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Scholarships available to Year 12 Students

Scholarships ranging in value from $600 to $30,000 are available to support current Year 12 students intending to continue their studies next year. Applicants are encouraged to apply for as many scholarships that they may be eligible for.


Alexander Rushall Scholarship for year 12 students undertaking a degree next year - no restrictions on the course


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by Perpetual Limited
  • Valued at $1,800
  • Available for one year
  • 10 scholarships will be awarded in 2024

Who can apply?
  • Students who complete Year 12 in 2023 in a registered Victorian government school and who will commence full-time university in 2024
  • Students involved in school and community activities
  • 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)
  • Applicant's confirmation of enrolment in an approved tertiary course (no restrictions on the course) – evidence will be required via email by 1 March 2024
  • Statements confirming the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities (Step 3 of the online application form)
  • Evidence of the applicant receiving Youth Allowance or holding either a Health Care Card, a Low Income Health Care Card or a Pensioner Concession Card - Centrelink Reference Number required (Step 4 of the online application form)

Application Closing Date
  • 1 February 2024

Further information

If you are doing teaching next year you should also apply for the George Garibaldi Turri Scholarship, or if you are doing Fine Arts next year you should also apply for the Ella Donald Service Fine Arts Memorial Scholarship

Applications closed 01/02/2024


Alice Jennings Scholarship for Year 12 female Koorie students undertaking a degree in 2024


Scholarship details
  • Administered by the Department of Education
  • Valued at $1000
  • Available for the duration of the course, subject to satisfactory academic progress

Who can apply?
  • Female Koorie students undertaking Year 12 in 2023 in a registered Victorian school and who will be commencing a full-time approved TAFE or university course in 2024, in a field that contributes to the welfare of the Koorie population (i.e. law, social work, education, psychology or applied science – health, nursing, etc
  • Students involved in Koorie community activities

What to include with your application
  • Applicant's 2023 end-of-year academic results. Results must be entered via Step 2 of the online application form and must be verified by the school principal
  • Applicant's confirmation of enrolment in an approved TAFE or university course. Evidence will be required via email by 1 March 2024
  • Statement confirming the applicant’s involvement in Koorie community activities. The statement must be included in the 'Community Activities' section (Step 3 of the online application form)

Application Closing Date
  • 1 February 2024

Further information

Applications closed 01/02/2024


Australian Veterans Children Assistance Trust


Scholarship details
  • Administered by the Australian Veterans’ Children’s Assistance Trust (AVCAT)
  • Valued approximately $4,000-$6,000 per year
  • Available for up to three years full time study (conditions apply)
  • Multiple scholarships awarded each year

Who can apply?
  • Only students who are a child or grandchild of a person who has operational service (as defined by the legislation) or three or more years of continuous full-time service, as a member of the Australian Navy, Army or Air Force
  • Students who are enrolled (or planning to enrol) in a full-time undergraduate, tertiary course of one or more academic years duration by attendance at an Australian tertiary institution
  • Students in receipt of, or eligible to receive, Centrelink payments including Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY, Austudy or an accepted means-tested Commonwealth government payment
  • Students who are Australian residents

Further information

Applications closed 01/02/2024


Dafydd Lewis Trust Scholarships for Year 12 boys


Scholarship details
  • Administered by Equity Trustees
  • Valued at $10,000 per year for three years only
  • Dafydd Lewis Trust scholarships are only available to male students
  • Multiple new scholarships awarded each year

Who can apply?
  • The Dafydd Lewis Trust provides equity and merit-based scholarships of $10,000 a year for 3 years to young men who might not have otherwise received a University education due to the limited financial resources of their parents
  • All applicants will need to complete a means test to be eligible
  • Applicants who are under 19 years of age on 1st January 2024 (i.e. not yet 20) – exceptions apply for holders of humanitarian visas

How to apply

Further information
  • The Dafydd Lewis Trust was established in 1942 and the first scholarships were awarded in 1943. Since its inception the Trust has awarded more than 1,100 scholarships
  • Information and the online application can be found at www.dafyddlewis.com.au

Applications closed 23/12/2023


Dammery Educational Tertiary Trust Scholarships


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by Equity Trustees Limited
  • Scholarships for Tertiary studies are available valued at $2,500
  • Available for one year

