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James Cook University Scholarships

There are 28 scholarships available at James Cook University.

William Thomas Williams Postgraduate Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship.

  • I am an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or international student;
  • I am enrolled full time or intend to enrol full time in PhD, or Master of Philosophy with Creative Arts as your specialist area of study

Application details

Applicants wanting to apply for this scholarship must submit the following documents:

  • A copy of academic record;
  • Your curriculum vitae;
  • A written statement outlining your passion for your chosen field.

Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.

Value of scholarship

5,08,643 a year

Application deadline

Expected November 2018

William Thomas Williams Honours Bursary

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

The William Thomas Williams Honours Bursary shall be open to competition among candidates who:

  • are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or international students;
  • are enrolled or intend to enrol in the Bachelor of Creative Arts and Media (music, sound and moving image)
  • meet the entry requirements as stated for the degree.

Application details

Applications must be submitted through the official channel no later than close date for the year in which the award is to be made.

Applicants must submit, where appropriate:

  • A certified copy of your academic record
  • your curriculum vitae
  • a written statement outlining your passion for your chosen music field.

Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.

Value of scholarship

2,54,322 total value

Application deadline

Expected November 2018

Mark Patterson Memorial Bursary

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship.

  • I am an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent visa holder;
  • I am enrolled in a Bachelor or Biomedical Science or Bachelor Medical Laboratory Science (Honours) degree; or
  • Doctorate students undertaking research in animal or human immunology.

Application details

Applications must be submitted on the official form no later than the date set by the Selection Committee for the year in which the award is to be made.

Applicants must attach to the official form:

  • A copy of their academic record from James Cook University or a certified copy from any other academic institution;
  • No more than three references attesting to the applicant's good character and/or suitability to receive the scholarship;
  • Their curriculum vitae; and
  • Any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an option as to the merit of the application.

Value of scholarship

3,05,186 total value

Application deadline

Expected November 2018

Friends of Good Schooling (FRoGS) Merit and Equity Based Scholarships

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

  • FRoGS scholarships-mentorships are open to competition among candidates who:
  • are Australian citizens and residents of Queensland;
  • are enrolled as full-time internal students at JCU’s Townsville campus in an undergraduate teacher education program approved by the SMC; 
  • have achieved Queensland overall position [OP] university entrance scores 1-11, or the equivalent; 
  • have homes so far from the nearest university that daily travel for full-time internal study is impracticable;                                                                          
  • clearly describe and provide documentary evidence of their financial need; and
  • have lodged through applications for the Australian Department of Human Services/Centrelink Youth Allowance/Austudy/Abstudy and have received hard copy approvals/rejections, or have official decisions pending. [Careful observance of this clause should ensure that awardees receive the maximum total (FRoGS + government) financial assistance.]

Application details

Applications must be submitted on the official form no later than 24 January.

Copies of the documentation listed in the application form must accompany the application.

In submitting an application, an applicant authorises the SMC to make whatever enquiries they consider necessary as to the applicant’s good character and suitability to receive the  award.This includes authorisation to examine the applicant’s academic record and to receive opinions  of the staff of any academic institution, and applies equally for the duration of any FRoGS scholarship- mentorship that may be awarded.

Value details

Up to AUD $7,904 Prizes are offered for good performance

Application deadline

24 January 2018

Arrow Energy-JCU Go Further Indigenous Tertiary Scholarships

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship:

  • I am Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident;
  • I am enrolled or will be enrolling in a course at JCU; and
  • I am an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Application details

Prior to completing an application, you should carefully read the Scholarship Rules below.
Applicants wanting to apply for this scholarship must attach the following documents:

  • a copy of your Australian passport, permanent Australian visa or proof of citizenship;
  • a copy of Proof of Aboriginality (must use the Arrow Energy form as attached when you Apply Now);
  • a written submission of 500 words or less addressing the key selection criteria - listed below;
  • a high quality photo, (head and shoulders only) of yourself;
  • a talent release form (included in the application form); and
  • any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in assessing your application.

Value details

AUD $10,000 for full time; AUD $5,000 for part time

Application deadline

31 January 2018

QCoal Foundation Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship.

  • I have completed Year 12 within 2 years prior to studying at James Cook University;
  • I am commencing my first year of study in a Bachelor’s degree at a campus or study centre of James Cook University (excluding Brisbane and Singapore); or I am commencing my second year enrolled in a Geology or Earth Science undergraduate course;
  • I am currently living in, or have relocated from, an outer regional, remove or very remote area (See RA3 – RA5 ASCG Remoteness Categories); and
  • I am an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian Permanent visa.

