As part of its commitment to creating education opportunities for residents, Council has partnered with the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) to support the region’s young people experiencing financial hardship achieve their higher education goals at the region’s new university campus at The Mill.
The Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) Scholarship awards $8,000 per annum to eligible students commencing studies at the USC Moreton Bay and Caboolture campus. The MBRC Scholarship is designed to support a student to study, and can be expended on costs such as text books, living expenses and travel.
Semester 1, 2022 applications open in September 2021 on the University of the Sunshine Coast website.
Prospective students applying for an MBRC Scholarship must:
Applications will open on the University of the Sunshine Coast website in September for 2021 students commencing studies in 2022.
For further information, contact the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Successful MBRC Scholarship recipients will receive $8,000 per annum for the duration of their undergraduate degree. For example, should a successful recipient enrol in an approved four-year undergraduate degree at USC’s Moreton Bay campus, the total scholarship amount will equate to $32,000. The MBRC Scholarship will be paid per semester by the University of the Sunshine Coast to successful recipients.
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Centrelink payments should not be affected by receiving an MBRC Scholarship. Scholarships are exempt from the Department of Human Services income test up to a certain amount and the MBRC Scholarship is within that exemption threshold.
It’s recommended students contact the University of the Sunshine Coast or Centrelink to discuss their individual situation.
MBRC Scholarship applications will be assessed in accordance with USC’s selection process based on: