Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation Scholarship

Overview

Each year MSRF offers a number of scholarships for Year 12 students who are planning to pursue tertiary education. The number and value of scholarships we offer each year is dependent on funding and donations that we receive, and is also dependent on our partner organisations. This page provides an overview of the scholarships that will be available for current Year 12 students to apply for (i.e. students who will complete VCE in 2017). The application process and key dates are the same for each of these scholarships.

MSRF Foundation Scholarships

  • Scholarship consists of three elements: financial support, mentoring and leadership development
  • Financial support is valued at $45,000 ($15,000 per annum for three years)
  • Open to rural Victorian year 12 students who plan to attend university after they complete secondary school
  • Online application process
  • Selection criteria include: demonstrated leadership capacity/potential, financial need, desire to return to rural Victoria after graduation, community service and academic ability Key dates for all university scholarships
  • Application assessment period: August & September, 2017
  • Applications open: May 21, 2017
  • Applications close: July 28, 2017
  • Each application will be individually assessed. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by the MSRF selection panel during the September term holiday (date to be advised).
  • All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their applications by October 31, 2017.

How to Apply

  • Please carefully read the terms and conditions of the Foundation Scholarship before starting your application.
  • Ensure that your school principal is willing to endorse your application. Only 3 applications per school will be considered.
  • Apply online by clicking on the “Apply Now” button below (absent when applications have closed).
  • To read the application questions in advance, please click on the apply button below and work through the forms without saving or submitting your application.
  • After you submit your application you will see a confirmation page with your unique application code and instructions for your school principal and other referees. Forward that information to your school principal and other referees. Applications MUST receive endorsement from school principals before the closing date to be considered for a scholarship. One school reference is essential, and other references are recommended
  • Other references are optional but strongly recommended.

Selection Criteria 

  • Applications will be individually assessed, and may be shortlisted for interview. Interviews form part of the application process. All applications and interviews will be treated in the strictest confidence.
  • The MSRF Scholarship Selection Panel and MSRF Board will consider the following in selecting scholarship recipients:
  • Selection of scholarship recipients will be managed by the MSRF Scholarship Selection Panel and approved by the MSRF Board.
  • Demonstrated leadership in their local community (e.g. school leadership; participation or volunteering in in community organisations, events, sporting clubs; sharing family responsibilities; extra-curricular roles at school etc.)
  • Managing and/or overcoming personal disadvantage i.e. financial disadvantage, cultural challenges, social challenges, remoteness, disability, significant loss, trauma or other hardship.
  • Commitment to learning and academic ability.
  • Demonstrated interest and passion for living in rural/regional Victoria and an intent to return to rural/regional Victoria.
  • The level of likely impact on their life and rural/regional Victoria if awarded the scholarship
  • References confirming examples of demonstrated leadership, academic ability and potential, experience of hardship and how they have handled personal challenges.

Website Link:  http://www.msrf.org.au/scholarships/

 

Bachelor of Design – Scholarship – University of Melbourne

INTRODUCING THE DELWP DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SCHOLARSHIP – Full details on attachment below

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Medley Hall and the University of Melbourne have partnered together to introduce the DELWP Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship. The DELWP Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship aims to support the diversification of our student cohort and, consequently, of future urban planning professionals entering the workforce who will go on to shape our urban environment.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants from an Indigenous Australian background are strongly encouraged to apply, as are students from disadvantaged financial backgrounds and/or students who have lived in regional Victoria or growth areas of Melbourne.

To be eligible you must:

  • Have applied or intend to apply for the Bachelor of Design through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), with a view to majoring in Urban Planning, and;
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa.

VTAC applications for Bachelor of Design close: Friday 2 December (After that time, the Change of Preference Period will allow all existing VTAC applicants to add, subtract or reorder their course preferences). DELWP Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship applications close: Friday 16 December.

Full Details – see Attachment:

Bendigo Bank Scholarships – 2017

Register your interest

Looking to go to university in 2017? Need help with expenses?

Life can be hard enough without having to worry about what tertiary scholarships, if any, are out there.

If you’re a first time university student you’re looking in the right place. Bendigo Bank offers one of Australia’s leading scholarship programs. From agriculture based scholarships, to those connected to one of our many Community Bank® branches, we have something to help you reach your university dreams.

