10/11 australian maritime college Scholarship Guide
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As a student of the Australian Maritime College you will have access to a very generous range of scholarships. In this guide, you will discover some of the many exciting opportunities to make your life as a student more financially comfortable.
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Australian Maritime College
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AMC tasmanian Residents scholarships
Outstanding and Excellent Tasmanian Residents Achiever Scholarships Scholarships
Tasmanian Freight Logistics Council The Tasmanian Freight Logistics Council supports improvements in Tasmaniaâ€™s freight chains by working jointly with service providers and shippers. Their focus is on the logistics aspects of moving goods, into and out of Tasmania. The Tasmanian Freight Logistics Council is a proud sponsor of a scholarship offered for a Tasmanian resident who will commence year two business studies at AMC in 2010 BBus (Maritime and Logistics Management).
The AMC Outstanding and Excellent Achiever Scholarships are open to all areas of study at the AMC. They are our flagship scholarship programs. The scholarships are very generous and aimed at motivating you to do well at school and therefore making your move to AMC a rewarding one.
AMC values its links with the Tasmanian community.
Aim high and aim for AMC.
Thinking of studying business? If you are, remember that 90% of world trade is moved on the oceans making the opportunities in the maritime business sector immense.
Outstanding Achiever Scholarship If you do very well at school, AMC will reward you! This scholarship package includes accommodation and meals for your first year of study at AMC, plus $1,000 per semester cash benefit for education expenses.
Scholarships open to Tasmanian students only.
The Tasports scholarship is aimed at encouraging students to study in the transport and logistics sector.
Number: not capped
Value: $2,500 per annum
Criteria: Demonstrated outstanding performance in secondary school studies. Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) 95+ (OP1, OP2, OP3).
This scholarship is provided from the estate of the late Bruce Wall, which supports a number of Tasmanian youth projects.
TASSAL Tasmania Scholarship
Are you an excellent achiever? If yes, AMC will also reward you. This scholarship package includes accommodation and meals.
Available to a Tasmanian student who has completed the first year of a combined degree which includes Aquaculture.
Value: $7,500 (approximately)
Value: $5,000 per year
Number: not capped
Criteria: Demonstrated excellence in secondary school studies. Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) between 90-95 (OP4, OP5, OP6)
Duration: 1 year
Criteria: Not available 2011
Criteria: Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate study and leadership potential. Tassal vocational work is a possibility to scholarship recipient. Must be a Tasmanian resident.
Willard Estate Logistics Scholarship Willard Estate Logistics is an independent private international freight logistics company based in Tasmania who is proud to sponsor a Tasmanian student commencing a Business degree at AMC in 2011 Value: $1,000 Number: 1 Duration: 1 year Criteria: High ATAR score and demonstrated leadership potential, studying in BBus (MLM). Must be a Tasmanian resident.
SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED TO WOMEN IN ENGINEERING The National Centre for Maritime Engineering & Hydrodynamics will be offering scholarships in 2011 to encourage women to participate in maritime engineering programmes.
Criteria: Australian Citizen / Tasmanian resident, demonstrated interest in industry, leadership potential, good academic record in 1st year of study in undergraduate degree.
The Bruce Wall Estate Scholarship for Aquaculture studies
Duration: up to 4 years
Duration: 1 year
Tasports is responsible for the operations and management of all ports in Tasmania and is owned by the Tasmanian Government.
Value: $9,500 (approximately)
national centre for maritime engineering and hydrodynamics
Please enquire to Di Hazelwood, Scholarships Officer AMC on 6324 9334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
BAE Systems Australia Pty Ltd Scholarship BAE Systems Australia Pty Ltd, a major ship designer and builder in the Asia Pacific region sponsors this scholarship for a final year student. Value: $2,000
Value: $4,000 per year
Duration: 1 year
Duration: Up to 4 years
Criteria: Demonstrated excellence in 3rd year of study in BEng (Nav Arch) and demonstrated leadership potential.
Criteria: Available to students eligible to commence a course in aquaculture. Must be a Tasmanian resident.
Cummins Excellence in Engineering Scholarship
Department of Education Accommodation Allowance for Students 2010 Apply direct at www.education.tas.gov.au
This scholarship provides the recipient with the opportunity to be funded to visit a Cummins engineering facility in either the UK or US.
For further information or assistance in completing or applying for any of the Tasmanian Residents Scholarships:
Value: Return airfare, accommodation and meals to either the UK or US.
Department of Education Financial Assistance Unit Phone 1800 816 057 Fax (03) 6233 7720 Email: email@example.com
Number: 1 Duration: 7 nights accommodation Criteria: Sound academic record, leadership potential, demonstrated creativity and innovation.
Defence Materiel Organisation Scholarship Program DMO is a civilian organisation responsible for equipping and sustaining the Australian Defence Force. Our scholarships are for students commencing their second year in either the BEng (Naval Architecture) or BEng (Marine and Offshore Systems). Value: $1,500 Number: 2 Duration: 1 year Criteria: Australian citizen. Interest in working for the Defence Materiel Organisation. Commitment to chosen field of study.
