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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.

Do any of these apply to you?Consider these scholarships
Are you intending to study full-time at university in 2019?

Alexander Rushall

Are you a female Koorie student?

Alice Jennings

Are you interested in studying Fine Arts?

Ella Donald Service Fine Arts

Are you interested in a teaching degree?

George Garibaldi Turri

Are you a male student intending to study a full-time degree in a field other than: Art, Music, Education or Theology at university in 2019?

Dafydd Lewis

Are you a female student heading to university in 2019?

Mary Jane Lewis

Do you have a parent/guardian in the Locomotive Division of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union and do you intend to study in 2019?

Glen Moorhead

Ken Matthews

Do you live in a farming area and intend to study in 2019?

Francis Gregory

Are you interested in studying Music Performance?

Margaret Schofield (Music Performance)

Are you interested in studying Music Composition?

Margaret Schofield (Music Composition)

Are you intending to study Bachelor of Education (primary) at LaTrobe (Bendigo)?

Kluwell Publications

Are you intending to study full-time at university in 2019 and can demonstrate good character, personality, academic achievement and proficiency at sport?

Frederick Richard O’Connell

Have you overcome adversity and do you receive Youth Allowance?

David Burgess

Are you a child or grandchild of a person who has three or more years continuous full-time service, as a member of the Australian Navy, Army or Air Force.

Scholarships for children of veterans


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


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by Trust Company Limited
  • Valued at $1500
  • Available for one year
  • Four scholarships will be awarded in 2018.

Who can apply?
  • Students completing Year 12 in 2018 in a registered Victorian government school who will commence full-time university in 2019
  • Students involved in school and community activities
  • Students who demonstrate financial need.

What documentation do you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2018 end-of-year academic results
  • Applicant's confirmation of enrolment in an approved tertiary course (no restrictions on the course) – evidence will be required by 1 March 2019
  • Statements confirming the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities
  • Evidence of the applicant receiving Youth Allowance or the parent/guardian holding 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
  • Students will need to scan and email a copy of their confirmation of enrolment for 2019 in a full-time university course to studentscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au by 1 March 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 


Alice Jennings Scholarship for Year 12 female Koorie students undertaking a degree next year


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by the Department of Education and Training
  • Valued at $1000
  • Available for the duration of the course, subject to satisfactory academic progress
  • One scholarship awarded each year.

Who can apply?
  • Female Koorie students who are completing Year 12 in 2018 in a registered Victorian school, who will be commencing a full-time approved TAFE or university course in 2019 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 documentation do you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2018 end-of-year academic results
  • Applicant's confirmation of enrolment in an approved TAFE or university course – evidence will be required by 1 March 2019
  • Statement confirming the applicant’s involvement in Koorie community activities.

Application Closing Date
  • 1 February 2019

Further information
  • Students need to scan and email their 2019 enrolment confirmation in a tertiary institution to studentscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2019.
  • Students awarded this scholarship in previous years need to scan and email their academic results and 2019 enrolment confirmation to studentscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au by 1 March 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 


Dafydd Lewis Trust Scholarships for Year 12 male students


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

Who can apply?
  • Male students educated at a Victorian government school for the last 5 years preceding the awarding of the scholarships – exceptions apply for holders of humanitarian visas.
  • Male students who intend to undertake a full-time degree at any university in Victoria in 2018 with the exception of Arts, Education, Music and Theology.
  • Students whose parents'/guardians' joint gross income does not exceed the permissible threshold ($82,483.00 per annum in 2018).
  • Applicants who are under 19 years of age on 1st January 2019 (i.e. not yet 20) – exceptions apply for holders of humanitarian visas.

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Proof of the applicant’s parents'/guardians' financial status.
  • Written report/statement from applicant.
  • Written report/statement from principal.
  • Evidence of the applicant’s ATAR score (when available).

Application Closing Date
  • Friday 21 December 2018

Further information
  • Finalists are required to attend an interview with the panel of scholarship trustees who will select scholarship recipients.
  • 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.lewisscholarships.org.au
  • Telephone: 03 8623 5000
  • Email: lewis.secretary@gmail.com


Ella Donald Service Fine Arts Memorial Scholarships for Year 12 students undertaking a Fine Arts degree next year


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by the Department of Education and Training
  • Valued at $1000
  • Available for the duration of the course, subject to satisfactory academic progress
  • Several scholarships awarded each year.

Who can apply?
  • Students who are completing VCE in 2018 in a registered Victorian government school
  • Students who will commence a full-time fine arts degree or diploma in 2019
  • Students under 21 years of age who demonstrate financial need.

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2018 end-of-year academic results
  • Applicant's 2019 confirmation of enrolment in a full-time fine arts course – evidence will be required by 1 March 2019
  • VCE results and evidence that VCE was completed in a Victorian government school
  • Evidence of the applicant receiving Youth Allowance or the applicant's parent/guardian holding 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
  • Students will need to scan and email a copy of their 2019 confirmation of enrolment in a full-time fine arts course and a copy of their 2018 end of year report to studentscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2019.
  • Students awarded this scholarship in previous years will need to scan and email their re-enrolment confirmation for 2019 and a copy of their 2018 end of year results to studentscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au by 1 March 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 


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
  • Two scholarships awarded each year.

