Macquarie Education Costs Scholarship (MECS)

Macquarie Education Costs Scholarship (MECS)

Value

The Macquarie Education Costs scholarship is valued at $5456 (2019 value) per year.

Duration

The scholarship is renewable for up to four years, subject to ongoing eligibility criteria.

How to Apply

Applications are via uac.edu.au/equity

Closing Date

Applications are open now. Macquarie University will be participating in the following rounds of equity scholarship offers for Session 1 2019:

  • 21 December 2018
  • 12 January 2019
  • 26 January 2019
  • 8 March 2019

Apply at least 2 weeks prior to the date of the offer round to be considered for that round. The last date to apply is February 22 2019.

Eligibility

The Macquarie Education Costs Scholarship is an undergraduate equity scholarship awarded on the basis of need.  It is designed to support recipients whose opportunities to study at university may have been hampered by situations out of their control.

All successful applicants will be able to demonstrate financial hardship. Applicants need to be in receipt of Youth Allowance or other means tested Commonwealth support.

Consideration is also given to applicants who, in addition to financial hardship, demonstrate any of the following:

  • Capacity to triumph over hardship
  • Indigenous background
  • Carer responsibilities
  • Geographic Disadvantage
  • Non English speaking background
  • Long term medical condition or
  • Ongoing effects of abuse

These scholarships are available for any undergraduate course and students can apply at any stage of their course.

Enquiries

Email csap@mq.edu.au or phone (02) 9850 7337 / (02) 9850 6401.

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