School of Education


In addition to the scholarships listed below, students enrolled at FedUni may be eligible to apply for a range of other scholarships, grants and bursaries. For more information on what is available and your eligibility, please go to Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants

Brian McLennan Scholarship

The Brian McLennan Art Scholarship is a visual arts scholarship and was created in recognition of the contribution made by Brian McLennan to the teaching of arts at the School of Mines and Industries Ballarat (SMB), now a campus of Federation University Australia. SMB had a long and proud history in teaching art, and Brian McLennan as a teacher, Head of Department and Assistant Director had a major influence on the teaching programs over the period 1976 – 1999. Scholarships are awarded annually and consist of one scholarship, to the value of $2,000.


Students enrolled in the Diploma of Graphic Design who intend to pathway into the second year of the Bachelor of Communication Design. At the time of the application and on receipt of the scholarship the recipient must be enrolled as a full time student.


1. Register yourself with KickStart.
2. Complete the online Brian McLennan Scholarship Application

Albert Coates Memorial Scholarships

The Albert Coates Memorial Scholarships are awarded by the Albert Coates Memorial Trust to students who are able to achieve academic excellence whilst overcoming challenging circumstances


Students enrolled in their second year of a visual arts undergraduate or postgraduate program could be eligible to apply for the Jim Pryor/Ballaarat Club Visual Arts Award, one of the three Memorial Scholarships available to the value of $2,500.


For further information and to apply please go to Albert Coates Memorial Scholarships

Education Scholarships available to rural students

Fifteen scholarships for rural students have been announced for students enrolled in Education programs at Federation University Australia.

The Victorian Government scholarships will support FedUni students undertaking a pathway course that leads to an initial teacher education (ITE) qualification.

The scholarships will be available in the following programs: Bachelor of Education Studies (Mt Helen and Gippsland Campuses); and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Mt Helen Campus).

Scholarships valued at $3000 will be available for successful candidates commencing one of the above courses.

An additional payment of $2000 will be made available for students who complete the course and enrol in an ITE course at FedUni.

“The University is very pleased to be able to offer these generous scholarships to rural students in our regions,” Professor John McDonald, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education and Arts, said.

“We will continue to work with the Victorian Government to provide high quality teacher education programs to students throughout the state and beyond.”


Applications open on 1 November. Information about how to apply can be found at

More details about FedUni education programs are at