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Mannkal Scholarship Essay

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What We Offer
Mannkal sponsors students to learn at think tanks and research centres around the world. Since 1997, over 1,200 students have benefited from this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Mannkal gives students real-life exposure to the business world, builds their professional skills and networks and teaches them how to apply the philosophy of limited government and free enterprise. Our students return with new ideas, skills and enthusiasm to become actively involved in improving Australia. Many actually receive job offers from their internship hosts upon graduation, to start their careers in cities like Washington DC, Berlin, London or Hong Kong!

Students are eligible for one conference and one internship. Additional conference opportunities may be offered throughout the year.

The Internship Experience
Internships take place during the Australian university semester breaks: mid-year and end-of-year. Mid-year internships generally run for 5-6 weeks in June and July, and end-of-year placements usually run for 8-9 weeks over January and February. While on internship, students attend the office of their host think-tank every weekday during normal working hours. Internships are voluntary and interns are not paid for their services.

The tasks undertaken by interns vary greatly between think-tanks. Some focus on one or two major projects for the duration of the internship; others will expect the intern to cope with multiple tasks. Some think-tanks work together with the intern to develop a project in an area that interests the intern.

Interns often attend a student conference while on internship. These have included Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, Students for Liberty in Washington DC and Cambridge Freedom Week in London. At these conferences, students gain valuable knowledge about liberty, economics and free societies, as well as networking and professional relations skills.

Host Think Tanks
Mannkal has a wide international network of host think tanks that accept our students. From the US and Canada to the UK, Europe, New Zealand, Hong Kong and more – the opportunities are boundless! For more information, view our Host Think Tanks page.

Internship Inclusions
Mannkal covers all necessary expenses for the internship, administered through the intern’s university. The funding includes airfares, accommodation, travel insurance, visa fees, any conference expenses and a small living allowance.

Interns are responsible for making all their own travel arrangements but Mannkal provides significant guidance. Interns are required to attend pre-departure briefings with Mannkal to ensure that they are completely prepared. This includes being equipped for the travel process and, most importantly, being ready to provide value to their host think-tank from the minute they arrive.

Post-Internship Experience
A Mannkal internship is just the beginning as opportunities open up for successful interns after returning to Perth. Many Mannkal interns have been employed by their hosts or other organisations as a direct result of the internship. Mannkal often assists interns to seek employment upon return, and we recommend high-performing interns to the many organisations that contact us seeking potential staff. Our top Alumni have the exclusive opportunity to meet with a Mannkal Board Member to explore opportunities in Perth and worldwide.

As a Mannkal Alumnus you will also have the opportunity to attend Alumni-only functions and be invited to opportunities and events within the community. You will share your experiences with other students and develop valuable mentoring relationships with our Mannkal Ambassadors and Advisory Councillors. You may also have your articles and research projects published by our partner think-tanks all over the world.

How to Apply
To apply please email the following documents to scholars@mannkal.org

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (up to two pages) including photograph (within CV)
  • Statement of Academic Record (an unofficial transcript is sufficient)
  • Cover Letter (1 page) addressing one of the opportunities on offer. Choose one host think tank opportunity from our list here, and explain why you are the best candidate for that particular scholarship and what you hope to gain from the experience
  • Please write on only one of the opportunities on offer. Applicants who progress through to the interview stage of the selection process will be considered for all scholarship opportunities.

Applications are now open for 2018 Mid-Year Internships! Applications will close 31st March.

Our multi-step application process involves getting to know you through research reports, events, interviews, interactive seminars and group discussions. Attendance and participation at our events and seminars is an essential component of the selection procedure. The process can take several months, beginning with your application – so the sooner you apply the better! 

Mid-Year Internship applications close late March and places are determined around April/May. End of Year Internship applications close in August, and places are finalised in October/November.

Students who are not successful in receiving a scholarship in one intake may still be eligible for the next intake. The longer we have to get to know you, the better we are able to potentially match you with a suitable host think-tank. 

Now is the time to apply, whether you’re in first or last year at University. 

Requirements
Eligible students must be:
– Western Australia-based
– undergraduate or postgraduate
– domestic or dual-national
– currently enrolled in a Western Australian university.

