How a Griffith scholarship helped me
I felt blessed to receive the Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship for the duration of my Bachelor of Music degree. It really helped me financially so that I could focus on the commitments of my study, such as practising, rehearsing and academic study. For me, I had started my scholarship application in semester two of Year 12 and approached my school principal and a community leader to be my referees.
I recommend that if you are planning to apply for any scholarship, make sure that you schedule a longer timeline so that you are not rushing your referees to write you references.
Also, some scholarships close even before you get an offer into your desired degree, so ensure you start your application as early as possible.
I also joined a group of like-minded, high achievers in the Griffith Honours College. Membership in the Honours College allowed me to gain many leadership, cultural and social opportunities within the group and the broader community.
What are scholarships?
Scholarships, bursaries and awards are sums of money to help students. Generally students use scholarships to reduce the burden of study-related expenses, such as textbooks, tuition fees and accommodation.
Is there a scholarship for me?
Griffith has more than 600 scholarships ranging from academic support, to accommodation, sporting and equity. Elite athletes are supported with financial assistance and flexible timetabling around their sporting commitments. Some scholarships, prizes and bursaries are also awarded during trimesters, so make sure to keep an eye out for these opportunities too. You can also be eligible for external scholarships and bursaries for example, professional guilds, banks, organisations and philanthropists have money and experiences up for grabs.
Explore the scholarships available at Griffith now: www.griffith.edu.au/scholarships. Fill out an application form to apply for the scholarships that you’re eligible for. Each scholarship has a different closing date, so make sure to leave enough time for editing and securing referee statements.
By Charlotte Fung