Scholarships

Scholarships at FedUni provide financial assistance to students to help further their education. There are a number of different scholarships available for current eligible students. Some scholarships are based on academic merit, other scholarships exist to support students from indigenous backgrounds, students suffering financial hardship and students who have relocated from remote or regional areas to study.

Faculty scholarships

These scholarships are specific to students that are studying within that faculty.

FedUni-wide scholarships

Scholarships that are offered by internal FedUni departments. These include;

FedUni High Achievers Scholarship

The FedUni High Achievers Scholarship is awarded to students to recognise ambition and reward success.

Find out further information about the FedUni High Achievers Scholarship here

Federation Year 12 Scholarship

We offer scholarships to the value of $5,000 to Year 12 students across Victoria who enrol in a Federation University Australia course. Applications Open in August each year. Further information and application details

RJ Young Scholarship

These scholarships are valued at $4000 per annum. Students must be enrolled full-time or part-time in a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma course delivered in Ballarat for the 2017 academic year. Further information and application details

Albert Coates Memorial Scholarships

The Albert Coates Memorial Scholarships are awarded to students who are able to achieve academic excellence whilst overcoming challenging circumstances. Students must have successfully completed their first year of a nursing, visual arts or biomedical science degree and be enrolled in the second year of the course. Further information and application details

Harold Carroll Memorial Scholarship

The Harold Carroll Scholarship is valued at $3000 per annum over a period of three years. This scholarship is open to domestic students studying Year 12 in the Western District of Victoria. For further information and application details

Federation University Australia scholarships and awards

Federation University have scholarships available for Year 10 and 11 students. This include scholarships are based on academic merit, desire to study at tertiary level, dedication and strong commitment to community and school community. Further information and application details

Golden Key International Honour Society Scholarships

The Golden Key International Honour Society Scholarships are awarded to its members for their academic, leadership and service excellence.

To apply, you must first be a currently enrolled student and member of Golden Key. Invitations to join the Society are extended on an annual basis to students who fall within the top 15% of undergraduates at FedUni.

For further information

Indigenous Student Success Program

From 2017 three funding pools will be consolidated into one funding stream called the Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP). The objectives of ISSP is to improve outcomes for enrolment, progression and award course completion for Indigenous students. The new ISSP funding will be directed to:

  • Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarships (ICECS) which assist with education costs for students enrolled and studying in enabling, undergraduate, honours or post-graduate awards;
  • Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarships (ICAS) which assist with relocation and accommodation costs for students enrolled and studying in enabling, undergraduate, honours or post-graduate awards; and
  • Indigenous Commonwealth Reward Scholarships (ICRS) which assist with one off, additional unexpected costs for students to participate in program requirements enrolled and studying in enabling, undergraduate, honours or post-graduate awards.

Documentation required for your application for an Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarship

For further information please contact Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants on 5327 9340 or email scholarships@federation.edu.au.

Industry Placement Program Scholarships

Students participating in the Industry Placement Program (IPP) undertake a placement of up to 26 weeks with a host organisation in the same field as their studies. To help offset the costs involved in balancing study and placement, IPP students receive an organisational-funded scholarship payment of up to AUD $15,000.

For further information

Endeavour Mobility Grants

The Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships, grants and fellowships providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research or professional development overseas and for overseas citizens to do the same in Australia.

View further Endeavour Scholarship information

Brian McLennan Scholarship 2017/2018

Applications closed for 2017/2018 - Date to be advised for 2018/2019

The Brian McLennan Art Scholarship 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.

View further information about the Brian McLennan scholarship

Priority Programs Scholarship

Success Lives Here. Living on Residence provides you with the best start to your university experience. The increased opportunity to get to know peers, development of strong interpersonal relationships, an ability to study effectively and maintain a healthy 'balanced' lifestyle are key features of the residential experience at FedUni.

Federation University Australia commencing 2018 students, enrolled in programs identified as priority, may be eligible for an accommodation scholarship up to $2,000 value.

