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 received an offer to the Associate Degree in Policing Practice.

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later stage it is found that the student no longer satisfies professional or financial criteria, the scholarship may be withdrawn.

Available scholarships

TypeValueAvailabilityComment Approx. number awarded
Accommodation Scholarship (for all full-time students)$100 per weekApplies to Sessions 1-2 inclusiveAwarded 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 criteria 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 criteria 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 criteria 15% of full-time Session 1 students
Session 2 (for full-time on campus students) $6,000, $4,000 or $2,000 Session 2 only You must provide evidence of financial need. Scholarships will then be awarded on the relative criteria  

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. This Scholarship covers meals three times a day, seven days a week and also covers the accommodation at the academy. Additional Scholarships are based upon financial need and follow a strict criteria set by the NSW Police Force.

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 criteria for entry into the program and provide evidence of financial need.

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 within 5 business days, however if further documentation is required the outcome notification can take longer. It is extremely important that all students ensure they submit all their supporting documents that is stated on the Scholarship Application form in the initial steps.

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 the first Thursday of course commencement. 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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