First Year Booster scholarship

The First Year Booster scholarship is designed to give school leavers a boost in their first year of study at VU.

2022 graduate Year 12 students who are offered and enrol in an eligible course can apply.

Applications are currently closed.

Value & benefits

This scholarship is valued at $5,000 for a maximum of 12 months.

Scholarships will be paid in two instalments, subject to satisfactory academic progression:

  • first instalment of $2,500 after Semester 1, Block 2 census
  • second instalment of $2,500 after Semester 2, Block 2 census.


To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Australian citizens, Australian Permanent residents, NZ citizens or holders of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • current year school leavers (from 2022)
  • eligible for and enrol full-time or part-time in one of the eligible courses commencing in first-year units
  • complete all questions outlined in the application portal.

In your application, you must answer the following questions:

  • Why do you want to study at VU?
  • How do you contribute to your community?
  • Who inspires you to succeed?
  • How would studying at VU help you make a difference?

Assessment & selection

Applications will be shortlisted by a representative of the VU Scholarships Office.

Shortlisted applicants will be reviewed by a panel of representatives from the VU Scholarships Office.