teaching.

Entrepreneurship and business are the engine room of regional development. Business owners create jobs, support local industry, and keep wealth and spending in the community. Through his own career and business mentoring experience, Scott Williams AM has observed the multiplier effect that successful local businesses can have in regional communities. Since 2016, the Scott Williams Foundation Study Support Bursary has supported many UniSC Bachelor of Business students to complete their degree with the aim of equipping recipients to succeed in business, so they may in turn become employers and contributors in their community.

In considering additional avenues to achieve this objective, Mr Williams acknowledges that many businesses are started by people who do not go to university (e.g. trades and many retail and hospitality businesses). These individuals might be impacted and benefit greatly on their journey by a good business studies teacher while at school. A passionate teacher can both motivate students to start their own business and equip them with the basic skills required to be successful. Such a teacher could reach many students during their teaching career.

The grant will be paid in a lump sum of $1,500 following confirmation of enrolment at census.

Students are required to provide proof of enrolment in the Cert IV prior to payment and agree to provide a certificate of completion for the Cert IV in Training and Assessment.

Please Note: This grant is offered on a yearly basis through funds provided by an external donor. If funding is not available in any given year, the grant will not be awarded.

  • full-time domestic students
  • enrolled in Master of Teaching (Secondary) program with business nominated as Teaching Area One or Two
  • provide proof of enrolment in the Cert IV in Training and Assessment 
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or Permanent Resident of Australia
Selection criteria
  • financial need
  • interest to teach and inspire others with business knowledge and skills
  • academic merit
  • other equity considerations including regional and rural students
Eligible programs
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Number available