For: Awarded to commencing students with outstanding academic records and high level leadership and community engagement
Available to: Commencing students
Level of study: Undergraduate
Citizenship: Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents or Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders. New Zealand Citizens and International students who are or have completed years 11 and 12 in Australia.
Award value and benefits: $24,000-$60,000 and membership of Griffith Honours College
Duration: Up to 5 years
Programs of study: All undergraduate programs
Applications close: Sunday 10 December 2017 (applicants may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information)
Current Year 12 School Leavers: You will be required to upload your OP/ATAR/IB results. We are aware this may be after the closing date of some scholarships.
Candidates must meet all of these:
- Be an Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder; or
- an Australian Permanent Resident a New Zealand Citizen or International student who is completing or has completed Years 11 and 12 in Australia;
- Have applied to attend Griffith University in 2018
- Be a student commencing university for the first time in 2018 - i.e. have NOT undertaken/commenced any tertiary study with the exception of those undertaken as part of Year 11-12 studies (e.g. Enhanced Studies Program); and
- Meet the eligibility criteria for the degree program and receive and accept an admission offer
- Achieve a result which places them in the following bands (including International Baccalaureate (IB), and interstate equivalents or an equivalent Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Bonus ranks do not apply):
- Deans Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship - OP 1;
- Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship - OP 1-3; and
- Honours College Membership - OP 1-6;
- Current year 12 school leavers: Deans Sir Samuel applicants must have Griffith University listed as their 1st or 2nd QTAC/UAC preference.
- Current year 12 school leavers: You will also be required to upload your OP/ATAR/IB results in the Supporting Documentation section (We are aware that this may be after the closing date of some scholarships)
If all are not addressed application will be deemed incomplete.
- Secondary Education History: Academic merit is generally assessed on the basis of the applicants' OP score or International Baccalaureate (IB) score or equivalent rank or the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)
- Leadership and Community: Engagement and assessment of leadership achievements and/or community service are based on information contained in the application and evidentiary documentation, such as: leadership qualities, civic responsibility and social awareness.
- Referee Reports: 1st report completed by the School Principal or nominee; and 2nd report completed by a Community Organisation.
- Career Goals and Aims: Personal qualities and motivation towards university study, career aspirations and likelihood of success in university study.
- Community Involvement
Supporting Documentation (Please use the following formats- pdf, word, jpeg or excel. We can only guarantee these formats are included):
- You will be required to upload your OP/ATAR/IB results
* Bonus ranks applied as a result of undertaking a language other than English, Maths C or enhanced studies, or applied as a consequence of a special entry program do NOT apply for the purposes of determining academic rank for one of these scholarships.
* Bonus ranks applied as part of QTAC's Educational Access Scheme (EAS) do NOT apply for the purposes of determining academic rank for one of these scholarships.
Griffith University's Sir Samuel Griffith scholarships scheme is one of Australia's most comprehensive, generous and flexible scholarship programs for academic excellence.
Griffith is offering a Deans' Sir Samuel Griffith and Sir Samuel Griffith scholarships to outstanding students commencing an undergraduate degree in 2018. If you're a high achiever, Griffith wants to reward and acknowledge your efforts via the Deans' Sir Samuel Griffith and Sir Samuel Griffith.
International and New Zealand students will not receive a cash benefit. An equivalent sum will be credited to their student fees.
Deans' Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship
Valued at approximately $60,000 for up to 5 years. Payments of $6,000 are payable for each full-time enrolled trimester up to a maximum value of the scholarship or the minimum duration of the program, whichever is the lesser duration. Payments are made within six weeks of the Census Date subject to maintaining ongoing eligibility requirements.
To be considered for the Deans' Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship, applicants must have achieved a result which places them at the very top of the OP 1 band.
Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship
Valued at approximately $24,000 for up to 4 years. Payments of $3,000 are payable for each full-time enrolled trimester up to a maximum value of the scholarship or the minimum duration of the program, whichever is the lesser duration. Payments are made within six weeks of the Census Date subject to maintaining ongoing eligibility requirements.
To be considered for the Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship, applicants must have achieved a score of OP1 to 3 (including IB and interstate equivalent ATAR).
Successful Deans' Sir Samuel Griffith and Sir Samuel Griffith scholarship recipients are automatically given membership to the Griffith Honours College. Designed for high achieving students, the Honours College will provide enriching experiences exclusive to the College where students will develop skills in high demand by employers - leadership, teamwork, communication, community engagement, intellectual curiosity and the development of research and work skills.
Honours College may also offer membership to eligible applicants who do not receive the Deans Sir Samuel and Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarships.
For further information please email The Griffith Honours College.
Terms and Conditions
To remain eligible for these scholarships, applicants will be required to:
- maintain a minimum GPA of 5.5 for the duration of the scholarship;
- be enrolled on a full-time basis (unless exceptional circumstances exist); and
- meet all other conditions as detailed in the Academic Excellence Scholarships Policy.
- Offers will be made to your nominated email.
- The number of scholarships available in each category will be determined each year by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).
- The award of a Deans' Sir Samuel Scholarship or a Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship does not guarantee a place at Griffith University. Scholarship recipients will compete for a place through the usual QTAC offer round process and QTAC/UAC will make offers to academically qualified and eligible students on behalf of the University.
- Griffith University reserves the right not to offer all the scholarships available and to set a maximum limit on scholarships available for any one program or in any one academic group.
- Griffith University will aim to award scholarships to students across a broad range of study programs.
- The University will make its own judgement about what constitutes the most meritorious applications.
The Prizes and Scholarships Office in conjunction with the Griffith Honours College will make:
- First round scholarship offers between 21 - 22 December 2017
- Second round offers between 16-18 January 2018
- All offers will be finalised by 27 January 2018