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Doris Evans Scholarship for students completing 2nd year of primary teacher training this year


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by the Department of Education and Training
  • Valued at $575
  • Available for one year
  • One scholarship awarded each year.

Who can apply?
  • Female student teachers who are currently completing their second year of teacher training in 2018 at an accredited tertiary institution in Victoria to qualify as a teacher of primary-aged children.
  • Female student teachers who will undertake their third year of teacher training in 2019 at an accredited tertiary institution in Victoria to qualify as a teacher of primary-aged children.
  • Female student teachers who have completed their VCE in a registered Victorian non-metropolitan government school.
  • Female student teachers who are not holders of any other scholarships.
  • Female student teachers who demonstrate financial need.

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2018 academic results.
  • 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 (Card Reference Number required).
  • VCE results as evidence that VCE was completed in a Victorian non-metropolitan government school.
  • Enrolment confirmation of third year teacher training in a tertiary institution for 2019 should be scanned and emailed to studentscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2019.

Application Closing Date
  • 1 February 2019


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


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 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 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


The AusIMM EEF Scholarships


Scholarship details
  • Administered by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) Education Endowment Fund
  • Valued at $8,000 per year for a standard EEF scholarship and $14,000 per year for a Sir Frank Espie/Rio Tinto scholarship
  • Available for up to three years (conditions apply)
  • Up to 17 scholarships awarded each year.

Who can apply?
  • Students studying in an AusIMM recognised course
  • Students must be Australian residents or hold permanent resident visas
  • Students with an excellent knowledge of the minerals industry
  • Students with minerals industry work experience (vacation or part-time work)
  • Students intending to work in the minerals industry after graduation
  • Students with demonstrated team and leadership skills (via Student Chapters, AusIMM and/or other activities)
  • Students participating in AusIMM activities (Student Chapters, Branch activities and conferences)
  • Students participating in other minerals-related societies.

What documentation you need to provide?
  • An application letter detailing suitability and desire to hold an AusIMM EEF Scholarship and addressing the Sir Frank Espie/Rio Tinto Leadership Scholarship criteria
  • Full university results to date
  • A full CV/resume detailing study achievements, work experience and other activities
  • Any other documentation which may support the application, such as work references and certificates.

Application Closing Date
  • 30 January 2018

Further information
  • Details of eligibility and selection of students can be found at www.ausimm.com.au/eef
  • The AusIMM Education Endowment Fund (EEF) Scholarships were established to support the future leaders of the minerals industry through their higher education studies. Students receive the invaluable benefits of mentoring and networking opportunities with a major minerals company through this scholarship.
  • The AusIMM also offers a range of various travel and thesis scholarships and prizes.
  • Telephone: Senior Coordinator, Education & Careers on (03) 9662 3166
  • Email: eef@ausimm.com.au