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Scholarships available to Tertiary Students

Scholarships ranging in value from $575 to $10,000 are available to support current Tertiary students intending to continue their studies next year. Applicants are encouraged to apply for as many scholarships that they may be eligible for.


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


Doris Evans Scholarship for students who complete 2nd year of primary teacher training in 2023


Scholarship details
  • Managed by the Department of Education
  • Valued at $575
  • Available for one year

Who can apply?
  • Female students who complete their second year of teacher training in 2023 at an accredited tertiary institution in Victoria to qualify as a teacher of primary-aged children
  • Female students who will undertake their third year of teacher training in 2024 at an accredited tertiary institution in Victoria to qualify as a teacher of primary-aged children
  • Female students who have completed their VCE in a registered Victorian non-metropolitan government school
  • Female students who are not holders of any other scholarships
  • Female students who demonstrate financial need

What to include with your application
  • Applicant's 2023 end-of-year academic results
  • Evidence of the applicant receiving Centrelink income support payments (Centrelink Reference Number required)
  • VCE results and evidence that VCE was completed in a Victorian non-metropolitan government school
  • Enrolment confirmation of third year teacher training in a tertiary institution for 2023 should be scanned and emailed to studentscholarships@education.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2024

Application Closing Date
  • 1 February 2024

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


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