Application details

Prior to completing an application, you should carefully read the Scholarship Rules below.
Applicants wanting to apply for this scholarship must attach the following documents:

  • a copy of your birth certificate, passport or permanent visa;
  • a copy of your academic record from any other academic institution, including secondary school;
  • a written personal statement of no more than 300 words describing what you aim to achieve by studying at university and how you believe you will contribute to regional and remote Queensland or Australia through your return to work in a regional or remote location;
  • no more than three written references attesting to the your character and/or suitability to receive the scholarship;
  • a copy of your curriculum vitae;
  • evidence of having relocated from, an outer regional, remote or very remote area (See RA3 – RA5 ASCG Remoteness Categories); and
  • any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of your application.

Value of scholarship

5,08,643 a year

Application deadline

31 January 2018

Hugh Alexander Grierson Trust Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship:

  • I am an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; and
  • I am or will be enrolled full-time in a diploma or undergraduate degree.

Application details

Prior to completing an application, you should carefully read the Scholarship Rules below. Applicants wanting to apply for this scholarship must attach the following documents:

  • an unofficial copy of their academic record from James Cook University;
  • a certified copy of their academic record from any other academic institution;
  • proof of Australian Aboriginality;
  • written references (no more than three) attesting to the applicant's good character and/ or suitability to receive the scholarship;
  • a curriculum vitae; and
  • any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.

Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.

Value of scholarship

2,54,322 total value

Application deadline

31 January 2018

Yvonne Thomas Bursary

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship.

  • I am female and 25 years or older
  • I am enrolled in an enabling or undergraduate course at James Cook University
  • I am or will be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit points per teaching period
  • I have not previously completed a degree
  • I have not previously been the recipient of the Yvonne Thomas Bursary

Application details

Prior to completing an application, you should carefully read the Scholarship Rules below. Applicants wanting to apply for this scholarship must attach the following documents:

  • a copy of their academic record from James Cook University; or
  • a certified copy of their academic record from  any other academic institution
  • a written statement supporting their application, including details of dependent children and family circumstances you would like taken into consideration
  • documented evidence of financial hardship
  • any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application

Value of scholarship

1,52,593 total value

Application deadline

31 January 2018

Lloyd Fourmile Jnr Bursary

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship:

  • I am an Aboriginal Australian, or a person of Australian Aboriginal descent;
  • I am from Yarrabah, Palm Island, Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Hopevale, Pomporrow, Aurukun, Wugul Wugul or any other Deed of Grant in Trust Community; and
  • I am enrolled or intend to enrol as a full time student in an undergraduate degree at James Cook University.

Application details

Prior to completing an application, you should carefully read the Scholarship Rules below. Applicants wishing to apply for this scholarship must attach the following documents:

  • Up to three references attesting to the applicant’s good character.
  • Documentation from the relevant community leader/s stating the applicants is a member of the community;
  • Their curriculum vitae; and
  • Any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.

Value of scholarship

61,037 total value

Application deadline

31 January 2018

Leo and Mabel Barnett Travel Bursary

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship:

  • I am an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent visa holder;
  • I am admitted to an undergraduate degree;
  • I have received a grade of Credit or above in FR3221, FR3322 or FR2202;
  • I wish to travel to a French speaking country to undertake further French studies;
  • I wish to enrol for at least one semester’s study at an overseas institution; and
  • I have not already received any other travel scholarship, bursary or grant.

Application details

Prior to completing an application, you should carefully read the Scholarship Rules below. Applicants wanting to apply for this scholarship must attach the following documents:

  • a copy of their academic record from James Cook University;
  • a certified copy of their academic record from any other academic institution;
  • a certified copy of their birth certificate, passport or permanent visa;
  • no more than three written references attesting to the applicant’s good character;
  • their curriculum vitae;
  • a statement outlining their planned study at the institution in a French speaking country, including how this will benefit their study at JCU;
  • an approved Credit Transfer Form for the overseas study;
  • proof of enrolment or acceptance at the overseas institution which must commence within one year of the payment of the bursary; and
  • any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.

