A great place to start searching for a scholarship!

Scholarship Search Page

For Y12 students wishing to study agriculture at university or agricultural college. Closes 31 Oct 2019.

Rotary Club Bendigo

Agriculture Scholarship

Scholarships available for Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander students for study at universities, TAFEs or registered training organisations (RTO’s).

Indigenous Scholarships

Applications from students in Years 4 - 11 and tertiary institutions will re-open in October 2019. Applications from current Year 12 students will re-open in August 2019.

Department of Education 

For Y12 students applying for a degree in STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics). Closes 31 Oct 2019.

Southern Phone STEM Scholarship

Scholarships available for university or TAFE. Applications open 2 December 2019 but start preparing now by looking at their website. 

Bendigo Bank Scholarships

If you come from a regional school and get an ATAR 80 or higher you will be eligible for scholarships of $2,000 to $5,000 annually.

La Trobe Regional Benefits

For Y12 students applying for any degree at SAE Institute (animation, audio, design, film, web/mobile). Closes 31 Oct 2019.

SAE Institute

Backstage Pass Scholarship

Various scholarships available for secondary and tertiary students. Applications open in November 2019.

Freemasons Foundation Vic

Scholarships and incentives are available for people looking to pursue a rewarding career in early childhood education.

Early Childhood Scholarships

Searching and Applying for Scholarships Guide

There are a variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries available to assist students with the costs of tertiary education. They have various eligibility requirements and opening/closing dates which you need to be aware of.  Follow this 4-step process to research and apply for scholarships:

Step 1: Centrelink

 If you are eligible for a Centrelink benefit such as Youth Allowance, you may be eligible to receive the Student Start-up Loan.

  • If you have to move more than 90kms away to study your course either from or to a regional area and you receive the dependant rate of Youth Allowance, you may be eligible for the Relocation Scholarship.

Ring the Centrelink Youth and Student Services line on 132 490 to find out if you are eligible for either.

Step 2: VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre)

The majority of university courses in Victoria are applied for via VTAC where you submit your preferences for tertiary study. You can apply for some scholarships through VTAC when you complete your registration.

Step 3: Institution Scholarships

Each institution you apply for will have scholarships listed on their website. You simply put the name of the institution and the word ‘scholarships’ into an Internet search engine - e.g., “RMIT scholarships”. Some scholarships are applied through VTAC and others require you to apply directly to the university. Read the information carefully.

Step 4: Other Scholarships

Once you have exhausted your options through Centrelink, VTAC, and the institutions you have applied for, you will need to find all the other scholarships floating around in cyber space. There are scholarships offered by banks, charities and other foundations.

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