Three Rivers DRH Footprint Origin Commencing Student Scholarship
- Applications closed at 09:00am 7 Aug 2022
- Outcome Notice Date:
12 Aug 2022
- Available to:
- Value: $4,000
- Duration: one payment
The Three Rivers Department of Rural Health (DRH) Commencing Student Scholarship is designed to provide financial support to assist with the general costs of University education.
Am I Eligible?
To be eligible for this scholarship you must be:
- a commencing student;
- studying an undergraduate degree as an active student
- enrolling as an internal student
- enrolling as a full time student
- enrolling at Charles Sturt University in one of the Three Rivers supported courses as a Commonwealth supported student. Full fee paying students are not eligible;
- an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen, a permanent Australian resident or a student with an Australian permanent visa;
- will become a member of the Rural Health Positive Rural Health Club;
- provide a written statement explaining why you have chosen to study at a regional university.
- preference given to students who need to relocate to attend a campus offering their chosen area of study.
- rural/regional students with high travel costs to attend university - travel km/week assessed.
- due to the nature of the funding of Three Rivers DRH, this scholarship is only available for students who are:
- rural origin students from within the Three Rivers footprint . Rural origin is defined as five consecutive or eight accumulative years of living in a rural area (defined as Australian Statistical Geographical Standard RA2-RA5)
- The Three Rivers Department of Rural Health (DRH) is a key initiative in the Commonwealth Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program. The objective of this program is to improve the recruitment and retention of nursing, midwifery, allied health and dentistry professionals in rural and remote Australia. Three Rivers DRH aims to support more health students to live, study and work in regional Australia.
- The Three Rivers Department of Rural Health Footprint Origin Commencing Student Scholarship supports five (5) students within the Three Rivers rural footprint who are commencing fulltime study in one of the courses outlined in the eligibility criteria in 2022. The scholarship provides a $4,000 payment paid on the 17th of August 2022 .
- The Scholarship amount will be made as a cash payment into the students nominated banking account.
- To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must have met all of the eligibility criteria by the closing date.
- Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Scholarships cannot be deferred.
- The University receives a high volume of applications for scholarships; meeting the eligibility criteria may not guarantee applicants a scholarship offer. Access to further Three Rivers scholarships may be subject to availability within the current year.
- The University reserves the right to recoup scholarship payments if your circumstances change and you no longer meet the eligibility criteria.
- The Scholarships Office will be responsible for the assessment, allocation and administration of this scholarship.
Terms and Conditions
- Upon receipt of a scholarship, you agree to fulfil all requirements as set out in these guidelines.
- In accepting a scholarship offer, you consent to Charles Sturt accessing your student records for the purposes of assessing and administering the scholarship.
- If your circumstances change you must provide the details in writing to the Scholarships Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Scholarships Office will re-assess your eligibility.
- Charles Sturt reserves the right to undertake audits of individual scholarship recipients to ensure adherence to these guidelines.
- In accepting payment of this scholarship you agree to provide information for promotional purposes and maybe asked to participate in an evaluation or survey about the Three Rivers University Department of Rural health First Year Health Student Accommodation Scholarship.
- By accepting a scholarship offer, you will be expected to:
- Reside continuously in on-campus accommodation in Albury-Wodonga, Dubbo, Orange or Wagga Wagga campus for the first year of study.
- Join Rural Health Positive, the Charles Sturt Rural Health Club
- Participate in at least one Three Rivers UDRH or Rural Health Positive health event, such as a school visit to promote health courses and careers
- You will be asked to acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions of this scholarship.
- The University reserves the right to undertake audits of individual student’s records to ensure adherence to these guidelines.
To receive this Scholarship, you must meet the eligibility criteria outlined in these guidelines and complete an online application form prior to the closing date. Late applications will not be accepted.
Applications with incorrect or no supporting documentation will be deemed ineligible.
A Scholarship recipient should be aware that payments may be regarded as income by Centrelink and/or ATO it is the responsibility of the recipient to seek independent advice with respect to implications resulting from receiving this scholarship.
- Full time students – scholarships are considered to be tax exempt income for students who are studying full time at university.
- Part time students – generally, scholarship funding provided to part time students, regardless of their employment status, is not considered to be tax exempt income. However, as long as the scholarship funding is used for non-tax deductible expenses it may be classified as exempt income.
Please seek independent taxation advice regarding your personal circumstances where required or visit Is your scholarship taxable?
Due to privacy laws, any discussion of a scholarship application or recipient will only take place with the scholarship applicant/recipient.
The information collected will be used by authorised University staff to assess eligibility and administer the scholarship program. The information may also be used for assessment purposes for other scholarships, scholarship and equity programs across the University. Recipient names and email addresses may be made available to departments within the University for marketing and research purposes. No details will be used externally for any reason without the recipient’s consent. Students should be aware that they provide information of their own free will.
Personal and health information provided by the applicant will not be made available to any person within the University or external organisation for any other purpose without the applicant’s consent, except where it may be a legal requirement of the University to provide information.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have to provide further documents/information if the Scholarship Office contact me and request it?
If your application has been made incomplete and you have been requested to provide additional information or documents you have 48 hours from the date you receive the notification to provide the requested information and resubmit your application.
If you are receiving any other scholarship or grant for the purpose of relocating or accommodation you may not be eligible for this scholarship.
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered
Yes you can, as long as you log back in and submit your application before the closing date.
It might take up to 24 hours for your email receipt to come through.
Have you checked your spam or junk mail folder?
Did you provide the correct email address?
If you still haven't received the receipt after 24 hours, send an email to email@example.com quoting the application number, your name and student ID.
An email notification will be sent by the outcome notice date, as advertised on the website.
Payments will be made into your nominated bank account.
Register your bank details via online administration.
