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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: undergraduateStudy area: allEligibility: high school students who achieve an ATAR of 90.00 or aboveValue: $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 PhDStudy area: students must be studying supply chain, logistics or freight transportEligibility: high school students, current students, mature-age studentsValue: varies depending on courseHow to apply: David Hay Scholarship applications are currently closed.

VU Achievement scholarships

Study level: TAFE, undergraduateStudy area: allEligibility: high school students, academic achievement based on internal school assessmentsValue: $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: undergraduateStudy area: allEligibility: high school students from a participating EUP school who successfully completed their two EUP higher education unitsValue: $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: undergraduateStudy area: available for courses in the colleges of Arts, Education or Health & BiomedicineEligibility: commencing students aged 18-22, ATAR of 75.00 and above, leadership potentialValue: $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: allStudy area: allEligibility: high school students, current students, mature-age students, Indigenous backgroundValue: scholarship values vary slightly each yearHow to apply: Indigenous Commonwealth scholarships applications are currently open until 5pm Friday 30 June 2017. Apply now.

Pappas Family Kastellorizian Scholarship

Study level: undergraduateStudy area: allEligibility: high school students, Kastellorzian/Greek heritageValue: $5000 for the first year of studyHow to apply: Pappas Family Kastellorizian Scholarship

Soroptimist Indigenous Scholarship for Women

Study level: undergraduateStudy area: allEligibility: 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 16 June 2017.

VU Pride Scholarship

Study level: allStudy area: allEligibility: current students, demonstrated commitment to the LGBTQIA+ communityValue: $500How to apply: VU Pride Scholarship applications are currently closed.

Equity (hardship)

Kirner Kosky scholarships

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

VU Access scholarships

Study level: TAFE, undergraduateStudy area: allEligibility: high school students, mature-age students, demonstrated financial hardshipValue: $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, undergraduateStudy area: allEligibility: high school students, demonstrated financial hardship, must have received a Western Chances scholarship at secondary schoolValue: $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: undergraduateStudy 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 coursesEligibility: commencing students aged under 26, demonstrate that the scholarship will make a significant difference to the student's ability to continue in educationValue: $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: allStudy area: allEligibility: current students, demonstrated sporting potential, demonstrated equity and hardshipValue: up to $400How to apply: Aspiring Elite scholarships applications open in August 2017.

Elite High Performance scholarships

Study level: allStudy area: allEligibility: current students, demonstrated sporting achievementValue: up to $2000How to apply: Elite High Performance scholarships applications open in August 2017.

Emerging Elite scholarships

Study level: allStudy area: allEligibility: current students, demonstrated sporting achievementValue: up to $750How 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.