Who can apply?
  • Students who complete Year 12 in 2023 in a registered Victorian government school
  • Students commencing full-time university in 2024
  • 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)
  • Students will need to scan and email a copy of their 2024 confirmation of enrolment in a full-time tertiary course to studentscholarships@education.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2024
  • Evidence of the applicant receiving Youth Allowance (Step 4 of the online application form)

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


Ella Donald Service Fine Arts Memorial Scholarships for Year 12 students undertaking a Fine Arts degree in 2023


Scholarship details
  • Managed by the Department of Education
  • Valued at $1000
  • Available for the duration of the course, with an annual allowance of $1,000, subject to satisfactory academic progress
  • Several scholarships awarded each year

Who can apply?
  • Students who complete Year 12 in 2023 in a registered Victorian government school
  • Students who will commence a full-time fine arts degree or diploma in 2024. If you are not undertaking a full-time arts degree or diploma, please do not apply for this scholarship as you are not eligible
  • 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. Must be verified by the school principal)
  • Applicant's 2024 confirmation of enrolment in a full-time fine arts course – evidence will be required via email to studentscholarships@education.vic.gov.auby 1 March 2024
  • Evidence of the applicant receiving Youth Allowance (Step 4 of the online application form. Centrelink Reference Number required)

Application Closing Date
  • 1 February 2024

Further information

Applications closed 01/02/2024


Francis Gregory Foundation Scholarship for Year 12 students


Scholarship details
  • Administered by Francis Gregory Foundation Trustees
  • Valued at $6,000 per year (subject to annual review)
  • Available for the duration of the student’s undergraduate degree

Who can apply?
  • Registered Year 12 students who are Australian citizens
  • VCE students who achieve an ATAR greater than 80
  • VCE students who intend to undertake a full-time degree at any university in Australia
  • Students who are residents of Victoria and live in an FZ zone (as defined by the Victorian Government Department of Planning and Community Development) and whose parents own the property from which the main family income is derived
  • Students who can demonstrate financial hardship in relation to pursuing University studies

Further information
  • The Francis Gregory Foundation was established in 2012 and the first scholarships were awarded in 2013. The scholarship has been established to provide financial support to children of primary producers, to assist them to undertake University undergraduate studies by reducing financial barriers
  • For further information visit www.francisgregory.org.au or telephone: 0438 254177

Applications closed 01/02/2024


Frederick Richard O’Connell Scholarship for year 12 students


Scholarship details
  • Administered by Equity Trustees Limited
  • Valued at up to $5,000 per scholarship
  • Available for one year

Who can apply?
  • Students commencing or continuing a full-time degree or accredited course at a Victorian university
  • Students who demonstrate good character, personality, academic achievement and proficiency at sport

What to include with your application
  • Confirmation of enrolment in an approved degree or accredited course at a Victorian university
  • Evidence of the applicant's parent/guardian Timber Merchants Association (Victoria) membership details (if applicable)

Further information

Applications closed 01/02/2024


George Garibaldi Turri Scholarships for Year 12 students undertaking a teaching degree next year


Scholarship details
  • Managed by the Department of Education and Training
  • Valued at $2680 for the first year
  • Available for the duration of the course up to four years, subject to satisfactory academic progress
  • Multiple scholarships awarded each year

Who can apply?
  • Students who complete Year 12 in 2023 in a registered Victorian government school and will commence a full-time course in teacher education in 2024
  • Only students commencing a teaching degree in 2024 are eligible. If you are not undertaking a teaching degree in 2024, please consider applying for other scholarships as you are not eligible for the George Garibaldi Turri Scholarship
  • Students involved in school and community activities
  • 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)
  • Applicant's 2024 confirmation of enrolment in an approved teacher education course – evidence of enrolment to be emailed by 1 March 2024
  • Statements confirming the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities (Step 3 of the online application form)
  • Evidence of the applicant receiving Youth Allowance (Step 4 of the online application form. Centrelink Reference Number required)

Application Closing Date
  • 1 February 2024

Further information
  • Students will need to scan and email their 2024 enrolment confirmation to studentscholarships@education.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2024
  • Students awarded this scholarship in previous years need to scan and email their 2023 academic results and re-enrolment confirmation for 2024 to studentscholarships@education.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2024
  • Amount adjusted annually in line with Commonwealth Retail Price Index