Attendance and participation at our seminars and other events is a requirement. Above all, Mannkal values entrepreneurialism and enthusiasm for a free and open society. We consider students from across all faculties and departments. Course marks are one consideration, but this should not exclude students who have made contributions in other areas. Some of these volunteer positions benefit from formal study of economics and public policy, although a keen interest and awareness of the philosophical concepts behind these subjects is more important. We are looking for students who are interested in the future of Western Australia and Australia and who would gain from seeing how applying free market and libertarian ideas can improve the lives of all citizens.

Places are subject to availability and may change without notice.

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Business Scholarships



RSM Regional Scholarship (WA)
Value:  $7,500 (up to)

RSM is an award winning global network of accounting firms. RSM Australia offers the combined benefits of a big firm including extensive networks, training and career opportunities within a highly supportive, people orientated workplace. The RSM Scholarship was created to support the transition from a WA rural community to a city University. The RSM scholarship provides financial support for costs related to University degree and living arrangements as well as the opportunity to gain practical experience through paid employment during University breaks at regional offices.

To be eligible to receive an RSM Scholarship, applicants must be:

  • A first year Commerce of Business student majoring in Accounting on a full-time basis at a West Australian University;
  • Able to provide evidence of residing and attending school in a regional or remote area; and
  • Hold Australian or New Zealand Citizenship or permanent residency.

For further information, including application details, please visit https://www.rsm.global/australia/careers/RSM-scholarship


The Zonta Club of Perth Inc Yvonne Burgu Award
Value: $1,000

The Yvonne Burgu Education Award helps an Aboriginal woman completing her first university degree or TAFE college diploma. The $1,000 Award honours the memory of the late Yvonne Burgu, senior Ngarinyin law woman from the Gibb River Community in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The Zonta Club of Perth commemorates her life of community service by offering this award to an Aboriginal woman entering her second year of study towards a recognised degree or diploma at a Western Australian tertiary institution.

Closing date for applications: Friday 30 March 2018 at 12.00am

For further information and an application form, please visit Yvonne Burgu Education Award – Zonta Club of Perth Inc


The Zonta Club of Perth Inc University Education Award
Value: $2,000

The Zonta Club of Perth University Education Award is open to women aged over 25 who are Australian residents or have permanent residency status. Funds may be put towards study for a recognised degree course at any Western Australian university. Applicants are required to demonstrate the need for financial assistance and have successfully completed at least all of the first year requirements of a degree course.

Closing date for applications: Friday 27 April 2018

For further information and an application form, please visit University Education Award – Zonta Club of Perth Inc


The Zonta International Young Woman in Public Affairs Award
Value: $500 (with additional award opportunities)

The Zonta International Young Woman in Public Affairs Award recognizes young women, ages 16-19, who demonstrate superior leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes. The Award encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life. One application provides up to three award opportunities:

  • Club Level: The Zonta Club of Perth Inc selects one applicant to receive a $500 club award.
  • District Level: The successful Club application is then forwarded to Zonta International District 23 for consideration of an additional US$1,000 district award.
  • International Level: The successful District 23 application is then forwarded to Zonta International to be considered for an additional US$4,000 international award.

Closing date for applications: Monday 19 March 2018[>

For further information and an application form, please visit Young Woman in Public Affairs Award – Zonta Club of Perth Inc


The Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
Value: $500 (with additional award opportunities)

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship program helps women pursue undergraduate and master’s degrees in business management and overcome gender barriers from the classroom to the boardroom. One application provides up to three award opportunities:

  • Area 3 Level: All the Zonta clubs in Western Australia have combined to provide an Area 3 level of this award valued at $1,500.
  • District 23 Level: The successful Area 3 application is then forwarded to Zonta International District 23 for consideration of an additional US$1,000 district award.
  • International Level: The successful District 23 application is then forwarded to Zonta International to be considered for an additional US$7,000 international award

Closing date for applications: Friday 18 May 2018

For further information and an application form, please visit Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship – Zonta Club of Perth Inc


The Associates Rugby Union Football Club Scholarship
Value: $1,000 (Up to 3 Scholarships)

The purpose of the Scholarship is to assist and encourage students in financial need from the Associates Rugby Union Football Club enrolled at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle.

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Be enrolled full time at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle;
  2. Be a playing member of the Associates Rugby Union Football Club; and
  3. Be able to demonstrate the circumstances set out in the Selection Criteria.

Applications are now closed.

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Senior Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.

