Allison Murphy Memorial Scholarship

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

Value and duration


Cash payment up to $5,000 per year (paid in 2 instalments per year)


Three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance

Important dates

Opening date6 January 2017
Closing date13 March 2017 at 5pm


All Deakin University scholarships have eligibility criteria.

To be eligible you must be:

  • an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa 
  • a woman
  • a commencing student enrolled full-time in an undergraduate bachelor degree at Deakin University at either the Waurn Ponds or Waterfront Campus 
  • enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, majoring in journalism, political studies, media or marketing
  • a current resident of the City of Geelong 
  • able to demonstrate you are in receipt of a means-tested Centrelink benefit or have a personal or combined family taxable income below the HECS-HELP repayment threshold, depending on independence status.

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:

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, how it will help you and what you have to offer the Deakin community.

Read our 5 top tips on applying for a scholarship

Supporting documentation

As part of the application process you will also be required to upload supporting documentation.

Make sure you choose the correct Document type when you upload your documents as it will make a difference.  If your documents are uploaded into the incorrect type they will not be considered when assessing your application. Remember it is quality, not quantity, which you need to provide.  Aim to provide documents which are current, relevant and concise.

The supporting documentation required includes evidence of your financial hardship.

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 six weeks of the applications closing date.