HIGH-PERFORMING Year 12 students will continue to receive a financial incentive to study at Murdoch University, which has announced it will extend its Murdoch First Scholarship into 2018.
High school graduates with an ATAR score of 80 or above are eligible for a $2000 payment – $3000 if they have achieved an ATAR of 90 or higher.
To be eligible, students must enrol to study full-time and select a Murdoch University course as their first preference.
More than 400 students received scholarships in 2017.
Murdoch University future students manager Jade Castle said the transition from high school to university was already daunting for many new students without the additional financial strain.
“The Murdoch First scholarship is designed to help students with the potential to do well at university to successfully transition into this next phase,” Ms Castle said.
“Starting university often signals the start of some independence, with parents less inclined to cover all study expenses. For students with an 80-plus ATAR, this scholarship has the potential to ease some financial pressure for new undergraduates as they adapt to university.”
Year 12 students have until September 29 to lodge their university applications with the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) without incurring a late fee.
For more information about the Murdoch First Scholarship, call 9360 1762 or visit Murdoch.edu.au/MurdochFirst.