These school scholarships are for students who are studying in
Victoria (Australia) and who are citizens or permanent residents of
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development administers 35
different student scholarships which equates to approximately 250
scholarship awards (as some scholarships have more than the one award).
For scholarships that the Department administers, a student must
apply for a scholarship at the same year level that they were
studying in 2013, eg. a student in Year 8 in 2013 would
apply for a Year 8 scholarship.
Scholarships for students at relevant 2013 year levels will be
granted and paid in 2014.
The scholarships are offered to primary, secondary and tertiary students and
range in value from $300 to $2300. They are generally awarded to students
- demonstrate academic achievement
- demonstrate participation in their school and local community
- are in financial need (determined by the parents/guardians being in
receipt of the Education Maintenance Allowance, the Family Tax Benefit (Centrelink reference number required) or the students themselves
receiving the Youth Allowance).
However there are scholarships that are not based on the above criteria,
especially scholarships connected to the Police Force and the Rail, Tram and Bus
Union, Locomotive Division.
Please note: There are thirty scholarships offered for
the George Garibaldi Turri Scholarship. These scholarships are for VCE students at
government schools who intend to become teachers.
There are also two scholarships for student teachers. These are the Charlotte
Wilson Scholarship and the Doris Evans Scholarship.
To apply for a
scholarship there is a 4 part process:
- Apply for the scholarship
- Your principal verifies your results
- Selection is made and the successful applicant notified.
To download Scholarship FAQs click here (PDF - 252Kb).