Rotary Club of Loxton 2020 Vocational Scholarship Application

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The Rotary Club of Loxton Vocational Scholarship 2020 Application Form 

This scholarship has been established by the Rotary Club of Loxton to support a student from the Loxton/Browns Well region of South Australia who is commencing any undergraduate program of study on a full time basis as a Commonwealth Supported student at a South Australian University. The scholarship holder will be selected on academic merit, vocational commitment and community involvement. 

The scholarship is valued at $10,000 in total payable for a maximum period of two years. The scholarships will provide an allowance to assist with living costs for the first and second year of the student’s study at a South Australian University. 

Eligibility Criteria 

Applicants must meet all 6 of the eligibility criteria;

  1. Be Australian citizens and permanent residents of the Loxton/Brown’s Well Districts and Australia in the preceding two years prior to February 28th 2020.
  2. Have applied through SATAC for admission to a Commonwealth Supported Place in an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree program at a South Australian University in 2020 and be eligible to receive an offer of a place in that program.
  3. The award is not limited to school leavers. Mature age applicants that meet the criteria may apply. 
  4. Be commencing post-secondary studies for the first time in 2020. 
  5. Be a full-time student as defined by the University. 
  6. Obtain an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 80 or greater, excluding any bonus points.

Preference will be given applicants who are part of the first generation of their family to attend tertiary education. 

Award Conditions 

  • The award of a scholarship is subject to the student’s admission to an undergraduate Bachelor’s program and confirmation of full time enrolment at each of the census dates (31 March and 31 August) as defined by the university. 
  • The scholarship will be payable in two equal instalments of $2500 each year, in April and September, subject to confirmation of continuing eligibility at each of the census dates and satisfactory academic progress in their studies. The scholarship will be paid directly to the student. 
  • Students must obtain a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 at the end of each semester, in order to receive the next scholarship payment. 
  • The offer of a scholarship may not be deferred and may not be awarded in any year. 

Selection of the successful candidates that meet all 6 of the eligibility criteria will be made according to academic merit, vocational commitment, an interview and with reference to applicant’s written statement regarding their chosen vocation, school activities and responsibilities and/or community involvement relating to their chosen field. 

Preference will be given to those students undertaking vocationally based courses relevant to the needs of regional South Australia. Applicants will be required to attend an interview by a panel selected by the Rotary Club of Loxton. Applicants should ensure they have a good working knowledge of the Rotary Club of Loxton.

 

 

 

Key Dates 

Applications Open January1st 2020

Applications Close January 17th 2020

Interviews Conducted February 2020

Scholarship offered March 4th 2020

Scholarship Awarded March 20th 2020

Please attach a Letter of Application along with your Personal Resume and include this with this application. [1] 

 

The following must be provided in order for your application to be considered. 

Personal Details 

Name ____________________________ 

Address ____________________________ 

Phone ____________________________ 

Email ____________________________ 

Date of Birth ___/___/______ 

Secondary School attended __________________________________ 

Record of Existing Scholarships 

Have you previously been awarded an education based Scholarship? 

Yes No 

If yes provide Details __________________________________________________________________________ 

________________________________________________________________________________ 

Are you currently receiving an education based Scholarship? 

_________________________________________________________________________________ 

_________________________________________________________________________________ 

Family Education 

Fathers Name _______________________________ 

Occupation _______________________________ 

Place of employ ______________________________ 

Highest Level of education achieved ________________________________ 

Mothers Name _______________________________ 

Occupation _______________________________ 

Place of employ _______________________________ 

Highest Level of education achieved _______________________________ 

Loxton Browns Well Residency History 

Please demonstrate you meet the residency requirement. Your school, home residential address, and two local referees are required. You must have been a resident of the district (lived in a house) for 2 years previous to Feb 28th 2020. If you studied or worked away from the region your application will not be accepted. 

_______________________________________________ 

_________________________________________________________________________________ 

_________________________________________________________________________________ 

_________________________________________________________________________________ 

Are you an Australian citizen? Evidence required is a birth certificate, passport, or Australian Citizenship Certificate. 

_____________________________________________ 

_____________________________________________ 

____________________________________________________________________________ 

 

 

Current Education 

Academic History 

Please provide a resume of your school results and achievements 

A certified copy of your ATAR is required. Additional information on your school results and university over the past years will assist. 

Employment 

Please provide a record of your employment. Where you can relate this to your field of study it will be a significant advantage in meeting our vocational assessment. 

Company Position _________________________________________ 

Hours per week _________________________________________ 

Contact Person and details _________________________________________ 

Company Position _________________________________________ 

Hours per week _________________________________________ 

Contact Person and details _________________________________________ 

2020 Study Plans 

Evidence on your acceptance will assist your application 

Institution ____________________________________ 

Course ____________________________________ 

Residency Arrangements _______________________________________________________ 

Referee (Academic) _____________________________________________________________ 

________________________________________________________________________________ 

Referee (Vocational) _____________________________________________________________ 

________________________________________________________________________________ 

Rotary knowledge

Rotary does valuable work in the Loxton community, within Australia and internationally.  Demonstrate your knowledge of the work that Rotary does.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Referees Statements are requested. A short paragraph is required with this application. Referee interviews will occur with shortlisted applicants. 

Please attach the following to this Application and send them to the following 

  • Your Application Letter 
  • Personal Resume 
  • Any additional material 

No correspondence will be entered into after the closing date for applications. The decision of the eligibility and merit committees will be final. 

The Rotary Club of Loxton reserves the right not to award the scholarship in any year. 

Signed ________________________ Date___/___/_______ 

PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY COB (5.00pm) ON January 17th, 2020 by post or direct delivery to the Loxton Opportunity Shop in business hours. No late applications will be accepted under any circumstances. 

YOU MUST SUPPLY FOUR (4) copies of your complete application and supporting documentation. 

Selection of the successful candidates will be made according to academic merit, vocational commitment, an interview and with reference to applicant’s written statement regarding their chosen vocation, school activities and responsibilities and/or community involvement relating to their chosen field. 

Preference will be given to those students undertaking vocationally based courses relevant to the needs of regional South Australia. Applicants will be required to attend an interview by a panel selected by the Rotary Club of Loxton. 

Academic merit will be determined according to ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) scores. 

Students in receipt of other major scholarships may apply for this scholarship. 

Applications closed 5.00pm Friday January 17th, 2020. Late nominations will not be accepted. 

Application forms must be sent to the Secretary; In writing: The Secretary Rotary Club of Loxton 

PO Box 135 

Loxton SA 5333 

OR 

Personal Delivery to the Rotary Club of Loxton Opportunity Shop in their business hours.


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