Eligibility and criteria

Am I eligible to apply for a scholarship?

  1. You need to be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia.

  2. Your proposed course must be related to Home Economics – Primary and/or Secondary Teaching, Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, Child and Family Studies, Community Studies, Consumer Science, etc.
  3. You must be studying for the full academic calendar year in which you apply.

Am I eligible for a scholarship if I study part-time?

Undergraduate and postgraduate students can receive a scholarship if they are studying part-time. A part-time study load is defined as enrolment in no less than 50% of the equivalent full-time student load per semester.

What are the six program criteria mentioned in the application form?

  1. Provide opportunities to gain an understanding of family wellbeing and its links with Home Economics.
  2. Include a study and critical reflection of the changing needs of families and of the individual over their lifespans, the factors that influence these needs in times of social, cultural and economic change and how they are met with a Home Economics focus.
  3. Provide opportunities to develop an understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed by individuals and families to participate effectively in changing times.
  4. Include the study and application of the management of household and family resources in ways which will enhance family wellbeing and respect for the natural environment.
  5. Provide for a substantial study of two aspects related to family wellbeing such as food, nutrition, consumer issues, family studies, textiles and housing.
  6. Provide opportunities to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities to act in an educative, practical and advocacy role for families and households within a Home Economics focus.

What do we look for in scholarship applicants?

Professional goals

  1. Clear career intentions to work in an educative and advocacy role for families and households
  2. The potential to work in a leadership role and make a professional contribution to fields related to Home Economics
  3. Broad and deep knowledge about Home Economics and its role in society
  4. A current involvement in Home Economics or related professional associations

Academic potential

  1. High grades, normally Distinction average and having passed all subjects at the first attempt
  2. A capacity for critical and analytical thinking
  3. The potential to succeed academically at a high level

Personal attributes

  1. The persistence and motivation to achieve
  2. Integrity, maturity and leadership qualities
  3. An ethic of service
  4. A commitment to inclusivity and social justice
  5. Sensitivity in dealing with a range of people and issues
  6. The ability to work collaboratively
  7. Well-developed communication skills