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The Australian Science Olympiads Alumni Scholarship

The Australian Science Olympiads Alumni Scholarship is aimed at providing eligible students with financial support to attend the Australian Science Olympiads Summer School.

The scholarship is made possible through the donations of the Australian Science Olympiads alumni, their friends and family and individuals who support and encourage high performing students in science.

The Australian Science Olympiads is the training and selection process for top performing secondary science students which culminates in the International Science Olympiads – the Olympic Games for science students.

To earn a spot in representing Australia at the International Science Olympiads, Year 10 and 11 students must first sit one or more of the four Australian Science Olympiad Exams on offer in the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science and Physics.

Based on their exam performance, top performers are offered a place at the Australian Science Olympiads Summer School. This is a two-week intensive residential program held in January, that gives students the opportunity to extend themselves in a supportive and engaging environment along with like-minded students who are passionate in science.

This scholarship will be awarded to students in financial need who are invited to attend the Australian Science Olympiads Summer School in the one of the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science or Physics. It will cover all or part of the Australian Science Olympiads Summer School fee.

Before applying for this scholarship, click here to read the scholarship Terms and Conditions.

Basic Eligibility

  • Australian citizen
  • Received an invitation to attend the Australian Science Olympiads Summer School

Selection Criteria

  • Strong interest in science with the intention to have a career in science
  • Invited to attend Australian Science Olympiads Summer School in one of the following disciplines; Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science or Physics by Australian Science Innovations
  • Be a student who finds themselves in financial circumstances that prevents them from accepting their invitation to attend the Australian Science Olympiads Summer School because they unable to pay all, or part of the attendance fee
  • Agree to the Terms and Conditions of the scholarship, including providing feedback on your summer school experience for promotional use at the completion of the scholarship period

Selection Process

A selection panel will review all scholarship applications and assess them against the selection criteria. The selection panel will include representatives of the Australian Science Olympiads alumni community and Australian Science Innovations staff and Board.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome via email. If successful, the scholarship recipient’s school principal will also be informed directly.

How to Apply

Prior to starting your application, you must compile the following information:

School details
Name of school
Address

Principal details
Principal name
Principal email (must be an edu.au address)

School point of contact
Contact name (the person at the school who you would like correspondence sent to)
Phone number
Email (must be an edu.au address)

A statement outlining why you (the applicant) is a suitable candidate for this scholarship and how you meet each of the selection criteria
(Maximum 400 words)

Please email the following documents to asi@asi.edu.au:

A personal reference
(PDF or Word format  – maximum 400 words)

A reference from your Principal
(PDF or Word format  – maximum 400 words)

Submitting your application

Once you begin this application you can save your application and return to it at any time.

Once you have finalised your application ensuring all elements are complete you can submit it for review. Please ensure you email your references to asi@asi.edu.au.

Applications must be submitted by midnight Sunday 25 November 2018.

Further information

Call Australian Science Innovations on 02 6125 6228 or email us asi@asi.edu.au.

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