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Providing Bursaries as stepping stones to achieve your goals.

 

Crowdfunding to provide Bursaries of $500 each, to four Post Graduate Resident students as stepping stones to help reach their academic goals. 

David Allinson 

"Supported by this funding provided by The Graduate Union, I was able to engage with the corporate realities of the Native Title regime."

Bursary winner 2016

David Allinson 

"Supported by this funding provided by The Graduate Union, I was able to engage with the corporate realities of the Native Title regime."

Bursary winner 2016

Bursaries

Bursaries given by the Graduate House is an award of $500 to specially recognised Residents. This extra funding helps give recepients the extra push or support they need to boost their career or study. It equips them with the freedom to explore new areas and opens doors to new opportunities they could otherwise not afford.

 

What recepients can do

Recepients participate in special events, workshops, business practicum programs, attend conferences, take tests or additional subjects at University. They can also volunteer to use this money in a philantropic endevaour they initiate for the community and in other pursuits to progress their learning experience while at Graduate Union.

Why we need Bursaries

Today, the costs required to ensure a good quality education are extremely high. Post Graduate students are under immense pressure as most often they have to foot their expenses themselves. Bursaries are the much needed financial avenues today to ease the pressure on these students. It positions them and gives them a better footing in the pursuit of their education.

Award Per Student

High Achieving Students

In Awards for four students

Oliver Lovell's story

“Thanks to the help of a very generous Graduate House Bursary award, I was lucky enough to attend the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers’ (AAMT) national conference at Adelaide University. I now feel much more connected to the Australian Mathematics Teaching community and I’m currently co-planning a workshop for the upcoming Mathematics Association of Victoria conference in December.
I’d like to sincerely thank Graduate House for its support to attend this conference. It has been a formative experience in my development as an educator.”

- Bursary winner 2015

Betsy's story

“Thanks to the help of a very generous Graduate House Bursary award, I was lucky enough to attend the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers’ (AAMT) national conference at Adelaide University. I now feel much more connected to the Australian Mathematics Teaching community and I’m currently co-planning a workshop for the upcoming Mathematics Association of Victoria conference in December.
I’d like to sincerely thank Graduate House for its support to attend this conference. It has been a formative experience in my development as an educator.”

- Bursary winner 2015

Oliver Lovell's story

“Thanks to the help of a very generous Graduate House Bursary award, I was lucky enough to attend the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers’ (AAMT) national conference at Adelaide University. I now feel much more connected to the Australian Mathematics Teaching community and I’m currently co-planning a workshop for the upcoming Mathematics Association of Victoria conference in December.
I’d like to sincerely thank Graduate House for its support to attend this conference. It has been a formative experience in my development as an educator.”

- Bursary winner 2015

Betsy's story

“Thanks to the help of a very generous Graduate House Bursary award, I was lucky enough to attend the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers’ (AAMT) national conference at Adelaide University. I now feel much more connected to the Australian Mathematics Teaching community and I’m currently co-planning a workshop for the upcoming Mathematics Association of Victoria conference in December.
I’d like to sincerely thank Graduate House for its support to attend this conference. It has been a formative experience in my development as an educator.”

- Bursary winner 2015

Process of receiving a Bursary at Graduate House

Eligibility

Applications have to be a Resident at Graduate House and must be enrolled at a Post Graduate coursework studies at diploma, masters or professional doctorate levels. 

Application

If eligible, the applicants can send in their nomination along with their resume in April of each year. The application form can be found on the Graduate House Website.

Vetting Process

The selection panel will interview the candidates based on Purpose and Accountability of funds, Professionalism and their Resume. Further information on the selection criteria can be found here.

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Be a part of project that has a direct impact on a person's life and as a result, an impact on our lives! The work we promote through these applicants have an effect on our communities and collectively effects our future!

Your donation to Bursaries makes the academic goals of residents possible and helps advance education through their returns to society!
Your donation instantaneously sanctions bursaries for this year and it creates a permanent fund to create and promote more bursaries in the future. 

A small percentage - 5% of your donation will exclusively be set aside into a Bursary Endowment Fund to ensure the continuity of this funding at Graduate House.

All donations to Graduate Union Bursaries are tax deductible.

We will post stories on how your donation has impacted our residents get one step closer to achieving their goals.

Previous Bursary Winners at Graduate House

You can find the list of previous winners here.

FAQ

What does the bursary cover?

The $500 Bursary can cover a range of different avenues including:

  1. Books
  2. Memberships for associations
  3. Volunteer work – expenses
  4. Participating in Business practicum programs
  5. Attending conferences
  6. Undertaking tests
  7. Extra subjects (fees)
  8. Workshops
  9. Subscription
  10. Equipment

The applicant must provide justification of what the funds will be used for.

Who can apply for this scholarship?

Any full-time student resident at Graduate House undertaking their Post graduate or Doctoral coursework or research at any Higher Education Provider in Melbourne, Victoria can apply. 

What is the Eligibility Criteria?

This scholarship is open to Members of The Graduate Union who:

  • are in residence at Graduate House at the time of applying for the bursary and for a period of not less than three (3) months;
  • are enrolled at a university to undertake post-graduate coursework studies at diploma, masters or professional doctorate levels;
  • have not received a Graduate House Bursary or Research Scholarship previously; and
  • will be present in person to receive the bursary just prior to the 2017 annual General Meeting.

Applications which do not meet all of the above criteria will not be submitted to the selection panel.
 Selection Criteria  

Criterion Basis for rating
Purpose The funds are to be used for a well-described and well-defined specific purpose related to the applicant’s coursework. Suitable specific purposes include but are not limited to: (a) attendance at professional and career development seminars; (b) subscriptions to membership of professional bodies relevant to the applicant’s career; and (c) purchase of equipment/books/on-line access to aid the applicant’s study and career.
Accountability A budget is provided and shows clearly how the funds are to be spent. Quotes and receipts (if available) or feasible estimates are provided to demonstrate specific purpose expenditure. Funds will not be expended on general living expenses (accommodation, food, utilities, etc.).
Professionalism The submitted documentation is professional, presented clearly and shows attention to detail.
Resume The resume describes the applicant’s personal and academic history and demonstrates the applicant’s ability to represent The Graduate Union and the legacy of the bursary with dignity and honour.

When is the application period?

Applications will open as soon as the target amount is reached. For more information on the Graduate House and general application periods, visit the Graduate House website.

Step 1: Specify your contribution amount for Stepping Stones to Success – Bursary Awards