The University of Western Australia is proud of its commitment to the promotion, recognition and reward of secondary school students who have demonstrated excellence within their lives- whether it is through academic studies, involvement in extra-curricular activities or community work. There are a variety of awards and scholarships on offer for students from all backgrounds who are interested in studying at UWA in 2009.
There is one Excellence Award available to a student from every high school in WA. Principals nominate the year 12 student most likely to succeed at university to be the award winner from their school. As well as $500, recipients are guaranteed an offer of a place into any course at UWA, apart from medicine, dentistry and music, as long as they meet the university's minimum entry requirements and any course prerequisites.
The UWA-Fogarty Foundation offers scholarships to students who show significant academic potential together with a strong sense of community involvement and responsibility. The scholarship provides payment of the recipient's Student Contribution fees and ancillary fees, and in the case of regional students, the college fees for residential accommodation.
The Vice-Chancellor's Awards of Distinction offer $5000 to students who demonstrate excellence not only in their academic studies but also in extracurricular achievements such as the arts, sport, community development and leadership.
A number of awards and scholarships are also offered by the University through its commitment to equity and access for students from a variety of backgrounds. These include the Diversity and Merit Awards, the Commonwealth Learning Scholarships, the UWA SWANS Scholarships, the Group of Eight Equity and Merit Scholarships and the Humanitarian Excellence Awards. 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 are encouraged to apply for these.
Awards and scholarships are also available for commencing students within individual faculties, for students in residential accommodation and students who are excelling in sport.
Information about these opportunities and how to apply for them will be arriving at your school in mid-August, with a UWA Awards and Scholarships booklet available for every Year 12 TEE student in the state. Applications for awards and scholarships for study in 2009 must be received by 30 September 2008.
For more information check out the UWA Scholarships website, and don't forget to speak to your school Careers Adviser in August about your copy of the UWA Awards and Scholarships brochure 2009.