Bendigo Bank Community Scholarship Program

Are you a rural and regional student? Do you want to study in the Cloud and continue to live in your community. This scholarship could be yours. The Bendigo Bank Community Scholarship Program aims to support students from Victorian and southern NSW regional communities (serviced by Bendigo Community Banks), who choose not to leave their communities for further study.

Value and duration


Cash payment of $4,000 per year


Up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory academic performance

Important dates

Opening date29 August 2016
Closing date12 January 2017at 5 pm


All Deakin University scholarships have eligibility criteria.

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa 
  • be a commencing student enrolled for the first time at Deakin University in an undergraduate bachelor degree in Trimester 1 2017
  • be enrolled full time or part time in a Commonwealth supported place
  • be located in one of the following Victorian or southern NSW regional community postcodes (serviced by Bendigo Community Banks);
    • 2587 - 2590
    • 2594
    • 2641 - 2648
    • 2650 - 2653
    • 2655 - 2656
    • 2658 - 2661
    • 2663
    • 2665 - 2666
    • 2668 - 2669
    • 2671 - 2672
    • 2675
    • 2678
    • 2680 - 2681
    • 2700 - 2703
    • 2705 - 2708
    • 2710 - 2717
    • 2721 - 2722
    • 2725 - 2727
    • 2729
    • 2731 - 2739
    • 2810
    • 2878 - 2879
    • 3208 - 3999

    Preference will be given to:

    • cloud-based students
    • students who are able to demonstrate financial, geographic or other disadvantage.

Special conditions

You will be required to write a yearly statement highlighting the impact receiving this support has had on you personally and on your studies during the year.

How to apply

Apply direct to Deakin

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

Visit our applicant portal and apply

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, it’s your opportunity to stand out from the crowd and be recognised for where you’ve come from and where you need to go.

Read our 5 top tips on applying for a scholarship

Supporting documentation

As part of the application process you will also be required to provide 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 Document 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:

  • any financial, geographical or other disadvantage you are experiencing.

Read more about supporting documentation

Finding our if you're successful

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

All applicants applying will be advised of the outcome of their application within six weeks after the closing date.