1.1 Capstone Editing recognises that the cost of text books at Australian universities often exceed A$100 per book and prices continue to rise. Consequently, many students are having to choose between buying textbooks and covering their daily living expenses. With many courses having multiple required texts, the cost of text books places a financial burden on students.
1.2 The purpose of the Capstone Editing Textbook Grant (Grant) is to reduce the financial burden associated with the studying at Australian and New Zealand universities.
1.3 The Grant is provided in the form of a gift voucher with the University Co-operative Bookshop Limited. ABN: 70 009 937 160 (Co-op Bookshop) to the value of A$1,000, once per year for three years (A$3,000 in total, providing the successful receipient remains a student for the duration of the Grant, otherwise the gift voucher will be forfeited in subsequent years).
2. Eligibility Criteria
2.1 In order to be eligible for the Grant:
2.1.1 subject to clause 2.2, the applicant must be enrolled on a full-time basis in an undergraduate degree at an Australian or New Zealand university in the calendar year that the Grant is awarded;
2.1.2 the applicant can be studying internally or externally;
2.1.3 the applicant can be a domestic or international student; and
2.1.4 the applicant cannot be an employee or contractor of Capstone Editing (or be an immediate relative of an employee or contractor of Capstone Editing).
2.2 Part-time students are eligible to apply provided that they can demonstrate to Capstone Editing’s satisfaction that carer commitments or a medical condition prohibit them from studying full time.
2.3 Any determination on eligibility of an applicant shall be made by Capstone Editing whose decision shall be final.
3.2 Applications must be submitted between 4 March and 6 January (in the following calendar year).
3.3 Capstone Editing’s decision to accept or reject an application shall be final.
3.4 By submitting an application, the applicant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.
4. Award of the Grant
4.1 The Grant shall be awarded to one student once each calendar year on 3 February.
4.2 The successful recipient will receive one $1,000 gift voucher on 3 February every year for three years, so long as the receipient remains a student. If the recipient withdraws from study or completes their degree (and does not go on to further study), the Grant shall be forfeited for subsequent years.
4.3 The Grant shall be awarded on financial need as determined by Capstone Editing in its absolute discretion. The decision made by Capstone Editing shall be final.
4.4 Capstone Editing shall announce on Capstone Editing’s website the successful recipient of the Grant on 3 February each calendar year that the Grant is awarded.
4.5 The successful recipient of the Grant will be notified by phone and in writing by email and subject to compliance with clause 6.2, provided with the Grant within 14 days of the announcement.
4.6 In accepting the Grant, the successful recipient agrees to be bound by any terms and conditions placed on the Grant by Co-op Bookshop.
4.7 Capstone Editing can elect to cease providing the Grant at any time without further notice.
5.1 Capstone Editing is not liable for the payment of any tax or any other obligations the successful applicant may incur as a result of accepting the Grant. The successful applicant must seek appropriate financial advice prior to accepting the Grant.
6.1 The details of the recipient of the Grant, including name, school, degree and photograph will be used by Capstone Editing for promotional purposes, including but not limited to Capstone Editing’s website, social media channels, blog, print and electronic media.
6.2 It is a precondition of the award of the Grant that the recipient provide their details including name, school, degree and photograph to Capstone Editing for use in accordance with clause 6.1.
6.3 By accepting the Grant, the recipient expressly agrees and consents to Capstone Editing using their details including name, school, degree and photograph for promotional purposes as set out in clause 6.1.
6.4 Capstone Editing agrees that it shall in no way use the details provided in accordance with clause 6.2 for any purpose other than as set out in clause 6.1 without the express written consent of the recipient.
6.5 The recipient waives the right to inspect or approve the finished product, the advertising copy or other matter that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which is may be applied.
7.3 By making an application, the applicant consents to Capstone Editing using the information contained in the application to verify the eligibility of the applicant including, without limitation, consenting to Capstone Editing contacting the relevant university to verify the accuracy of the application.
8. Further Information
8.1 If you have any questions, please first visit the Scholarship and Grants Program section of our FAQs.