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At ECU, we reward the achievements of students. Our scholarships recognise those whose life journey so far has not been an easy one, as well as the students displaying outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

With the support of an ECU scholarship, we want to help you realise your ambitions and reach your destination. We offer a range of scholarships to current and future students that aim to help you successfully complete your course by improving your financial situation.

Scholarships available

The Inspiring Minds Scholarship is available to Australians and is valued at $40,000 per annum (tax free) it offers you the opportunity to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at ECU.

The new ECU Department of Health (WA) Aboriginal Scholarship is now open for applications. Established to significantly improve and support the participation of WA Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in tertiary education for health related disciplines, the scholarships valued at $5000 will provide financial assistance to eligible students enrolled full-time and in financial hardship. Find out more.

The Co-op Scholarships reward outstanding second year undergraduate students who are experiencing financial hardship. Find out more.

Students enrolled full time in a Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science course who have compulsory out of pocket course required costs can apply for the Pottinger Family HES Award. Students who are facing this type of compulsory financial commitment for the coming year (semester 2, 2014 and/or semester 1, 2015) are encouraged to apply for this award.


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Scholarship to support future nurses

Thanks to the generosity of the Swift family, two regional students have been awarded $24,000 each to support their nursing studies.

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$6000 scholarships to support future Jazz stars

ECU students Rhiannon Johnstone and Tom Walsh have been awarded the 2014 Woss Family Jazz Scholarships thanks to the generosity of Perth businessman Mr Ronald Woss and his family.

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Bound for Oxford

Indigenous graduate Tamara Murdock, who completed a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management) with First Class Honours has been awarded a scholarship to the University of Oxford.

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Scholarships by pathways

Our scholarship pathways are based on your level of study. Start your search by selecting the pathway that is relevant to you. Our scholarships range from students starting their first degree up to those completing their doctorate.

View our scholarships by pathways:

To increase your opportunity of gaining a scholarship, we also provide access to information about external scholarships and awards. Take a look at the financial support, internships and work placements available.

Scholarships by criteria

You can search for a scholarship by looking for a criteria group that relates to you. These criteria form the main part of the eligibility requirements for a scholarship, and you can find available scholarships under each criteria here.

Our scholarships by criteria include:

  • Financial hardship scholarships
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student scholarships
  • Rural student support scholarships
  • Academic scholarships
  • Disability scholarships
  • International Students
  • Commencing / 1st Year Student undergraduate scholarships


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"Receiving an ECUPRS has enabled me to achieve my study goals while also being present and available for my children. The scholarship has meant that there was no requirement for me to work while studying, which also greatly alleviated a huge burden financially."

Katia Haines

ECU Postgraduate Research Scholarship


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