Everything You Need to Know about SpinTel's Business Scholarship

Heard about SpinTel’s Entrepreneur Scholarship Grant and want to know more? This blog post will outline everything you need to know to win $5000. Here we will outline who is eligible, how to apply, key dates, and some tips to increase your likelihood of winning the five thousand dollars so you can ball out and start that business you’ve always wanted.

Who is SpinTel?

SpinTel is one of Australia largest privately-owned ISPs. Since 1996, SpinTel has been providing Australians with great value internet and fantastic service. SpinTel has not only won Internet Service Provider of the Year (2022), but is also one of the most popular Australian ISP’s on ProductReview, with a rating of 4.2 stars from over 5600 reviews.

When you choose SpinTel you choose to be a part of satisfied Internet users who seamlessly enjoy congestion-free NBN, wireless Internet, cloud-based PBX, and SIM-only mobile plans at affordable rates.

What is SpinTel’s Entrepreneur Scholarship Grant?

SpinTel is offering the Entrepreneur Scholarship Grant to support Australian students who want to pursue business education. SpinTel recognises the importance of empowering emerging entrepreneurs. By providing a helping hand to budding entrepreneurs, SpinTel hopes to create opportunities for students who are passionate about making a difference in the world through innovative and disruptive businesses. The grant is $5000, paid as a one-off payment to the winner. You can spend it how you wish, but we hope you spend it on your entrepreneurial ventures!

Who can Apply for SpinTel’s Entrepreneur Grant?

SpinTel’s Entrepreneur Scholarship Grant isn’t available to just anyone. As it is a scholarship grant that’s targeted toward budding entrepreneurs, you have to be in business-related tertiary education.

So what exactly does this mean? You have to be an Australian citizen aged 18 or older, studying full-time for an undergraduate diploma, degree, or traineeship at an accredited Australian Tertiary Education Institution. This could be TAFE, university, or most other education institutes.

You also have to be studying in one of five areas related to business. These Include:

  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Communications
So if you’re studying a course related to any of these subject areas, then go ahead and read on!

What You Need to do to Apply Spintel’s Entrepreneur Grant

So you’re eligible for the grant, what happens next? You’ll have to provide proof of your enrollment. There are 3 ways to do this:

Option 1:

Provide a letter from your college student affairs or admissions office stating that you are enrolled as a student for a time period that includes the year 2023. This letter must:
  • Be on the educational institution’s letterhead
  • Display the institutions seal or logo
  • Contain a signature and phone number of a representative from the admissions office

Option 2

Proof that you have accepted an offer to attend an eligible college or university stating for a semester/grading period starting on or before 1 March 2023. You must not only include an acceptance offer letter, but also show proof that you have accepted the offer. The acceptance letter must:
  • Be on the educational institution’s letterhead
  • Display the institutions seal or logo
  • Contain a signature and phone number of a representative from the admissions office

Option 3

A transcript or course list showing the courses you are enrolled in, and the diploma, degree or traineeship you are enrolled in. A transcript in .txt format is NOT acceptable. A transcript marked "Unofficial Transcript" will suffice from most institutions.

Now that you know you’re eligible and you have proof of your education status, it’s time for the fun part. The Challenge: You must submit a short written essay (no more than 500 words) and a short written statement (up to 300 words). A panel of judges from the SpinTel team will select a winner based on the entry that best answers The Challenge.

The written essay is fairly straightforward. Simply answer the question:

“Why do you consider yourself a budding entrepreneur, and what impact do you hope to make in your field during your career?”

The essay will be judged on your:
  • Clarity of expression
  • Level of innovative thinking brought to the essay
  • Grammatical features, such as structure, syntax, and vocabulary

Not too hard, right? Just be honest and write something that truly represents how you feel, and you will find The Challenge easy!

Although the personal statement is shorter, that does not mean it is any easier than the essay. In fact, it is arguably harder as you have to write about YOU, openly and honestly.

The Short Statement requires you to detail why you believe you are deserving of this scholarship. For example, financial assistance or a strong academic transcript. Perhaps you simply believe you will make better use of the money than others, the reason could be anything, as long as you have a strong argument for it.

How to Apply for the Grant

To apply for the grant, all you need to do is email attached with PDFs of your proof of enrolment, your response to ‘The Challenge’ (essay and personal statement) as well as any evidence of planned activity(s) for which you’re seeking the grant, including business plans, ABN registration and anything else you want to use the money for.

That’s all you have to do to apply, just make sure you do it by May 30 2023. The winner will be notified on July 15 2023.

How to Maximise Your Chance of Winning

We are looking for submissions that reflect a real desire to better yourself and/or achieve personal growth. It doesn't have to be great prose, just honest and informative. So to have a good chance of winning, all you have to do is sit down and really think about your answer to the essay question and why you deserve it more than anyone. Once you’ve come up with a good answer, you just have to write it down in a clear and concise manner with good grammar.

What Are You Waiting For?

Now that you know exactly how to apply and how to succeed in your application, there’s nothing stopping you from winning five THOUSAND dollars. So sign up now!

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