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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, valued at $1500
  • Available for one year

Who can apply?
  • Students who complete Year 10 in 2023 in a registered Victorian government school
  • Families or students who demonstrate financial need

What to include with your application
  • Applicant's 2023 end-of-year academic results (Step 2 of the online application form)
  • 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 (Step 4 of the online application form- Centrelink Reference Number required)

Application Closing Date
  • 1 February 2024

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

Applications closed 01/02/2024


Frank Carey Memorial Scholarships for Year 10 students


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by the Rail, Tram and Bus Union, Locomotive Division
  • Valued at $300
  • Two scholarships awarded each year

Who can apply?
  • Students who complete Year 10 in 2023 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 to include with your application
  • Applicant's 2023 end-of-year academic results (Part 2 of the online application form)
  • Statements confirming the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities (Part 3 of the online application form)
  • Evidence that the parent/guardian is a financial member of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union, Locomotive Division - member details required (Part 4 of the online application form)

Application Closing Date
  • 1 February 2024

Applications closed 01/02/2024


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


Scholarship details
  • Managed by Equity Trustees
  • Valued at $1,500 each
  • Available for one year
  • Multiple scholarships will be awarded in 2024

Who can apply?
  • Students who complete Year 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 in 2023 in a registered Victorian government school
  • Students involved in school and community activities
  • Families or students who demonstrate financial need

What information you need to include with your application
  • Applicant's 2023 end-of-year academic results (Step 2 of online application form)
  • Statements written by the applicant confirming their involvement in school and community activities. This section must be completed by the student (Step 3 of the online application form)
  • Evidence of the applicant's parent/carer receiving Centrelink income support benefits and 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 (Step 4 of the online application form - Centrelink Reference Number required)

Application Closing Date
  • 1 February 2024

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

Applications closed 01/02/2024


Lilly Murphy Memorial Scholarship


Scholarship details
  • Administered by Public Education Foundation
  • $1,250 per year for years 11 and year 12 (total scholarship value is $2,500 per student)
  • Available for two years (Year 11 and 12)

Who can apply?
  • Students who complete Year 10 in 2023 in a registered Victorian school
  • Students who attend a registered Victorian government school
  • Students who can provide evidence of a strong commitment to equity and social justice
  • Students who demonstrate they contribute in the community and/or in extracurricular activities

Application Closing Date
  • 12 September 2023

Further information
  • This scholarship is named in memory of Lilly Murphy, who was studying Year 12 studies at Princes Hill Secondary College when she became ill with cancer and tragically passed away in November 2021.
  • Lilly was passionately involved in school and community activities around climate action, women’s rights, LGBTQI+ equality, First Nations sovereignty and worker rights. This scholarship has been established in honour of Lilly, her courage and her commitment to equity and social justice.
  • To apply for this scholarship, please visit: www.publiceducationfoundation.org.au
  • Email: info@publiceducationfoundation.org.au

Applications closed 01/02/2024


Marrung Education Scholarships for Year 10 Koorie students


Scholarship details
  • Managed by the Department of Education
  • Valued at $5,000 ($2,500 per year)
  • Available for two years

Who can apply?
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Students completing Year 10 at a Victorian government school
  • Students planning on commencing Year 11 and 12 at a Victorian government school

Further information

Applications closed 01/02/2024


Public Education Foundation


Public Education Foundation

Managed by the Public Education Foundation.

The Public Education Foundation offers a range of scholarships to help young people at public schools reach their potential.

Applications for Tertiary scholarships open from May 2023.

Applications for Primary and Secondary scholarships open from June 2023:

  • Scholarships for students moving on to tertiary education in 2024 will open on 17 May and close on 8 August 2023.
  • Scholarships for secondary school students open from 21 June 2023 and close on 12 September 2023.
  • Scholarships for primary school students open from 21 June 2023 and close on 19 September 2023.
  • Please check individual scholarships to confirm the opening and closing dates.

    For more information on scholarships available, how to apply and contact details please visit the Public Education Foundation Scholarships website.


    Applications closed 19/09/2023


    Steve Gibson Memorial Scholarships for Year 10 students


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

    Who can apply?
    • Students who complete Year 10 in 2023 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 to include with your application
    • Applicant's 2023 end-of-year academic results (Step 2 of the online application form)
    • Statements confirming the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities (Step 3 of the online application form)
    • Evidence that the parent/guardian is a financial member of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union, Locomotive Division - member details required (Step 4 of the online application form)

    Application Closing Date
    • 1 February 2024

    Applications closed 01/02/2024


    Tynan-Eyre Memorial Scholarship for Year 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students


    Scholarship details
    • Sponsored by the Victorian Police Blue Ribbon Foundation
    • Valued at $600
    • One scholarship awarded each year (no police membership required)

    Who can apply?
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who complete Year 10 in 2023 in a registered Victorian school
    • Students involved in school and community activities

    What to include with your application
    • Applicant's 2023 end-of-year academic results (Step 2 of the online application form)
    • Statements confirming the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities (Step 3 of the online application form)

    Application Closing Date
    • 1 February 2024

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

    Applications closed 01/02/2024


    Tynan-Eyre Memorial Scholarship for Year 10 students


    Scholarship details
    • Sponsored by the Victorian Police Blue Ribbon Foundation
    • Valued at $600
    • One scholarship awarded each year

    Who can apply?
    • Students who complete Year 10 in 2023 in a registered Victorian school
    • Students involved in school and community activities
    • Students with a parent/guardian who is a member of the Victorian police force, a retired member or a police widow

    What to include with your application
    • Applicant's 2023 end-of-year academic results (Step 2 of the online application form)
    • Statements confirming the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities (Step 3 of the online application form)
    • Evidence that the parent/guardian is a member of the Victorian police force, a retired member or a police widow - (Step 4 of the online application form - member details required)

    Application Closing Date
    • 1 February 2024

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

    Applications closed 01/02/2024


    United World Colleges for Years 10 and 11 students


    Scholarship details
    • Administered by United World Colleges (Australia) Trust Ltd
    • To study the International Baccalaureate (IB) at one of the 18 United World Colleges (UWC) overseas
    • Various scholarship schemes on offer with at least one full, and several partial scholarships awarded annually
    • Places for 2024 - 2026 entry will be released mid November 2023
    • 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 attending school in Australia
    • Students studying Years 10 and 11 (in 2023)
    • Students must have turned 16 but not yet 18 on August 1 2024
    • Students must have a strong academic record and supply end of Semester one and two reports for 2023

    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

    Applications closed 04/02/2024


    VADC and Ivy Blair Scholarships for Year 10 students


    Scholarship details
    • Managed 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 who complete Year 10 in 2023 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 to include with your application
    • Applicant's 2023 end-of-year academic results (Step 2 of the online application form)
    • Statements confirming the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities (Step 3 of the online application form)
    • 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, (Step 4 of the online application form - Centrelink Reference Number required)

    Application Closing Date
    • 1 February 2024

    Applications closed 01/02/2024