HEPPP Retention and Support Scholarship

If you're currently studying an undergraduate bachelor's degree at Deakin and experiencing financial hardship, consider applying for this scholarship. Financial support can help you focus on achieving academic success in your studies.

Value and duration


Cash payment up to $2,500


One-off payment

Important dates

Opening date

12 February 2018

Closing date

2 March 2018 5pm


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 holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • be commencing or currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree in a Commonwealth supported place at Deakin in Trimester 1 2018
  • be enrolled full time
  • be 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 ($55 874), depending on independence status and experiencing an area of hardship
  • not already hold a bachelor degree
  • not have already received a Work Integrated Learning Study Support scheme payment or other scholarship, equal to or greater than $2500 in 2018.

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 top 5 tips on applying for a scholarship

Supporting documentation

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

The supporting documentation required is evidence of your financial hardship

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.

Learn more about supporting documents

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 after applications close.