Are you a young Australian citizen pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)? If so, there’s an exciting scholarship opportunity waiting for you! The Order of Australia Association Foundation Scholarships, offered by Edith Cowan University, aims to recognize and support outstanding young Australians who have the potential to become future leaders in the community.
The scholarship provides partial funding of $40,000 to the chosen recipient. The amount will be disbursed in two installments of $20,000 each during the second semesters of 2023 and 2024.
In addition to financial assistance, the scholarship offers a unique mentorship program. The awardee will have the opportunity to form an ongoing mentorship with a distinguished member of The Order of Australia who excels in the same field of study pursued by the student. This mentorship aims to nurture and guide the student’s development and career prospects.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be an Australian citizen.
- Currently enrolled in the second year of a Bachelor’s course at WAAPA.
- Maintain an academic progression status of GREEN.
- Study full-time on campus with a workload of 60 credit points or the course equivalent.
- Demonstrate financial hardship.
- Be in your 20s age-wise.
- Have not received another scholarship exceeding $5,000.
To apply for The Order of Australia Association Foundation WAAPA Scholarship, follow these steps:
- Apply through the ECU Online Scholarship Application Portal within the designated application opening and closing dates.
- Submit a personal statement of fewer than 1000 words, addressing the following points:
- Community Involvements: Mention the organizations, roles, and nature of your involvement, and any exceptional contributions or recognitions.
- Career Objectives: Describe your anticipated career path and outline factors that have influenced or hindered your desired career path.
- Financial Situation: Provide details of your financial support sources and explain any challenges you face concerning your financial situation.
- Mentorship: Elaborate on how the proposed mentorship would benefit you.
- Academic Performance: Comment on any factors impacting your academic performance, and attach an Academic Transcript to the application.
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to receive financial support and guidance to shape your future career path. The Order of Australia Association Foundation WAAPA Scholarship could be the stepping stone you need to reach your full potential as a future leader in the community. Apply now and show the world what young Australians are capable of achieving!