Value of scholarship

1,01,729 total value

Application deadline

1 March 2018

J K O'Brien Scholarship for Health Sciences

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship:

  • I am a domestic student, i.e. Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa;
  • I am In my first year of study in an undergraduate course at Townsville campus;
  • I am studying full-time;
  • I am enrolled in an undergraduate degree in the area of human health (this includes all disciplines under the College of Healthcare Sciences and College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences, but excludes any non‐human sciences like Vet); and
  • My primary residence for 3 out of the last 5 years has been in a remote or rural area of Queensland or Northern Territory as defined by the ASCG category (RA4 – RA5).

Application details

Applications must be submitted on the official application form no later than the date set by the Selection Committee for the year in which the award is to be made.

Applicants must submit with the official form, where appropriate:

  • A written statement (no more than 500 words) containing a description of activities, events or other involvement in the local community of the applicants primary place of residence;
  • a written reference from an official involved in the community event or activity;
  • evidence of financial hardship; and
  • proof of primary residential address during 3 out of the last 5 years.

Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.

The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to make such enquiries as to the applicant’s good character and suitability to receive the scholarship.

Value of scholarship

5,08,643 total value

Application deadline

24 March 2018

TMR Women in Engineering Bursaries

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

  • I am an Australian citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia.
  • I am enrolled in either 1st year (2nd Semester only), commencing 2nd year or 4th year at James Cook University
  • I am enrolled fulltime in Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical or Electronic)
  • I am female
  • I am a resident of Queensland

Application details

Applicants wanting to apply for this scholarship must attach the following documents:

  • A certified copy of your birth certificate, passport or permanent visa
  • A written statement of 500 words which includes:
  1. Your ability to demonstrate a love of maths and physics, including discussion about your practical application in Engineering
  2. Ability to demonstrate leadership skills
  • A character reference specific to this scholarship
  • Evidence of your home residency in Queensland
  • Their curriculum vitae; and
  • Any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.

Value details

1 x AUD $2,000, 1st or 2nd year student 1 x AUD $2,000, 4th year student

Application deadline

1 June 2018

Julia Cooper Memorial Wildlife Research Bursary

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

If all the below statements describe students and their current situation, they can apply for this scholarship. Must be an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent visa holder; enrolled in an honours or masters course studying marine or terrestrial ecology; and will be undertaking fieldwork in North Queensland, or that has a clear relevance to North Queensland.

Application details

Prior to completing an application, you should carefully read the Scholarship Rules below. Applicants wanting to apply for this scholarship must attach the following documents:

  • a copy of their academic record from James Cook University;
  • a certified copy of their academic record from any other academic institution;
  • their curriculum vitae;
  • a written statement of not more than 2 pages;
  1. The statement will outline the research proposed and demonstrating how it will contribute to wildlife conservation and/or a better understanding of a particular species or ecology in North Queensland. It must include a total budget for the whole research project, and show what the bursary will be specifically used for.
  • a short statement from the applicant’s research supervisor about the applicant’s ability to complete the research;
  • a statement acknowledging that a bursary recipient will be required to submit a short summary of research outcomes which will be posted on thewww.wildtropics.com.au and www.wildaboutaustralia.com.au websites and that any outcomes presentations will contain an acknowledgement of this bursary; and
  • any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.

Value of scholarship

50,864 total value

Application deadline

15 June 2018

Thelma Myers Memorial Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship.

  • I am an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
  • I am a registered nurse or registered midwife; and
  • I have been accepted for postgraduate studies or a higher degree in research within the College of Healthcare Sciences in the discipline of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition at James Cook University.

Application details

Prior to completing an application, you should carefully read the Scholarship Rules below. Applicants wanting to apply for this scholarship must attach the following documents:

  • A certified copy of their transcript from any other academic institution;
  • Proof of Australian Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander;
  • Two to three written references attesting to the applicant's character and/or suitability to receive the scholarship;
  • Their curriculum vitae;
  • Demonstration and or evidence of leadership ability, in particular how further education will assist the applicant to advance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health; and
  • Any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.

Value of scholarship

2,54,322 total value

Application deadline

31 July 2018

Australian South Sea Islander Community Foundation Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship:

  • I am an Australian citizen;
  • I am a direct descendant of the South Sea Islanders who were brought into Queensland between 1863 and 1904 and worked as indentured labourers;
  • I am a member of the Australian South Sea Islander community;
  • I am or will be enrolled as an undergraduate student at JCU;
  • I have not previously completed an undergraduate degree; and
  • I am not in receipt of another scholarship in the year of the award.

