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Handbook 2013

Undergraduate scholarships

Note: Scholarships are subject to change from year to year.


 

Deakin Academic Excellence Scholarships

 

Deakin University offers a range of prestigious scholarships that recognise and reward students with outstanding academic abilities.

Deakin Academic Scholarships
Deakin will offer four scholarships per year to the top new VCE student enrolling full time in an undergraduate degree course as a Commonwealth supported student at Deakin. The scholarship will pay a combination of cash and student contributions up to a total value of $7500 per year for the normal duration of the course, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The support of an Academic mentor is also made available. No separate scholarship application is required.

Deakin Honours Scholarships
Deakin will offer twelve scholarships to students enrolling full time as a Commonwealth supported student: three per Faculty offering end-on Honours degrees at Deakin. The scholarship will pay a combination of cash and student contributions up to a total value of $7,000, and will provide an academic mentor for one year.  Selection will be based on academic results in your undergraduate degree. No separate scholarship application is required.

Gordon Council Scholarships
Awarded to a second year student of an undergraduate course in a Commonwealth supported place, based on academic achievement in their first full year of undergraduate study. The scholarship will continue for two years subject to satisfactory academic achievement and is valued at $500 per year. For application details please see the Scholarships website.

Deakin University International Baccalaureate (IB) Excellence Scholarships
Awarded to the two highest scoring applicants, who completed their International Baccalaureate diploma in 2012, enrolling full time in an undergraduate degree course as a Commonwealth supported student at Deakin. This scholarship is valued at $5000 per year for the normal duration of the course. The support of an Academic mentor is also made available. No separate scholarship application is required.


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Deakin Access and Equity Scholarships

Deakin offers a comprehensive range of generous scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds to support them in their studies at the University. The scholarships are available to students from recognised equity groups including those from financially disadvantaged backgrounds and to those who come from a rural or isolated area.
For application details including selection criteria please see the Scholarships website.

Deakin Access Scholarships
These scholarships are available to commencing students. Applicants must be: an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; undertaking an undergraduate course of study as a Commonwealth supported student; able to demonstrate an area of disadvantage. The Deakin Access Scholarships pay a combination of cash and student contributions up to a value of $7,500 per year, for the normal duration of the course and are subject to satisfactory academic performance.  The support of an Academic mentor is also made available. Selection is based on access and equity criteria with applications ranked on information provided in the application and supporting documentation.

Deakin Accommodation Scholarships
These scholarships are available to commencing full-time students who have moved from rural or regional locations to study on-campus at Deakin. Payment comprises a combination of $2,000 cash, with an additional $8,000 made directly to Residences towards on campus accommodation costs. Applicants must be: an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of study as a Commonwealth supported student; have moved from a rural or regional home location to study on campus at Deakin; able to demonstrate an area of disadvantage. The Deakin Accommodation Scholarships is valued at $10,000 per year for the normal duration of the course and is subject to satisfactory academic performance. Selection is based on access and equity criteria with applications ranked on the information provided in the application and supporting documentation.

Deakin Whitehorse City Council Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to a student commencing the first year of an undergraduate degree course at Deakin University's Melbourne Burwood Campus and living in the City of Whitehorse. This scholarship pays cash or student contributions up to $4500 per year for one year. Applicants must be: an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of study as a Commonwealth supported student; a resident of the City of Whitehorse for at least three years; have a demonstrable involvement in the local community; able to demonstrate financial disadvantage. Selection is based on access and equity criteria and academic achievement.

Moyne Shire Council Award
This scholarship is offered by the Moyne Shire Council and is valued at $1500 per year for one year only. Applicants must be: an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of study as a Commonwealth supported at the Warrnambool Campus; a resident of the Moyne Shire and able to demonstrate financial disadvantage. Selection is based on access and equity criteria with applications ranked on the information provided in the application and supporting documentation.

Moyne Shire Council Local Government Award
This scholarship is offered by the Moyne Shire Council and is valued at $2500 per year for one year only. Applicants must be: an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of study as a Commonwealth supported student at the Warrnambool Campus; able to demonstrate financial disadvantage. Selection is based on access and equity criteria with applications ranked on the information provided in the application and supporting documentation.

