LCU has a strong history of involvement in the community

Tertiary Scholarships

LCU offers tertiary scholarships to our members and their children or grandchildren.

What are LCU Tertiary Scholarships

Laboratories Credit Union offers eight scholarships to students who have completed their Higher School Certificate and have been accepted into an Australian University or other acceptable tertiary institution. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of their ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) or its equivalent.

Another two scholarships are available to those who have fully completed their trade certificate course. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of the final year’s results.

Who is eligible for an LCU Tertiary Scholarship?

To be eligible for an award you must be an active* member of LCU or the child or grandchild of an active* member of LCU.

Why does LCU award these Scholarships?

The scholarships are intended to assist with the cost of tertiary education. The scholarships are for a single year only and are not renewable. LCU offers these scholarships every year.

How do you apply for an LCU Tertiary Scholarship?

To apply for the HSC scholarships, you must submit proof of your ATAR (or equivalent) as well as your acceptance into an Australian University or other acceptable tertiary institution.

Trade Certificate Course applicants may apply with their results of all subjects taken during the Trade Certificate.

CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics

LCU has a long history with the CSIRO

We are pleased to be affiliated with the CSIRO Alumni. The CSIRO Alumni was an initiative of the former CSIRO Chief Executive, Dr. Geoff Garrett, and was officially launched in December 2003. Since then, the membership has grown to more than 4,800 members (Oct 2023) and continues to grow.

Why become a member of the CSIRO Alumni?

Whether you’ve enjoyed a vacation placement or worked with us for many years, we encourage anyone who has worked for CSIRO to join the alumni network and stay in touch.

As the national science agency, we’ve spent a century collaborating with industry, government, academia and the community to make life better. Through our alumni website we look to strengthen some of our most important partnerships, the rich networks that exist with and between our brainstrust. Through the alumni network you can connect with each other, attend events, volunteer, mentor, seek or facilitate introductions, and hear the latest news about our research.

Alumni members have the opportunity to keep in touch with other members, renew friendships and create new relationships across science, the community, industry and business. As part of the extended CSIRO community, you will:

Hear about the latest news and research from CSIRO and beyond.

Receive invitations to seminars and events.

Learn about opportunities to volunteer and get involved.

Receive our regular newsletter.

Be entitled to many benefits and discounts on products such as Qantas Club, CSIRO Publishing offers and travel discounts on accommodation and car hire.


To find out more about the CSIRO Alumni please contact

Help support our CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics

LCU is a proud contributor to our CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics.

The CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics aims to connect the brightest postgraduate physicists or mathematicians to a leading research centre overseas or in Australia.

Research in physics and mathematics is fundamental for Australia’s future. The founders of this scholarship know that early experience in leading overseas laboratories greatly benefits the graduate embarking on a research career and Australian science.

The scholarship was established in conjunction with generous donations from the family, friends and colleagues of Drs John Dunlop, Tony Farmer, Gerry Haddad and Don Price to honour their memory.

They were leaders and mentors in the physics community, inspiring those around them and they enjoyed nothing more than passing on their skills and knowledge to younger scientists. It is fitting to honour their memories through the establishment of a post-graduate scholarship based on academic achievement.

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