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Laurie Cowled Regional Scholarship

Scholarship applications for Semester 1, 2024 are now closed.

The Laurie Cowled Regional Scholarship has been established for the purposes of funding a female undergraduate student relocating from a rural or regional area to undertake their studies in one of the STEM disciplines.

This scholarship will be awarded to support one (1) recipient for the duration of their program and will be paid in instalments of A$2,500 per semester, up to a maximum of eight (8) semesters.

A$5,000 per annum for up to 6 semesters for a 3 year program up to a maximum of A$15,000

A$5,000 per annum for up to 8 semesters for a 4 or 5 year program up to a maximum of A$20,000

** Bonus ranks applied as a result of any scheme will NOT apply for the purposes of awarding scholarships

Scholarship payments will be made approximately three weeks after Census Date in each Semester, once enrolment has been confirmed.

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

  • commencing full time female student, in first undergraduate program
  • relocating from a regional or remote area to study at UniSC
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa Holder
  • enrolled in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering
    and Mathematics) related program, or a double degree including one of the eligible programs* listed:
    o Bachelor of Biomedical Science
    o Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
    o Bachelor of Engineering – Civil/Mechanical/Electrical and Electronic/Mechatronics
    o Bachelor of Health Science
    o Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology
    o Bachelor of Computer Science
    o Bachelor of Medical Science
    o Bachelor of Paramedic Science
    o Bachelor of Science

*UniSC may periodically review and amend the list of eligible programs. This shall occur,
when possible, in consultation with the donor or the donor’s nominated representative.

Selection criteria
  • high academic achiever, minimum ATAR 83 or equivalent **
  • financial need
Eligible programs
STEM related undergraduate programs
Number available

A$2,500 per semester for the normal duration of the program up to a maximum of A$20,000