The Diamond Jubilee Bursary was established in 1995 and named in honour of the 60th anniversary of the commencement of the academic dress hire service. From 2017 this scholarship category is open for women studying for Masters degrees with a research component.
Until 2009 funds for these scholarships were raised annually by the Academic Hoods and Gowns Hiring Service run on a voluntary basis by the then trustees, members of The AFUW-SA Inc. (later GWSA Inc.) and friends. Funds are now sourced from income earned on that legacy of capital and subsequent investments, bequests and donations.
For women, who are Australian citizens or permanent residents, enrolled in a postgraduate Masters degree (by research or including a thesis component) at a South Australian university.
Flinders University is a public university in Adelaide, South Australia. Founded in 1966, it was named in honour of navigator Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the South Australian coastline in the early 19th century. Flinders is a verdant university and a member of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) Group and ranks in the 10-16 bracket in Australia and 36th in the world of those established less than 50 years. Academically, the university pioneered a cross-disciplinary approach to education, and its faculties of medicine and the humanities are ranked amon... read more
The amount of each scholarship will not exceed $3,000 but may be less depending on requirements of the successful applicant/s, if more than one scholarship is offered based on applicant rankings and funds available. No one will be awarded more than one scholarship in any one year. In exceptional circumstances the trustees of the AFUW-SA Inc. Trust Fund reserve the right not to award a scholarship.
There is no restriction on field of study. The scholarship may be held concurrently with awards offered by organisations other than the AFUW-SA Inc. Trust Fund.
Selection of winners is based on financial need, the impact of the scholarship on progress, referees’ comments, the purpose for which the scholarship will be used, and the applicant’s academic profile and contribution to the academic and wider community.
Items which must accompany applications:
From early January application forms for the 2023 scholarships may be obtained from: The AFUW-SA Inc Trust Fund website.
Completed applications must be emailed by the specified deadline to: [email protected] and marked: APPLICATION with the Scholarship Title in the subject line.
For more details, visit Flinders University website.