Scholarships

Scholarships

Students who apply for entry to the Associate Degree in Policing Practice (ADPP) at Charles Sturt University will be invited to apply for a tax-exempt Policing Scholarship once they have met the academic and professional suitability criteria for the program.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Should a scholarship be awarded and at a later stage it is found that the student no longer satisfies professional, financial or academic criteria, the scholarship may be withdrawn.

Please note: Receiving an invitation to apply for a scholarship does not automatically indicate that the recipient will receive an offer of admission to the ADPP course.

Available scholarships

Type Value Availability Comment Approx. number awarded
Accommodation Scholarship (for all full-time students) $100 per week Applies to Sessions 1-2 inclusive Awarded to all full-time on campus students in their first attempt at Session 1 and Session 2 in addition to any awarded scholarship. 100% of full-time Session 1 and 2 students
Higher Value - Session 1 and 2 (for full-time on campus students) $12,000 Applies to Sessions 1-2 inclusive You must provide evidence of financial need. Scholarships will then be awarded on the relative performance of each applicant against the academic and professional criteria for entry to the course. 15% of full-time Session 1 students
Intermediate - Session 1 and 2 (for full-time on campus students) $8,000 Applies to Sessions 1-2 inclusive You must provide evidence of financial need. Scholarships will then be awarded on the relative performance of each applicant against the academic and professional criteria for entry to the course. 30% of full-time Session 1 students
Basic - Session 1 and 2 (for full-time on campus students) $4,000 Applies to Sessions 1-2 inclusive You must provide evidence of financial need. Scholarships will then be awarded on the relative performance of each applicant against the academic and professional criteria for entry to the course. 15% of full-time Session 1 students
Session 2 (for full-time on campus students)
$6,000, $4,000 or $1,760
Session 2 only
You must provide evidence of financial need. Scholarships will then be awarded on the relative performance of each applicant against the academic and professional criteria for entry to the course.

What are my chances of being awarded a scholarship?

All students studying full-time in Sessions 1 and 2 receive $100 per week Accommodation Scholarship. Many full-time on campus students receive a scholarship in addition to the accommodation scholarship. 

I am applying to study Online (DE), can I apply for a scholarship?

Yes, students studying online may apply for a Session 2 scholarship. Students will be invited to apply prior to commencement of their on campus studies in Session 2 and if awarded, the scholarship will be paid over the duration of the session. Scholarships are not available for the online component (Sessions 1a and 1b) of the course. 

How is it determined who receives a scholarship?

To receive a scholarship, applicants must satisfy the professional and academic criteria for entry into the program and provide evidence of financial need.

Higher Value Scholarships are awarded to successful applicants who satisfy the above criteria and provide evidence of need such that, without receipt of the Higher Value Scholarship, they would not be able to undertake the course, e.g. dependent partner and/or children; having to maintain a family home; other financial or personal matters. Only 15% of students receive a Higher Value Scholarship.

What supporting documents do I need to submit with my application?

Please refer to the Guide to Supporting Documents attached to the Associate Degree in Policing Practice Scholarship Application form.

How will I be notified of the outcome of my scholarship application?

Full-time on campus applicants
Applicants who are successful in receiving an offer of admission to the ADPP for full-time on campus study will be notified of the outcome of their scholarship application in their letter of offer.

Online (DE) applicants
Applicants who are successful in receiving an offer of admission to the ADPP for online (DE) study will be notified of the outcome of their application (via email) prior to commencement of their on campus studies in Session 2.

If awarded a scholarship, how will the scholarship be paid?

Full-time on campus students
Students commencing full-time on campus will be paid over the duration of Session 1 and 2 in fortnightly instalments.

Online (DE) students
Online students commencing full-time on campus study in Session 2 will be paid over the duration of Session 2 in fortnightly instalments.

How will Scholarship payments affect my Austudy / Centrelink / Taxation?

For the purposes of AUSTUDY and Centrelink benefits, the scholarship payment is deemed income.
For the purposes of personal taxation, the scholarship payment is deemed non-taxable income.

If my application is unsuccessful can I request a review of the decision?

An unsuccessful scholarship application can only be reviewed at a later date if there has been an exceptional change in circumstances and is subject to sufficient funds being available. Students who were unsuccessful in receiving a scholarship in Session 1 will be invited to apply for a Session 2 scholarship prior to the end of their Session 1 studies.

Students who do not receive a scholarship are advised to carefully consider their financial ability to complete the first half of the course. If you undertake the course without adequate financial support, you may need to withdraw at a later date due to insufficient funds. Any costs incurred during a course of incomplete study are your responsibility and will not be reimbursed.

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