We get it. Making the investment in a degree can seem like a big step. But once you’ve decided it’s what you want to do, we want to make pursuing your dream that little bit easier. That’s why at Charles Sturt University (CSU), we have hundreds of university scholarships for you to secure funds to help you study – whether you’re studying online or on campus.
Scholarships are funded by the university, CSU alumni, families of students, government bodies and community organisations. For 2019, CSU has almost 250 separate scholarships available, all with different eligibility requirements. So you’ll probably be able to apply for one, two or several of them. The good news is there’s no limit on how many scholarships you can apply for.
And scholarships can make a big difference when it comes to covering the cost of study. They can be general scholarships that you can use for whatever you need to make study easier. Others are designed to assist with purchasing textbooks, and there are specific scholarships to help with travel and accommodation costs, whether moving to live on a CSU campus or to help you attend a residential school.
CSU scholarships cover a lot of the aspects of being a student. Let’s take a look at just a few of the scholarships available in different categories.
Equity scholarships for CSU students
At CSU, we want anyone who wants to pursue their dream at uni to get the chance to do so. And we realise that sometimes circumstances outside your control can affect your ability to study at uni. Equity scholarships are designed to help you bridge the gap if you’ve experienced financial hardship.
The CSU Equity Scholarship can assist with the general costs of studying at university. You can use it as you see fit. The CSU Professional Placement Equity Grant provides a weekly stipend to help you cover the costs of attending work placements as part of your course. An undergraduate student studying online? Then the CSU Online Textbook Equity Grant helps you purchase the textbooks you need for your course.
Location scholarships for CSU students
Some scholarships are linked to where you live, or how you’re studying. So, to give a couple of examples, there’s the Dr Doug Stace Scholarship, which you can apply for if you’re starting any undergraduate on-campus course at the CSU Bathurst campus.
If you’ve completed high school in the Albury-Wodonga area and have a place in one of several undergraduate education, business, information technology or environmental science courses available for study at the CSU Albury-Wodonga campus, you can apply for the AlburyCity Foundation Scholarship. The Tony McGrane Scholarship is for first-year students in any course on the CSU Dubbo campus. Are you studying at least 80 per cent of your subjects online? The Online Study Student Representative Committee Scholarship can provide a financial boost.
Course scholarships for CSU students
Another category of scholarships available with CSU is those for specific areas of study in a wide range of fields. For example, the Malcolm Rosborough Scholarship is for pharmacy students and policing scholarships are available if you’re studying the Associate Degree in Policing Practice at CSU. First-year students of agriculture can apply for the Costa Avocado Agricultural Scholarship, while students starting the Bachelor of Technology (Civil Systems) / Master of Engineering (Civil Systems) have the opportunity to apply for the CSU Engineering “Pay it Forward” Scholarship.
Scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander CSU students
Besides our dedicated support services, we have a range of scholarships specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The CSU Foundation Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Achievement Scholarship can help if you’re studying full-time, either on campus or online, at undergraduate or postgraduate level. The Dr Bal Krishan Scholarship is specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying any undergraduate degree on CSU’s Wagga Wagga campus. And the Indigenous Education Costs Scholarship can help you with the set-up costs of starting study at CSU.
Other scholarships for CSU students
There are a large number of other scholarships that have unique eligibility criteria. Are you or have you been a member of the Australian Services? Or are you the son, daughter, spouse or grandchild of a currently serving or retired member of the Australian Services? If so, you can apply for the Wagga Wagga RSL and RSL Sub Branch Scholarship.
The CSU TAFE to University & Pathway Scholarship is designed to help if you’ve completed a TAFE qualification and want to take your learning to the next step with an undergraduate course at CSU. Or if you’re a refugee, the CSU Foundation Refugee Scholarship is designed specifically for those in your situation.
Do you want help reaching your goals?
You can find out more about these and the many other scholarships available to CSU students on our scholarships page.
And feel free to contact us to discuss the what, when and how of applying for a scholarship when you accept an offer to study with CSU.