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Scholarships available to Year 10 Students

Scholarships ranging in value from $400 to $5,000 are available to support current Year 10 students who will be continuing secondary school next year. Applicants are encouraged to apply for as many scholarships that they may be eligible for.


Dammery Educational Trust Scholarships


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by Equity Trustees Limited
  • Multiple scholarships available for students enrolled in Year 10, valued at $1000
  • Available for one year

Who can apply?
  • Students completing Year 10 in 2021 in a registered Victorian government school
  • Families or students who demonstrate financial need

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Year 10 Applicant's 2021 end-of-year academic results
  • Evidence of the applicant receiving Youth Allowance or the applicant's parent/guardian receiving Centrelink benefits and the parent/guardian holding a either a Health Care Card, a Low Income Health Care Card or a Pensioner Concession Card (Centrelink Reference Number required)

Application Closing Date
  • 28 February 2022

Further information
  • Martha McKay - nee Dammery, was born in Windsor on 3rd March, 1880 as the second daughter and youngest of the five children of Edward Dammery and Eliza Jane Barr
  • Martha's brother, Thomas Dammery was a school teacher, headmaster and regional inspector of schools in the Ballarat area. He was a firm believer in State Education
  • It is believed that her mother's illiteracy and advocacy of education, and her brother's role as a teacher, led Martha to leave her money to create the Dammery Educational Trust for those who might otherwise not have the opportunity for continued education


Frank Carey Memorial Scholarships for Year 10 students


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by the Rail, Tram and Bus Union, Locomotive Division
  • Valued at $600
  • Available for two years ($300 per year)
  • Two scholarships awarded each year.

Who can apply?
  • Students who are completing Year 10 in 2021 in a registered Victorian school
  • Only students with a parent/guardian who is a financial member of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union, Locomotive Division are eligible
  • Students involved in school and community activities.

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2021 end-of-year academic results
  • Evidence that the parent/guardian is a financial member of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union, Locomotive Division - member details required
  • Statements confirming the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities


  • NOTE: Students with limited access to face-to-face school and community activities due to COVID-safe settings should include details of previous involvement in school and community activities, or school and community activities undertaken via online or virtual platforms such as Zoom

Application Closing Date
  • 28 February 2022


John and Maud Askew Secondary Scholarships for Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 students


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by Equity Trustees
  • Valued at $1,000 each
  • Available for one year
  • Multiple scholarships will be awarded in 2021

Who can apply?
  • Students completing Year 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 in 2021 in a registered Victorian government school
  • Students involved in school and community activities
  • Families or students who demonstrate financial need

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2021 end-of-year academic results
  • Statements written by the applicant confirming the their involvement in school and community activities. This section must be completed by the student
  • Evidence of the applicant's parent/guardian holding a valid Health Care Card (for those students under the age of 16 years) or a Low Income Health Care Card or a Pensioner Concession Card, or the applicant receiving the Youth Allowance (Centrelink Reference Number required)

NOTE: Students with limited access to face-to-face school and community activities due to COVID-safe settings should include details of previous involvement in school and community activities, or school and community activities undertaken via online or virtual platforms such as Zoom

Application Closing Date
  • 28 February 2022

Further information
  • John and Maud Askew bequeathed funds for the benefit and advancement of Victorian government primary and secondary school students


Marrung Education Scholarships for Year 10 Koorie students


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by the Department of Education and Training
  • Valued at $5,000 ($2,500 per year)
  • Available for two years
  • Twenty scholarships awarded each year

Who can apply?
  • Marrung Education Scholarships are for students who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Students completing Year 10 at a Victorian government school in 2021
  • Students planning on completing Year 11 and 12 at a Victorian government school commencing in 2022

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2021 Year 10 school reports
  • Referee reports confirming the applicant’s involvement in school and Koorie community activities
  • Name and contact details from a school referee, eg. school principal or teacher
  • Name and contact details from a community referee, eg. Koorie Elder, Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (LAECG) Chairperson or Koorie Engagement Support Officer (KESO)
  • Signed media consent form

Additional Information
  • Scholarship payments are made to the student's family before the start of the school year
  • Schools are requested to complete a report annually confirming the student's satisfactory progress
  • At the end of Year 12, students must complete an evaluation questionnaire
  • Scholarships are awarded on the understanding that schools will liaise with the student and family, and seek advice and support from the Koorie Education Workforce where appropriate

Further information
  • Please contact the Scholarships Coordinator phone 7022 1873
  • The Marrung Education Scholarship Guidelines, and Application Form can be accessed from the Marrung Education Scholarships website: www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/Pages/marrung.aspx
  • Applications OPEN early October 2021 and CLOSE late November 2021
  • Completed Application Forms and supporting documents should be emailed to:marrung@edumail.vic.gov.au


