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Equity scholarships lighten the load

15 Jan 2018

APPLICATIONS for Equity Scholarships through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) have spiked, with an increase of 44 per cent from last year. Equity Scholarships help financially disadvantaged students with the general costs associated with tertiary study.

More than 1,340 Equity Scholarship offers have been released through UAC, which will help lighten the load for many tertiary students. Many of these scholarships are worth thousands of dollars over the course of a degree.

A wide range of scholarships are available to suit many different students, from elite athletes to talented musicians, potential leaders and community volunteers. Students from a rural or remote area, from a refugee background, with a chronic health condition, and those who are the first to attend university in their family are also eligible for an Equity Scholarship.

Applications for study in semester 1 2018 are still open. Applicants can apply online for Equity Scholarships at until Wednesday 7 February 2018.

For more information visit UAC's website or call 1300 275 822 – from mobiles on (02) 9752 0200.

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For further information (media only) email or contact:
Raquel Tracy, Communications Officer, UAC on 9752 0775
Kim Paino, General Manager, Marketing and Engagement, UAC on (02) 9752 0760 or 0409 155 112.