Find out more

Foundation Continuing Student Scholarship 2018

COMPLETE ONE APPLICATION ONLY FOR A FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP .  YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNDER EVERY SCHOLARSHIP THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR.

The Foundation Continuing Scholarships are available to Higher education domestic, CALD, migrant, refugee, international undergraduate (including honours) or postgraduate FedUni campus students and online students in the second or third year of their program

Applications will be assessed on financial circumstances and committment to study.

Scholarships open 1st November, 2017 and close 23rd February, 2018.

For further information or to apply now

Foundation Commencing Student Scholarship 2018

COMPLETE ONE APPLICATION ONLY FOR A FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP .  YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNDER EVERY SCHOLARSHIP THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR.

The Foundation Commencing Student Scholarship is for Higher Education domestic, CALD, migrant, refugee, international undergraduate or postgraduate FedUni campus students and online students.

Applications will be assessed on financial circumstances and commitment to study.

Scholarships open 1st November, 2017 and closer 23rd February, 2018.

For further information and to apply now

Care-Leavers Scholarship (Foundation Scholarship 2018)

COMPLETE ONE APPLICATION ONLY FOR A FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP .  YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNDER EVERY SCHOLARSHIP THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR.

The Care-Leaver's Scholarship is available for a Higher Education domestic, undergraduate (Including honours) or postgraduate student who has been in care, kinship care or state ward for 12 months or more in the second or third year of their program.

Applications will be assessed on financial circumstances and commitment to study.

Scholarships open 1st November, 2017 and close 23rd February, 2018.

For more information and to apply now

Federation University Australia Staff Scholarship (Foundation Scholarship 2018)

COMPLETE ONE APPLICATION ONLY FOR A FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP .  YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNDER EVERY SCHOLARSHIP THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR.

The Federation University Australia Staff Scholarship is available for commencing Higher Education domestic, CALD, migrant, refugee, international undergraduate (including honours) or postgraduate FedUni campus students and online students.

This scholarship has been established from funds raised by staff of Federation University Australia.

Applications will be assessed on financial circumstances and commitment to study.

Scholarships open 1st November, 2017 and close 23rd February, 2018.

For more information and to apply now

Buninyong Community Bank (Foundation Scholarship 2018)

COMPLETE ONE APPLICATION ONLY FOR A FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP .  YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNDER EVERY SCHOLARSHIP THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR.

The Buninyong Community Bank Scholarship is available for a commencing Higher Education domestic, undergraduate (including honours) student studying in agricultural or environmental pursuits (Bachelor of Environmental and Conservation Science, Bachelor of Veterinary and Wildlife Science or Bachelor of Science with a major in Ecology and Environmental restoration) at Mt Helen campus.

Applications will be assessed on financial circumstances and commitment to study.

Scholarships open 1st November, 2017 and close 23rd February, 2018.

For further information or to apply now

Carol Lynette Grant Prowse (Foundation Scholarship 2018)

COMPLETE ONE APPLICATION ONLY FOR A FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP .  YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNDER EVERY SCHOLARSHIP THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR.

The Carol Lynette Grant Prowse Scholarship is available for a commencing Higher Education domestic, undergraduate (including honours) or postgraduate student at the Mt. Helen campus.

Applications will be assessed on financial circumstances and commitment to study.

Scholarships open 1st November, 2017 and close 23rd February, 2018.

Read more about Carol Lynette Grant Prowse or to apply now

Ian Alexander Gordon Scholarship (Foundation Scholarship 2018)

COMPLETE ONE APPLICATION ONLY FOR A FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP .  YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNDER EVERY SCHOLARSHIP THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR.

The Ian Alexander Gordon Scholarship is available to a commencing Higher education domestic, undergraduate or postgraduate Mt Helen campus student.

Applications will be assessed on financial circumstances and commitment to study.

Scholarships open 1st November, 2017 and close 23rd February, 2018.

Read more about Ian Alexander Gordon or apply now

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Scholarship (Foundation Scholarship 2018)

COMPLETE ONE APPLICATION ONLY FOR A FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP .  YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNDER EVERY SCHOLARSHIP THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR.

The Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw scholarship is Available for a commencing Indian student undertaking Higher Education studies in the fields of Science, Technology or Mathematics at the Mt Helen campus.

Applications will be assessed on financial circumstances and commitment to study.

Scholarships open 1st November, 2017 and close 23rd February, 2018.

Read more about Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw or to apply now

Isobella Foundation Scholarship (Foundation Scholarship 2018)

COMPLETE ONE APPLICATION ONLY FOR A FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP .  YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNDER EVERY SCHOLARSHIP THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR.

The Isobella Foundation Scholarship is available for a commencing Higher Education domestic, undergraduate (including honours) or postgraduate student from a regional or rural area at the Mt. Helen campus.

Applications will be assessed on financial circumstances and commitment to study.

Scholarships open on 1st November, 2017 and close 23rd February, 2018

Read more about Isobella Foundation or to apply now

Meredith Doig Scholarship (Foundation Scholarship 2018)

COMPLETE ONE APPLICATION ONLY FOR A FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP .  YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNDER EVERY SCHOLARSHIP THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR.

The Meredith Doig scholarship is available to a domestic female student undertaking studies in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics at the Mt Helen campus, in their second or third year of studies.

Applications will be assessed on financial circumstances and commitment to study.

Scholarships open 1st November, 2017 and close 23rd February, 2018.

Read more about Meredith Doig or to apply now

Foundation TAFE Scholarship

COMPLETE ONE APPLICATION ONLY FOR A FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP .  YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNDER EVERY SCHOLARSHIP THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR.

The Foundation TAFE scholarships are available for domestic and international TAFE, VCAL, CALD, migrant, refugee, international and FAST students enrolled in their first year of their program at a FedUni campus.

Applications will be assessed on financial circumstances and commitment to study.

Scholarships open 1st November, 2017 and close 23rd February, 2018.

For further information and to apply now

Note: TAFE students are not required to provide two written references

Brian Mackenzie Gippsland (Foundation Scholarship 2018)

COMPLETE ONE APPLICATION ONLY FOR A FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP .  YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNDER EVERY SCHOLARSHIP THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR.

The Brian MacKenzie Gippsland Bursary is open to domestic students undertaking an honours degree at the Gippsland Campus and is based on their financial circumstances.

Applications will be assessed on financial circumstances and commitment to study.

Scholarships open 1st November, 2017 and closer 23rd February, 2018.

Read more about Brian MacKenzie or to apply now

Gippsland Education Precinct Bursaries (Foundation Scholarship 2018)

COMPLETE ONE APPLICATION ONLY FOR A FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP .  YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNDER EVERY SCHOLARSHIP THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR.

The Gippsland Education Precinct Bursary is open to graduates of Kurnai College, Federation Training or Apprenticeships Group Australia students undertaking studies at the Gippsland campus.

Application will be assessed on financial circumstances and commitment to study.

Scholarships are open 1st November, 2017 and 23rd February, 2018.

For further information and to apply now

Thom Nugent Memorial Scholarship (Foundation Scholarship 2018)

COMPLETE ONE APPLICATION ONLY FOR A FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP .  YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNDER EVERY SCHOLARSHIP THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR.

The Thom Nugent Memorial Scholarship is available to higher education domestic students undertaking the Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree at the Mt.Helen campus in the disciplines of Chemistry or Biology.

Applications will be assessed on financial circumstances and commitment to study.

Scholarships open 1st November, 2017 and close 23rd February, 2018.

Read more about Thom Nugent Memorial or to apply now

Elite Athletes (Foundation Scholarship 2018)

COMPLETE ONE APPLICATION ONLY FOR A FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP .  YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNDER EVERY SCHOLARSHIP THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR.

The Elite Athlete Scholarship is available for a commencing Higher Education domestic student athlete that meets the requirements of entry into the Elite Athlete, Coach and Performer program, with the exception of those on full contracts to play in professional leagues.

Applications will be assessed on financial circumstances and commitment to study.

