Macquarie Education Costs Scholarship (MECS)
Eligibility: Demonstrated financial hardship; disadvantage; domestic student.
Value: $5355 (2018 value) per year (indexed annually) for up to four years contingent on meeting ongoing eligibility criteria.
Applications: Open now for Session 2 2018. Apply by 29 June 2018. Applications are through UAC at www.uac.edu.au/equity
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. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years contingent on meeting ongoing eligibility criteria.
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