Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Support Grant Semester 2

Amount$2000Number Available50FacultiesFaculty of Business and LawFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Health and MedicineFaculty of Science and Information Technology
EstablishmentWork Integrated Learning (WIL) is a key pillar in the University's New Directions Education Plan aimed at improving the career-readiness of students.

Across the university and disciplines WIL can be known as placement, practicum, clinical placement/practice, internship, work experience, fieldwork, industry experience, project-based learning, experiential learning, industry based-learning, problem-based learning, professional practice, to name just a few.

This grant is to assist with the costs of participating in a WIL course at the University of Newcastle; this may include travel and accommodation costs, childcare and eldercare costs, and costs incurred by loss of income whilst undertaking WIL. The funds must not be used for any other purposes and must be spent by November 2014.

The WIL grants are available for students from all Faculties, across all campuses, who have a recognised discipline-specific WIL course available to be undertaken within the second, third, or subsequent years of their undergraduate program in Semester 2, 2014, and who are currently experiencing financial hardship in participating in the WIL component of their course.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be in a second or any subsequent year of an Undergraduate Degree at the University of Newcastle, studying Full-time or Part-time
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Intend to enrol in any 2000 or subsequent level undergraduate course which has a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component. The WIL component must be unpaid.
  • Be from a low SES background.
  • Be experiencing financial hardship related to a Work Integrated Learning Placement.
Required Documentation

If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.

  • WIL Application form, available at the link under 'Selection', or by contacting scholarships at the contact details below.
Benefit

Fifty (50) grants will be offered in Semester 2, 2014. The scholarship provides a benefit up to $2000 payable in a lump sum following the semester 2 census date. You may not be successful for this application if you have previously benefited from a hardship grant, or scholarship in 2014.

The grant is to assist with the costs of participating in a WIL course at the University of Newcastle this may include travel and accommodation costs, childcare and eldercare costs, and costs incurred by loss of income whilst undertaking WIL. The funds must not be used for any other purposes and must be spent by November 2014.

The total benefit may take into account the value of any financial hardship grant already received in 2014.

Selection

To apply for this grant, please

1. Select 'Apply for this Scholarship' above and complete the online application; AND

2. Attach a filled out and complete the WIL application Form: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/__data/assets/word_doc/0007/132847/2014-WIL-Scholarship-Final-Application-Form.docx

Please ensure the WIL required supporting documents are completed and uploaded during your online application.

Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of information contained in the application form.

We will request additional documentation in the selection process if you are a shortlisted applicant.

Consideration will be given to spread the benefit across different Faculties and campuses.

The selection committee will be made up of the Work Integrated Learning Project Officer and the Manager, Equity & Diversity.

The decision of the selection committee is final.

Faculties
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Education and Arts
  • Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
  • Faculty of Health and Medicine
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Contact Details

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICER

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive
CALLAGHAN NSW 2308

Phone: +61 2 4921 6404 or +61 2 4921 8849
Fax: +61 2 4921 6937
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au