Rotary Club of Loxton 2018 Vocational Scholarship Applications open

   Published: Monday, September 04, 2017

The Rotary Club of Loxton Vocational Scholarship 

 

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 scholarship 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. 

To be eligible for nomination students must: 

 

  • Be Australian citizensandpermanent residentofthe Loxton/Brown’s Well Districts in the preceding two yearsprior to February 28th2018.
  • Have applied through SATAC for admission to a Commonwealth Supported Place in an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree programwith a vocational focusata South Australian Universityin2018and be eligible to receive an offer of a place in that program.
  • Theaward is not limited to school leavers and mature age applicants that meet the criteria may apply(note residential requirements).
  • Be commencing post-secondary studies for the first time in2018.
  • Be a full-timestudent as defined by the University.
  • ObtainanAustralian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 80or greater,excluding any bonus points.
  • Preference will be given applicants who are part of the first generation of their family to attend tertiary education.

 

The 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 censusdates (31 Marchand31 August)as defined by the university.
  • Thescholarship will be payable intwoinstalments of $2500each year,April 2018 and September 2018,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 receivethe nextscholarship payment. 
  • The offer of a scholarship may not be deferred and may not be awarded in any year.

 

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

Applications will be accepted from 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 19 January 2018. Late nominations will not be accepted. 

Application forms can be obtained in one of the following ways. 

In person and for clarification: or In writing 

Director of Vocational Service

Roger Jeffrey

Rotary Club of Loxton 
PO Box 135

Loxton SA 5333 

 

 

Applications will only be available on our website after October 1st 2017.