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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.

Charlotte Wilson Scholarship

Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by the Department of Education and Training
  • Valued at $1500
  • Available for one year
  • One scholarship awarded each year.

Who can apply?
  • Australian citizens, female students who have completed their second year of training at the University of Melbourne in 2019 to qualify as a primary teacher, and
  • have completed their VCE in a registered Victorian government school, and
  • can demonstrate financial need.

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2019 University of Melbourne academic results
  • Evidence of the applicant receiving Youth Allowance and in receipt of either a valid Health Care Card, a Low Income Health Care Card or a Pensioner Concession Card - Centrelink Reference Number required.
  • Evidence that VCE was completed in a Victorian government school
  • Confirmation of re-enrolment for third year of teacher training in 2020 at Melbourne University should be scanned and emailed to by 1 March 2020.

Application Closing Date
  • 31st of January, 2020

Further information
  • The late Miss Charlotte Wilson, a retired infant teacher who died in 1950, bequeathed a sum of money to assist female students to become teachers.

Applications closed 31/01/2020

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.

Further information
  • Details of eligibility and selection of students can be found at
  • 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:

Applications closed 31/01/2020