Penfold Scholarships

Penfold Motors (just down the road from Deakin's Melbourne Burwood Campus) is offering three scholarships to students experiencing personal or financial hardship: one Penfold Audi Scholarship, one Penfold Mazda Scholarship and one Doncaster Volkswagen Scholarship.

Value and duration


Cash payment of up to $10,000 each


One year

Important dates

Opening date29 August 2017
Closing date
8 January 2018 at 5 pm


All Deakin scholarships have eligibility criteria.

To be eligible you must:

  • be a student enrolled at Deakin University in an undergraduate bachelor degree in Trimester 1, 2018 at the Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • be enrolled full time in a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • be experiencing financial* or personal hardship

* in receipt of a Centrelink (means-tested) benefit, or you can show you have a personal or family taxable income below the HECS-HELP repayment threshold, depending on independence status.

Your academic achievements and how the scholarship can assist you with your studies will be considered during selection of these scholarships.

Special conditions

The successful recipients of these scholarships must agree to personally meet the donor once over the duration of the scholarship year and discuss their university experience and educational learning. 

You'll also be required to write a statement about the impact of the scholarship.

How to apply

Apply through VTAC: 

If you’re applying to study at Deakin through VTAC and you complete a VTAC scholarship application, you’ll automatically be considered for these scholarships.

Visit the VTAC website

Apply direct to Deakin:

If you are a current student or have deferred your course offer from a previous year you can apply using the 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.

Supporting documentation

When you apply for this scholarship, you'll need to supply evidence of your personal disadvantage or 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 6 weeks after applications close.