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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 $4000
  • 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 tertiarty 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


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 the website: www.avcat.org.au
  • Telephone: (02) 9213 7999
  • Email: info@avcat.org.au
  • Website: www.avcat.org.au


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 2021 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 2021 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 2022 at Melbourne University should be scanned and emailed to studentscholarships@education.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2022

Application Closing Date
  • 28 February 2022

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


Doris Evans Scholarship for students who completed 2nd year of primary teacher training in 2020


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 students who are currently completing their second year of teacher training in 2021 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 2022 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 documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2021 end-of-year academic results
  • Evidence of the applicant receiving Youth Allowance (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 2022 should be scanned and emailed to studentscholarships@education.vic.gov.au by 1 March 2022

Application Closing Date
  • 28 February 2022


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 who will commence or continue a full-time degree or accredited course at a Victorian university in 2022
  • Students who demonstrate good character, personality, academic achievement and proficiency at sport

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Student's 2022 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 open mid-late November
  • 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 guidelines and access to the Application form can be obtained from Equity Trustees Limited's website: www.eqt.com.au
  • Telephone: Equity Trustees Philanthropy Services on 1300 133 432
  • Email: charities@eqt.com.au


The AusIMM EEF Scholarships


Scholarship details
  • Administered by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) Education Endowment Fund
  • Valued at $11,000 per year for the AusIMM EEF Premium Scholarships and $15,000 per year for a Sir Frank Espie/Rio Tinto Leadership Award
  • Scholarships are awarded for the length of undergraduate study until graduation, providing the student continues to meet the scholarship criteria. An Honours year is classed as an undergraduate year

Who can apply?
  • Students studying in an AusIMM recognised course
  • Students must be Australian residents or hold permanent resident visas
  • All applicants must clearly demonstrate their intent to work in the industry, evidence industry related work experience and hold current membership of the AusIMM

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 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
  • Email: eef@ausimm.com.au