Schol­ar­ship ex­tended

Melville Times - - Opinion -

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.

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