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Bachelor degree & honours scholarships

Victoria University (VU) offers a range of equity and merit scholarships for undergraduate students who are in financial need. You need to be enrolled in an undergraduate degree, honours program or Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education.

The equity and merit scholarships for undergraduate students have different eligibility requirements, value and application processes.

Academic achievement

Chancellor's scholarships

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: high school students who achieve an ATAR of 90.00 or above
Value: $5000 each year for up to four years (maximum of $20,000)
How to apply: to apply for the Chancellor's Scholars Program apply for a course through VTAC. Students who have listed VU on their course preference list and meet the eligibility criteria will be assessed by the University.

David Hay Scholarship

Study level: diploma to PhD
Study area: students must be studying supply chain, logistics or freight transport
Eligibility: high school students, current students, mature-age students
Value: varies depending on course
How to apply: David Hay Scholarship applications are currently closed.

VU Achievement scholarships

Study level: TAFE, undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: high school students, academic achievement based on internal school assessments
Value: $5000 for up to four years (first scholarship) or $2000 for up to two years (second scholarship)
How to apply: VU Achievement scholarship applications are open August-October 2017.

Early Uni Pathways (EUP) scholarships

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: high school students from a participating EUP school who successfully completed their two EUP higher education units
Value: $5000 per year for the duration of the course (up to a maximum of four years)
How to apply: Early Uni Pathways scholarships applications are currently closed.

George Alexander Foundation Leadership Scholarship

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: available for courses in the colleges of Arts, Education or Health & Biomedicine
Eligibility: commencing students aged 18-22, ATAR of 75.00 and above, leadership potential
Value: $7500 per year over 3 years (total of $22,500)
How to apply: George Alexander Foundation Leadership Scholarship applications are currently closed.

Diversity

Indigenous Commonwealth scholarships

Study level: all
Study area: all
Eligibility: high school students, current students, mature-age students, Indigenous background
Value: scholarship values vary slightly each year
How to apply: Indigenous Commonwealth scholarships applications are currently open until 5pm Friday 30 June 2017. Apply now.

Pappas Family Kastellorizian Scholarship

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: high school students, Kastellorzian/Greek heritage
Value: $5000 for the first year of study
How to apply: Pappas Family Kastellorizian Scholarship

Soroptimist Indigenous Scholarship for Women

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: female students of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
Value: $3000 per annum awarded for the degree(s) duration up to a maximum of 2 years.
How to apply: Soroptimist Indigenous Scholarship for Women applications are open until 6 July 2017.

VU Pride Scholarship

Study level: all
Study area: all
Eligibility: current students, demonstrated commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community
Value: $500
How to apply: VU Pride Scholarship applications are currently closed.

Equity (hardship)

Kirner Kosky scholarships

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: current students, women, demonstrated past barriers and challenges to complete primary or secondary education
Value: $5000 per year up to a maximum of five years ($25,000), plus mentoring from a female community leader
How to apply: Kirner Kosky scholarships applications are now closed.

VU Access scholarships

Study level: TAFE, undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: high school students, mature-age students, demonstrated financial hardship
Value: $1000 per year for up to four years (maximum of $4000)
How to apply: VU Access equity scholarships applications are currently open. Applications close 5pm Friday 30 June. Apply now.

VU Western Chances scholarships

Study level: TAFE, undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: high school students, demonstrated financial hardship, must have received a Western Chances scholarship at secondary school
Value: $1000 per year for up to four years (maximum of $4000)
How to apply: visit Western Chances for more information and to apply.

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Young Technologists scholarships

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: students must be studying Bachelor of Screen Media, Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Business (Information Systems Management), or a dual degree including one of the previous three courses
Eligibility: commencing students aged under 26, demonstrate that the scholarship will make a significant difference to the student's ability to continue in education
Value: $5000 per year up to 5 years (maximum of $25,000)
How to apply: Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Young Technologists scholarships applications are currently closed.

Sporting achievement

Aspiring Elite scholarships

Study level: all
Study area: all
Eligibility: current students, demonstrated sporting potential, demonstrated equity and hardship
Value: up to $400
How to apply: Aspiring Elite scholarships applications open in August 2017.

Elite High Performance scholarships

Study level: all
Study area: all
Eligibility: current students, demonstrated sporting achievement
Value: up to $2000
How to apply: Elite High Performance scholarships applications open in August 2017.

Emerging Elite scholarships

Study level: all
Study area: all
Eligibility: current students, demonstrated sporting achievement
Value: up to $750
How to apply: Emerging Elite scholarships applications open in August 2017.

Externally-funded scholarships

External organisations offer scholarships for students throughout the year.

Before you view the external scholarships available, please note:

  • the following information is listed at the request of the external organisations
  • we try to ensure these opportunities are legitimate but we don’t endorse any of the organisations or information listed
  • you are responsible for making your own enquiries prior to submission of an application or contact with any external organisation.

Contact us

If you have further questions about scholarships, read more about the scholarship applications and assessment process or contact the scholarships team.

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Phone: +61 3 9919 5568
Email: scholarships@vu.edu.au
Location: Footscray Park Campus, Building M, Level 2, Room 206.