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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 Trust Company Limited
  • Valued at $1500
  • Available for one year
  • Five scholarships will be awarded in 2020.

Who can apply?
  • Students completing Year 12 in 2019 in a registered Victorian government school who will commence full-time university in 2020
  • Students involved in school and community activities
  • Students who demonstrate financial need.

What documentation do you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2019 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 2020
  • 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
  • 31 January 2020

Further information
  • Students will need to scan and email a copy of their confirmation of enrolment for 2020 in a full-time university course to studentscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2020.

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.

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 currently completing Year 12 in 2019 in a registered Victorian school, who will be commencing a full-time approved TAFE or university course in 2020 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 2019 end-of-year academic results
  • Applicant's confirmation of enrolment in an approved TAFE or university course – evidence will be required by 1 March 2020
  • Statement confirming the applicant’s involvement in Koorie community activities.

Application Closing Date
  • 31 January 2020

Further information
  • Students need to scan and email their 2020 enrolment confirmation in a tertiary institution to studentscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2020.
  • Students awarded this scholarship in previous years need to scan and email their academic results and 2020 enrolment confirmation to studentscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2020.

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 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 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 2020 with the exception of Arts, Education, Music and Theology.
  • Students whose parents'/guardians' joint gross income does not exceed the permissible threshold ($84,958.00 in 2018/19).
  • Applicants who are under 19 years of age on 1st January 2020 (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
  • midday 20 December 2019

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.dafyddlewis.com.au
  • Telephone: 03 8623 5000
  • Email: lewis.secretary@gmail.com


Dammery Educational Tertiary Trust Scholarships


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by Equity Trustees Limited
  • Multiple scholarships for Tertiary studies are available for $2,500
  • Available for one year
  • Multiple scholarships to be awarded in 2020.

Who can apply?
  • Students completing Year 12 in 2019 in a registered Victorian government school who will commence full-time university in 2020
  • Families or students who demonstrate financial need.

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Evidence of a tertiary placement and enrolment acceptance letter is required to be eligible.
  • 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
  • 31st of January, 2020

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.

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 


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 2019 in a registered Victorian government school
  • Students who will commence a full-time fine arts degree or diploma in 2020
  • Students under 21 years of age who demonstrate financial need.

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2019 end-of-year academic results
  • Applicant's 2020 confirmation of enrolment in a full-time fine arts course – evidence will be required by 1 March 2020
  • 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
  • 31st of January 2020

Further information
  • Students will need to scan and email a copy of their 2020 confirmation of enrolment in a full-time fine arts course and a copy of their 2019 end of year report to studentscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2020.
  • Students awarded this scholarship in previous years will need to scan and email their re-enrolment confirmation for 2020 and a copy of their 2019 end of year results to studentscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2020.

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 2019
  • VCE students who intend to undertake a full-time degree at any university in Australia in 2020
  • 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 2020.

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.


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
  • Currently completing application forms should be mailed to:

  • The Chairperson
    Francis Gregory Foundation
    P O Box 69
    DROUIN VIC 3818
  • Telephone: 0438 254177
  • Applications are by hard copy only.
  • Application forms will not be available until October 1, 2019.


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 up to four years, subject to satisfactory academic progress
  • Thirty scholarships awarded each year.

Who can apply?
  • Students who are currently completing Year 12 in 2019 in a registered Victorian government school and will commence a full-time course in teacher education in 2020
  • Only students commencing a teaching degree in 2020 are eligible
  • Students involved in school and community activities
  • Students who demonstrate financial need.

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2019 end-of-year academic results
  • Applicant's 2020 confirmation of enrolment in an approved teacher education course – evidence will be required by 1 March 2020
  • 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
  • 31 January 2020

Further information
  • Students will need to scan and email their 2020 enrolment confirmation to studentscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2020.
  • Students awarded this scholarship in previous years need to scan and email their 2019 academic results and re-enrolment confirmation for 2020 to studentscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2020.
  • Amount adjusted annually in line with Commonwealth Retail Price Index.
  • If you are not commencing a teaching degree in 2020, 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 2019 in a registered Victorian school and will commence full-time tertiary education in 2020 (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 2019 end-of-year academic results
  • Applicant's 2020 confirmation of enrolment in an approved tertiary course – evidence will be required by 1 March 2020
  • 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
  • 31 January 2020

Further information
  • Students will need to scan and email a copy of their confirmation of enrolment for 2020 to studentscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2020.

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 2019 in a registered Victorian school and will commence full-time tertiary education in 2020 (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 2019 end-of-year academic results
  • Applicant's confirmation of enrolment in an approved tertiary course for 2020 – evidence will be required by 1 March 2020
  • 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
  • 31 January 2020

Further information
  • Students will need to scan and email a copy of their confirmation of enrolment for 2020 in an approved tertiary course to studentscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2020.

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 


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

Application Closing Date

Further information


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.


Further information


Mary Jane Lewis Trust Scholarship for Year 12 girls


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

Who can apply?
  • Female students educated at an Australian State Secondary 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 university in 2020 - there are no restrictions on courses a student can study.
  • Students whose parents'/guardians' joint gross income does not exceed the permissible threshold ($84,958.00 in 2018/19).
  • There is no age restriction for applicants, however please note the restrictions regarding secondary education.

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
  • midday 20 December 2019

Further information
  • Finalists are required to attend an interview with the panel of scholarship trustees who will select scholarship recipients.
  • The Mary Jane Lewis Scholarship Foundation was established in 1994 and the first scholarships were awarded in 1995. Since its inception the Foundation has awarded 54 scholarships.
  • Information and the online application can be found at www.maryjanelewis.com.au
  • Telephone: 03 8623 5000
  • Email: lewis.secretary@gmail.com


Walter Lindrum Memorial Scholarships


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by Trust Company Limited
  • Valued at $500
  • Two available in 2020.

Who can apply?
  • Students who are currently completing Year 12 in 2019 in a registered Victorian school who will commence a University or TAFE degree or diploma in Victoria in 2020
  • Students involved in school and community activities
  • Students who demonstrate financial need.

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2019 academic results
  • Applicant's confirmation of enrolment in a University or TAFE - evidence will be required by 1 March 2020
  • Statements confirming the applicant's involvement in school and community activities
  • Evidence of the applicant receiving Youth Allowance or the applicant's parents/guardians holding either a Health Care Card, a Low Income Health Care Card or a Pensioner Concession Card (Card Reference Number required).

Application Closing Date
  • 31 January 2020

Further information
  • Students will need to scan and email their enrolment confirmation for 2020 to studentscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au.
  • Students awarded this scholarship in previous years need to scan and email their 2019 academic results and confirmation of re-enrolment for 2020 to studentscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2020.

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