Deakin Archie and Hilda Graham Foundation Award
This award was established by the Archie and Hilda Graham Foundation to reduce study expenses of commencing Commonwealth supported students from the south-western region of Victoria, and is a $1000 cash payment. Applicants must be: an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of study as a Commonwealth supported student at the Warrnambool Campus; a resident of the City of Warrnambool, the Moyne Shire Council or south-western Victoria; able to demonstrate financial disadvantage. Selection is based on access and equity criteria, with applications ranked on the information provided in the application and supporting documentation.

The George Alexander Foundation Scholarships at Deakin University
Applicants must be: an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; commencing a full-time undergraduate course of study as a Commonwealth supported student at the Geelong Waurn Ponds, Waterfront or Warrnambool Campuses and able to demonstrate economic, social or geographical disadvantage. This scholarship pays a cash payment of $5000 per year for three years. Selection is based on access and equity criteria, academic performance and evidence of participation and contribution to your community.

The Harold Carroll Memorial Scholarship
The Harold Carroll Memorial Scholarship was established by the late Harold Carroll to provide scholarships for students from the Western District of Victoria, to allow them to undertake studies at tertiary level. Applicants must be: an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of study as a Commonwealth supported student; from the Western District of Victoria and have undertaken some part of their education at a school in the Western District and are able to demonstrate financial disadvantage. The scholarship is valued at a $4000 cash payment per year, and one scholarship is offered each year for the normal duration of the course. Selection is based on access and equity criteria, with applications ranked on the information provided in the application and supporting documentation.

The Ern Hartley Foundation Award

This award was established by the Ern Hartley Foundation to reduce study expenses of continuing students from the south-western region of Victoria, and is a $1000 cash payment. Applicants must be: an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of study as a Commonwealth supported student at the Warrnambool Campus; a resident of the City of Warrnambool, the Moyne Shire Council or south-western Victoria and able to demonstrate financial disadvantage. Selection is based on access and equity criteria, with applications ranked on the information provided in the application and supporting documentation.

Deakin Warrnambool City Council Award
This scholarship is offered by the City of Warrnambool and is valued at $2500 for one year to assist with study costs. Applicants must be: an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of study as a Commonwealth supported student at the Warrnambool Campus; living in Warrnambool or South-West Victoria and able to demonstrate financial disadvantage. Selection is based on access and equity criteria, with applications ranked on the information provided in the application and supporting documentation.

For application details of all of the above scholarships, please see the Scholarships website


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Deakin Indigenous Scholarships

The University offers partial remission of student contributions for Indigenous students enrolling to study through the Institute of Koorie Education as well as some special awards for students in particular disciplines.

Dr (Auntie) Mary Atkinson Scholarships
Applicants must be Indigenous students. The scholarships are offered to the top Indigenous student admitted to an undergraduate nursing course and an undergraduate education course each year, and will pay all student contributions for the normal duration of the course, subject to satisfactory performance. No separate scholarship application is required.

Deakin Indigenous Bursaries
Applicants must be Indigenous students and enrolled to study at the Institute of Koorie Education. The value is the difference between the basic student contribution charge and the amount charged for the student's enrolled units (the HECS surcharge). The bursary will apply to the first 8 credit points of study for non-National Priority units on commencement, and will be available to all students satisfying the eligibility and selection criteria. No separate scholarship application is required.

Indigenous Access Scholarships
Indigenous Access Scholarships aims to improve access to higher education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Applicants must be full time Indigenous undergraduate students enrolled to study with the Institute of Koorie Education in a Commonwealth supported place and able to demonstrate financial, educational or social disadvantage. This scholarship is paid as a one-off cash payment ($4485 in 2012; this amount is indexed annually).

Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarships
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarships (ICECS) aims to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with the costs associated with higher education. Applicants must be full time Indigenous students enrolled to study with the Institute of Koorie Education in a Commonwealth supported place and able to demonstrate financial, educational or social disadvantage. This scholarship is paid as a one-off cash payment ($2377 in 2012; this amount is indexed annually).

Further information can be found on the Scholarships website.


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Deakin International Scholarships

Deakin Education Abroad Travel Grants
Deakin University offers travel grants to students taking part in a formal international exchange program with an exchange partner university.

Applications are invited from both Australian residents and international students. The Education Abroad travel grants are awarded on the basis of the eligibility criteria for the Education Abroad program.

Enquiries should be directed to Education Abroad, Deakin International or email intlink@deakin.edu.au

Deakin University International Scholarship Program
Applicants must be international students eligible to study in Australia with a student visa and commencing a course at any Campus. Selection will be based on previous academic results.