Who can apply?
  • Registered VCE students who are Australian citizens
  • VCE students who have achieved an ATAR score greater than 80 in 2018
  • VCE students who intend to undertake a full-time degree at any university in Australia in 2019
  • 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
  • Students who are between the age of 17 and 20 as of 1st January 2019.

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Application form (available on request)
  • Written report/statement from applicant
  • Written report/statement from principal and referees
  • Evidence of the applicant’s ATAR score (when available)
  • Signed parent's financial statement document.

Application Closing Date
  • 4 January 2019

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.
  • Application forms can be obtained by emailing your request to info@francisgregory.org.au
  • Completed application forms should be mailed to:

  • The Chairperson
    Francis Gregory Foundation
    P O Box 69
    DROUIN VIC 3818
  • Telephone: 03 5625 4177
  • Applications are by hard copy only.
  • Application forms will not be available until October 1, 2018.


Frederick Richard O’Connell Scholarship for year 12 students


Scholarship details
  • Administered by Equity Trustees Limited
  • Valued at $10,000 per scholarship
  • Available for one year.

Who can apply?
  • Students who will commence or continue a full-time degree or accredited course at a Victorian university in 2019
  • Students who demonstrate good character, personality, academic achievement and proficiency at sport.

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Student's 2019 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).

Application Closing Date
  • 31 Dec 2018

Further information
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are children of either employees or directors/proprietors of companies that are members of the Timber Merchants Association (Victoria).
  • Application forms can be obtained from Equity Trustees Limited's website: www.eqt.com.au
  • Telephone: Equity Trustees Philanthropy Services on (03) 8623 5000
  • Email: charities@eqt.com.au


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


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by the Department of Education and Training
  • Valued at $2682 for the first year
  • Available for the duration of the course, subject to satisfactory academic progress
  • Several scholarships awarded each year.

Who can apply?
  • Students who are currently completing Year 12 in 2018 in a registered Victorian government school and will commence a full-time course in teacher education in 2019
  • Only students commencing a teaching degree in 2019 are eligible
  • Students involved in school and community activities
  • Students who demonstrate financial need.

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2018 end-of-year academic results
  • Applicant's 2019 confirmation of enrolment in an approved teacher education course – evidence will be required by 1 March 2019
  • Statements confirming the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities
  • Evidence of the applicant receiving Youth Allowance or the applicant's parent/guardian holding 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
  • Students will need to scan and email their 2019 enrolment confirmation to studentscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2019.
  • Students awarded this scholarship in previous years need to scan and email their 2018 academic results and re-enrolment confirmation for 2019 to studentscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2019.
  • Amount adjusted annually in line with Commonwealth Retail Price Index.
  • If you are not commencing a teaching degree in 2019, please do not apply as you are not eligible.

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 


Glenn Moorhead 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 $600
  • Available for one year
  • One scholarship awarded each year.

Who can apply?
  • Students who are currently completing Year 12 in 2018 in a registered Victorian school and will commence full-time tertiary education in 2019 (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 documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2018 end-of-year academic results
  • Applicant's 2019 confirmation of enrolment in an approved tertiary course – evidence will be required by 1 March 2019
  • 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

Further information
  • Students will need to scan and email a copy of their confirmation of enrolment for 2019 to studentscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au by 1 March 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 


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 $600
  • Available for one year
  • One scholarship awarded each year.

Who can apply?
  • Students who are currently completing Year 12 in 2018 in a registered Victorian school and will commence full-time tertiary education in 2019 (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 documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2018 end-of-year academic results
  • Applicant's confirmation of enrolment in an approved tertiary course for 2019 – evidence will be required by 1 March 2019
  • 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

Further information
  • Students will need to scan and email a copy of their confirmation of enrolment for 2019 in an approved tertiary course to studentscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au by 1 March 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 


Kluwell Publications Educational Scholarship for Year 12 students


Scholarship details
  • Administered by Kluwell Publications
  • Valued at $10,000 paid over four years (subject to annual review)
  • Payments are made each year (first year $4,000, second year $3000, third year $2,000 and fourth year $1,000)
  • One scholarship awarded each year.

Who can apply?
  • Students intending to enrol in their first year of the Bachelor of Education (primary) at LaTrobe University (Bendigo campus) on a full time basis for the first time in 2019
  • Students who are currently completing Year 12 in a regional or rural township (with a population of 65,000 or less) in 2018
  • VCE students who intend to undertake a full-time degree at LaTrobe University Bendigo campus in 2019
  • Students who can demonstrate financial hardship in relation to pursuing University studies
  • Students intending to teach in a primary setting only
  • Students are not eligible if they are already in receipt of another scholarship.

