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Scholarships available to Year 8 Students

Scholarships ranging in value from $300 to $1,000 are available to support current Year 8 students who will be continuing secondary school next year. Applicants are encouraged to apply for as many scholarships that they may be eligible for.


Glenn Moorhead Memorial Scholarship


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by the Rail, Tram and Bus Union, Locomotive Division
  • Valued at $300
  • One scholarship awarded each year

Who can apply?
  • Students who complete Year 8 in 2023 in a registered Victorian school
  • Only students with a parent/guardian who is a financial member of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union, Locomotive Division are eligible
  • Students involved in school and community activities

What to include with your application
  • Applicant's 2023 end-of-year academic results (Step 2 of the online application form)
  • Statements confirming the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities (Step 3 of the online application form)
  • Evidence that the parent/guardian is a financial member of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union, Locomotive Division - (Step 4 of the online application form: member details required)

Application Closing Date
  • 1 February 2023


Applications closed 01/02/2024


John and Maud Askew Secondary Scholarships for Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 students


Scholarship details
  • Managed by Equity Trustees
  • Valued at $1,500 each
  • Available for one year
  • Multiple scholarships will be awarded in 2024

Who can apply?
  • Students who complete Year 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 in 2023 in a registered Victorian government school
  • Students involved in school and community activities
  • Families or students who demonstrate financial need

What information you need to include with your application
  • Applicant's 2023 end-of-year academic results (Step 2 of online application form)
  • Statements written by the applicant confirming their involvement in school and community activities. This section must be completed by the student (Step 3 of the online application form)
  • Evidence of the applicant's parent/carer receiving Centrelink income support benefits and holding a valid Health Care Card (for those students under the age of 16 years) or a Low Income Health Care Card or a Pensioner Concession Card, or the applicant receiving the Youth Allowance (Step 4 of the online application form - Centrelink Reference Number required)

Application Closing Date
  • 1 February 2024

Further information
  • John and Maud Askew bequeathed funds for the benefit and advancement of Victorian government primary and secondary school students

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


    R S Marr Scholarship for Year 8 students


    Scholarship details
    • Managed by the Department of Education
    • Valued at $300
    • Available for one year
    • Multiple scholarship awarded each year

    Who can apply?
    • Students who complete Year 8 in 2023 in a registered Victorian government school
    • Students involved in school and community activities

    What to include with your application
    • Applicant's 2023 end-of-year academic results (Step 2 of the online applications form)
    • Statements confirming the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities (Step 3 of the online application form)

    Application Closing Date
    • 1 February 2024

    Further information
    • In 1946, funds were bequeathed by Robert Sterne Marr to provide a scholarship in perpetuity for the promotion and encouragement of education in Victoria

    Applications closed 01/02/2024