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Scholarships

Scholarships provide financial support which can help you focus on your studies and get the most from your time at CIT. See below for scholarship opportunities and to find out if you're eligible.

  • ACT Government Fee Assistance
    • ACT Government Fee Assistance (Fee Assistance) provides financial assistance CIT students experiencing financial hardship whilst studying towards a qualification for employment. Financial assistance is by way of direct payment of fees and credit at CITSA Bookshops.
    • ACT Government Fee Assistance provides up to 75% to a maximum limit of $700 per student in one semester.
    • Source of funding: The ACT Government provides CIT with additional funding for the program. To find out more about eligibility and the application process visit ACT Government Fee Assistance.
  • Rotary Club Canberra City Equity Scholarship
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      The Rotary Club of Canberra City has partnered with Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) to offer two Rotary Club of Canberra City Equity Scholarships in 2016. The scholarship is available to CIT students living in the local community and in their second continuous semester of study or beyond in 2016.
    • Applicants for this scholarship must have successfully completed at least one semester at CIT, and be able to demonstrate their intentions to complete the qualification they are currently enrolled in.
    • CIT students planning to continue studies to the next level qualification are strongly encouraged to apply (eg studying a certificate IV and continuing on to a diploma or higher).
    • This scholarship is available to full-time and part-time domestic students enrolled in a CIT qualification in 2016. Please note international students are not eligible.
    • The value of the scholarship is $2,500 per scholarship to directly contribute to CIT student fees.
    • The length of the scholarship is three semesters (up until the end of Semester 1, 2018).
    • Scholarships are competitive as there are only two available. To be eligible for consideration, you must complete the Scholarship Application Form(Word 135Kb) in full, and submit it along with supporting documentation by email by no later than 5pm Friday 29 July 2016 to Canberra Institute of Technology.
    • Applications will be considered and assessed by the selection committee. Interviews may also be conducted. The decision by the selection committee is final and appeals will not be accepted.
    • Selection criteria - you must be able to demonstrate:
    • - 1. You are currently experiencing financial hardship
      - 2. You are continuing your CIT studies from previous year/s and beyond
      - 3. You live in the local community.
    • Application closes at 5pm Friday 29 July, 2016
    • Download RCCC Scholarship Application Form (MS Word 135Kb)
  • Rotary Club of Hall and CIT Australian Culinary Apprentice Scholarship
    • The Rotary Club of Hall and CIT Culinary have a common undertaking to enrich learners with skills and knowledge for now and the future. Hall Rotary provides a number of scholarships for culinary apprentices that enable enhanced learning experiences in environments otherwise restricted by financial restraints.
    • Scholarship eligibility
    • - You must be enrolled in a culinary program as an Australian apprentice at CIT
      - Must be eligible for an Australian Passport
      - You must be compliant in your studies and assessments
      - You must have no outstanding debt or holds against your student record.
    • About the scholarships
    • Scholarship 1: $5000 value
    • This scholarship will assist an outstanding culinary apprentice to enhance their professional skills and knowledge in an appropriate international establishment.
    • The scholarship should be used towards international work experience that includes flights, accommodation, dining experience and spending money.
    • Scholarship 2: $3000 value
    • This scholarship will assist an outstanding culinary apprentice to enhance their professional skills and knowledge through work experience in an appropriate venue.
    • The scholarship should be used towards national work experience that includes flights, accommodation, dining experience and spending money.
    • Scholarship 3: $2000 value
    • This scholarship will assist an outstanding culinary apprentice to enhance their professional skills and knowledge through work experience in an appropriate venue.
    • The scholarship should be used towards national work experience that includes flights, accommodation, dining experience and spending money.
    • Scholarship details will be confirmed with category winners after final selection occurs. Scholarship values are an approximate only and may exceed or not meet the nominated value amount.
    • Application process
    • To apply:
    • - Complete the 2016 application form in full including cover sheet (MS Word 92.8Kb)
      - Provide a copy of current academic records
      - Attach a current resume
      - Attach your written submission (one to two pages in length) which meets the guidelines for selection criteria (below), articulating your culinary philosophy and demonstrating how a scholarship would enhance your learning pathways
      - Provide one referee from current workplace.
    • Please email applications to tony.mudge@cit.edu.au
    • Applications will be considered and assessed by the selection committee and an interview shortlist prepared. Applicants will be notified of the outcome via email.
