Teacher Education Scholarships

Gain an advantage with this exclusive scholarship opportunity at CHC

CHC will offer a limited number of scholarships in 2019 for applicants to the following teacher education courses:

        • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
        • Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
        • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary).

These competitive scholarships are open to Australian citizens and permanent residents applying to these courses and are valued at $4000 over four years ($1000 for each semester). Only students who are completing Year 12 in 2018 are eligible to apply. Applications close Friday 30th November 2018.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

Your application should address the following three criteria and provide examples of evidence in relation to each of them.

1. Commitment to CHC’s values and ethos

Write a short statement (200 words) that summarises how you would support and contribute to CHC’s values, culture and community.

2. Academic achievement and suitability to teacher education.

a) Academic achievements such as academic prizes, external academic competitions (such as scores on the Australia-wide university initiated mathematics competition), and/or internal school competitions, or Eisteddfod results.

b) Your most recent school report.

c) List any activities and experiences which you have been involved in (eg debating, writing, participation in clubs, drama groups, artistic displays and exhibitions, sporting and other competitions).

d) Any university subjects/units, VET units of competency, or Certificates/Diplomas completed.

3. Commitment to a career in education.

In up to 300 words, describe why you are interested in pursuing a career in teaching and how important this vocation is to you.

APPLICATION DETAILS

                1. Applicants are required to complete the attached CHC Teacher Education Scholarship application form 2019.
                2. Please also attach the required documentation addressing the listed criteria.
                3. In some cases CHC will contact a person who knows the applicant well. You are to provide the name and phone number of two people, such as a school leader, teacher, pastor or employer, who are willing to provide a character reference for them.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

                1. The scholarship is available to any new/commencing student from Australia, who has citizenship or permanent resident status.
                2. The scholarship is not transferable.
                3. The scholarship cannot be deferred.
                4. The recipient can only receive benefit from one CHC scholarship per year.
                5. The scholarship is awarded subject to the applicant meeting normal CHC admission requirements, and will be implemented once all academic enrolment procedures are finalised.
                6. The semester value of the scholarship will be applied to the recipient’s account at enrolment and cannot be redeemed for cash, in part or in whole.
                7. If the conditions of the scholarship are no longer being met at census date, the scholarship will be discontinued.
                8. The recipient must undertake a full study load of at least 40 credit points (4 units) per semester. Any approved cross-institutional study will be included when determining a student’s study load for each semester.
                9. Continuance of the scholarship is contingent upon satisfactory academic progress by passing all units each semester.
                10. All recipients should be of good character and willing to support and uphold the core values and ethos of CHC. Scholarships or part thereof may be revoked at the discretion of CHC, if the recipient brings the name of CHC into disrepute.

SCHOLARSHIP OFFER and ACCEPTANCE PROCESS

                1. Successful scholarship applicants will be notified. However, scholarships will only be processed once students provide evidence they have submitted a QTAC application;
                2. All applicants will receive written correspondence in regard to the outcome of their application.
                3. Applications are to be submitted by Friday 30th November 2018

CHC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Apply for a CHC Scholarship here

Business Scholarships

Gain an advantage with this exclusive scholarship opportunity at CHC

CHC will offer a limited number of scholarships in 2019 for applicants to the Bachelor of Business.

These competitive scholarships are open to Australian citizens and permanent residents applying to these courses and are valued at $4000 over four years ($1000 for each semester). Only students who are completing Year 12 in 2018 are eligible to apply. Applications close Friday 30th November 2018.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

Your application should address the following three criteria and provide examples of evidence in relation to each of them.

1. Commitment to CHC’s values and ethos

Write a short statement (200 words) that summarises how you would support and contribute to CHC’s values, culture and community.

2. Academic achievement and suitability to teacher education.

a) Academic achievements such as academic prizes, external academic competitions (such as scores on the Australia-wide university initiated mathematics competition), and/or internal school competitions, or Eisteddfod results.

b) Your most recent school report.

c) List any activities and experiences which you have been involved in (eg debating, writing, participation in clubs, drama groups, artistic displays and exhibitions, sporting and other competitions).

d) Any university subjects/units, VET units of competency, or Certificates/Diplomas completed.

3. Commitment to a career in education.

In up to 300 words, describe why you are interested in pursuing a career in business and how important this vocation is to you.

APPLICATION DETAILS

                1. Applicants are required to complete the attached CHC Teacher Education Scholarship application form 2019.
                2. Please also attach the required documentation addressing the listed criteria.
                3. In some cases CHC will contact a person who knows the applicant well. You are to provide the name and phone number of two people, such as a school leader, teacher, pastor or employer, who are willing to provide a character reference for them.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

                1. The scholarship is available to any new/commencing student from Australia, who has citizenship or permanent resident status.
                2. The scholarship is not transferable.
                3. The scholarship cannot be deferred.
                4. The recipient can only receive benefit from one CHC scholarship per year.
                5. The scholarship is awarded subject to the applicant meeting normal CHC admission requirements, and will be implemented once all academic enrolment procedures are finalised.
                6. The semester value of the scholarship will be applied to the recipient’s account at enrolment and cannot be redeemed for cash, in part or in whole.
                7. If the conditions of the scholarship are no longer being met at census date, the scholarship will be discontinued.
                8. The recipient must undertake a full study load of at least 40 credit points (4 units) per semester. Any approved cross-institutional study will be included when determining a student’s study load for each semester.
                9. Continuance of the scholarship is contingent upon satisfactory academic progress by passing all units each semester.
                10. All recipients should be of good character and willing to support and uphold the core values and ethos of CHC. Scholarships or part thereof may be revoked at the discretion of CHC, if the recipient brings the name of CHC into disrepute.