Scholarship Conditions


The Bupa International Student Award
Value: $1,000 (Up to 3 Awards)

The Bupa International Student Award is to assist and encourage international students, enrolled at The University of Notre Dame Australia, to be involved in the life and culture of the University and the broader community. To be eligible for the Award, applicants must be enrolled as an international student at The University of Notre Dame Australia in an undergraduate or postgraduate award course, and be a student of good academic standing. The applicant will have to demonstrate:

  1. Promotion of the international student culture on the student campus of enrolment, for example, supporting commencing international students, or in organising events that promote international culture;
  2. Community involvement; dedication to their studies as demonstrated, for example, by their attendance, participation and involvement with activities of the relevant School, leadership and participation in extra-curricular activities within their field of study.

Please note: students enrolled in Study Abroad or Exchange courses are ineligible.

Applications are now closed.

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Senior Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.

Award Conditions


The Catenian Association (Province 20) Youth Scholarship
Value: $4,000

The purpose of the Scholarship is to assist and encourage a meritorious student for the duration of their studies, for whom educational opportunities are limited, for example, because of financial need, distance, or responsibility for others, such as the ill or elderly. The aim of the Scholarship is to advance the interests of young Catholics and to assist them in the choice or pursuit of a career. The student will have demonstrated drive and commitment to achieve academically, despite financial hardship or other personal difficulty, in order to continue their studies at the University.

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled as a full time student at the University Fremantle Campus;
  • Have completed at least 1 year full time study towards their first Bachelor degree (with the exception of students enrolled in the School of Medicine);
  • Be 18 to 24 years of age; and
  • Be able to demonstrate that their educational opportunities are limited due to adverse circumstances as set out in the Selection Criteria.

Applications are now closed.

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Senior Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.

Scholarship Conditions


The Catenian Charity Inc. Scholarship
Value: $5,000 per annum

The Catenian Charity Inc. Scholarship (The Catenians – strengthening Catholic family life through friendship and faith) is established to assist Catholic students who are in necessitous circumstances*, enrolled at a Western Australian tertiary institution or tertiary residential college, whose educational opportunities are limited, for example, because of financial need, distance, or responsibility for others, such as the ill or elderly.

The aim of the Scholarship is to advance the interests of young Catholics and to assist them in the choice or pursuit of a career. The student will have demonstrated drive and commitment to achieve academically, despite financial hardship, or other personal difficulty, in order to continue their studies. The student will have completed at least 1 year of full time study towards their Bachelor degree. The Scholarship will be paid to the recipient, if there is satisfactory academic progress, for the duration of their studies. The student must use the money to discharge their liability to the institution or college.

*A person is in necessitous circumstances where they don't have enough financial resources to have a modest standard of living in Australia. An indicator of this would be where a person's level of income is such that they are eligible to receive income-tested government benefits. Other indicators are health needs (such as sickness or disability) and family responsibilities. Such non-financial needs can cause financial necessity.

Applications are now closed.

The Scholarship Conditions and an application form can be obtained at reception@bryantchurch.com.au.


The Catholic Women's League of Western Australia (Inc.) Scholarship
Value: $3,000

The purpose of the Scholarship is to assist and encourage meritorious female students for whom educational opportunities are limited because of financial need. These students will have demonstrated drive and commitment to the principles of the Catholic Women's League, with special consideration to applicants with a permanent home address of 160 kilometres or more from the Perth CBD. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be enrolled in an Undergraduate or Research Degree at the Fremantle campus of The University of Notre Dame Australia; demonstrate an understanding of the principles of the Catholic Women’s League (as outlined in APPENDIX 1 of the Scholarship Conditions) through a personal statement enclosed in the Scholarship application; and inform the University if in receipt of any other Scholarship.

Applications are now closed.

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Senior Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.

Scholarship Conditions


The Chisholm Catholic College Scholarship
Value: first year tuition fees, up to a maximum of $12,000

The purpose of The Chisholm Catholic College Scholarship is to assist a Year 12 student from Chisholm Catholic College who wishes to commence their undergraduate studies at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle. The Scholarship may support a student who wishes to study in any School at the University’s Fremantle Campus.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  1. Have graduated or be due to graduate from full time Year 12 studies at Chisholm Catholic College in the year immediately prior to the year in which the Scholarship commences;
  2. Be enrolled in an Undergraduate Degree at the Fremantle Campus of the University; and
  3. Be able to demonstrate drive and commitment to achieve academically, despite financial need or other personal difficulty.

Applications are now closed.

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Senior Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.

