If you're a student currently in Year 12 you probably have many things to consider at the moment—exams, study, holidays, graduation, post-school options, to name a few! If you are thinking about university study next year, there is something else we recommend you think about—applying for scholarships.
UWA has a multitude of awards and scholarships on offer, all designed to acknowledge and reward those students who are interested in studying with us. You don't have to be the dux of the school to be eligible for a UWA award or scholarship - the University recognises achievement across a wide range of areas including involvement in extra-curricular activities such as sport and music, as well as volunteer or charity work completed within the community.
The University is also committed to equity and access for all students. There are a range of awards and scholarships available to students from non-English speaking and/or low socio-economic backgrounds, Indigenous students, students with a disability, mature-age students, rural students, students who arrived in Australia on a humanitarian visa, and females studying in a non-traditional discipline. Awards and scholarships are also available for commencing students within individual faculties, for students in residential accommodation and students who are excelling in sport.
You can apply for as many of UWA's awards and scholarships as you are eligible for. Information about these opportunities and how to apply for them will be arriving at your school in mid-August. Have a chat with your school's career adviser to find out more and don't forget to pick up the UWA Awards and Scholarships 2010 booklet whilst you're there. Closing dates for applications vary depending on the award or scholarship, so be sure to check the UWA Scholarships website for more information.