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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.


Albert Jacka and William Newton Memorial Scholarship for Year 8 students


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by Port Phillip City Council
  • Valued at $1000
  • Available for one year
  • One scholarship awarded each year

Who can apply?
  • Students completing Year 8 in 2021 in a registered Victorian school
  • Only students who live in the City of Port Phillip are eligible
  • Students involved in school and community activities
  • Families or students who demonstrate financial need

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2021 end-of-year academic results
  • Statements confirming the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities>
  • Evidence that the applicant's parent/guardian is receiving Centrelink benefits and holds a valid Health Care Card, a valid Low Income Health Care Card or a Pensioner Concession Card (Centrelink Reference Number required)


  • NOTE: Students with limited access to face-to-face school and community activities due to COVID-safe settings should include details of previous involvement in school and community activities, or school and community activities undertaken via online or virtual platforms such as Zoom

Application Closing Date
  • 28 February, 2022

Further information
  • This scholarship is in memory of Albert Jacka and William Newton, two Victoria Cross winners who were residents of the City of Port Phillip.
  • If you do not live in the City of Port Phillip, please do not apply as you are not eligible.


Angela Taylor Scholarships for Year 8 students


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by the Police Association
  • Valued at $350 each
  • Available for one year
  • Two scholarships awarded each year

Who can apply?
  • Students who are completing Year 8 in 2021 in a registered Victorian school
  • Only students with a parent/guardian who is a member of the Victorian police force, a retired member or a police widow are eligible
  • Students involved in school and community activities

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2021 end-of-year academic results
  • Evidence that the parent/guardian is a member of the Victorian police force, a retired member or a police widow - member details required
  • Statements confirming the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities


  • NOTE: Students with limited access to face-to-face school and community activities due to COVID-safe settings should include details of previous involvement in school and community activities, or school and community activities undertaken via online or virtual platforms such as Zoom

Application Closing Date
  • 28 February 2022

Further information
  • Constable Angela Taylor was tragically killed while on duty. These scholarships are awarded in memory of her bravery and her devotion to duty.


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


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by Equity Trustees
  • Valued at $1,000 each
  • Available for one year
  • Multiple scholarships will be awarded in 2021

Who can apply?
  • Students completing Year 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 in 2021 in a registered Victorian government school
  • Students involved in school and community activities
  • Families or students who demonstrate financial need

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2021 end-of-year academic results
  • Statements written by the applicant confirming the their involvement in school and community activities. This section must be completed by the student
  • Evidence of the applicant's parent/guardian 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 (Centrelink Reference Number required)

NOTE: Students with limited access to face-to-face school and community activities due to COVID-safe settings should include details of previous involvement in school and community activities, or school and community activities undertaken via online or virtual platforms such as Zoom

Application Closing Date
  • 28 February 2022

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


R S Marr Scholarship for Year 8 students


Scholarship details
  • Sponsored by the Department of Education and Training
  • Valued at $300
  • Available for one year and paid directly to the school
  • One scholarship awarded each year

Who can apply?
  • Students who are currently completing Year 8 in 2020 in a registered Victorian government school
  • Students involved in school and community activities

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Applicant's 2020 end-of-year academic results
  • Statements confirming the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities

NOTE: Students with limited access to school and community activities due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic may include details of their previous involvement in school and community activities

Application Closing Date
  • 28 February 2021

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
  • The money is paid to the student's school for essential educational items for which parents are normally expected to pay or pay the school to provide. These essential items do not include voluntary contributions
  • At the end of the year, if there is a remaining balance, it is paid to the parent/guardian for the benefit of the student