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19 November, 2021

JCU unveils new $40,000 scholarships for high achievers

JAMES Cook University has announced two new scholarships aimed at keeping the best and brightest students within our region and attracting further talent to the area – worth up to $40,000 for four years of study.

The JCU Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship and the JCU Deans’ Scholarship will reward and support exceptional students for their academic achievements. The new scholarships will be automatically assessed for new JCU students commencing their studies in Study Period One, 2022 with an ATAR of 95+. The JCU Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship, with a value of $40,000 total for four years of study, will be assessed for students with an ATAR 97 – 100. The Deans’ Scholarship will be assessed for students with an ATAR 95 – 96 and is valued at $20,000 total for four years of study. 

“As a university of the Tropics, JCU is proud to offer high achieving students in Northern Queensland the chance to pursue their studies and future career with the best support possible,” 

Vice Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding said. In addition to financial support, recipients of each scholarship will have access to development and enrichment opportunities including mentoring and Continuing Professional Development. The scholarships will be available for current Year 12 students and students on a gap year who graduated in 2020. 

“JCU aims to create a brighter future for the Tropics worldwide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference. These scholarships will support our brightest students to do just that,” Dean of JCU College of Science and Engineering Professor Ron White said. 

Both the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship and the Deans’ Scholarship are automatically assessed. Eligible students will be notified of being a successful recipient of one of the scholarships at the time of offer. However, students can register their interest to learn more about the new scholarships. 

“These scholarships are the first of their kind to be offered by JCU. They will keep our best and brightest students within our region and attract further talent to the area, preparing these students to become the best of our future workforce,” Professor Harding said.

To find out more visit the JCU website at

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