    • Applicants selected to progress will be invited to participate in an interview with the selection panel. The applicant's performance at the interview and their written submission will inform the scholarship selection decision.
    • Applicants will attend the Rotary/CIT awards ceremony (further details to be announced) where scholarship recipients will be awarded.
    • Selection criteria:
    • The successful applicants will display the following attributes:
    • - Leadership qualities and an ability to communicate well with others
      - Commitment to developing their professional skills and knowledge and contribute to an inclusive learning environment both in the workplace and at CIT
      - Demonstrated understanding and commitment to sustainable practice in our industry
      - Demonstrated ability to be an ambassador for the culinary programs, our industry more broadly and the ACT and region
      - Demonstrated participation and contribution in supplementary (in addition to structured) learning and development activities
      - Consistent adherence to industry benchmarks, such as food safety standards, WHS practice and Respect, Equity and Diversity (RED) values.
    • The selection committee:
    • The selection of the scholarship recipients will be informed by a panel of four members comprising of:
    • 1. member nominated by Rotary Club of Hall
      2. members nominated by CIT Culinary (includes at least one teacher)
      3. industry representative.
    • The selection committee will endeavour to ensure the scholarship recipients will be impeccable ambassadors for Rotary Club of Hall, CIT, our hospitality industry and the ACT and region. The decision by the panel is final and appeals will not be accepted.
    • For further information about the scholarship please contact tony.mudge@cit.edu.au or call (02) 6207 3228.
  • Mick Young Scholarship
    • Mick Young Scholarships
      Mick Young Scholarships are available to assist motivated students who are experiencing financial hardship complete a TAFE qualification. The scholarship can go towards expenses such as textbooks, equipment, transport and course fees – as the recipient decides.
    • Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage and motivation and commitment to furthering education and improving their life circumstances.
    • The scholarship:
    • - is not bound by age limits or qualifications
      - is available for full and part-time students continuing their studies at CIT in 2016 and prospective 2016 students
      - is intended to assist in supporting study expenses such as course fees, textbooks, equipment and/or transport until and including Semester 1, 2017
      - is provided in a one-off payment. The amount of the scholarship is $500
    • To be eligible for consideration, the scholarship application form must be completed in full, and submitted along with supporting documentation by Thursday 24 March 2016 to Canberra Institute of Technology.
    • To be eligible for a Mick Young Scholarship you must be:
    • - intending to enrol, or already enrolled, at a TAFE institute in a nationally recognised course listed on training.gov.au
      - an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
      - able to prove you would not be able to succeed in your studies without financial assistance
      - committed to succeed in your studies and your career.
    • Scholarships are competitive as there is a limited number available.
    • Note: The scholarships are not available to international students.
    • Application for the Mick Young Scholarship (MS Word 322Kb)
    • For more information about Mick Young Scholarships
    • Applications are currently closed.
  • CIT-NAWIC Women in Construction Scholarship
    • We have partnered with National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC) to offer the CIT-NAWIC Women in Construction Scholarship.
    • This scholarship is available to support the personal and professional development of female building and construction professionals whether in technical, management or policy roles. It is available for women furthering their experience in a specific construction discipline or looking to develop their career through obtaining a certificate IV or diploma level building and construction qualification offered by CIT Technology and Design.
    • The scholarship:
    • - is for women 17 years or older, mature aged women are encouraged to apply
      - is for women either employed in or about to commence employment in the building and construction industry
      - is available to full and part-time female students enrolling in one of the eligible CIT qualifications
      - is for four semesters up until the end of Semester 1, or upon completion of the qualification, whichever comes first
      - is worth up to $1000 to directly contribute to CIT student fees across the period nominated above
      - is competitive as there is a limited number available.
    • To be eligible for a CIT-NAWIC Women in Construction Scholarship you must be:
    • - a woman 17 years of age or older
      - either employed in, or about to commence employment in, the building and construction industry
      - intending to enrol, or already enrolled in one of the eligible CIT building and construction qualifications starting in February 2017
      - able to meet the entry criteria for the nominated qualification, including citizenship requirements
      - living and/or working in the ACT
      - committed to complete the nominated qualification at CIT
      - eligible to attend the relevant classes at CIT Bruce.
    • The scholarship is not available to:
    • - women currently enrolled in a qualification who have already undertaken study prior to Semester 1, 2017 in the nominated qualification
      - international students.
