Ern Hartley Foundation Award

This award was established by the Ern Hartley Foundation to reduce study expenses of continuing students from the City of Warrnambool and the South-West regions of Victoria who come from a financially disadvantaged background.

Value and duration


Cash payment up to $5,000


One year

Important dates

Opening date

29 August 2017

Closing date

8 January 2018 at 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
  • A second or third year student enrolled full time in an undergraduate course at the Deakin University Warrnambool campus in a Commonwealth supported place
  • A resident of the City of Warrnambool, the Moyne Shire Council or South-West Victoria
  • Able to demonstrate financial disadvantage either that you are in receipt of Centrelink benefit or have a personal or family taxable income below the HECS-HELP repayment threshold, depending on independence status.

Special condition

Scholarship recipients will be required to complete a report detailing how this scholarship has helped you with your studies.

How to apply

Apply directly to Deakin

If you are a commencing student who has deferred a previous year's course offer 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, 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

To apply for this scholarship, you'll need to supply evidence of your financial hardship.

Read more about supporting documentation

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 up to four weeks after the application close date.