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Scholarship Program for 2019

University Senior College invites prospective and current students to apply for a range of scholarships that are available to pursue study in year 11 and 12 at our college.

A scholarship is a financial grant awarded to a student based on either academic achievement and/or excellence in a specific field.

Scholarships Available

  • Academic Scholarship

    Level 3 ACER – Year 11 entry only (new students)

    These scholarships are awarded to students entirely on the excellence of their results in the Scholarship Selection Test (SST) by the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER).

    Testing takes place in June for current year 10 students who are entering into Year 11 the following year. Results will be distributed to parents in July. Whether a scholarship is offered or not, all students will have the opportunity to proceed to the interview stage to discuss future enrolment.

    How to apply:
    • Complete ACER Scholarship registration

    Fees: 
    Scholarship Application Fee: $110 (paid directly to ACER)
    Enrolment Application Fee: Nil

    Dates:
    Scholarship Application closes: Registrations have now closed (Applications for 2020 open in January 2019)

  • All-Rounder Scholarship

    Year 11 or 12 entry (new and current students)

    All-Rounder Scholarships are available to students who demonstrate the ability to significantly contribute to University Senior College in a range of areas. All-Rounder Scholarship applicants are required to submit documentation indicating ability in a minimum of three of the following areas:
    • Academic
    • Public Speaking
    • Performing Arts
    • Leadership
    • Sport
    • Social Justice
    • STEM

    All-Rounder Scholarships are available to students entering 11 or 12 in 2020.

    Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application form, as well as the following supporting documentation:

    • Copy of the two most recent school reports
    • Year 9 NAPLAN results
    • References from teacher, community leader, mentor and/or coach
    • Evidence of leadership roles within the community or current school
    • Evidence of involvement in community groups and/or clubs
    • Evidence of state or national selection in sport or the performing arts
    • Academic certificates of achievements and awards
    • Evidence of financial circumstances, if the applicant wishes these to be taken into consideration
    • Any other relevant documents that will support the application

    How to apply:
    Complete Application 
    Complete Scholarship Application Form
    • Submission of hard copy documentation (copies only)

    Please forward these documents to the school prior to the due date. All Applications must be submitted by post or in person to the Enrolment Officer in the Jordan Building. You will receive an email confirmation of application receipt.

    A short-list of candidates will be selected for interviews with the Principal and the Dean of Student Experience. The continuation of the scholarship is subject to the recipient making good academic progress and displaying conduct of a high standard.

    Fees:
    Enrolment Application Fee: $70 (new students only)
    Scholarship Application Fee: Nil

    Dates:
    Scholarship Application closes:

    Round 1 - Friday 21 June 2019
    Round 2 - Friday 21 October 2019

  • Principal's Scholarship

    Year 11 or 12 entry (new and current students)

    Each year a select number of Principal’s Scholarships are awarded to both current and external students who are entering either: Year 11, second semester Year 11 or Year 12. These scholarships are awarded to students on the basis of school reports and references; and scholarship remission will be set at the discretion of the Principal. The applicant’s financial circumstances are able to be taken into consideration.

    How to apply:
    Complete application form 
    Complete Scholarship Application Form
    • Submission of hard copy documentation (copies only)

    Fees:
    Enrolment Application Fee: $70 (new students only)
    Scholarship Application Fee: Nil

    Dates:
    Scholarship Application closes:

    Round 1 - Friday 21 June 2019
    Round 2 - Friday 21 October 2019

  • University Senior College Old Scholars' (USCOSA) Scholarships

    Year 11 or 12 entry (new and current students)

    USCOSA Scholarships are offered each year, to multiple students where possible, commencing from tuition fee remissions of 25%. In exceptional circumstances, the USCOSA committee may provide a full scholarship.

    • Applicants must be enrolled, or eligible for enrolment, at USC.
    • Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

    - financial hardship, as evidenced in their supporting letter of application

    - a high level of academic ability, as evidenced in academic transcripts or a clear potential for future high academic performance, and
     -  a strong degree of motivation to complete their SACE successfully and continue on to tertiary education, as evidenced in their supporting letter of application.

    • Applications from students who have attended public schools are welcomed.

    How to apply:
    Complete application form 
    • Submission of hard copy documentation (copies only)
    • Application letter (500 – 1000 words) to be addressed to:

    The Chairperson
    University Senior College Old Scholars’ Association
    c/o
    University Senior College
    Gate 12, Kintore Ave
    University of Adelaide SA 5005
    E: uscosa@adelaide.edu.au

    Fees:
    Enrolment Application Fee: $70
    Scholarship Application Fee: Nil

    Dates:
    Scholarship Application Closes:

    Round 1- Friday 23 August 2019
    Round 2- Friday 1 November 2019

  • Karnkanthi Indigenous Education Program

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme for Year 11 or 12 entry

    This initiative of Federal Government policy is designed to provide access to senior education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    Applicants are assessed by Wirltu Yarlu in conjunction with a staff member from University Senior College, and are selected on the basis of their:
    • written application
    • student support assessment
    • literacy and numeracy assessment
    • selection interview
    • students wanting to study at CASM must also undertake a musical audition.

    Please refer to the Wirltu Yarlu site for more information.

  • Hardship Scholarship

    Year 11 or 12 entry (new and current students)

    Fee remissions are available on application at the discretion of the Principal. Please provide further details in writing and evidence of financial circumstances.

    How to apply:
    Complete application form 
    Complete Scholarship Application Form
    • Submission of hard copy documentation (copies only)

    Fees:
    Enrolment Application Fee: $70 (new students only)
    Scholarship Application Fee: Nil

    Dates:
    Scholarship Application closes: Registrations have now closed. (Applications for 2020 open in 2019)

    A school card discount of 30% is also available to families who have been approved by the Department for Education’s School Card (Non-Government Schools) office. Please contact the Assistant Bursar for more information and to obtain an application form.

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