Award Conditions


The Shire of Christmas Island Scholarship
Value: $5,000

The purpose of the Scholarship is to assist a Year 12 student from the Christmas Island District High School who wishes to commence their undergraduate studies at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle. The student will have demonstrated drive and commitment to achieve academically, despite financial hardship or other personal difficulty. The Scholarship may support a student who wishes to study in any School at the University’s Fremantle Campus.

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Have graduated or be due to graduate from full time Year 12 studies at the Christmas Island District High School in the year immediately prior to the year in which the Scholarship commences;
  • Have been accepted as a full time first year or foundation year student at The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle;
  • Be planning to undertake their studies at the University internally;
  • Be able to demonstrate that their educational opportunities are limited because of the remoteness of the location they reside in; and
  • Be able to demonstrate drive and commitment to achieve academically, despite financial hardship or other personal difficulty.

Applications are now closed.

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Senior Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.

Scholarship Conditions


The Holy Rosary Parish of Nedlands Scholarship
Value: $2,000

The purpose of The Holy Rosary Parish of Nedlands Scholarship is to assist and encourage students who have demonstrated drive and commitment to achieve academically, despite financial hardship or other personal difficulty, in order to commence or continue their studies at the Fremantle Campus of The University of Notre Dame Australia.

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Be enrolled full time;
  2. Be undertaking their studies internally;
  3. Have demonstrated:
    1. drive and commitment to achieve academically, despite financial hardship or other personal difficulty; and
    2. exemplary community service, personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others.

Special consideration will be given to Holy Rosary Parish of Nedlands parishioners who have met the above requirements.

Applications are now closed.

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Senior Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.

Scholarship Conditions


Ernst & Young Scholarship
Award: $3,000 tuition fees

The purpose of the Ernst & Young Scholarship is to recognise the highest achieving Accounting major students, providing up to two scholarships of $3,000 each to support course fees, in addition to paid vacation work experience at Ernst Young for the recipient (s). The Scholarship shall be awarded to the following:

  1. The highest achieving students (no greater than two) enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce (major in Accounting and/or double major in Accounting and Finance) with the highest cumulative grade point average over their first year of study, determined in January of their second/penultimate year, who successfully passes the Ernst & Young Assessment Centre; or
  2. The highest achieving students (no greater than two) enrolled in a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting and/or double Major in Accounting and Finance) with the highest cumulative grade point average over their first three years of study within their Bachelor of Commerce units, determined after completion of their third year, who has demonstrated strong communication skills and successfully passes the Ernst & Young Assessment Centre.

The School of Business, Fremantle, will review student results (after one year of single degree or three years of double degree) and will provide a shortlist of five recommended candidates to Ernst & Young in January;Ernst & Young hosts an Assessment Centre for all candidates in February and will select two for the $3,000 scholarship then. For further information please contact Ms Leanne van der List on (08) 9433 0918.

Ernst & Young Scholarship Conditions


The Leonard & Ursula Keating Scholarship
Value: $1,000

The purpose of the Scholarship is to assist and encourage students in financial need who are continuing their studies at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle. These students will have demonstrated drive and commitment to achieve academically, despite financial hardship or other personal difficulty.

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia;
  2. Be enrolled full time at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle;
  3. Be undertaking their studies internally; and
  4. Be able to demonstrate:
    1. that their educational opportunities are limited due to adverse circumstances such as distance, financial need, disability or responsibility for the care of the ill or the elderly; and
    2. how the award of the Scholarship would assist the applicant in addressing the limitations referred to in i).

Please note: this Scholarship is only open to students enrolled from second year onward in 2018.

Applications are now closed.

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Senior Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.

Scholarship Conditions


The K & J Prendiville Scholarship

The K & J Prendiville Scholarship offers financial and academic support to one student enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce (as a single or double degree), majoring in Economics and/or Finance and/or Accounting, at The University of Notre Dame Australia. The Scholarship will provide the following assistance:

  • Tuition fees for the unit BS391 ‘Directed Research Topic’.
  • $1000 cash direct debit for course textbook requirements.
  • Individual mentoring sessions with the Donor, Mr John Prendiville.

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:

  • be enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Economics and/or Finance and/or Accounting as a single or double degree, at the Sydney or Fremantle Campuses of The University of Notre Dame Australia;
  • be willing to enrol in the unit entitled BS391 ‘Directed Research Topic’;
  • include official academic records over three full semesters of study within their degree;
  • submit a proposal of no more than 800 words outlining the motivation to undertake the scholarship and the chosen research topic with the relevant theory and/or practices intended to be employed;
  • provide written references with regards to character and motivation;
  • perform an interview with the Selection Committee.

