Entries for the Open Day Scholarship are now closed.
Thank you to everyone who entered and submitted a 200-word response or a 90-second video, answering the question:
"Why do you want to study at Southern Cross University?"
Our Open Day Scholarship competition ended 5pm 12 August 2022.
The winning entry will be notified by the University via email by Monday 29 August 2022.
You can ask our expert advisers a question about your study options.
Terms and conditions apply.
By entering the Open Day Scholarship (Competition), you (the Entrant) agrees to the following Terms and Conditions:
By entering into the Competition, you agree and acknowledge that:
Southern Cross University (“SCU”) administers the Open Day Scholarship (“Scholarship”). This scholarship is awarded to a student who registered for the Southern Cross University Open Day (2022) and provided a compelling reason for their choice to study a bachelor’s degree at Southern Cross University in 2023 and will commence these studies before 30th June 2023.
The Scholarship is awarded on the basis of the Scholarship Criteria and the Student has been selected by the University as a recipient of the Scholarship.
The Student agrees that as a condition of the award of the Scholarship to the Student, the Student will comply with the set out Terms and Conditions.
“Course” means the degree course specified in item 2 of the Schedule;
“Payment Arrangements” means the payment arrangements for the Scholarship Funds set out in item 4 of the Schedule;
“Publish” means to make available to the public whether in material, digital or electronic forms;
“Schedule” means the schedule attached to these Terms and Conditions;
“Scholarship Conditions” means the conditions of award of the scholarship set out in item 5 of the Schedule;
“Scholarship Criteria” means the criteria for award of the Scholarship as set out in item 6 of the Schedule;
“Scholarship Details” means the scholarship formal name and offering year identified in item 1 of the Schedule;
“Scholarship Donor” means the donor or funder of the Scholarship as identified in item 1 of the Schedule;
“Scholarship Funds” means the money to be paid to the Student as the Scholarship from the University as specified in the item 3 of the Schedule;
“Scholarships Office” means the Student Management Unit, Student Services;
“Student” means the recipient of the Scholarship.
SCU will administer the Scholarship and the payment of the Scholarship Funds through its Scholarships Office.
Subject to the Student complying with his or her obligations under these conditions, SCU will pay to the Student the Scholarship Funds as specified in Item 4 of the Schedule.
The Student must abide by the Scholarship Conditions and all applicable University rules, regulations, policies and statutes.
The Scholarship will be provided for a period of three years.
The Student must not defer or interrupt their scholarship.
If, in the opinion of the University or the Scholarship Donor, the Student fails to abide by or breaches the Scholarship Terms and Conditions, the University may terminate or suspend payment of the Scholarship Funds by written notice to the Student.
If the Student withdraws from enrolment in the Course or if the Scholarship is terminated on or before the “withdrawal without failure” date of any Term or Session of the Course, the Student must repay to the University the Scholarship Funds paid for that Term or Session.
The obligation in previous clauses will survive the expiration or termination of the Scholarship and the Student’s enrolment at the University.
The Student consents to the University providing reports on the Student’s academic progress to the donor each Term or Session for the duration of the Scholarship.
The Student will provide all reasonable information and assistance required by the University to enable the progress reports to be provided to the Scholarship Donor.
In accordance with National and State privacy legislatio , including the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW) and the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the Student consents to the University’s request, and permits the University to:
for up to five years from the date of first publication for the purpose of promoting the Rising Stars Scholarship Program and the University generally.
The University recommends that the Student seeks advice from an accountant or the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) regarding the tax implications of this Scholarship.
Students are required to report Scholarship amounts as income to Centrelink. For taxation purposes, the Scholarship Funds are provided principally for educational purposes.
In accepting the Scholarship, the Student acknowledges that he/she is accepting these Terms and Conditions.
Failure to meet the requirements of these Terms and Conditions may lead to the termination of the Scholarship.
|Item 1||Scholarship Details and Scholarship Donor||
Scholarship Formal Name Open Day Scholarship
Scholarship Offering Year 2023
Proudly supported by Southern Cross University
|Item 2||Course||Any commonwealth supported bachelor course of a minimum of three year duration undertaken within Australia* commencing in 2023 before the 30th June 2023.
*Excluding any period of approved international exchange.
|Item 3||Scholarship Funds||Scholarship value is as follows
Total value = AUD$15,000 paid out in instalments over 3 years.
|Item 4||Payment Arrangements||The scholarship will pay $5,000 annually for a minimum of 72 credit points of study. Payment will be by instalment to the maximum annual value. The value of any instalment will be determined by how many enrolled credit
points for that Term/Session of study.
Scholarship Funds for each Session or Term will be paid by electronic funds transfer (EFT) into the Student’s nominated Australian bank account in week five of the applicable Session or Term.
|Item 6||Scholarship Criteria||
The Student’s selection for the award of the Scholarship was based upon the following criteria:
6.1 Essential Selection Criteria: The recipient must:
6.2 Other Selection Criteria
Southern Cross University acknowledges and pays respect to the ancestors, Elders and descendants of the Lands upon which we work, meet and study.
We are mindful that within and without the buildings, the Land always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.