Application is now open for the Hearing Australia Scholarship at Flinders University. Interested applicants are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.
About Flinders University and Scholarship
In the late 1950s, the University of Adelaide’s North Terrace campus faced capacity constraints, prompting the need for expansion. Premier Thomas Playford, in 1960, allocated 150 hectares (370 acres) of state government-owned land in Burbank, now Bedford Park, to the University of Adelaide for the establishment of a second campus.
The planning process commenced in 1961, guided by the vision of economist and professor Peter Karmel, the principal designate of the new campus. Karmel advocated for the independence of the Bedford Park campus from the North Terrace campus, emphasizing the importance of fostering innovation unrestricted by tradition.
Capital works kicked off in 1962, supported by a £3.8 million grant from the Australian Universities Commission. Architect Geoff Harrison, in collaboration with the architectural firm Hassell, McConnell, and Partners, designed a new university campus with the capacity to eventually accommodate up to 6000 students, allowing for future expansions.
In 2015, Flinders University expanded its footprint by establishing a new campus at Tonsley, situated on the former site of the Mitsubishi Motors Australia plant in Southern Adelaide. This campus became home to the university’s School of Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, as well as the Medical Device Research Institute, the Centre for Nanoscale Science and Technology (now known as the Flinders Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology), and the Flinders technology start-up company Re-Timer.
The year 2016 marked the university’s 50th anniversary, celebrated through a series of public events and a publication highlighting the institution’s history, research contributions, and alumni achievements over the preceding five decades. Additionally, 2016 witnessed the inauguration of the award-winning student hub and plaza, a transformative addition to the central campus.
In 2017, Flinders University established the Hearing Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Master of Audiology Scholarship. This scholarship aims to recognize and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in the Master of Audiology program at Flinders University. Thanks to the generous support of Hearing Australia, one new scholarship becomes available each year, subject to funding availability. The scholarship underscores the university’s commitment to fostering diversity and supporting Indigenous students in their educational pursuits.
Details about the Hearing Australia Scholarship at Flinders University:
Scholarship Sponsor: Hearing Australia
Scholarship Value: $15,000
Number of awards: 1
Study level: Masters/Postgraduate
Host Institution(s): Flinders University, Australia
The scholarship has a two-year total value of $15,000. A $12,000 stipend is distributed following each semester’s census date in installments. In the first year of study, recipients will get $2000 every semester, and in the second year, they will receive $4000 per semester.
A distant outreach trip for one week in Year 2 that is funded by Hearing Australia up to a maximum of $3000 and intended to accompany Hearing Australian audiologists. Travel includes, at Hearing Australia’s option, airfare, lodging, and living expenses.
Eligibility Criteria for Hearing Australia Scholarship
Candidates are advised to meet the following requirements to be eligible for Hearing Australia Scholarship at Flinders University:
- Possess Indigenous Australian or Torres Strait Islander ancestry; and
- Identify oneself as a Torres Strait Islander or Aboriginal Australian; and
- Be acknowledged by their community of origin or place of residence as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; and
- In the year of the grant, be starting a Master of Audiology program at Flinders University; and
- Typically have a full-time Flinders University enrollment.
Academic excellence will be the determining factor in the scholarship granting. Selection of scholarship recipients will follow established University protocols.
Conditions of Award
Application Process for Hearing Australia Scholarship
You can apply for this scholarship without submitting an additional application. Applying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will be given consideration for this scholarship once the program application deadline has passed, all applications have been evaluated, and admission offers have been made.
The Application Deadline is: 11 March 2024
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