Allison Murphy Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is offered in the memory of Allison Murphy. This scholarship is provided to give women from the Geelong region the opportunity to follow in the career footsteps of Allison Murphy.

Value and duration


Cash payment up to $10,000 per year (paid in 2 instalments per year)


Three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance

Important dates

Opening dateTBA
Closing dateTBA


All Deakin University scholarships have eligibility criteria.

To be eligible you must be:

  • a commencing student currently enrolled full-time at either the Geelong Waurn Ponds or Waterfront Campus 
    a permanent resident of the City of Greater Geelong (as per council boundaries)
    enrolled full-time in any of the following undergraduate Bachelor degrees:
    Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)
    Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)
    Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)
    Bachelor of Arts (with majors in Public Relations, Journalism and Media Studies).

  • Students must have successfully completed her VCE in Geelong

Special conditions

Successful recipients will need to maintain a satisfactory academic record for the duration of their scholarship, with a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 and write a yearly statement highlighting the impact receiving this support has had on them personally and on their studies during the year.

How to apply

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

Visit our applicant portal

How to write a successful application:

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Finding out if you're successful

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 within four weeks of the applications closing date.