The Roberton Scholarship
Application close: 03 Feb 2019, 11:59pm
The Hon Hugh S Roberton was born in Glasgow, Scotland, son of Sir Hugh Roberton, a Scottish composer and founder of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir. He was educated at the West of Scotland Agricultural College and Glasgow University and emigrated to Australia in the 1920s. He became a farmer and grazier at Old Junee and a writer on political and economic subjects, particularly in the rural newspaper the Land under the name, “Peter Snodgrass”. During World War II he served as a gunner in the Middle East. Roberton stood for the Country Party at the 1949 election for the House of Representatives seat of Riverina. In February 1956, he was appointed Minister for Social Services in the seventh Menzies Ministry, a position he held until his resignation from parliament in 1965. He was then appointed Australia’s first ambassador to Ireland until 1968.
Who can apply
- Any Australian/New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident who has applied for admission to CSU or who is enrolled in a CSU course. Both on campus and online students are eligible unless otherwise stated in individual scholarship criteria
- Any international students who are classified as an international student in Australia with either a full unconditional offer from CSU to study in Australia or continuing enrolment as a full-time student at a CSU campus. The exemption is scholarships involving work placement due to citizenship requirements for work purposes.
The intention of this scholarship is to help the recipient meet the costs of either HECS fees, textbooks, accommodation or technology (computer).
Applicant to possess a high academic record.
Preference will be given to applicants from regional and rural areas.Act Now