Enquiries and applications should be directed to Deakin International.

Deakin University Meritorious Scholarship Program
Applicants must be international students eligible to study in Australia with a student visa and commencing a course at any Campus. Selection will be based on previous academic results.

Enquiries and applications should be directed to Deakin International.

Deakin Internationalisation Scholarships
Applicants must be international students commencing selected postgraduate (by coursework) courses at either of the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, the Geelong Waterfront Campus or Warrnambool Campus. Selection will be based on previous academic results.

Enquiries and applications should be directed to Deakin International.

 


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Deakin at Your Doorstep scholarships

Deakin at Your Doorstep Learning and Development Scholarships
This scholarship is offered to a student commencing the Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences with the financial costs of further education. The scholarship is valued at $500 per year for two years and is subject to satisfactory academic performance. To be eligible for this scholarship you must be an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa and a future student enrolled full time in the Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences in a Commonwealth supported place.

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Faculty of Arts and Education - scholarships

Anna Kannava Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Kannava Family in memory of the late Anna Kannava who was a Deakin Graduate who overcame disadvantages of background and health to achieve her dream of being a filmmaker.  Anna migrated from war-torn Cyprus to Australia in the mid-1970s as a teenager with her single mother and brothers.  Despite her poor English, she gained entry to the Drama program at Rusden in the late 1970s where she discovered filmmaking and excelled.  Anna always recognised that being able to go to University opened doors for her and made her dreams possible.  In her late 20s she developed the debilitating condition Scleroderma.  Despite the physical limitations this imposed, she made two outstanding, award winning documentaries, two feature films and wrote two novels.  The Scholarship provides a memorial to Anna Kannava’s abilities and visionary contribution to the discipline area, and as an acknowledgement and support to young migrant women who want to pursue a dream of being an artist.  The Scholarship is awarded on access and equity to a female student enrolling in or currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Digital Media), Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television), Bachelor of Creative Arts (Photography), Bachelor of Creative Arts (Animation and Motion Capture), Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama), Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance), Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) and not born in Australia.

Faculty of Arts and Education Honours Scholarships
This scholarship was established to recognise Deakin students who have achieved outstanding academic results throughout their undergraduate studies.  This scholarship pays up to $3000 over one year. To be eligible for this scholarship you must be an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa and enrolled full-time in an honours degree commencing in 2013 with the Faculty of Arts and Education in a Commonwealth supported place.

May and Romeo Schiavon Honours Scholarship in Rural and Regional Journalism
This scholarship was established by the May and Romeo Schiavon Endowment to encourage students to undertake an honours project in regional journalism. The scholarship is valued at $5000 over one year. To be eligible for this scholarship you must be an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa and enrolled full-time in an honours degree commencing in 2013 with the Faculty of Arts and Education in a Commonwealth supported place undertaking a project in regional journalism. The scholarship is awarded on academic achievement and submission of a proposal for an honours project in regional journalism.

Peter Davis Memorial Honours Scholarship
The scholarship honours the late Peter Davis, a respected colleague both for his commitment to the discipline area of Professional and Creative Writing and for his encouragement of commencing scholars in this area. He blended his love of scholarship with applied creative research within his own academic achievements. This scholarship will provide a memorial to Peter Davis’ abilities and visionary contribution to the discipline area, and an acknowledgement and support of student achievement in completing honours studies within Professional and Creative Writing.  The scholarship is valued at upwards of $500 per year. To be eligible for this scholarship you must be an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa and enrolled in an honours degree commencing in 2013 with the Faculty of Arts and Education, undertaking studies in Professional and Creative Writing. The scholarship is awarded on academic achievement and submission of a proposal for an honours project in professional or creative writing.


 

 

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Faculty of Business and Law - scholarships

Business Scholars Program
The Faculty of Business and Law Business Scholars Program is available for study in all of the Faculty’s degrees except Law. The new Program is open to students of Commerce, Information Systems, Management, Property and Real Estate, Sport Management and Sport Development to recognise, reward and nurture high achieving students admitted to a business degree in the Faculty of Business and Law. Each scholarship is worth $2800 per year, paid half yearly, for the normal duration of your course. Other benefits such as an academic mentor are provided as part of the program. To be eligible for this scholarship you must be a current year 12 student, and you must maintain a full-time enrolment in your degree course and a high level of academic achievement throughout your studies.

