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SCU Equity Book Bursary 2020

Equity Book Bursaries are awarded to help disadvantaged undergraduate students with costs associated with higher education. Book Bursaries are awarded in the form of a voucher up to $500 in value which can be spent through the The Co-op and its sister brand Australian Geographic. The Co-op offers free standard shipping within Australia. Leaving your voucher to be used entirely on the educational products to support your studies. Visit The Co-op’s website for more information about products available.

Key dates

Main Round Scholarship. For more information on offer rounds see UAC’s Key dates for Equity Scholarship.

Application process

Complete application online at UAC Equity Scholarships.

  • Session 1, 2018 applications close 3 January 2020.

  • Session 2, 2018 applications close 31 May 2020.

Number available

The number can vary but the greatest number will be offered in Session 1


Up to $500 per unit of study (max $2000 per calendar year)

Course of study

Any Commonwealth supported Bachelor degree.



Any campus


Selection criteria


Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens, permanent residents (other than humanitarian), permanent residents (humanitarian).

Low socioeconomic status

Applicants must meet the criteria for low socioeconomic status by demonstrating one of the following:

  • Receiving or expecting to receive a Centrelink means-tested income support payment (such as Disability Support Pension, Parenting Payment Single, Carer Payment, AUSTUDY, etc.).

  • Dependent commencing students aged between 16–20 years whose parent/guardian is in receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A for this student at the time of application.

Other disadvantages

SCU will generally award scholarships to applicants who demonstrate multiple disadvantages under the following:

  • Carer responsibilities

  • English language difficulties

  • Financial hardship

  • Indigenous Australian

  • Long-term medical condition/disability or ongoing effects of abuse

  • Sole parent responsibilities

Non eligibility

You are not eligible for consideration if you:

  • Already hold a bachelor’s degree or higher level award, unless the award you hold is a prerequisite to the undergraduate course you are enrolled in (or will be enrolled in).

  • Already receive or will be receiving another type of Commonwealth/government funded Scholarship; for example, Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship.

  • Already receive or will be receiving another non-government funded scholarship valued at more than $6000 per year.

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