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Please note: Scholarships have closed for the 2013/14 year.

These school scholarships are for students who are studying in Victoria (Australia) and who are citizens or permanent residents of Australia.

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 who:

  • 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:

  1. Register
  2. Apply for the scholarship
  3. Your principal verifies your results
  4. Selection is made and the successful applicant notified. 

To download Scholarship FAQs click here[opens a new window] (PDF - 252Kb).

Please click on the How to Apply menu and read the information carefully before registering for a scholarship.


Before applying for Scholarships online, you will need to register with a user name and password to access the site.

You can change your password at any time by using the change password page.

If you have forgotten your password, follow the forgotten password link.

If you have forgotten your user name please  email us with the student name and address, DOB, contact number and correct email address details. We will correct your information and send a confirmation email with the necessary login details.



Useful Links:

     Wannik - Education Strategy for Koorie Students [opens a new window]