SCHOLARSHIP OFFER and ACCEPTANCE PROCESS

                1. Successful scholarship applicants will be notified. However, scholarships will only be processed once students provide evidence they have submitted a QTAC application;
                2. All applicants will receive written correspondence in regard to the outcome of their application.
                3. Applications are to be submitted by Friday 30th November 2018

CHC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Apply for a CHC Scholarship here

Textbook Grant for Undergraduates (Capstone Editing)

A $3,000 grant for one undergrad to cover the cost of their textbooks for the duration of their degree. (The recipient receives one $1,000 gift voucher per year for 3 years.)

Applications are open all year.

The grant will be awarded on 1 February every year.

For more info or to apply, please visit capstoneediting.com.au/textbook-grant or download the PDF flyer.

Australian Government Scholarships

Student Start-up Scholarship

The Student Start-up Scholarship provides assistance with the upfront cost of study for eligible higher education students.

If you received a Student Start-up Scholarship, or a Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship, before 1 January 2016 and have not had a break in payment, you may continue to be paid until you come off your student payment. If you are in this group, you cannot receive a Student Start-up loan as well as your scholarship.

To be eligible for the Student Start-up Scholarship you must:

•   have previously received a Student Start-up Scholarship or Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship;
•   not have had a break in receiving your student payment;
•   be studying full time in an approved scholarship course delivered by an approved higher education provider;
•   receive at least $1 of Youth Allowance as a student, $1 of Austudy or $1 of ABSTUDY Living Allowance in the fortnight in which the scholarship is payable;
•   continue full time study within 35 days of qualifying for the scholarship; and
•   continue to undertake full time study 35 days after qualifying for the scholarship.

You will continue to receive the scholarship until you come off your student payment. If you have a break in payment (for example, you take a leave of absence from your course) you will no longer be eligible for the scholarship.

If you receive or qualify for the Commonwealth Scholarship paid by the Department of Education or a Student Start-up Scholarship paid by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, or a Student Start-up Loan, you will not be eligible for a Student Start-up Scholarship paid by the Department of Human Services.

If you meet the above criteria but have had a break in your payment or are a new student, then you can apply for the Student Start-up Loan.

For further information, see the Student Start-up Scholarship page on the Department of Human Services website.

Student Start-up Loan

The Student Start-up Loan is a voluntary loan available to eligible full time students in higher education who receive Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY Living Allowance.

The Student Start-up Loan is not paid automatically. If you want this loan, you have to apply for it.

Loans are tax free. You have to repay the loan through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) when your income exceeds the minimum repayment threshold, as you would with Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) and Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) debts. Read more about repayment thresholds on the ATO website.

The Student Start-up Loan is not available if you have previously received, and are still eligible for, the Student Start-up Scholarship.

To be eligible for a Student Start-up Loan for a loan period, you must:

•   be studying full time, or have our approval to do a reduced study load, in an approved scholarship course;
•   be receiving Youth Allowance as a student, Austudy or ABSTUDY Living Allowance;
•   provide your Tax File Number with your loan application;
•   apply before the end of the loan period and at least 35 days before your course ends; and
•   not be receiving a Student Start-up Scholarship, or qualify for a Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship, for the same period.

There are two loan periods each calendar year: 1 January to 30 June, and 1 July to 31 December. If you are eligible, you can apply for 1 Student Start-up Loan for each loan period during your course. You cannot get more than 2 loans per calendar year.

Each Student Start-up Loan is a set amount of $1,035 per loan period. The amount will be indexed on 1 January each year.

For further information, see the Student Start-up Loan page on the Department of Human Services website.

Relocation Scholarship

The Relocation Scholarship offered by the Australian government is a payment made once a year to help eligible ABSTUDY or Youth Allowance students with their higher education if they have relocated to or from a regional or remote area to study. Austudy students are not eligible for the Relocation Scholarship.

To be eligible for the Relocation Scholarship you must meet certain criteria.

You may be eligible for this payment if you:

•   are studying full time in an approved scholarship course•   are a dependent and need to live away from your family home to study, or meet specific scholarship independence criteria
•   are relocating to or from a regional or remote area to study
•   receive at least $1 of Youth Allowance as a student or ABSTUDY Living Allowance
•   are expected to start or continue full time study within 35 days after qualifying for the scholarship
•   are undertaking or will undertake full time study in an approved scholarship course on day 35 after the course start date or after you first qualify for the scholarship, whichever is later

If you are undertaking a compulsory practical placement as part of your approved scholarship course you may qualify for the Relocation Scholarship if you:

•   have not already received a Relocation Scholarship for the same year
•   meet all the eligibility requirements for the scholarship, and
•   have a placement in a regional or remote location

Verification of the location of the compulsory placement will be required before the Relocation Scholarship can be paid.

Students who have already received a Relocation Scholarship payment during the calendar year are not eligible for an additional scholarship payment in the same year, even if they have to relocate again to undertake a compulsory practical placement.

Further information regarding the Relocation Scholarship, including scholarship amounts, is available from the Department of Human Services of the Australian government.