Indigenous Student Success Scholarships Program (ISSP) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Indigenous Student Success Scholarships Program (ISSP)

Applications are now open for Semester 1, 2021.

Selections will be held in January/February with all applicants being notified of the outcome of their application by Friday, 26 February 2021.

The Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP) is intended to assist indigenous students who are from low-income backgrounds, and indigenous students who face significant financial barriers to studying at university.

These scholarships are for indigenous undergraduate and enabling students enrolled in a Commonwealth-supported program at USC and will be available subject to funding from the federal government.

Indigenous undergraduate students

Undergraduate students should apply by completing the following form.

USC's online scholarship application form
USC Indigenous Equity Bursary

Recipients will receive a one-off $1,000 payment during the semester. This bursary is for indigenous students on low income, from low socio-economic background and/or with other equity circumstances to assist with the costs of study.

USC Indigenous Education Costs Scholarship

Recipients will receive $2,500 over two semesters ($1,250 per semester) and is to assist indigenous students to meet the costs of living while studying.

USC Indigenous Relocation Costs Scholarship

Recipients will receive $5,000 over two semesters ($2,500 per semester) and is to assist indigenous students who have relocated from a rural or remote area to commence study at USC.

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

Please note: If you are a recipient of a USC Indigenous Student Success Scholarship or an Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarship, you cannot receive more than a combined total of 8 payments of the undergraduate Education Costs Scholarship or 8 payments of the undergraduate Relocation Costs Scholarship. However if you have already received a total of 8 payments of these scholarships you will still be eligible to apply for the USC Indigenous Equity Bursary.

 
Indigenous TPP students

Enabling students should apply for these scholarships by completing the following form.

Tertiary Preparation Pathway USC Indigenous Scholarship Application Form (PDF 255KB)
USC Indigenous Enabling Education Costs Scholarship

Recipients will receive $2,500 over two semesters ($1,250 per semester) and is to assist indigenous students to meet the costs of living while studying.

USC Indigenous Enabling Relocation Costs Scholarship

Recipients will receive $5,000 over two semesters ($2,500 per semester) and is to assist indigenous students who have relocated from a rural or remote area to commence study at USC.

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

Please note: If you are a recipient of a USC Indigenous Student Success Scholarship or an Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarship, you cannot receive more than a combined total of 2 payments of the undergraduate Enabling Education Costs Scholarship or 2 payments of the undergraduate Enabling Relocation Costs Scholarship.

Eligibility
  • identifying as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • enrolled full-time in any undergraduate program or in Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) at USC (or part-time, where there are exceptional circumstances preventing full-time enrolment)
  • has not previously completed the requirements of an undergraduate program
  • evidence of financial need
  • relocating from a rural, regional or remote area to study at USC (USC Indigenous Relocation Costs Scholarships only)
Selection criteria
  • financial need
  • other equity considerations and personal circumstances
  • relocation status (USC Indigenous Relocation Costs Scholarships only)
Eligible programs
All undergraduate programs
Number available
Varies
Value

Varies

Application
Undergraduate students APPLY
TPP students APPLY