Application details

Prior to completing an application, you should carefully read the Scholarship Rules below.
Applicants wanting to apply for this scholarship must attach the following documents:

  • a copy of their birth certificate, passport or citizenship certificate;
  • an unofficial copy of their academic record from James Cook University;
  • a copy of their academic record from any other academic institution, including secondary school;
  • no more than three written references attesting to the applicant’s character and/or suitability to receive the scholarship;
  • their curriculum vitae;
  • a written statement outlining their motivation to complete their tertiary studies;
  • a letter of support from a registered Australian South Sea Islander organisation; and
  • any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.

Value of scholarship

2,54,322 total value

Application deadline

31 July 2018

ER Walker Bequest Bursary

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship.

  • I am admitted to an honours or postgraduate degree
  • I am undertaking research on stinging jellyfishes (Class Cubozoa)

Application details

Prior to completing an application, you should carefully read the Scholarship Rules below.
Applicants wanting to apply for this scholarship must attach the following documents:

  • A certified copy of their academic record from James Cook University or any other academic institution; and
  • their curriculum vitae; and
  • their research proposal; and
  • a summary of expenses for which they are seeking Scholarship funding; and
  • any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.

Value of scholarship

1,27,161 total value

Application deadline

15 August 2018

Robert Logan Memorial Bursary

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Robert Logan Memorial Grants shall be open to:

  • Any full time or part time Honours or postgraduate students in the discipline of Biochemistry at James Cook University; and
  • Not previously received this bursary during their current course of study.

Application details

Applications accepted at any time

Applications must be submitted on the official form and can be received at any time during the year. Applicants are encouraged to seek advice on the format of proposals that are likely to be successful from the Head of Molecular & Cell Biology.

Applicants must attach to the official form:

  • a written statement (no more than 500 words) outlining the educational, scientific, career and/or strategic benefit to the applicant;
  • an itemised budget listing the expected expenditure;
  • documentation to support the budget, which may include letters of invitation, confirmation of registration, copies of abstracts submitted, travel and accommodation quotes.
  • their curriculum vitae, including academic transcript; and
  • any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.

Value details

Up to AUD $14,000

Samuel and Eileen Gluyas Fellowship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship:

  • I am an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent visa holder;
  • I am a graduate in the field of veterinary science, rural science, animal science, biomedical science or agriculture; and
  • I am or will be a Masters or Doctorate student, conducting research in relation to diseases of cattle, breeding of cattle, or general cattle husbandry.

Application details

Applications accepted at any time

Prior to completing an application, you should carefully read the Scholarship Rules below. Applicants wanting to apply for this scholarship must attach the following documents:

  • A certified copy of your birth certificate, passport or permanent visa;
  • A certified copy of their academic record from James Cook University and any other academic institution;
  • No more than three references attesting to the applicant's good character, research abilities, professional experience and/ or suitability to receive the scholarship;
  • Their curriculum vitae; and
  • Any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.

Value details

Varies

JCU Access Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for the JCU Access Fund:

  • I am an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent or Humanitarian Visa holder
  • I am in need of financial support
  • I am or will be enrolled in my first or second calendar year of an undergraduate diploma or bachelor course
  • I have not previously completed a bachelor degree (or it is a prerequisite to my current course)
  • I am or will be enrolled full-time

Application details

For further information, please contact the university website.

Value details

AUD $5,000 one off payment

Cowan Grant Young Endeavour Leadership Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship:

  • I am an Australian citizen;
  • I am enrolled in a course of study at James Cook University or;
  • I am a school leaver and have applied to study at JCU through QTAC; and
  • I will be under 23 years of age on the day of the voyage departure.

I understand preference will be given if I am studying at the Cairns campus, or are Cairns resident studying at another campus of James Cook University.

Application details

Prior to completing an application, you should carefully read the Scholarship Rules below.  Applicants wanting to apply for this scholarship must attach the following documents:

  • a copy of their academic record from James Cooke University or any other academic institution;
  • a certified copy of their birth certificate, passport or permanent visa;
  • a copy of their curriculum vitae;
  • proof of Cairns residency (if applicable);
  • a written statement (maximum 500 words) addressing the following criteria:
  1. Why you would like to be involved in the Young Endeavour Voyage.
  2. How do you think the experience will benefit you personally and professionally in the future, and;
  3. How you think the experience will enable you to benefit the community in the future.
  • one character reference outlining the applicant’s suitability for the scholarship; and
  • any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.

Value details

AUD $5,000 to cover voyage, return flights (Cairns to Sydney) and overnight accommodation

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