Register your interest now. Applications for 2017 places will open on 1 December 2016 and close at midnight (AEDT) on 27 January 2017.

Go to the web Link: https://www.bendigobank.com.au/public/community/scholarships/2017-scholarships

Federation Year 12 Scholarship

Federation Year 12 Scholarship

We offer scholarships to the value of $5,000 to Year 12 students within the Central Highlands, Wimmera, Barwon, Loddon, Mallee, Western District and Gippsland regions who enrol in a Federation University Australia course. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of excellence in your areas of study, contributions to the community and to your school and Principal’s statement.

No. awards available: 10

Award value: $5000

Award duration: One-off payment

Eligibility criteria

  • Current year 12 student intending to enrol at Federation University Australia
  • Residency requirements
  • Australian or New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Australian ResidentLevel of study: UndergraduateAssessment criteriaHow to applyPlease note: All schools within regional Victoria will be sent information along with application forms for this particular scholarship.Your application may be submitted using one of the methods below:2. Via mail to Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Team, Federation University Australia, PO Box 663, BALLARAT, VIC 3353Contact usTelephone +61 3 5327 9340   Email: scholarships@federation.edu.au
  • Scholarships, Grants & Bursaries Office
  • Close date: 21 October 2016
  • 1. Via email to scholarships@federation.edu.au (subject line: “FedUni Year 12 Scholarship – [Student Name]”
  • Application submission
  • Students are required to complete the FedUni Year 12 Scholarship application form and forward to their Principal for completing. It is the Principals responsibility to submit the form to Federation University.
  • Selection panel
  • Enrolment type: Full-time
  • Student type: Domestic

Scholarships – Update

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship – For Rural and Regional Students. Award:  $5000 pa

Applications Open:  1 December 2015                   Close:  25 January 2016

To Apply go to: www.bendigobank.com.au/scholarships

Harold Caroll Scholarship – Federation University.  For Students who have attended a Secondary School in Western Victoria. Award:  $3000 pa for 3 Years 

Applications Close:  30 October 2015 .

To Apply contact Mr Bollard for the Application Form.

Federation University Scholarships:  For Students Enrolling at Federation University in 2016.  Award: 25 x $2000

Applications Close:  30 October 2015.

To Apply contact Mr Bollard for the Application Form.

Wannon Water Engineering Scholarship:  For Students applying to study Civil engineering in 2016.  Award:  $5000 pa for 4 years.  For Students from the Wannon Water service Delivery area only.

Applications Close:  18 December 2015

To Apply go to:  www.wannonwater.com.au

DOXA Cadetship Program:  Targeted to students with a Disadvantaged Background.  (Fields – Science, Engineering, Law, accouning, Finance, Commerce, Architecture, Construction, Markeing, human Resources, Arts, Communications, Psychology and Information Technology).

Award:  A weekly Allowance to help wih living expenses.  A Mentor to guide the Cadet though work expereince and the university degree.

Applications Close:  30 October 2015.

To Apply go to:  http://doxa.org.au/cadetship/applying-for-the-program/

St Hilda’s College – University of Melbourne

Scholarships St Hilda’s has been lucky enough to have three new scholarships for undergraduate students:

The Fleur Nicholson Scholarship

Value: Half College fee for the duration of the recipient’s undergraduate course subject to satisfactory progress during each academic year and ongoing residency at St Hilda College.

The JA & IE Gilbertson Scholarship

Value: Half College fee for the duration of the recipient’s undergraduate course subject to satisfactory progress during each academic year and ongoing residency at St Hilda’s College.

The Fellows of St Hilda’s College Scholarship

Value: $10,200 per year for the duration of the recipient’s undergraduate course, subject to satisfactory progress during each academic year, and ongoing residency at St Hilda’s College.

Further information including the criteria for each of these scholarships is available at: http://hildas.unimelb.edu.au/future-students/undergraduate/Scholarships-and-bursaries

We are in the process of finalising one more scholarship that will be available to new students in 2016 and will send you an email with details for this scholarship as soon as they are available.

