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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 2018 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 2018 University of Melbourne academic results
  • Evidence of the applicant receiving Youth Allowance and in receipt of either a 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 2019 at Melbourne University should be scanned and emailed to studenscholarships@edumail.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2019.

Application Closing Date
  • 1 February 2019

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.

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Doris Evans Scholarship


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


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