Scholarships open 1st November, 2017 and close 23rd February, 2018.

For further information about the Elite Athlete Program or to apply now

Asylum Seeker Scholarship

COMPLETE ONE APPLICATION ONLY FOR A FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP .  YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNDER EVERY SCHOLARSHIP THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR.

The Asylum Seeker Scholarship is available to a Higher Education Asylum Seeker student undertaking undergraduate (including honours) or postgraduate degree at a FedUni campus or online.

Applications will be assessed on financial circumstances and commitment to study.

Scholarships are open 1st November, 2017 and close 23rd February 2018

For more information and to apply now

FedUni Humanitarian Welcome Scholarship

The FedUni Humanitarian Welcome Scholarship is to assist with access to Higher Education study for asylum - seekers and those on temporary visas. This scholarship recognizes the significant financial and academic barriers to tertiary study faced by these students, and the contribution they can make to our University and local communities.

For more information and application details

External

A number of scholarships are available to students that are administered and offered externally from national and international organisations. These scholarships are based on various criteria, and are usually specific to the purpose and/or values of the organisation offering the scholarship.

Please note: We do not maintain any of the information contained within these links, and cannot guarantee that the information given is up to date or accurate. Please contact the external organisation involved for further information.

Australia Awards

The Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships funded by the Australian Government and administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) that aim to develop leadership potential and stimulate lasting change by empowering a global network of talented individuals through high-quality education experiences in Australia and overseas.

View information about Australia Awards

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited provide a number of scholarships for year 12 students undertaking university studies (undergraduate) for the first time in 2018. This scholarship is aimed at students from rural and regional locations. Applications open 1 December 2017 until 29 January 2018.

Please view 2018 Scholarship Fact Sheet (577KB, pdf)

For more information, visit Bendigo Bank website

2018 guide to scholarships for rural and regional students

The Country Education Foundation (CEF) has released a new guide to hundreds of scholarships for rural, regional and indigenous students proudly sponsored by Bridges to higher education. The Guide is broken down into states, and this year CEF have also produced a dedicated Guide for Indigenous scholarships.

For more information, visit  CEF Scholarships

Sugar Research Institute Scholarship

This scholarship aims to encourage the participation of high calibre students in the Australian sugar industry.

Applications open 17/10/2017 and close 12/03/2018.

Scholarship general information and application form.

For further information please visit www.sri.org.au/sris-sugar-research-institute-scholarship

Governor-General's Undergraduate Essay Competition

Each year CEFA provides the Governor-General's Undergraduate Essay Competition for undergraduate university students enrolled at an Australian university. The competition recognises the importance of furthering undergraduate student's knowledge in the civics, citizenship and values areas.

For further information please visit the CEFA website.

Allied Health Scholarships

Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS):Continuing Professional Development and Clinical Psychology

For further information please visit sarrah.org.au

Bass Coast Community Foundation Scholarship

The Bass Coast Community Foundation (BCCF) exists to make a positive difference in people's lives within the Bass Coast region.

The program offers awards of $4,000 per year for students applying for study at a recognised Australian tertiary institution.

For further information and application details

New Colombo Plan Scholarship

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting young Australian's to study and undertake internships in the region.

NCP Scholarship programs can be undertaken in 40 Indo-Pacific host locations.

For further information and applications details

Capstone Editing Scholarships & Grants

Capstone Editing are offering six new annual scholarships and grants to eligible academics and students.

For further information and to apply

House Call Doctor Scholarship

House Call doctor recognises Indigenous health care professionals are underrepresented in today's workforce and are committed to addressing the imbalance. House Call Doctor is offering a $10,000 scholarship to Indigenous students studying medicine or health.

All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

For further information and application details please visit House Call Doctor

Country Women's Association (Latrobe Central Group) Scholarship

The Country Women's Association (CWA) are committed to the support of women and their families across Australia. The Latrobe Central Group of the CWA (which includes branches in Bunyip, Drouin South, Drouin, Warragul, Moe, Lowanna Hills, Newborough, Maryvale, Morwell, Traralgon, Callignee, Gormandale, and Neerim South) are offering a $3,000 scholarship targeted towards mature-aged female students commencing their second year of an undergraduate degree at Federation's Gippsland Campus.

