Casella Family Brands Scholarship

Casella Family Brands established this scholarship to allow highly motivated students the opportunity to overcome obstacles and through study at Deakin, become an innovator of the future.

Important dates

Applications open Tuesday 28 August 2018.

Applications close Tuesday 22 January 2019 5pm.


Cash payment up to $5000 per year for two years.

Eligibility criteria

You should ensure you meet all criteria before submitting your application.

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • be enrolled at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2019 in the first year of your degree
  • be enrolled full-time or part-time in an undergraduate bachelor degree in one of the following areas:
    • commerce
    • engineering
    • early childhood development
  • be able to demonstrate that you have previously or currently reside in one of the following Western Riverina NSW regional communities:
    • Griffith City Council
    • Leeton Shire Council
    • Carrathool Shire Council
    • Murrumbidgee Council
    • Narrandera Shire Council
    • Hay Shire Council
  • preference will be given to students that have completed studies at TAFE NSW
  • preference will be given to students that are experiencing financial or personal hardship.


As a scholarship recipient:

  • you are required to complete a yearly report detailing how this scholarship has helped you with your studies
  • you must maintain a satisfactory academic record for the duration of your scholarship, with a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60.

Your application

Supporting documents

When you apply for this scholarship, you'll need to supply evidence of your financial or personal hardship.

Read more about supporting documentation

Application tips

Applying for a scholarship isn't just about meeting the eligibility criteria.

It's a good idea to think about why you want a scholarship, it’s your opportunity to stand out and be recognised for where you’ve come from and where you want to go.

Read our top 5 tips on applying for a scholarship

How to apply

Apply through VTAC

If you’re applying to study at Deakin through VTAC and you complete a VTAC scholarship application, you’ll automatically be considered for this scholarship.

Visit the VTAC website

Apply directly to Deakin

You can apply for this scholarship directly through our Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

Visit our applicant portal

What happens next?

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

You'll find out if you were successful up to six weeks after applications close.