Applications are now closed.

K & J Prendiville Scholarship Conditions

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Development Officer on (02) 8204 4393.


The John Joseph Magee PSM Scholarship
Value: $3,000

The John Joseph Magee PSM Scholarship has been established to assist and encourage students who have demonstrated drive and commitment to achieve academically, despite financial hardship or other personal difficulty, in order to commence or continue their studies at the Fremantle Campus of The University of Notre Dame Australia.

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be:

  1. Be enrolled full time at the Fremantle Campus; and
  2. Be undertaking their studies internally.

Applicants are required to demonstrate:

  1. Financial need and any other personal circumstances which warrant special consideration;
  2. Drive and commitment to achieve academically;
  3. Exemplary community service, personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others; and
  4. Academic merit.

Applications are now closed.

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Senior Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.

Scholarship Conditions


Mannkal Overseas Internship Program

The Mannkal Economic Education Foundation is a think tank that encourages the free market system in Western Australia by promoting the ideals of voluntary co-operation, choice, personal rights, limited government and responsible resourcefulness of individuals.

Mannkal's main focus is their student scholarship program - Mannkal sponsors university students to undertake internships at think tanks overseas during the summer and winter university breaks. Internships run for between 6-12 weeks and locations include London, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Berlin, Athens, Vancouver, Wellington, Hong Kong and more.

The objective of the student scholarship program is to allow students to learn more about free markets, economics and liberty whilst gaining practical work experience overseas. The scholarship covers all expenses associated with the internship program including travel, accommodation and living expenses.

These opportunities are best suited to students studying commerce, economics, law, media, politics, journalism and engineering however students from any faculty with an interest in free markets, economics and liberty are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this scholarship please email the following documents to Kate Wagstaff at scholars@mannkal.org

  1. CV (up to two pages) including a photograph.
  2. Cover letter (one page).

For more information please click here.

Applications are now closed.


Mary MacKillop Foundation Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship

The Mary MacKillop Foundation has been providing tertiary scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students since 1998. They have 75 graduates and currently another 66 students on scholarships. Students come from tertiary education providers across the country and study a wide variety of disciplines including education, law, science, acting, music, social work, nursing, medicine, criminology, communications and more.

Throughout their scholarship students are supported by a mentor who they meet with every semester for assistance and guidance when needed.

Please visit www.mackillopfoundation.org.au/projects/#scholarships for further information.


Mannkal Scholarships
Value: $5000 (single) or $7000 (team of two)

The Mannkal Economic Education Foundation was founded by leading Perth businessman, Ron Manners, to support students interested in studying libertarian and free-market concepts.

The Mannkal Economic Education Foundation will provide scholarships for one or two Notre Dame Students.

The Scholarship recipient must undertake a Directed Business Project BS 391 unit and conduct economic research in the area of free-market or libertarian concepts and investigate and report on these concepts as they relate to business and industry.

This Scholarship may be of particular interest to combined Law and Business students.

Scholarship Conditions


The Pallottine Aboriginal Scholarship

Are you studying or intending to study at a tertiary institution? Are you wanting to make a difference in your community? Do you want to strengthen our Aboriginal communities?

The Pallottine Scholarship Trust is calling for applications from Aboriginal students studying at a Western Australian Higher Education or Vocational Training Institution. Scholarships pay for course fees for successful applicants.

For more information and application forms please visit www.pallottine.org.au/scholarships/aboriginal-scholarships.html


Soroptimist International Fremantle Scholarship
Value: $1,000

Soroptimist International is a service organisation for women who work towards improving the lives and status of women and girls around the world. This is achieved through programmes which educate, empower or provide enabling opportunities to women and girls. With advocacy as a focus, the organisation is a ‘Global Voice’ for women, with a presence in over 130 countries, worldwide and representation on committees reporting to the UN, including the Commission on the Status of Women.

Soroptimist International, Fremantle, is offering scholarships of $1,000 to female students who are enrolled in tertiary education.

Closing date for applications: Saturday 31 March 2018.

Please visit www.siswp.org for further information.

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The Monsignor E. Sullivan Scholarship
Value: $500

The purpose of the Scholarship is to assist and encourage students in financial need and who have demonstrated contributions to community service, who are commencing their studies at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle.