Preference will be given to students facing hardship due to family or caring responsibility or students returning to study after a period of family or caring responsibilities.

For further information or to apply now

Doris Evans Scholarship

The Department of Education and Training administers more than 25 different scholarships that award up to 220 individual scholarships awards each year. These scholarships help support students and families to cover costs of continuing education and to engage in further study at senior secondary and tertiary levels.

The Doris Evans Scholarship is for female student teachers who are currently completing their second year of teacher training in 2017 at an accredited tertiary institution in Victoria to qualify as a teacher of primary-aged children.

For more information and to apply now

Community Sector Banking

Community Sector Banking (CSB) announce applications for their Indigenous Scholarship Program opened 1/12/2017.  The program is aimed at Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander students studying at either university or TAFE during 2018 and is designed to assist with the costs associated with studies including course fees, accommodation and textbook costs.

In 2018 there will be 2 scholarships in the following categories:

Category A : 1 x $10,000 to study at any Australian University; and

Category C : 2 X $5,000 to study at TAFE.

For further information please go to communitysectorbanking.com.au

Royal Flying Doctor Service Scholarship

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has available 4 "Give them wings" scholarships for rural, first year, allied health students from country Victoria in 2018.  The scholarship offers $2,500 to each student.

The students are given the opportunity to experience the Flying Doctor in the air or on the road with their primary health care services.  Students are also given the chance to present at RFDS with coaching and support in public speaking.

Scholarships open mid-February 2018 and will close April 2018.  Students wishing to enquire further about the scholarships please email scholarships@rfdsvic.com.au

For further information and application please go to https://www.flyingdoctor.org.au/vic/scholarships-vic/

Ann Horrocks STEM Scholarship

ZONTA Club Bendigo Victoria are offering the Ann Horrocks STEM Scholarship to be awarded initially to a student in first year studying Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Applications are now open and close 22/02/2018.

For further information and application details please go to http://www.zontabendigo.org/awards--scholarships.html

Rural & Regional Enterprise Scholarships

Students from regional and remote areas can now apply for scholarships valued at up to $18,000 to undertake STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies, including in agriculture and health fields.

The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships supports students for up to four years (or the part-time equivalent) with the costs of studying a Certificate IV to a PhD level course.  The scholarships support flexible study and include part-time and online students.

Students may receive a further $500 to support an internship.

For further information and to apply please go to

https://www.education.gov.au/rural-and-regional-enterprise-scholarships

Rural Workforce Agency, Victoria (RWAV)

RWAV are paying 59 Rural Clinical Placement Grants to students in physiotherapy, medicine, nursing, midwifery, medical imaging, occupational therapy, optometry and medical radiations who completed clinical placements across rural Victoria.

RWAV  have changed the guidelines for 2018 and students will now be required to apply for the grant BEFORE commencement of the clinical placement.

RWAV have also developed two new grants programs to replace our Rural Ambassador Program, the Rural Ambassador Leadership Grant, and Rural Health Careers Promotion, Grant.

For further information and to apply please go to https://www.rwav.com.au/future-workforce/scholarships/

The Charlie Perkins Scholarship

The Charlie Perkins Scholarship is directed towards Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who have the potential to become leaders in their field of study and in their communities.

To be eligible applicants must have tertiary qualifications; be accepted into any graduate degree program offered at the University of Oxford or Cambridge; provide a signed document (including common seal) as confirmation from the Aboriginal Heritage Association, Aboriginal Corporation or Land Council of the country of their ancestors.

Applications are NOW OPEN and will close 9am AEST Monday 15/01/2018 and must be made on the Indigenous Scholarships Portal.

If you intend to apply please register your interest with the International Scholarships Team at mailto:scholarships@auroraproject.com.au

For more information on how to apply please visit http://www.perkinstrust.com.au/how-to-apply.html.