The aim of the Ian O’Connor Placement Bursary is to provide financial assistance that enables applicants on low incomes to undertake WIL/Placements as a requirement of their course study at Griffith University.

Ian O’Connor Placement Bursary is valued at $250 per week of the WIL/ Placement up to a maximum of $5,000.

Apply by: 12pm Friday 26 June 2020.

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder or New Zealand Citizen
  • be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree at Griffith University
  • be undertaking WIL/Placement as a requirement of your degree, 5 days a week for at least 1 week in trimester 2, 2020
  • demonstrate financial disadvantage by either: being in receipt of a means-tested Commonwealth income support payment; or a comprehensive assessment by the University

What do I include in my application?

To be considered for this scholarship you must complete the following sections within the application:

Study details

  • Program

Personal background

  • Income and expenditure
  • Scholarships
  • Circumstances

Selection is made based on an assessment of the following:

  • Financial hardship
  • Length of WIL/Placement
  • Academic standing

Priority will be given to students who are not in receipt of other scholarship funding

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$250 per week of the WIL/Placement up to a maximum of $5,000, payable in a single instalment.

Payments are made within six weeks after the census date subject to satisfying scholarship Terms and conditions

Sponsor details

These scholarships are sponsored by Griffith University and Dr Soheil and Mrs Anne Abedian from the Abedian Foundation.

To remain eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be enrolled in WIL/Placement course at the census date for which the benefit applices
  • continue to meet the eligibility requirements

The above conditions are verified each trimester at census date. If a scholarship recipient fails to successfully meet these conditions, scholarship payments may be withheld or the bursary may be terminated.

Applications must be completed and submitted by the closing date.

Offers are made via email.

Applicants may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information.