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BMT Design and Technology Scholarship
maritime operations / marine environment
AMSA scholarships focus on the environment
Tel: (03) 8620 6171 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.bmtdesigntechnology.com.au for more information.
Clough Scholarship Apply Direct Tel: (08) 9281 9281 Email: email@example.com www.clough.com.au for more information.
The AMC’s focus on sound environmental practices has been boosted thanks to two new scholarships from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). These awards recognise AMSA’s role in promoting safety and protecting the marine environment, as set out in the National Plan to Combat Pollution of the Sea by Oil and other Noxious and Hazardous Substances, and as a means of supporting the development of skills in the maritime industry.
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT FUND SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
The two awards will go to one undergraduate and one postgraduate student.
The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), will offer annual scholarship awards for either undergraduate or postgraduate students who can demonstrate a clear interest in pursuing a career in a relevant marine related area.
• Bachelor of Applied Science (Maritime Operations)
• Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering)
•B achelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) Honours
Number: 2 Or Email to: Melbourne@sut.org More information and Application forms, criteria are available at: http://sut.org.au/melbourne/sutau_melbourne_ scholarship.htm
Benefits a student studying either a Bachelor of Applied Science (Maritime Operations), a Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering) or a Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) Honours. All of these degrees contain a research component and a condition of the award is that the student undertakes this in a subject of interest to AMSA.
national centre for marine conservation and resource sustainabilit y
DMO is a civilian organisation responsible for equipping and sustaining the Australian Defence Force. Our scholarships are for students commencing their second year in the BBus (MLM). Value: $1,500
Please contact Di Hazelwood at AMC Scholarships office on 03 6324 9334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
Number: 2 Duration: 1 year Criteria: Australian citizen. Interest in working for the Defence Materiel Organisation. Commitment to chosen field of study.
Huon Aquaculture Scholarship The scholarships aim to provide a cash benefit, potential paid work experience and possible graduate position with Huon Aquaculture.
Furness Withy (Australia) Pty Ltd The scholarship aims to provide an opportunity to a prospective student OR current student who may otherwise have difficulty in pursuing a tertiary qualification on campus at the AMC and who has a keen interest in commercial shipping.
Value: $3,000 plus paid work experience. Number: 2 Duration: 1 year with the possibility of 1 year extension. Criteria: Students studying the aquaculture major in their degree and who have demonstrated excellence in study in Year 1
Value: $5,000 Number: 1 Duration: 1 year
Awarded to a candidate in the Masters of Maritime Studies (Maritime Safety). The Master of Maritime Studies (Maritime Safety) is a new program commencing in Semester 2, 2010.
Defence Materiel Organisation
The National Centre for Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability offers scholarships to assist students from remote and rural areas to complete a Marine Environment degree majoring in either Marine Conservation, Fisheries Management, or Aquaculture.
The scholarship is offered by Skretting, international manufacturers of aquaculture feeds.
• Masters of Maritime Studies (Maritime Safety)
ports and shipping Scholarships
marine environment Scholarships
National centre for Ports and shipping
Criteria: Demonstrated interest in commercial shipping and excellent academic study records including Tertiary Entrance Score. Must possess good leadership potential. Eligible students must be entering or be a current student in BAppSc (MTM) or BBus (MLM).
Number: 1 Duration: 1 year Criteria: Available to third year students with an aquaculture major in their degree.
Australian Mariners Welfare Society
Duration: 1.5 years
Bruce Wall Estate – Honours Scholarship
Value: $1000 per semester / pro rata part-time
These scholarships are provided from the estate of the late Bruce Wall, which supports a number of Tasmanian youth projects.
AMWS is a non-profit organisation that provides assistance to Missions to Seafarers, Stella Maris and other similar bodies. The AMWS scholarships enable the children of seafarers and ex-seafarers including professional fishermen of moderate or less than moderate means to undertake study in relevant sea-going disciplines at AMC.
Value: No fixed value
Criteria: The Master of Maritime Studies (Maritime Safety) degree program includes a research dissertation component; a condition of the award is that the recipient works in collaboration with AMSA on a relevant research dissertation.
Number: 1 per semester
Duration: 1 year Criteria: to students eligible to enter honours in aquaculture or agriculture.
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What you need to do
Merchant Navy War Memorial Fund
STUDENT INCOME SUPPORT
The scholarship is awarded to commemorate the service and sacrifices of the members of the Aust Mercantile Marine during World War I and II.
The new Relocation Scholarship will be paid to eligible dependent Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY (Living Allowance) customers to help with the costs of living away from home to study.
Value: $2,500 Number: 2 Criteria: Merit-based, VET level studies Master Class 4, Master Class 5 or Integrated Rating course.
TEEKAY SHIPPING (AUSTRALIA) Pty Ltd Scholarship for new seafarer degree in BAppSci (Maritime Operations) will be very competitive. It is offered to both on campus and off campus students in both full time and part time studies. (Scholarship will be paid on pro rata basis for part time studies) Seafarers holding Class 1 or 2 Certificate of Competency or who hold an Advanced Diploma in relevant subject area would be considered for this new top up degree. Value: $2,500 Number: 1 Duration: 1 year (or pro rate part time studies) Criteria: Australian Citizen, demonstrated excellence in prior studies, sound leadership potential, brief statement on long term goals.
