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More scholarships for promising students

Victoria University has added more scholarships to the hundreds that it already awards to promising students.

Each year, the University offers more than 500 scholarships worth millions of dollars for students at all levels – vocational education (TAFE), undergraduate, and postgraduate, making VU’s scholarship program among the largest in the country.

These scholarships provide assistance for dedicated students to get a head start, and demonstrate VU’s commitment to provide university access to students from diverse cultures and countries, ages, and socio-economic and educational backgrounds.

The new scholarships are:

  • Fielding Foundation Sport Scholarships for talented student-athletes with socio-economic or cultural barriers that may affect their ability to study. Three scholarships of $5000 for one year will be awarded -- two for new students and one for a continuing student.
  • George Alexander Foundation Leadership Scholarships support academically-talented young people, particularly those from rural or regional communities. Five scholarships of $7500 a year for three years will be awarded.
  • Maribyrnong City Council ‘Active Maribyrnong’ Sport Scholarships are for students living in Maribyrnong, or who have previously attended a secondary school there. One higher education scholarship for $5000 or two vocational education (TAFE) scholarships for $2500 each will be awarded for one year.

Applications for the above scholarships close on Monday 22 December.

These new scholarships complement the University’s existing scholarship program, which includes:

  • Access Scholarships for students in financial need who might otherwise not go to university; 
  • Achievement Scholarships for up to 100 secondary schools graduates from Melbourne’s west who have a record of achievement within their own school;
  • Chancellor Scholarships for promising secondary school graduates who have achieved an ATAR score of 90.00 or more;
  • Sports Scholarships for student-athletes to balance the demands of their study and sport.

For more information about all VU scholarships, visit or contact the Scholarships Office on 9919 5568 or [email protected]

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