Mayoral Academic Scholarships
Port Stephens Council is excited to continue the Mayoral Academic Scholarships program, offered to students in the Port Stephens local government area in the first year of tertiary study.
The scholarships are proudly sponsored by local businesses to assist students in realising their full potential and make the cost of education a little easier. Each scholarship is valued at $2,000 for one year.
To be eligible, students must reside in the Port Stephens Local Government Area and have a letter of offer or enrolment from University, TAFE or other recognised tertiary education provider.
Businesses interested in getting involved can contact Briony O’Hara on 4987 3785 or email briony.o’email@example.com
2013 Port Stephens Mayoral Academic Scholarships
THE 2013 PORT STEPHENS MAYORAL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS ARE PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY:
Applications close 5.00pm, Friday 22 February, 2013
2013 PORT STEPHENS MAYORAL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS CONDITIONS
1.1 Port Stephens Council has established the Scholarships in partnership with local businesses with the purpose of encouraging and assisting post-HSC students from the Port Stephens Local Government Area to pursue academic excellence.
2.1 In these conditions,
* “Scholarship” means financial support for a student to attend an approved tertiary institution, such as University or TAFE;
* ”Scholar” means a recipient of a scholarship;
* “Program” means the program of study in which the scholar is enrolled.
3.1 The scholarship is available to students who:
3.1.1 Will be in their first year at a tertiary educational institution (eg TAFE, University) in 2012;
3.1.2 Are studying on a full or part-time basis; and3.1.3 Must reside in the Port Stephens Local Government Area.
4.1 Applicants must complete and submit the application form as provided by Port Stephens Council.
4.2 Shortlisted applicants will then proceed to interview.
4.3 A selection committee will endorse the awarding of all scholarships.
4.4 The selection committee shall comprise Port Stephens Council and community representatives.
4.5 Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of suitability across the following areas:
• academic merit;
• quality of resume;
• character references;
• community interaction and involvement;
• performance at interview;
• other circumstances, such as hardship, social disadvantage or disability.
5. CONDITIONS OF AWARD
5.1 Each scholarship is for one year and must be taken up in the year it is awarded.
5.2 Each scholar must continue to be enrolled in a tertiary training institution in the year the scholarship is awarded.
5.3 The recipient must attend and participate in the Presentation Ceremony in April, 2013.
6.1 The scholarship provides a total of $2000 and shall be paid in two instalments in the year it is awarded: 50% to be paid after March 31, and 50% midway through the academic year subject to satisfactory progress.
7. SUSPENSION OF SCHOLARSHIP
7.1 A scholar may apply in writing to the Selection Committee for a suspension of the scholarship due to illness, injury or other extenuating circumstances. An application must be supported by appropriate documentary evidence.
8.1 A scholarship shall terminate before its date of conclusion if the scholar:
8.1.1. fails to fulfil any of the conditions of the scholarship;
8.1.2. relinquishes the scholarship;
8.1.3. ceases to be a student at their nominated tertiary institution.