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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.

Do any of these apply to you?Consider these scholarships
Are you in Year 10 in a Victorian government school?

John and Maud Askew Secondary Scholarship

Dammery Educational Trust Scholarship

Are you in Year 10 attending a Victorian school?

VADC and Ivy Blair Scholarships

United World Colleges Scholarships for Year 10 and 11 students

Are you in Year 10 and have a parent/guardian who is a member of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (Locomotive Division)?

Steve Gibson Memorial Scholarship

Are you a Year 10 Koorie student?

Tynan-Eyre Memorial Scholarship for year 10 Koorie students

Marrung Education Scholarships for year 10 Koorie students

Are you in Year 10 and have a parent/guardian who is a member of the Victoria Police Force, a retired member or a Police widow?

Tynan-Eyre Memorial Scholarship for year 10 students


Dammery Educational Trust Scholarships for Year 10 students


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by Equity Trustees Limited
  • Valued at $1000
  • Available for one year
  • Thirty scholarships to be awarded in 2018.

Who can apply?
  • Students who are completing Year 10 in 2018 in a registered Victorian government school
  • Only students who intend to complete Year 11 in 2019 and Year 12 in 2020 should apply
  • Families or students who demonstrate financial need.

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2018 end-of-year academic results
  • Evidence of the applicant receiving Youth Allowance or the applicant's parent/guardian receiving Centrelink benefits in 2018 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
  • 1 February 2019

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.

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If you have already registered you can start your application here Apply for this Scholarship 


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
  • Thirty (30) scholarships will be awarded in 2019.

Who can apply?
  • Students who are currently completing Year 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 in 2018 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 2018 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 in 2018 (for those students under the age of 16 years) and holding either a Health Care Card, a Low Income Health Care Card or a Pensioner Concession Card, or the applicant receiving the Youth Allowance (Centrelink Reference Number required).

Application Closing Date
  • 1 February 2019

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

If you have not yet registered you will need to do so here Register 

If you have already registered you can start your application here Apply for this Scholarship 


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
  • are completing Year 10 at a Victorian government school in 2018
  • are planning on completing Year 11 and 12 at a Victorian government school commencing in 2019.

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2018 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 OPENED on 15 October 2018 and CLOSE on 23 November 2018.
  • Completed Application Forms and supporting documents should be mailed to: Marrung Education Scholarships, Koorie Outcomes Division, Level 25, 80 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.

Applications closed 23/11/2018


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 one year
  • Two scholarships awarded each year.

Who can apply?
  • Students who are currently completing Year 10 in 2018 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 2018 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.

Application Closing Date
  • 1 February 2019

If you have not yet registered you will need to do so here Register 

If you have already registered you can start your application here Apply for this Scholarship 


Tynan-Eyre Memorial Scholarship for Year 10 Koorie Students


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

Who can apply?
  • Koorie students who are currently completing Year 10 in 2018 in a registered Victorian school
  • Students involved in school and community activities.

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2018 end-of-year academic results
  • Statements confirming the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities.

Application Closing Date
  • 1 February 2019

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

If you have not yet registered you will need to do so here Register 

If you have already registered you can start your application here Apply for this Scholarship 


Tynan-Eyre Memorial Scholarship for Year 10 students


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

Who can apply?
  • Students completing Year 10 in 2018 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 2018 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.

Application Closing Date
  • 1 February 2019

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

If you have not yet registered you will need to do so here Register 

If you have already registered you can start your application here Apply for this Scholarship 


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
  • Places for 2019-2021 will be available soon. Last year places were offered at these UWCs - Costa Rica, Armenia, China, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Wales and Japan
  • 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
  • Students currently in Year 10 or 11 (2018)

Application Opening Date
  • Scholarships are now open http://uwc.org.au

Application Closing Date
  • 1 February 2019

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 fifteen 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, twelve Australian students are completing their IB at a UWC in Canada, United States of America, Italy, Costa Rica, India, Bosnia, Herzegovina and The Netherlands.
  • For further information please visit: www.uwc.org.au - Apply online now.
  • Telephone: Mairi Stewart, National Selections Coordinator on 0431 822 960 or Stratos Patsikatheodorou, Treasurer on 0401 295 179
  • Email: mairi@uwc.org.au stratos@uwc.org.au


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
  • Two scholarships awarded in 2018.

Who can apply?
  • Students who are currently completing Year 10 in 2018 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 2018 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 in 2018 (for those students under the age of 16 years) and the applicant's guardian/parent holding either a Health Care Card, a Low Income Health Care Card or a Pensioner Concession Card or Youth Allowance, (Centrelink Reference Number required).

Application Closing Date
  • 1 February 2019

If you have not yet registered you will need to do so here Register 

If you have already registered you can start your application here Apply for this Scholarship