Australian South Sea Islander Community Foundation Scholarship
The purpose of the ASSICF is to improve the educational opportunities available to Australian South Sea Islanders by providing funds to participating universities to make available scholarships for tertiary education. Australian South Sea Islanders are direct descendants of the South Sea Islanders who were brought into Queensland between 1863 and 1904 and worked as indentured labourers. This scholarship is provided by the Australian South Sea Islander Community Foundation (ASSICF), a sub fund of the Queensland Community Foundation (QCF), in partnership with JCU.
Am I eligible?
If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship.
* I am an Australian citizen
* I am a direct descendant of the South Sea Islanders who were brought into Queensland between 1863 and 1904 and worked as indentured labourers
* I am a member of the Australian South Sea Islander community
* I am or will be enrolled as an undergraduate student at JCU
* I have not previously completed an undergraduate degree
* I am not in receipt of another scholarship in the year of the award.
What would I receive?
If you are a successful applicant of this scholarship you will receive $5,000, paid in a single instalment after the census dates of Study Period 2.
How do I apply?
Prior to completing an application, you should carefully read the Scholarship Rules below.
Applicants wanting to apply for this scholarship must attach the following documents:
* a copy of their birth certificate, passport or citizenship certificate
* an unofficial copy of their academic record from James Cook University
* a copy of their academic record from any other academic institution, including secondary school
* no more than three written references attesting to the applicant’s character and/or suitability to receive the scholarship
* their curriculum vitae
* a written statement outlining their motivation to complete their tertiary studies
* a letter of support from a registered Australian South Sea Islander organisation.
* any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.
When applying for a scholarship it is very important that you ensure that you include all relevant documents (including a completed application form) and that your application is submitted before the closing date. If an application is incomplete, it will not be considered.
What happens now?
Your application is checked for completeness and eligibility, and you will receive an email confirmation it has been received. After the closing date it will be individually assessed and put forward to a selection committee who will rank your application against others who have applied. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.
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