Scholarships: Graduate Certificate in Social Impact

Each year, the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) awards scholarships to students from the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact (at UNSW Sydney, Swinburne and UWA) who demonstrate potential for and commitment to leading, supporting or contributing to better social outcomes in the business, public and/or social purpose sectors.

Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit.

Scholarships are awarded based on the calibre of student applications in a given period. If suitable recipients are not identified scholarship funds may be reserved for future applicants.

The following scholarships are available: 

  • 1 x $10,000 CSI National Advisory Board Scholarship (CSI - UNSW, Swinburne and UWA)

UNSW

  • 2 x $5,000 CSI GCSI Scholarship 
  • 1x $5000 Robin Crawford Memorial Scholarship (UNSW GCSI student only)
  • 1 x $6,800 Shark Island Foundation Scholarships (the applicant must work in the arts or social welfare sectors)

Swinburne

  • 2 x $12,500 CSI Scholarship (GCSI or Masters in Social Impact student only)

UWA

  • 5 x $5,000 CSI GCSI Scholarship 

 How is the scholarship money applied?

The Centre for Social Impact apportions the total scholarship awarded equally across each of your courses to complete the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact. The scholarship recipient is required to pay the balance amount for each course based on their chosen university’s course fees.

Please note: If you are unable to fund your study without a scholarship, and you are not awarded one, you are under no obligation to proceed with study and you can withdraw or defer your university offer without financial or academic penalty before the government issued Census date. 

Scholarship Application Process

Step 1: Apply to study

If you have not already, you need to apply to your chosen university to study the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact:

  • Apply to study at UNSW Sydney
  • Apply to study at UWA
  • Apply to study at Swinburne University of Technology

Step 2: Submit a CSI scholarship application

When you have accepted your offer to study and received your University Student ID or an application number evidencing you have at least commenced the application process to your chosen university to study the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact, read through the scholarship conditions and then complete the Online Scholarship Application.

ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

  1. Read the scholarship conditions and eligibility requirements; then
  2. Complete your application online; and
  3. Submit via email your:
  • CV (no more than 2 pages); and
  • Letter of support / recommendation regarding merit from a social impact organisation/employer; and
  • A recent academic transcript

    Email these documents to csistudents@unsw.edu.au.

Should you have any queries regarding the scholarship application process please contact the CSI Students team: csistudents@unsw.edu.au.

Good luck!

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