Logistics Association of Australia Ltd and SWISSLOG Apply Direct. Tel: 1300 651 911 Email: email@example.com. www.laa.asn.au for more information.
RELOCATION SCHOLARSHIP To qualify for this payment, you must:
• be studying full-time in an approved scholarship course, and
• be in receipt of ABSTUDY Living Allowance or Youth Allowance as a full-time student, and
• be a dependent person who has to live away from home to study, or
• be assessed as independent under specific scholarship independence criteria.
You won’t be eligible for this scholarship if:
• you also receive, or qualify for, a Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship or a Relocation Scholarship paid by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs
• you do not continue full-time study for at least 35 days after qualifying for the scholarship
• there are less than 35 days left in the year
• you have participated in the ABSTUDY Residential Costs Option in the current study year.
You do not need to make a new claim to receive these scholarships. If you are eligible and commenced study in your current course after 31 December 2009 Centrelink will automatically pay you a scholarship payment during April 2010. You will not need to do anything. If you are eligible and commenced study in your current course prior to 1 January 2010 you will receive a letter in early April which you will need to respond to. You can then be assessed for a scholarship payment. You can respond to this letter via Online Services.
The Relocation Scholarship provides students with a lump sum payment of $1,000 in each year of study. There is one exception - students who are in their 1st year of eligibility (see below) will receive a lump sum payment of $4,000 in that 1st year. The rate of Relocation Scholarship will be indexed each year. A student is deemed to be in the 1st year of eligibility:
• in the 1st year of the approved scholarship course, or
• in a 2nd or subsequent year of study if they have met the scholarship qualification within the previous 6 months.
Note: You will only receive the $1,000 scholarship rate of payment if you have previously received a Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship, or previously received a payment of the initial $4,000 Relocation Scholarship rate from Centrelink or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Approved scholarship course An approved scholarship course is an accredited higher education course or preparatory course that is undertaken at a higher education institution.
Scholarship independence criteria
more information can be found at: www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/ internet.nsf/individuals/new_ scholarships.htm#relocation
The specific independence criteria that qualify for a Relocation Scholarship are:
• unreasonable to live at home
• parents cannot exercise responsibility
• refugee (Youth Allowance only)
• State care (Youth Allowance only) both supported and unsupported
• specially disadvantaged (safety net criteria)
• have (or have had) a dependent child
• c urrently have care or custody of another person’s child (ABSTUDY only)
• t ribal initiation (ABSTUDY only).
Note: If you are assessed as independent on the basis of meeting the age requirements, you can not be assessed as independent under any other criterion.
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more information can be found at: www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/ internet.nsf/individuals/new_ scholarships.htm#startup
STUDENT INCOME SUPPORT
the student start-up SCHOLARSHIP If you are a full-time student undertaking a qualifying course and are receiving Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY Living Allowance, you will receive the Student Start-up Scholarship. You’ll receive this scholarship at the beginning of each semester to help with the up-front costs of studying, such as textbooks and specialised equipment. You’ll receive the full amount of the Start-up Scholarship, even if you’re not on the maximum payment rate from Centrelink. In 2010, the Student Start-up Scholarship will be $650 for each 6 months of eligible study. This amount will then increase to $1,064 for each 6 months of eligible study in 2011 and will be indexed each year.
To be eligible for this payment you must be
• s tudying full-time in an approved scholarship course • r eceiving ABSTUDY Living Allowance, Austudy or Youth Allowance as a full-time student.
You won’t get this scholarship if
• you also receive, or qualify for, a Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship or a
• you do not continue full-time study for at least 35 days after qualifying for the
• there are less than 35 days left in the relevant period* each year.
Student Start-up Scholarship paid by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs scholarship
how to apply
To apply for AMC scholarships, download the relevant application form from www.amc.edu.au
Australian Maritime College Locked Bag 1399 Launceston Tasmania 7250 Australia
Phone: 1300 363 864
Phone: +61 3 6324 3503
Web: www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/ scholarships/
Be sure to check closure dates! Send AMC scholarship applications to: Di Hazelwood, Scholarship Officer Australian Maritime College Locked Bag 1399 Launceston, Tasmania 7250
Course information, application forms and other useful information about the AMC can be accessed at www.amc.edu.au, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on the application process Email: email@example.com
Details of additional sponsored scholarships will be available on the University website under Current Students > Sponsored Scholarships at www.scholarships.utas.edu.au and will be advertised in Tasmanian newspapers in October 2010.
for the Student Start-up Scholarship, the relevant periods are:
• 1 January to 30 June, and • 1 July to 31 December.
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Maritime Way, Newnham, Tasmania 7248 Locked Bag 1399, Launceston, Tasmania 7250 Phone (within Australia) Phone (International)
1300 363 864 +61 3 6324 3503
CRICOS Code 00586B www.amc.edu.au
The AMC is an institute of the University of Tasmania