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Giving to Change Scholarship

August 31, 2018 by Shelby Baile

Giving to Change Scholarship

Are you interested in getting outside of the classroom and putting some valuable volunteering or leadership experience on your resume?

If so, we might have just the scholarship for you!

You’re probably thinking ‘How am I supposed to afford something like this as a student?’ And it’s true, most students have it tough – trying to balance work, uni, and the millennial’s trademark Smashed Avo is no easy feat. Study and life can often get ahead of us, and we end up missing out on opportunities that will not only help us grow professionally, but also personally.

Curtin recognises the pressures students deal with, and have created a program that will help some lucky Curtin students live their dreams. Every year Curtin staff donate money to support Curtin students as part of the Giving to Change Development Bursary.

You’re in luck – applications are open until Friday 7 September 2018.

The Giving to Change Development Bursary is an annual scholarship in which students can receive between $500 and $3000 to help complete extracurricular activities and programs outside of their allocated coursework. Students can receive support for programs that fall under one of four following activity types:

  • Career development
  • Leadership development
  • Promotion of social justice
  • Service to the community

Luckily, these are pretty broad categories, and there are no set activities to choose from – so it’s totally your choice. Perhaps you have a volunteering opportunity you’ve always wanted to undertake or you’d like to attend an international conference would look great on your resume, but that your current financial situation won’t allow for – this might just be the opportunity for you.

Even if you don’t currently have a program you’re interested in, there’s still time. Employment websites such as UniHub are a great way to view all sorts of opportunities to volunteer, attend conferences, travel abroad, or compete in academic competitions.

This scholarship is open to both undergraduates and postgraduates in good standing who are enrolled in a course at Curtin. The scholarship will cover activities completed between October 2018 and April 2019, however it is only intended for activities that are not considered part of the graded coursework of your degree.

This is a great opportunity for Curtin students to gain some great experience that may help them stand out in their future careers.

If you’ve looked at this scholarship and decided it’s not for you, don’t stress – there are a number of other scholarship opportunities available on the Curtin Scholarships page.

So what are you waiting for?

For more information and to apply for a Curtin scholarship head to the Give To Change page.


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