Change 100 Lives First in Family Scholarship
If you're the first to reach university in your family, Deakin's Change 100 Lives First in Family Scholarship can financially assist you through your first few years of study. We're striving to break the cycle and provide higher education in families for generations to come.
Value and duration
Cash payment of $4,000 per year
10 October 2016
12 January 2016
All Deakin University scholarships have eligibility criteria.
Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.
To be eligible you must be:
- an Australian citizen or the holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
- a commencing student enrolled for the first time at Deakin University in your first year of your undergraduate bachelor's degree in Trimester 1, 2016
- enrolled full time in a Commonwealth Supported Place
- able to show you receive a means-tested Centrelink benefit or have a combined family taxable income below the HECS-HELP repayment threshold, depending on independence status
- the first in your family to attend university.
How to apply
Apply directly to Deakin
You can apply for this scholarship directly through our Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal if you:
- applied to study at Deakin through VTAC, but didn’t fill in a VTAC scholarship application form
- applied to study at Deakin but not through VTAC.
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.
When you apply for this scholarship, you’ll need to supply evidence of your ﬁnancial hardship.
If you're successful, you must write a yearly statement highlighting the impact receiving this support has had on you personally and on your studies during the year.
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 some time after applications close.