The Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Scholarship

Warrnambool Cheese and Butter generously established a scholarship to support commencing students undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin's Warrnambool campus.

If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply for this scholarship.

Important dates

Trimester 1 2019

Applications open Tuesday 28 August 2018.

Applications close Tuesday 22 January 2019 5pm.


Up to $4000 over two years (total value of this scholarship is $4000).

An accommodation discount of 10% will be available to successful applicants for the two year duration of the scholarship.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must be:

  • an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • a student commencing in Trimester 1 2019
  • enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce at the Deakin Warrnambool Campus (located study mode)
  • enrolled full time in a Commonwealth supported place
  • able to demonstrate financial hardship, either that you receive a means-tested Centrelink benefit or have a personal or combined family taxable income below $56,000, depending on independence status.

Two scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in any major and one scholarship will be awarded to a student intending to undertake a major in Food and Agribusiness. In addition to the above criteria, students intending to undertake a major in Food and Agribusiness must also be:

  • able to demonstrate a commitment to the Australian Agriculture and Agribusiness sector
  • intending to major in Food and Agribusiness by selecting the appropriate unit set for the Food and Agribusiness Major in your first year.


As a scholarship recipient, you must:

  • maintain a pass grade for all enrolled units
  • be enrolled in the Food and Agribusiness major (if applicable)
  • remain at the Warrnambool campus for each year of your degree
  • meet with the donor annually to share your learning journey
  • provide a written report to the donor at the end of each year of the scholarship.

Your application

Supporting documents

To apply for this scholarship, you'll need to supply supporting documentation, this includes:

  • evidence of any financial hardship or personal disadvantage
  • evidence of your commitment to supporting our local South Coast region communities and to the Australian Agricultural and Agribusiness sector (if applicable).

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 abut why you want a scholarship, how it will help you and what you have to the off the Deakin community.

Read our 5 top scholarship application tips.

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 usually within six weeks of the application closing date. You can see the status of your application via your Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal account.

Additional opportunities

There may be an opportunity for students to undertake a paid work placement in their 3rd year of study.  This opportunity will be discussed with you at a later stage and is separate to this scholarship opportunity.