Applications to the Business Scholars Program are made through VTAC, listing the Business Scholars Program as a separate preference. Applicants must also lodge a Business Scholars Program Preference Form which can be found on the Business Scholars website.

Alfred Deakin Scholarships in Law

A small number of scholarships will be awarded to students with the highest ATAR's who accept a first-round offer into the Bachelor of Laws as a single degree or combined with other degrees at the Melbourne Burwood Campus, the Geelong Waterfront Campus and Warrnambool Campus. Up to seven Alfred Deakin scholarships will be offered to commencing students eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in Law or a combined Law course. Selection will be made on the student's ATAR. The scholarship pays a cash payment of up to $2800 per year and academic mentor support, subject to academic performance. To be eligible for this scholarship you must be an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa.

Faculty of Business and Law Rural and Regional Grant
The Faculty of Business and Law offers grants to assist rural students entering a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Management degree at the Warrnambool Campus. This grant is valued up to $2000 for 1 year, subject to academic performance.  To be eligible for this grant you must be an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; enrolled in a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate course at the Warrnambool Campus and from a rural area (which includes Warrnambool and towns in Western Victoria and south-eastern South Australia, as well as the surrounding countryside).

Faculty of Business and Law First in Family Grant
The Faculty of Business and Law offers grants to assist students entering undergraduate studies at the Melbourne Burwood Campus or Geelong Waterfront Campus or off campus. This grant is valued up to $2000 for 1 year, subject to academic performance.  To be eligible for this scholarship you must be an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; enrolled in a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree in a commonwealth supported place and meet the requirements of the VTAC special entry access scheme (SEAS 5): Disadvantaged financial background.


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Faculty of Health - scholarships

School of Medicine

Deakin Accommodation (Medicine) Scholarships
Deakin will offer three scholarships to commencing students in the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery in a Commonwealth supported place to assist them with accommodation costs of up to $10,000 in University residences at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus for the normal duration of the course, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The payment comprises $2000 in cash and $8000 paid directly to the Residences at Geelong Waurn Ponds. To be eligible for this scholarship you must be an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; have moved from your rural or regional home location to study at the Deakin Medical School and are able to demonstrate economic, social or geographical disadvantage. The applicant is required to move away from home.

Deakin Four Points by Sheraton Geelong Scholarship
Two students will be awarded a $3,500 scholarship each at the commencement of their Bachelor of Nursing program and then in the following two (2) years of their course on the basis of academic merit for students commencing professional entry degree at the Geelong Waterfront Campus in 2013.

For application details please see the scholarships website


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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment - scholarships

Barwon Water Achievement Scholarship
Provide a $5,000 scholarship (Barwon Water Achievement Scholarship) to attract high quality undergraduate students into the Water Industry, consisting of a one off payment of $5,000 (invoiced at end of first year of study and completion of annual vacation employment) for a year 12 student from the Barwon region entering an undergraduate course at Deakin and annual vacation employment for the duration of the course tenable subject to satisfactory progress for the duration of the course.

IGNITED (Deakin Initiative for a Girls’ Network in Information Technology and Engineering @ Deakin) Scholarships
Up to eight scholarships will be awarded to first year female students with the highest ATAR scores above 80, in either the Bachelor of Information Technology degrees (which include Interactive Media, Games Design and Development, IT Security and Computer Science and Software Development), the Bachelor of Engineering degrees (which includes major streams in Civil or Mechanical or Mechatronics and Robotics) or a combined course which includes at least one of the above single degrees. The IGNITED scholarships are each valued at $5000 per year over the duration of the course, conditional upon full-time enrolment and satisfactory academic progress. Recipients will also be assigned an academic mentor.

Deakin Bennett Honours Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding student commencing an Honours project in the field of fibres or textiles, in the Institute for Frontier Materials at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.  The scholarship is valued at a total of $7,000 for one year and may be paid towards student fee contributions or as a cash payment. To be eligible the recipient must be an Australian citizen enrolled in either an Honours stream of the Bachelor of Engineering (including combined Engineering courses), or a Bachelor of Science (Honours) course.

Deakin Pham Family Honours Scholarship
A scholarship, valued at up to $6,000 is paid towards student fees contribution for a student who is commencing the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) degree at the Melbourne Burwood Campus. The Scholarship is awarded to the applicant who has achieved the highest weighted average mark in their undergraduate University studies.


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