CSU Conference and Professional Membership Grant

  • Session 1 Applications will open on 27 Mar 2017 and close at 11:00am 12 Nov 2017
  • The first Outcome Notice Date:
    21 Apr 2017
  • Available to:
    Commencing Students; Continuing Students
  • Value: Up to $5000
  • Duration: one off payment

The Charles Sturt University (CSU) Conference and Professional Membership Grant is designed to provide financial assistance to individual students or groups who wish to undertake activities that relate directly to their CSU studies.


To be eligible for this grant in 2017 a student must be:

  1. studying an undergraduate degree as an active student;
  2. enrolled in a CSU course as a Commonwealth supported student;
  3. enrolled as a full-time or part-time student;
  4. a commencing or continuing student. Continuing students must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (pass grade average);
  5. enrolled as an internal or online student;
  6. an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia (including the holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa);
  7. of low socio-economic status: 
    • in receipt of an eligible means tested Centrelink Benefit  or
    • must be able to demonstrate financial hardship.
  8. able to provide quote, invoice or receipt of their actual costs for membership or conference attendance in 2017;
  9. able to prove that the membership or conference is relevant to the CSU course you are studying.

Full fee paying students and students that have received the Indigenous Student Grant are not eligible.

Students can only receive this grant once for conference attendance during their enrolment at CSU. This does not relate to professional memberships valued under $500.

A guide to expectations:

Conference

<$1,000

  • Submit photos and information on how your received your grant and the benefits to you on CSU student focused social media forum e.g. Facebook, CSU Social whilst attending your conference.

>$1,000 to $5,000

  • Submit photos and information on how your received your grant and the benefits to you on CSU student focused social media forum e.g. Facebook, CSU Social whilst attending your conference.
  • Create a 5 minute presentation of your experience to promote to your selected CSU faculty contact and relevant student body within your course. This can be PowerPoint/podcast/video or other medium. We will contact your faculty contact to confirm completion.
 

Membership

<$1,000

  • Submit information on how your received your grant and the benefits to you on CSU student focused social media forum e.g. Facebook, CSU Social.

>$1,000 to $5,000

  • Submit information on how your received your grant and the benefits to you on CSU student focused social media forum e.g. Facebook, CSU Social.
  • Create a report to your CSU faculty contact and relevant student body within your course outlining the benefits of being a member of the professional membership you have received

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Guidelines

The CSU Conference and Professional Membership Grant Guidelines contain information about how Charles Sturt University will operate the CSU Conference and Professional Membership Grant. It also contains detailed information about the eligibility criteria, offer and payment procedures and what is required of you if you are successful.

Download the 2017 CSU Conference and Professional Membership Grant Guidelines [PDF]

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Please refer to the Appendix A in the guidelines for a list of the eligible means tested Centrelink Benefits.

If you do not receive a means-tested Commonwealth income support payment, a comprehensive assessment will be conducted by or on behalf of CSU to determine whether you are of low socio-economic status

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 close date.

When will I find out if I was successful?

You will receive an email of the outcome by 18 Nov 2016.

What happens if I am successful?

The payment of the Grant will be made via electronic fund transfer to your nominated Bank account. Register your bank details with CSU, you will need to log into the Online Administration to enter or change your bank details.

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

You must notify the CSU Scholarship Office immediately by email scholarships.officer@csu.edu.au.

How to Apply

Session 1 APPLICATIONS OPENING SOON

Applications will open on 27 Mar 2017

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