11 January 2024

$100,000 up for grabs for deserving refugee student at CSU

| Jarryd Rowley
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Applications for a scholarship worth $100,000 are now open for refugee students completing their undergraduate degrees. Photo: Charles Sturt University.

A select refugee student at Charles Sturt University is set to receive financial support in the form of a $100,000 scholarship.

The Presentation Sisters Refugee Support Scholarship will assist the successful applicant to cover the ongoing costs of attending university and will be dispersed equally over three years, subject to completion of the student’s course each year.

The selected student must be enrolled in the first study session of 2024 beyond the census date on Sunday, 3 March, and be committed to completing their degrees.

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The student can be studying any course, including the Diploma of General Studies, and be in any year of study.

Charles Sturt Foundation chief executive officer Sarah Ansell said the scholarship provided vital support for students who had already come so far in their educational journey.

“The Presentation Sisters Refugee Support Scholarship will assist a highly deserving student to pursue their career dreams while easing the financial pressure among everything else they have gone through to be a student at Charles Sturt,” Ms Ansell said.

“The scholarship funds will be put towards ongoing university costs such as on-campus accommodation, textbooks, tuition fees, work placements and other essential items such as equipment to complete their studies.”

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The scholarship is open to both commencing and continuing students who will be studying online, on campus, or via a mixed mode (online and on campus) from any Charles Sturt campus such as Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga.

Applicants must supply a copy of a qualifying visa with their application and are asked to outline the obstacles they have faced during their educational journey, including any financial barriers, and their career dreams.

Applications close at 9 am on Monday, 15 January.

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