Applications closed 01/02/2024


Ken Matthews Memorial Scholarship for Year 12 students undertaking a degree next year


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

Who can apply?
  • Students who complete Year 12 in 2023 in a registered Victorian school and who will commence full-time tertiary education in 2024 (no restrictions on the course)
  • 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 (Step 2 of the online application form)
  • Statements written by the applicant confirming their involvement in school and community activities (Step 3 of the online application form)
  • Applicant's confirmation of enrolment in an approved tertiary course for 2024 – evidence will be required via email by 1 March 2024
  • 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

Further information

Applications closed 01/02/2024


Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarship (1) Music Performance for Year 12 students


Scholarship details
  • Managed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)
  • Valued at up to $7000
  • Available for the first year of the student’s course in music performance

Who can apply?
  • Students completing VCE in Music Performance as a soloist and/or Music Investigation as a soloist and/or Music Industry (Performance) as a soloist
  • Students attending a Victorian government school
  • Students who can demonstrate a commitment to music in recent years and to a future career in music performance

What information you need to provide

Further information
  • This scholarship was established by the family of the late Margaret Schofield in recognition of her achievements as a musician and her commitment to music education

Applications closed 01/02/2024


Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarship (2) Music Composition for Year 12 students


Scholarship details
  • Managed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)
  • Valued at up to $7000
  • Available for the first year of the student’s course in music composition at an approved tertiary institution

Who can apply?
  • Students completing VCE in Music Style and Composition, Music Investigation and/or Music Industry (Performance) where students have included an original work in their performance examination program
  • Students attending a Victorian government school
  • Students who can demonstrate a commitment to music in recent years and to a future career in music composition

What to include with your application

Further information
  • This scholarship was established by the family of the late Margaret Schofield in recognition of her achievements as a musician and her commitment to music education

Applications closed 01/02/2024


Mary Jane Lewis Trust Scholarship for Year 12 girls


Scholarship details
  • Administered by Equity Trustees
  • Applications are now open
  • Valued at up to $10,000
  • Mary Jane Lewis Trust Scholarship Foundations scholarships are only available to girls
  • Multiple new scholarships awarded each year

Who can apply?
  • Female students who intend to undertake a full-time degree at a university - there are no restrictions on courses a student can study
  • Students whose parents'/guardians' joint gross income does not exceed the permissible threshold (refer to Mary Jane Lewis website for particulars)
  • There is no age restriction for applicants, however please note the restrictions regarding secondary education

Further information

Applications closed 23/12/2023


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


    The David Burgess Foundation Award


    Scholarship details
    • Administered by the David Burgess Foundation
    • Valued at approximately $5000
    • Available for the duration of the student’s course
    • Awarded to three students annually

    Who can apply?
    • Students who complete Year 12 and who have had to struggle to overcome adversity, shown commitment to their own goals and to those of the community
    • Students who demonstrate financial need

    What documentation you need to provide?
    • A written statement from the principal outlining your achievements
    • Evidence of the applicant receiving Youth Allowance

    Application Closing Date
    Further information

    Applications closed 01/02/2024


    Walter Lindrum Memorial Scholarship


    Scholarship details
    • Managed by Perpetual Limited
    • Valued at $500
    • Multiple scholarships available
    • Available for the duration of the full-time diploma or degree course, subject to satisfactory conduct and progress

    Who can apply?
    • Students who complete Year 12 in 2023 in a registered Victorian school and who will commence a University or TAFE degree or diploma in Victoria in 2024
    • Students involved in school and community activities
    • Students who demonstrate financial need

    What documentation you need to provide?
    • Applicant's 2023 academic results
    • Applicant's confirmation of enrolment in a University or TAFE - evidence will be required by 1 March 2024
    • Statements confirming the applicant's involvement in school and community activities
    • Evidence of the applicant receiving Youth Allowance or holding either a Health Care Card, a Low Income Health Care Card or a Pensioner Concession Card (Card Reference Number required)

    Applications close 1 February 2024

    Further information

    Applications closed 01/02/2024