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Application form addressing the eligibility criteria which should also include a personal statement detailing career goals, ambitions and financial hardship circumstances
  • Documentary evidence to support the financial hardship described in the personal statement. Documentary evidence includes a copy of the most recent Centrelink statement or most recent tax return
  • Written report/statement from principal and referees
  • A copy of your Year 12 academic results and an offical statement as evidence that you attended a regional secondary school in 2018. Your application will be ineligible without proof that you attended a regional secondary college in 2018.

Application Closing Date
  • 15 February 2019

Further information
  • The Kluwell Publications Educational Scholarship was established in 2014 and the first recipients who were awarded scholarships graduated in 2018 after completing their four year course at the end of 2017. This scholarship recognises the financial obstacles and other barriers facing students from rural and remote locations and has been established to provide financial support to students who are required to relocate from home in order to undertake University undergraduate studies.
  • Information and the online application form can be found at www.blog.kluwell.com/kluwell-education-scholarship/


Mary Jane Lewis Trust Scholarship for year 12 female students


Scholarship details
  • Administered by Equity Trustees
  • Valued at $10,000 per year for three years only
  • Mary Jane Lewis Trust Scholarships are only available to girls
  • Multiple new scholarships awarded each year.

Who can apply?
  • Female students educated at a Victorian government school for the last 5 years preceding the awarding of the scholarships – exceptions apply for holders of humanitarian visas.
  • Female students who intend to undertake a full-time degree at any university in Victoria in 2019 - there are no restrictions on courses a student can study.
  • Students whose parents'/guardians' joint gross income does not exceed the permissible threshold ($82,483.00 per annum in 2018).
  • Applicants who are under 19 years of age on 1st January 2019 (i.e. not yet 20) – exceptions apply for holders of humanitarian visas.

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Proof of the applicant’s parents'/guardians' financial status.
  • Written report/statement from applicant.
  • Written report/statement from principal.
  • Evidence of the applicant’s ATAR score (when available).

Application Closing Date
  • Friday 21 December 2018

Further information
  • Finalists are required to attend an interview with the panel of scholarship trustees who will select scholarship recipients.
  • The Mary Jane Lewis Trust was established in 1994 and the first scholarships were awarded in 1995. Since its inception the Trust has awarded 46 scholarships.
  • Information and the online application can be found at www.lewisscholarships.org.au
  • Telephone: 03 8623 5000
  • Email: lewis.secretary@gmail.com


Scholarships for Children of Veterans


Scholarship details
  • Administered by the Australian Veterans’ Children’s Assistance Trust (AVCAT)
  • Valued between $3000 and $5000
  • Available for one or more years (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 under the age of 25 when applying unless exceptional circumstances exist related to the veteran.
  • 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 tertiarty institution.
  • Students who are eligible on income and assets grounds for the Centrelink Youth Allowance full-time educational benefits, at the time of application, if currently in full-time education. (NB students may elect to receive VCES instead of Youth Allowance).
  • Students who are Australian residents.

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Copy of your birth certificate
  • Copy of the Veteran's service record
  • Evidence of the applicant receiving Youth Allowance benefits for full-time study
  • Applicant’s confirmation of enrolment in a full-time course at an Australian university or TAFE – the course must be of one or more academic years in length at an undergraduate level
  • Copy of your academic results for the last 18 months
  • A personal statement and Academic Referee Report.

Application Closing Date
  • 31 October each year

Further information
  • There are many different schemes on offer in the scholarship. Students are requested to visit the website for information.
  • Application forms can be obtained from:

  • Australian Veterans’ Children’s Assistance Trust (AVCAT)
    PO Box K978
    HAYMARKET NSW 1240
  • Telephone: 1800 620 361
  • Email: avcat@dva.gov.au
  • Website: www.avcat.org.au

Applications closed 31/10/2018


The David Burgess Foundation Award


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

Who can apply?
  • Students currently completing Year 12 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
  • 31 October 2018

Further information
  • The award will go towards the cost of tertiary education, support and guidance from mentors.
  • Telephone: Mary Burgess on (03) 9873 3053
  • Email: grannymb@bigpond.com

Applications closed 31/10/2018


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


Scholarship details
  • Administered by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)
  • Valued at $7000
  • Available for the first year of the student’s course in music performance
  • One or more scholarships awarded each year in each category.

Who can apply?
  • Students completing VCE in Music Performance as a soloist and/or Music Investigation as a soloist and/or VCE VET 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 documentation you need to provide?
  • Submit on-line application to VCAA (available from VCAA website in early September)
  • VCE results for Music studies listed above.

Application Opening Date
  • 1 September 2018

Application Closing Date
  • 11 November 2018

Further information

Applications closed 11/11/2018


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


Scholarship details
  • Administered by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)
  • Valued at $7000
  • Available for the first year of the student’s course in music composition at an approved tertiary institution
  • One or more scholarships awarded each year in each category.

Who can apply?
  • Students completing VCE in Music Style and Composition, Music Investigation and/or VCE VET 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 documentation you need to provide?
  • Submit an on-line application form to VCAA (available on the VCAA website in early September)
  • VCE results for any or all of the above Music studies.

Application Opening Date
  • 1 September 2018

Application Closing Date
  • 11 November 2018

Further information

Applications closed 11/11/2018