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia;
  2. Be enrolled full time at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle;
  3. Be undertaking their studies internally; and
  4. Be able to demonstrate:
    1. drive and commitment to achieve academically, despite financial hardship or other personal difficulty; and
    2. exemplary community service, personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others.

Please note: this Scholarship is only open to students enrolled in their first year of studies in 2018.

Applications are now closed.

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Senior Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.

Scholarship Conditions


The T.A.S Scholarship
Value: 40% of the recipient’s tuition fees

The purpose of The T.A.S. Scholarship is to enable graduates from Catholic Secondary Schools in Western Australia to undertake a Bachelor’s Degree in the disciplines of Commerce or Philosophy or Theology on the Fremantle Campus of The University of Notre Dame Australia.
The Scholarship aims to assist students whose educational opportunities are limited due to financial or economic hardship by meeting 40% of the cost of their course tuition fees for the duration of their studies.

To be eligible for the Scholarship applicants must:

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia;
  • have graduated from a Catholic Secondary School and be of Catholic denomination;
  • be eligible to enrol or be enrolled as a full-time student at The University of Notre Dame Australia in the School of Business or the School of Philosophy and Theology;
  • be able to demonstrate:
    • that their educational opportunities are limited due to adverse circumstances such as distance, financial need, disability or responsibility for the care of the ill or the elderly; and
    • how the award of the scholarship would assist the applicant in addressing the limitations referred to in a) above.

Applications are now closed.

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Senior Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.

Scholarship Conditions


TradesmanNow Scholarship
Value: $1,000

TradesmanNow are offering an annual $1,000 merit based scholarship to university and TAFE students based on an essay submission on a different topic each year. It is open to both undergraduate and post-graduate students.

This year’s topic is based around sustainability. Global warming is the single biggest environmental issue that our current generation faces and innovation is now necessary in order to effectively combat climate change. Write an essay of 500 words or less on the topic “How I plan to develop or utilise innovative technology to work towards sustainability in my chosen field after I graduate”.

The successful applicant will be selected by a panel and the scholarship will be awarded in April each year. The winning submission will be published on the TradesmanNow website as well as social media in April each year.

Closing date for applications: Monday 26 March 2018

For further information and to apply visit https://www.tradesmannow.com.au/scholarships/


The Vice Chancellor’s Humanitarian Scholarship
Value: Tuition fees of the recipient.

The purpose of the Scholarship is to assist students holding Protection Visas under the Australian Government’s Refugee and Humanitarian Programme to commence or continue with their studies at the University.

The Scholarship has been established by the University in keeping with the University’s commitment to ethics and social justice, within a context of Catholic faith and values

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  • Be from a refugee or asylum seeker background as evidenced by the recipient holding a current Australian Government Refugee and Humanitarian Protection Visa which permits the recipient to undertake tertiary studies in Australia;
  • Be able to demonstrate that they will be able to reside in Australia for the completion of their course; and
  • Have been accepted or are enrolled as a student in an undergraduate bachelor program or in a Foundation or Enabling program at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle or Sydney campus.

Applications are now closed.

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Senior Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.

Scholarship Conditions


The Fr PJ McGuire Scholarship
Value: $2,500

The purpose of the Fr PJ McGuire Scholarship is to support students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, with a preference for Kimberley students, studying at the Broome, Fremantle, or Sydney Campus of The University of Notre Dame Australia (University).

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be and state that he/she identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and is recognised by his/her community as a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent;
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrolment in an Undergraduate, Postgraduate or VET course at The University of Notre Dame Australia;
  • Be able to demonstrate that the award of the Scholarship would assist their educational opportunities;
  • Demonstrate academic merit;
  • Demonstrate personal commitment and motivation to succeed in their study; and
  • Be undertaking their studies internally.

Applications are now closed.

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Senior Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.

Scholarship Conditions


Young Carer Bursary Programme

The purpose of the Young Carer Bursary Programme is to assist young carers in greatest need, to continue to study and to relieve the financial pressure for them to undertake part-time work, in addition to their educational and caring responsibilities. Financial assistance is provided in the form of a bursary.

Applications open in late July, early August each year and are accepted for up to six weeks from the opening date.

Bursaries will be granted for 12 months with a new application process each year.

For further information please visit www.youngcarers.net.au, email ycbursaries@carersaustralia.com.au or ring 1800 756 238.


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