Scholarship for ACU Online, ACU's Online Campus
About ACU Online
ACU Online is an innovative and interactive online learning experience that is distinct from traditional course offerings delivered online by ACU. ACU online courses are specifically designed for online learning, taught by experts in their field in a cutting-edge virtual learning environment.
With ACU Online, you’re in control of your learning. Our courses are creatively designed and incredibly flexible, so you’ll be able to create a study experience that suits your own time rhythm. You will also have dedicated support, to help ensure your success.
You’ll become part of an innovative and interactive online learning community, and while you gain new knowledge and learn new skills to kick-start or progress your career, you’ll also learn how to make a positive impact in your community.
About this scholarship
This scholarship is dedicated to students studying through the ACU Online campus. Scholarships at ACU Online are about providing opportunities to our new cohort of online–only students. They aim to promote equity of access to higher education in this new student-centered online learning environment.
At ACU Online, we believe that where you've come from shouldn’t define where you’re going. This Scholarship financially assists students, enrolled in a course through ACU Online, who may be facing barriers to either their commencement or continuation of higher education.
The ACU Online Scholarship is intended for and available to students commencing a course through ACU Online, to support them in their first year of study.
There are two scholarships available, one to be awarded to an undergraduate student, and one to a postgraduate student. The scholarship value is dependent on the recipient’s level of study:
- Bachelor or Master - $5,000, paid in four instalments of $1,250 per ACU Online Term.
- Graduate Diploma - $2,500, paid in two instalments of $1,250 per ACU Online Term.
- Graduate Certificate - $1,500, paid in two instalments of $750 per ACU Online Term.
If the recipient is enrolled part-time (one unit), the instalment amount will be halved.
Scholarship payments will be made within 30 working days of the ACU Online Term census date.
Future or Commencing Students
This scholarship is open to applicants who meet all of the following criteria:
- Commencing a new ACU Online course in term 4, 2022
- Citizenship: domestic
- Campus: ACU Online
- Course: enrolled in an ACU Online course
Applicants are required to provide the following as part of the application:
- A written statement of approximately 300 words outlining:
- the hardships or barriers you have overcome to access higher education. This may include, but is not limited to, financial hardship, family or carer responsibilities, illness, disability, living in a rural, regional or remote location.
- how this scholarship will assist you and your academic circumstances.
- the impact receiving this qualification will have on your future.
Applications are assessed on the strength of the following criteria:
- Written statement
- Barriers faced in accessing higher education
Applicants will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office and the recipient(s) selected by the Office of Digital Education. A maximum of two scholarships will be awarded to students commencing in each ACU Online Term.
To remain eligible for this scholarship, recipients are required to maintain the following:
- A minimum pass of 50% of enrolled units in each ACU Online Term.
- Enrolment in the same course under which the scholarship was awarded.
For enquiries about this scholarship phone ACU Online on 132286