Grants

First in Family Access Scholarships and Warrnambool Relocation Grants

First in Family Access Scholarships

Deakin University is committed to providing educational opportunities for capable students who might not otherwise enjoy the benefits that flow from access to higher education. Our goal is to ensure that all students realise their potential irrespective of background or personal circumstances.

In support of this initiative the Faculty of Business and Law is offering grants to financially assist students commencing an undergraduate degree through our Faculty on the Melbourne Burwood Campus, the Geelong Waterfront Campus, Warnambool Campus or cloud (online), previously known as off-campus.

Value

Grants of up to $2000.

To further enhance academic success and promote social happiness, grant recipients will be linked to an academic or student mentor.

Duration

The grant will be paid over one year, the student's first year of study.

The grant cannot be deferred.

To be eligible students must:

  • Apply for entry through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre - VTAC, in a Business and Law course on the Melbourne Burwood Campus, the Geelong Waterfront Campus, Warnambool Campus or or cloud (online), previously known as off-campus;
  • Enrol for the first time in 2015 as a Commonwealth Supported student, in a Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate course; and
  • Meet the requirements of the VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme - SEAS Category 4: Disadvantaged financial background.

How to apply

  1. You must apply, through VTAC, and enrol in a Business and Law course on the Melbourne Burwood Campus, the Geelong Waterfront Campus, Warnambool Campus or cloud (online), previously known as off-campus.
  2. You must complete a VTAC SEAS application.

Once you have completed these two steps, and you are confirmed as meeting the requirements of a SEAS Category 4 applicant, you will be considered for the award of a grant. Study may be on a full-time or part-time basis.

As part of our commitment to providing access and equity, we encourage SEAS applications and advise that all applications will be seriously considered.

Closing date

VTAC timely applications for 2015 close 5pm 30 September 2014.

Warrnambool Relocation Grants

The Faculty of Business and Law has a grant scheme to assist new students who apply to study a commerce or law degree on the Warrnambool Campus, and must relocate from their normal place of residence.

Value

A $5000 grant towards campus-based accommodation at the Warrnambool campus or related living expenses due to relocation. $1000 initial payment, $2000 after census date and $2000 at the end of the first trimester.

Eligibility

To be eligible a student must:

  • Be an Australian citizen, or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa.
  • Be accepted to a campus learning Busness and Law degree (including combined degrees) at Deakin University's Warrnambool campus.
  • Be commencing study in Trimester 1 2014.
  • Have relocated from your normal place of residence in order to study a Business and Law course at the Warrnambool campus.
  • Demonstrate commitment to their studies as well as financial need (eg., Centrelink documentation proving income).

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the information you provide in your application and supporting documentation.

Duration

First year of study only.

Number per year

Up to 20.

Selection criteria

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the following criteria:

  • A personal statement demonstrating how you are eligible for the grant. Applicants are encouraged to include supporting documentation where possible and relevant.
  • The need to relocate/move away to undertake tertiary studies (i.e. home location/distance from campus).

Special conditions

Successful applicants are not permitted to hold another accommodation scholarship concurrently. The grant cannot be deferred.

How to apply

To apply for the Warrnambool relocation grant please submit an expression of interest to enqblw@deakin.edu.au.

Your expression of interest should include:

  • Your name and contact details.
  • A personal statement explaining:
    • Why you should be granted this scholarship.
    • Why you wish to undertake this course.
    • Where you want this course to take you in the future.
  • You are strongly encouraged to include supporting documentation where possible (for example, financial hardship which can be demonstrated by proof of a Centrelink benefit).

Applications will be assessed based on their supporting statement and ATAR after offers are released. You will be advised of the outcome of your application by February 14.

Enquiries

Contact Martin O'Brien
+61 3 5563 3517 martin.obrien@deakin.edu.au

First Year @ WLC

The 'First Year @ WLC' grants are designed to assist with the transition into a Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University. At the Werribee Learning Centre (WLC) students will experience successful blended learning model, where students will have a combination of in-class (with tutors) and cloud (online) learning.

Value

These grants offer $150 per successfully completed Bachelor of Commerce unit undertaken at Werribee Learning Centre, to a maximum of $1200. Grant recipients will also receive a $300 DUSA book voucher.

Duration

First year of study only.

Number per year

Up to ten per year.

To be eligible students must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • Applicants to reside in Western Metro region of Melbourne
  • Be a commencing student enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce at the Werribee Learning Centre in Trimester 1, 2015

Selection Criteria

  • Academic excellence based on the ATAR achieved
  • Reside in the Western Metro region of Melbourne

How to apply

Students who apply directly to the Werribee Learning Centre for Bachelor of Commerce will automatically be considered for this scholarship. To apply for a Bachelor of Commerce at Werribee Learning Centre visit www.deakin.edu.au/WLC.

For further information please contact bl-scholarships@deakin.edu.au.

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