Amount

$5000
per year for 3 years

Opening date

Closing date

Status

Open

Who is it for?

Future undergraduates

Where is it available?

Melbourne

How is it paid?

Per Semester

Background

La Trobe University and Optus have announced a strategic alliance designed to deliver an integrated, digitally connected campus, a state-of-the-art Sports Precinct of the future; and the creation of market leading Cybersecurity tertiary degrees. These Optus scholarships will be awarded to the best and brightest candidates pursuing studies in the undergraduate Bachelor of Cybersecurity.

Are you eligible to apply?

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder
  • be enrolled or intending to enrol in the Bachelor of Cybersecurity or the Bachelor of Cybersecurity/Bachelor of Psychological Science at La Trobe in Semester 1 or Semester 2 2019
  • achieve an ATAR equal to or greater than 80
  • achieve a WAM equal to or greater than 80 (for students who commenced in Semester 1, 2019)
  • for mature age applicants, be able to demonstrate sufficient relevant work experience.

Recipients of the scholarship shall be selected by the University based on their:

  • application form addressing selection criteria
  • personal statement outlining personal goals and ambitions and reasons for applying for the scholarship
  • academic transcripts for Year 11 and first two terms of Year 12; or academic transcripts with ATAR results (if known)
  • evidence of sufficient relevant work experience (non-year 12 applicants)
  • interview with selection panel
  • approval by Optus

Recipient obligations

  • Recipients will be required to maintain a Weighted Average Mark of 65 or higher for the duration of the scholarship
  • Recipients may be required to attend joint promotional events or participate in promotional activities in keeping with the spirit of the scholarship as reasonably required by the donors and La Trobe University.
  • Recipients are required to provide a brief annual report as to their activities and progress in the chosen field of study.

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship, please complete the application form and return to the Scholarships Office by the closing date.

Who to contact for further information

Scholarships Office, scholarships@latrobe.edu.au