The den Hollander Scholarship

Are you of the first generation in your family to go to university and someone who lives to make a difference in others' lives? The den Hollander Scholarship helps five Deakin University students make dreams a reality – whether it’s revolutionising an industry, undertaking pioneering research or serving the community.

Value and duration


Cash payment up to $8,000


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
  • be a current Deakin student enrolled full-time in your second or third year of an undergraduate bachelor’s degree at Deakin University in Trimester 1, 2018
  • be enrolled in a Commonwealth-supported place
  • have a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70
  • be able to demonstrate that you were educated at a public high school in Australia
  • be the first generation in your family to attend university
  • not hold another bachelor degree
  • be able to show an outstanding commitment to supporting our communities.

Special conditions

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the information you provide in your application. As part of your application, you will be required to provide a statement of how the scholarship will assist your studies and career goals.

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

How to apply

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

Shortlisted applicants may be requested to complete a separate application form once eligibility has been confirmed.

Visit our applicant portal and apply

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

When you apply for this scholarship, you'll need to supply evidence of your community involvement.

You must also supply evidence that you were educated at a public high school in Australia. 

The following documentation is acceptable:

  • High School Certificate (VCE) result
  • report card
  • signed statement on school letterhead from the school confirming your years of attendance
  • Statutory Declaration declaring the name of your school and the years you attended.

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 within four weeks of the application closing date.