Applications

Applications for St Hilda’s College are open and students need to apply online: http://apply.colleges.unimelb.edu.au/apply/common/index.html

It is in each applicant’s best interest to submit their application before Friday 6 November 2015.

 

Careers Workshop 4 – How to Make a Scholarship Application

Courtney Anders (Geology unimelb) and Bailey Vickers (Biomedical Science – Deakin) both ex-students from the school ran a “How to find and Apply for a Scholarship” Workshop on Monday 22 June.

The objective was to encourage Year 12 students to learn how to find scholarships (using Myfuture and the web); How to make a successful application what scholarship selection boards look for in an application.

Bailey (Dafydd Lewis Trust Scholarship Awardee) and Courtney (Mary Jane Lewis Trust Scholarship Awardee) both outlined the approach they look and the organisation and time management required to make multiple applications to a range of scholarships. They also discussed their respective experience in being awardees and the range of additional (non financial) benefits of the scholarships. Ie Mentoring program, meeting people with similar backgrounds, networking with high profile CEOs and previous members etc.  Thanks to Courtney and Bailey for their time.

C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship

Application Form

Applications for the 2016 Hawker Scholarship open on Monday December 7 2015 and close Friday 8 January 2016.

Click here to download the C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship Application Form, print a copy, complete the details and forward it to the address below.

Or you may also write to or telephone the secretary to the Trustees, requesting an Application Form be sent to you.

The Secretary to the Trustees C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship
C/- Australian Executor Trustees Limited
44 Pirie Street
ADELAIDE SA 5000

Cesare Silvestri

Phone: (08) 8127 1654
Fax: (08) 8127 1601
cesare.silvestri@aetlimited.com.au

The application form on the web site is in Adobe’s Portable Document (pdf) format, which can be read using Adobe’s Acrobat Reader software.
Download a free copy of Acrobat Reader from the Adobe web site.

Sample of 2014 Scholarships – Start Preparing to Apply Early

Harold Carroll Memorial Scholarship – Fed Uni

The Administrators for the Harold Carroll Memorial Scholarship have confirmed they will be offering this award to two students in 2014 at Federation University Australia.  Amount $3000 pa for up to 4 years.

The Harold Carroll Memorial Scholarship is available for students currently studying Year 12 who have attended a primary or secondary school in the Western District of Victoria, with preference given to former students of:

* Port Fairy Consolidated School;

* St Patrick’s Primary School (Port Fairy);

Please find attached an application form and selection criteria regarding the Harold Carroll Memorial Scholarship. If you are not the most appropriate contact, please pass this email on to the school’s contact for Year 12 students.

If any of your students are applying for TAFE or Higher Education programs at Federation University Australia (and in particular those students who have attended one of the schools listed above), please make them aware of the scholarship. Applications and documentary evidence close on Friday 31st October, 2014.

There are other scholarships available for prospective students. More information on these scholarships can be accessed from http://federation.edu.au/future-students/study-at-feduni/scholarships

Do not hesitate to contact Sandy Howlett on 5327 99557 or by email s.howlett@federation.edu.au

Ormond College – Scholarships

Ormond College is a residential college at the University of Melbourne. We are a welcoming, dynamic on-campus community of 400 students drawn from around Australia and the world. At Ormond you will find everything you need for a great university experience: a vibrant and active student community, innovative academic support programs, inclusive and diverse culture and a focus on personal growth.

Entry scholarships specifically awarded to students from rural & regional backgrounds in 2015 include:

  • The Neville & Di Bertalli Scholarship ($24,600) for 5 students from rural or regional Australia
  • The Wade Family Scholarship ($24,000) for 2 students from government or low-fee schools
  • The Richard & Verna Gutch Scholarship ($15,000) for 3-5 students based on academic excellence and financial need
  • The Stewart Family Scholarship ($11,500) for a student from the Wimmera, Central Victoria (including Kyneton) or Western Victoria
  • The Gwen & Edna Jones Foundation Scholarship ($10,000) for 2-3 students from the Western District, and takes into account financial need and academic potential
  • The Hugh Collins Scholarship ($8,000) for 1-2 students from government schools based on academic potential and financial need.

To Apply:  Go to the Financial Assistance Section of the Ormond College Website.