You must notify the Scholarship Office immediately by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receipt of details regarding a change in circumstances, Charles Sturt may reassess your eligibility.
Charles Sturt receives a high volume of applications for scholarships and grants, meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee applicants a scholarship offer.
Scholarships cannot be deferred. Scholarship recipients who defer their studies or take a Leave of Absence will have their scholarship withdrawn and the scholarship will not be paid. These students are eligible to apply in a future session providing they still meet the eligibility criteria.
- you cease to meet the eligibility criteria;
- you are guilty of academic misconduct;
- the scholarship was awarded on the basis of false or misleading information.
- A scholarship recipient should be aware that payments may be regarded as income by Centrelink or ATO it is the responsibility of the recipient to seek independent advice with respect to implications resulting from receiving this scholarship.
- Active Student: A student who is enrolled in subject/s in the current/commencing session. This excludes students on approved Leave of Absence.
- Carer: For Charles Sturt University’s purposes, a carer is defined as a person of any age, who without being paid (excluding Centrelink), cares for another person who needs ongoing support because of a long-term medical condition, a mental illness, a disability, frailty or the need for palliative care. A carer may or may not be a family member and may or may not live with the person. Volunteers under the auspices of a voluntary organisation are not included. Scholarship recipients may be in receipt of a Centrelink Carer Allowance or Carer Payment.
- Census Date: The date at which you can withdraw from a subject or course without financial penalty.
- Commencing Student: A student enrolled in and undertaking subjects in their first year of study.
- Commonwealth Supported Place: A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is a subsidised higher education enrolment. The Australian Government subsidises a CSP by paying part of the fees for the place directly to the University.
- Commonwealth Supported Student: A student enrolled in a CSP is referred to as a ‘Commonwealth supported student’. Students only pay the ‘student contribution’ amount, set by the university, for their units of study. (As defined in the Higher Education Support Act 2003).
- Conditional Offer: An offer of a scholarship which is made based on you continuing to meet the eligibility requirements as at session Census Date.
- Continuing Student: A student enrolled in, and undertaking, subjects in their second and subsequent years of study.
- Domestic Student (Student): Means a student with a permanent home address in Australia who is:
- An Australian citizen
- A New Zealand citizen
- A diplomatic or consular representative of New Zealand, a member of the staff of such a representative or the spouse or dependent relative of such a representative; or
- A student with an Australian permanent visa.
- Financial Need: A person is considered to be in financial need if they are in receipt of an eligible means-tested Centrelink benefit or in financial hardship. Refer to Eligible benefits in these guidelines.
- Financial Hardship: A person is considered to be in financial hardship when they find it difficult to provide for themselves, their family or dependents basic necessities such as food, accommodation, clothing, medical treatment and education.
- Full Fee paying: If you're a domestic student in a full-fee-paying place, it means your place receives no financial contribution from the government and you are required to pay the full cost of the course.
- Full-time: A full-time student is one who is enrolled to undertake an amount of study of at least three quarters (or 75%) of an equivalent full-time study load (EFTSL). At Charles Sturt University, this equates to being enrolled in three or more (8 point) subjects, or 24 subject points or more per session.
- Grade Point Average: A grade point is the numerical value assigned to a final grade to allow calculation of a Grade Point Average (GPA). GPA is the average of all final grades obtained by a student for courses within an academic program.
- Indigenous: for the purposes of these Guidelines, means a person who is of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; identifies as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; and is accepted as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which he/she lives or has lived.
- Integrated Program: Students are co-enrolled and study at both TAFE and Charles Sturt University. Under this type of arrangement, specific courses are identified and a formal agreement is signed.
- Internal Student: An internal student is a student that is studying the majority of subjects for any given session of the course as an on campus student. For example, if a student is enrolled in four subjects for a session, then three or more subjects must be studied internally (on campus). If a student is enrolled in three subjects for a session, then two or more subjects must be studied internally (on campus). The status as an internal student can change for each session of study.
- Leave of Absence: Official approval to be absent from your study, whilst still maintaining the status of enrolled student.
- Online Student: A student enrolled in 75% or more of subjects in a given session studying online.
- Part-time: A part-time student is one who is enrolled in one or two (8 point) subjects per session, which equates to 8 or 16 subject points per session.
- Postgraduate: A person who has obtained a degree from a university and is pursuing studies for a more advanced qualification.
- Pro Rata: a proportional distribution of the total amount to ensure equal allocation.
- Regional, Remote or Very Remote Area:The Australian Standard Geographical Classification – Remoteness Areas (ASGC-RA) is a geographical system developed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to classify different living zones in Australia. Classifications are postcode based and are identified as ‘Remote’, ‘Very Remote’, ‘Major Cities’, ‘Inner Regional’ and ‘Outer Regional’. To find your classification, you can view the following map.
- Special Circumstances: Circumstances which are beyond the student’s control and which a reasonable person would consider is not due to the student’s action or inaction, either direct or indirect, and for which the student is not responsible. This situation must be unusual, uncommon or abnormal.
- Undergraduate: Undergraduate students who are enrolled and are studying for approved undergraduate qualifications at eligible higher education providers. Approved undergraduate qualifications include Bachelor Degree, Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma and Diploma courses of study. Enabling courses do not qualify.
How to Apply
Forms and Documents
Download and save any forms you require for your application.
- Complete an online application form.
- Applications will be assessed in accordance with the eligibility criteria and supporting documentation.
- Applications with incorrect or no supporting documentation will be deemed ineligible.
- You may be assessed as eligible but not receive an offer due to quota restrictions.
- There are no interviews required.
- All applicants will be informed in writing of the outcome of their application.
- Successful applicants are required to accept their grant/scholarship offer.
- Offers not accepted by the offer expiry date will be withdrawn.
applications closed at 09:00am 7 Aug 2022
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