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Laurie Cowled Scholarship



Two (2) years





The Laurie Cowled Scholarship aims to support a young Indigenous woman experiencing financial disadvantage, to succeed in her undergraduate studies at UTS by alleviating some key financial pressures.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for this scholarship an applicant must:

  • be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and provide either:
    • a Confirmation of Aboriginality from a Local Aboriginal Land Council or other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation; or
    • a UTS Statutory Declaration form accompanied by two written references from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people from the applicant’s community who can confirm their identity and are not an immediate family member; and
  • be female; and
  • be under 25 years of age at the commencement of the relevant academic year; and
  • be commencing or continuing full-time enrolment in an undergraduate degree at UTS; and
  • be experiencing financial hardship.

Selection process

  • Preference will be given to applicants that apply for a Universities Admission Centre (UAC) Equity Scholarship and therein demonstrate financial disadvantage.
    Alternatively applicants may provide evidence they are in receipt of a Centrelink benefit, and/or provide a personal statement outlining exceptional financial hardship;
  • Motivation to succeed in the chosen degree, as demonstrated in the scholarship application;
  • Commitment to benefiting the Indigenous community, as demonstrated in the scholarship application;
  • Academic record (based on ATAR results or previous year's academic results, or equivalent) may be taken into consideration.

How to apply

Applications for this scholarship are currently open.  To apply please complete the online application form.

Before applying please read the Conditions of Award for this scholarship.

Applications close on Monday 29 April 2019. All applications must be submitted online by this date. Late applications will not be considered.

Need more information? Contact...

UTS Scholarships
Phone: +61 2 9514 2527


Other information

For the full details of this scholarship please see the Conditions of Award.