Steve Gibson Memorial Scholarships for Year 10 students


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by the Rail, Tram and Bus Union, Locomotive Division
  • Valued at $600
  • Available for two years ($300 per year)
  • Two scholarships awarded each year

Who can apply?
  • Students who are currently completing Year 10 in 2021 in a registered Victorian school
  • Students with a parent/guardian who is a financial member of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union, Locomotive Division
  • Students involved in school and community activities

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2021 end-of-year academic results
  • Evidence that the parent/guardian is a financial member of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union, Locomotive Division - member details required
  • Statements confirming the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities

NOTE: Students with limited access to face-to-face school and community activities due to COVID-safe settings should include details of previous involvement in school and community activities, or school and community activities undertaken via online or virtual platforms such as Zoom

Application Closing Date
  • 28 February 2022


Tynan-Eyre Memorial Scholarship for Year 10 Koorie Students


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by the Victorian Police Blue Ribbon Foundation
  • Valued at $400
  • One scholarship awarded each year (no police membership required)

Who can apply?
  • Koorie students who are completing Year 10 in 2021 in a registered Victorian school
  • Students involved in school and community activities

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2021 end-of-year academic results
  • Statements confirming the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities

NOTE: Students with limited access to school and community activities due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic may include details of their previous involvement in school and community activities

Application Closing Date
  • 28 February 2022

Further information
  • Constables Steven Tynan and Damien Eyre were tragically killed while on duty. This scholarship is awarded in memory of their bravery.


Tynan-Eyre Memorial Scholarship for Year 10 students


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by the Victorian Police Blue Ribbon Foundation
  • Valued at $400
  • One scholarship awarded each year

Who can apply?
  • Students who are currently completing Year 10 in 2021 in a registered Victorian school
  • Students with a parent/guardian who is a member of the Victorian police force, a retired member or a police widow
  • Students involved in school and community activities

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2021 end-of-year academic results
  • Evidence that the parent/guardian is a member of the Victorian police force, a retired member or a police widow - member details required
  • Statements confirming the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities

NOTE: Students with limited access to school and community activities due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic may include details of their previous involvement in school and community activities

Application Closing Date
  • 28 February 2022

Further information
  • Constables Steven Tynan and Damien Eyre were tragically killed while on duty. This scholarship is awarded in memory of their bravery.


United World Colleges Scholarships for Year 10 and 11 students


Scholarship details
  • Administered by United World Colleges (Australia) Trust Ltd
  • To study the International Baccalaureate (IB) at one of the United World Colleges (UWC) overseas
  • Various scholarship schemes on offer with at least one full, and several partial scholarships awarded annually
  • Ideally, candidates will apply based on the desire to attend a UWC rather than go to a specific country, as the national Committee cannot guarantee that successful candidates will be offered their preferred location

Who can apply?
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents currently living in Australia
  • Students who are 16 or 17 years of age on the 1st of September, 2021

Application Opening and Closing Dates
  • contact enquiries@au.uwc.org

Further information
  • United World Colleges was founded in 1962. It is an organisation dedicated to the promotion of world peace through the education of young people.
  • Students in their last two years of secondary school are chosen from over eighty countries to attend one of the sixteen colleges around the world. The main objective is to educate outstanding young people from various national, ethnic and social backgrounds.
  • Students are assessed on their personal merit and potential, irrespective of race, creed, colour, gender, family background or ability to pay.
  • The first Australian students attended a UWC in 1972 and since then approximately 370 Australians have attended United World Colleges.
  • At present, nine Australian students are completing their IB at a UWC in in Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, The Netherlands and Armenia.
  • For further information please visit: www.uwc.org.au
  • Email: enquiries@au.uwc.org


VADC and Ivy Blair Scholarships for Year 10 students


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by the Victorian Association for Deserted Children (VADC) and the Ivy Blair Scholarship Fund
  • Valued at $750
  • Available for one year

Who can apply?
  • Students completing Year 10 in 2021 in a registered Victorian school
  • Students who are dependent on a sole parent/guardian or whose parent/s are deceased
  • Students involved in school and community activities
  • Families or students who demonstrate financial need

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2021 end-of-year academic results
  • Statements confirming the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities
  • Evidence of the applicant's parent/guardian receiving Centrelink benefits (for those students under the age of 16 years) and the applicant's guardian/parent holding either a valid Health Care Card, a valid Low Income Health Care Card or a Pensioner Concession Card or Youth Allowance, (Centrelink Reference Number required)

NOTE: Students with limited access to face-to-face school and community activities due to COVID-safe settings should include details of previous involvement in school and community activities, or school and community activities undertaken via online or virtual platforms such as Zoom

Application Closing Date
  • 28 February 2022