Linden Little Engineering Equity Scholarship
Paid over 2 years
The Linden Little Engineering Equity Scholarship was established in honour of Linden Little. The Scholarship was developed to assist students experiencing financial hardship or other educational barriers which can make it difficult to access and succeed in tertiary education. The Scholarship will provide support to overcome difficult personal circumstances by providing financial assistance for the first two years of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice course in any major.
Who is eligible?
Applicants must be/have:
- Australian or New Zealand citizens, or the holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa; and
- A current school leaver with an ATAR (or equivalent) of 80 or above including bonus points; or
- An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, with an ATAR (or equivalent) of 69 or above or have received an offer through the Jumbunna Direct Entry Program;
- Commencing their first year of an undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (BEng(Hon)DipProfEngPrac) degree at UTS;
- Apply through UAC for an Equity Scholarship or the Educational Access Scheme and therein demonstrate financial hardship and/or other educational barriers;
- For the duration of the Scholarship: full-time enrolment in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice degree unless part-time study has been approved;
- All candidates must apply using the UTS online scholarship application form to be eligible;
- All candidates must be available to attend an interview in person.
- Academic merit.
- Financial need and other equity circumstances as assessed by the UAC Equity Scholarship Application or the Educational Access Scheme. Applicants who have experienced long-term educational barriers and/or financial hardship due to any of the following will be considered:
- Have carer responsibilities
- Are from regional and remote areas;
- Have language difficulties, including from a non-English speaking background;
- Refugee background;
- Have a disability or long-term medical condition;
- Are a sole parent; Are an Indigenous Australian
- Are a sole parent;
- Experienced educational disruption and/or personal hardship
- Motivation to succeed in their undergraduate Engineering course as demonstrated in the scholarship application and interview.
- Initiative in extra-curricular and non-academic activities as demonstrated in the scholarship application and interview.
In addition to the above criteria the panel may give preference to female applicants to promote and support participation in a non-traditional area of study.
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When applying through UAC for UTS Equity Scholarships, Family Tax Benefit will not be considered as demonstrative of financial hardship. Only applicants receiving a Centrelink means-tested income support payment, or demonstrating exceptional financial hardship with supporting evidence will be considered.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you will need to apply to Centrelink (or make a claim) for the Youth Allowance/Abstudy or other Centrelink benefit applicable to you. Your application may still be considered for these Equity Scholarships once you have provided evidence of a Centrelink (or other Commonwealth) means-tested income support payment (such as Youth Allowance, Austudy, Abstudy) on the basis of your previously submitted application for the 2017 -18 period.
Steps to update your details:
- Apply for a means-tested income support payment (such as Youth Allowance, Austudy, Abstudy) via Centrelink - click on `Register' online. Centrelink will provide you with your own Centrelink Reference Number (CRN)
- For applicants who applied for an Engineering Equity Scholarships through the UAC Equity Scholarship:
- Go to Equity Scholarships Applicant Services at UAC to add your Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) to your existing 2017 - 18 UAC Equity Scholarship application;
- For applicants who applied for the UAC Educational Access Scheme:
- Please apply for a UAC Equity Scholarship with your Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN). Apply at uac.edu.au/equity/
- You must submit or update your details on UAC website by the closing date.