    • To be eligible for consideration, you must complete the Scholarship Application Form (MS Word 117Kb) in full, and submit it along with supporting documentation to Canberra Institute of Technology. Applications will be considered and assessed by the selection committee. Interviews may also be conducted. The decision by the selection committee is final and appeals will not be accepted.
    • Applications must be emailed to anthony.cowlishaw@cit.edu.au.
    • For further information about the scholarship please contact Anthony Cowlishaw, Coordinator Building and Construction Management, CIT Bruce, Room A214, anthony.cowlishaw@cit.edu.au or call (02) 6205 9840.
    • Applications are currently close Wednesday 1 February 2017.
  • ACT Mental Health Consumer Scholarship Scheme
    • The ACT Mental Health Consumer Scholarship Scheme is a partnership between ACT Health, CIT and ACT Mental Health Consumer Network. It is designed to support mental health consumers to study in the community services area. The aim of the scheme is to increase employment opportunities for mental health consumers in mental health, alcohol and other drugs, community development, youth work and community services.
    • Anyone who has lived experience of a mental illness/disorder and is 17 years of age or older is eligible to apply for admission to the scholarship scheme. Preference will be given to applicants who have not completed post-secondary studies and/or are unemployed.
    • The ACT Mental Health Consumer Scholarship Scheme is a two staged approach to support mental health consumers gain qualifications in the area of human services.
      - The first stage of the scheme is funding for the completion of the Statement of Attainment in Introductory Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs. This qualification will work towards a Certificate IV within the community services package.
      - The second stage is funding that covers course fees only for study in one of the Certificate IV courses in the Community Work Programs.
    • These are run by the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) at CIT Bruce.
    • Approximately 25 scholarships are available. The scholarship is valid for two years.
    • This scholarship scheme is available to Australian residents and citizens. Please note international students are not eligible.
    • To be eligible for consideration, you must complete the Scholarship Application Form (MS word 184Kb) in full, by no later than 5pm Friday 9 January 2017 to the Canberra Institute of Technology.
    • Applications will be considered and assessed by the selection committee. Interviews may also be conducted. The decision by the selection committee is final and appeals will not be accepted.
    • All applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application in writing within two weeks of the closing date.
  • Indigenous Scholarships
    • - are available to Indigenous students enrolled at CIT, first time applicants must provide confirmation of Aboriginality
      - are available for waiver of program fees only.
    • Students may apply for additional assistance through other scholarships.
    • Students need to re-apply each semester. If re-applying, you must provide evidence of satisfactory academic performance.
    • Forms are available from CIT Yurauna Centre, phone (02) 6207 3309. Application forms are processed through CIT Yurauna Centre.
  • Charles Sturt University TAFE to University Scholarships available to CIT students
    • Charles Sturt University (CSU) has developed a scholarship program specifically for diploma and advanced diploma students at CIT, to the value of $2,500 each.
    • Selection is not based solely on academic achievement, so please review the eligibility criteria.
  • University of Canberra and Canberra Institute of Technology Equity Scholarships
    • We have partnered with the University of Canberra (UC) to encourage more students to undertake tertiary studies. This scholarship is intended to assist with the education costs associated with the transition from CIT to UC.
    • Closing date: Census date Semester 1
    • For eligibility criteria and to apply online visit UC and CIT Equity Scholarship.
  • Canberra Refugee Support Scholarships
    • Scholarships are awarded to asylum seekers or refugees who are studying or seeking to study at CIT or at other institutions while they are living in Canberra. Winners are selected on the basis of meritorious performance rather than academic results alone.
    • The funds can be used for any purpose chosen by the student.
    • The number of scholarships and their individual value is decided by Canberra Refugee Support based on the amount donated. Canberra Refugee Support is unable to guarantee any number or value of scholarships in advance.
    • The purpose of the Canberra Refugee Support Scholarships is to recognise meritorious performance and to encourage and support outstanding refugee students in the pursuit of their personal development goals.
    • The scholarship is funded from donations provided from the community or organisations. Each annual round is treated separately and the amount of money available for scholarships is dependent upon donations for the year concerned.
  • Jake Keller Scholarship
    • In memory of Justin Alfred (Jake) Keller, Foundation Member of the National Arboretum Canberra, the Jake Keller Scholarship will provide an exciting opportunity for one CIT horticulture student to receive financial assistance with their studies and undertake valuable professional development via work experience with the arboretum's horticulture team.
