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WIN a share in $20,000*
with the 2017 bcu
Bill Ussher scholarship.

2017 bcu Bill Ussher scholarships - Fund your studies

The bcu Bill Ussher Scholarships support students across our region and continue the legacy of bcu’s founding Chairman, Bill Ussher, who dedicated much of his life to ensuring local communities prosper. We're offering students, trainees and apprentices who are motivated, driven and committed to reaching their career goals, the chance to receive a bcu student scholarship of up to $1,000.

Am I eligible?

bcu Scholarships are available to anyone 13 and over who is a:

  • Full-time student
  • Apprentice
  • Trainee

How can I use my scholarship?

Scholarships can be used to pay for a good or service required for study in your chosen field of study or career. For example:

  • Laptop for study
  • Tools for an apprenticeship
  • Course/education cost and fees
  • Text books or uniforms
  • Tutoring, workshops or lessons

If you want more information have a look at our FAQS or call us on 1300 228 228. All bcu Scholarships are subject to our Terms & Conditions *.

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How to Apply

Just tell us what you need and how a bcu scholarship will help you out. We must receive your application by 18th November 2016. To apply we’ll need:

  • The contact details of one person who knows you well
  • Details of where you are studying/training
  • What your career aspirations and short term goals are
  • Why you need a scholarship and what you will do with it
Your school can win too this year!

We are pleased to announce that as an extra incentive, we are offering schools the opportunity to win as well! We’re giving away $2,500 to the school with the most applications and $1,000 to the runner-up.

To be eligible schools must:

  • Be an Australian based high school
  • Have students aged 13 years and older enrolled

For more information visit our Schools Incentive T&C's


Scholarships can be used to pay for a good or service which is necessary or required for study in your chosen field of study or career. For example:

  • Laptop for study
  • Tools for an apprenticeship
  • Course/education costs & fees
  • Textbooks or uniforms
  • Specific items: related to their field of study or career

Scholarships are available Australian residents aged 13+ who are studying full-time at high school, TAFE or university students, and have a current Student ID card or apprentices and trainees confirmation letter of employment. All winners are required to open a Student Plus account to receive their Scholarship.

To apply for a bcu Scholarship, you need to complete the online Scholarships application form found at between Monday, September 19 and Friday, November 18, 2016.

Yes, you can still apply for a bcu Scholarship. If you are successful, your Scholarship payment will not be processed until you confirm your study details for 2017.

Scholarships are judged by a bcu panel, based on information provided in the application. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who we feel demonstrates commitment, drive and dedication to achieving their career goals. We’re looking for someone who demonstrates a clear commitment and passion for developing their career. Remember to make sure you let us know what sort of difference this scholarship could make for you!

Successful Scholarship applicants will be contacted by bcu on Monday, December 19, 2016.

Upon winning a Scholarship, you will need to provide details of the goods/service you wish to purchase with your Scholarship, before March 31, 2017. We will contact you to let you know how to provide these details to us.

Upon winning, you can receive your Scholarship payment in the following ways:

  • Paid invoice: bcu will make payment to the goods & services supplier when you provide details & invoice for goods they wish to acquire.
  • Reimbursement to bcu product: bcu will transfer the funds to your nominated bcu product when you provide a receipt for goods purchased, as requested in your Scholarship application.

If you have any questions about the 2017 bcu Bill Ussher Scholarships please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call bcu on 1300 228 228.

bcu Bill Ussher Scholarship 2017

* - See Terms & Conditions for details.