    • Eligible students should be in their final year of any certificate III program within the CIT Department of Horticulture and should also be considering further studies in horticulture at CIT.
    • The Jake Keller Scholarship is worth $1,000, which will be a contribution towards the CIT tuition fees in the chosen qualification in horticulture and must be redeemed within 12 months of receipt. The recipient of the scholarship will be also eligible to do work experience at the National Arboretum Canberra.
    • The work experience will be arranged with horticultural staff at the National Arboretum and will be for the duration of one week. The scholarship recipient will gain valuable professional development in contemporary horticulture practices.
    • Applicants are to complete sections 1-6 in the below form. Submission may be electronic or paper based.
    • Download the Application Form (PDF 512Kb)
    • Closing date: COB Friday 5 August 2016
    • Value of prize: $1,000 plus one week work experience
    • Source of funding: The National Arboretum Canberra

Prizes and Medals presented at CIT Celebration of Graduation

All prizes and medals are awarded to graduates who completed their study for the nominated program in the academic year prior to CIT's annual April graduation ceremonies.

  • CIT Institute Medals
    • Nominations for medals are based on excellence in academic performance and are awarded to the most outstanding graduates in each teaching college.
    • For the graduation period CIT Business, Tourism and Accounting, and CIT Health, Community and Science may award three (3) CIT Medals. CIT Technology and Design and CIT Trade Skills and Vocational Learning may award two (2) CIT Medals. All other colleges may award one (1) CIT Medal.
    • Source of funding: CIT
  • The Camille Ducker Award for Creativity and Innovation
    • This medal is awarded to a graduate from any CIT program within CIT Technology and Design for their highly creative solution to a process, problem or project that also demonstrates innovative thinking.
    • The value of the prize is $300 and is funded by CIT Technology and Design.
  • The Len Barratt Award for an Indigenous Graduate
    • This is awarded to an Indigenous graduate who has completed a diploma, advanced diploma or degree program at CIT. The recipient needs to have demonstrated consistent effort toward their studies and displayed a positive work ethic. In addition they must have the respect of their peers.
    • The value of the prize is $2,000 and is donated by the CIT Student Association.
  • Craig O'Neil Scholarship for an Accounting Graduate
    • The scholarship will be awarded to a graduate:
    • - from the Advanced Diploma of Accounting who is articulating to a university to study accounting (the graduate must be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia).
    • The following aspects will be taken into consideration when selecting the winner:
    • - the applicant's commitment and work ethic in relation to their studies
      - the applicant's contribution to the student environment during their studies
      - circumstances of financial hardship.
    • The value of the prize is $2,000 and is donated by the CIT Student Association.
  • University of Canberra Prize (ACT Year 12 Certificate) - CIT Pathways College
    • This prize is awarded in recognition of the pathways which students were able to access in pursuit of their educational needs.
    • This prize recognises:
    • - the student who achieved an ACT Year 12 Certificate with either a mature entry pathway or a tertiary rank (eg ATAR, UAI, TER, TES, etc) that qualified them for entry to the University of Canberra
      - and managed personal challenges so that they participated actively and positively in their Year 12 program at CIT.
    • This prize is funded by the University of Canberra.
  • University of Canberra Prize
    • This prize will be awarded to an Institute Medal winner in the first instance, in the event that no medal winners are graduating from a program which articulates with the University of Canberra, other nominees will be considered.
    • This prize is awarded in recognition of the pathways which students were able to access in pursuit of their educational needs.
    • This prize recognises:
    • - the most outstanding result in a program,
      - which articulates with the University of Canberra.
    • This prize is funded by the University of Canberra.
  • Rotary Club of Canberra - Weston Creek Prize
    • This prize is awarded to a graduate from any CIT program, who has made a valuable contribution to the community during their studies (this contribution must be related to their studies at CIT).
    • The value of the prize is $300 and is funded by Rotary Club of Canberra - Weston Creek.
  • Yass Lodge of Concord No.27 (Freemasons) Prize
    • This is awarded to the graduate from the CIT Pathways College who has shown the greatest improvement in the study of English as a Second Language.
    • The value of the prize is $250 and is funded by Yass Lodge of Concorde No. 27.

There are many ways industry, business and the community can support CIT students. If you have a specific sponsorship idea that you would like to discuss, please don't hesitate to contact infoline@cit.edu.au