When applying for a scholarship, you will normally be required to submit documentary evidence in support of your application.
How do I supply my supporting documents?
Your supporting documents must be sent to to firstname.lastname@example.org with your applicant ID number in the 'Subject' line of the email. Your applicant ID number is six digits long and is the same number you have used to log in to the Deakin Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.
If you need help with the types of documents you need to supply please contact the Scholarships Office.
If you are an international student applying for a scholarship or bursary, you must send your supporting documents to Deakin International Admissions.
Please ensure your documents are attached to your email as we cannot open Microsoft OneDrive files.
The following are three categories of financial hardship that you may fall under depending on your current financial circumstances. The supporting documents required for each category is different.
If you are supporting yourself and have an income under the HELP repayment threshold ($54,126), you must provide a Statutory Declaration.
In the Statutory Declaration you must:
- declare you are self-supporting and do not rely on others for financial support
- declare your income for the last financial year (2014-15)
- provide an estimate of your income for the current financial year (2015-16)
If you are supported by your family or partner and have a combined income under the HELP repayment threshold ($54,126), you must provide a Statutory Declaration.
In the Statutory Declaration you must:
- declare you are financially dependent and list the names of those who provide for your financial support
- declare your combined income for the last financial year (2014-15)
- provide a combined estimate of your income and those who provide for your financial support for the current financial year (2015-16)
Disability or medical condition
If you have a disability or medical condition which impacts your education, you will need to provide a letter or statement from your doctor or Health Care professional which confirms what you have written in your scholarship application.
The letter/statement must:
- confirm the information that you have provided in your application
- indicate the level of impact your disability or medical condition has had on your studies
Please note: a Learning Access Plan (LAP) from the Disability Resource Centre (DRC) is also acceptable.
Other forms of disadvantage including rural
If you are from a rural or regional area you do not need to provide evidence of this. Your home address details will be confirmed by the postcode that you provide in your application.
If you are finding it difficult to provide evidence of your disadvantage, you can submit a signed statement of support. A statement of support is a letter written by someone on your behalf and should be as specific as possible about what you are experiencing and the impact it is having on your studies.
The statement of support must:
- be written by a lawyer/solicitor, accountant, religious or community leader, school principal or teacher
- contain an original signature and be in pdf format
Community and volunteer involvement/service
If you have participated in community and volunteer activities, you will need to provide evidence of this involvement. It can be a certificate of participation or a statement of support by a nominee of the organisation or program.
The evidence of participation must:
- confirm your level of involvement in the organisation or program
- be from the community/volunteer organisation or program mentioned in your application
Leadership activities or achievements
If you have participated in leadership or have been acknowledged for specific achievements, you will need to provide evidence of these. It can be a certificate of participation or a statement of support by a nominee of the school or program or activity.
The evidence of activities must:
- confirm your leadership or achievements at the school or program or activity
- be from the school/community/volunteer organisation, elite sports program or program or activity mentioned in your application
Referee statements can provide evidence of your personal attributes or academic potential or professional contributions. Your referee can be an employer, member of a school or organisation or community program or a person known to you. Nominated referees cannot be family members or friends.
The referee statement must:
- be a letter of support that confirms your personal attributes or academic potential or professional contributions
- contain your referee's original signature and be in pdf format
Due date for documents
The supporting documents due date is detailed on the individual scholarship pages located in the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships page and may vary depending on the scholarships you have applied for.
Supporting documents submitted after the closing date of the scholarship will not be considered and your application will not be assessed.
Submitting false supporting documents
Any student who is found to have submitted false supporting documentation will be referred to your Faculty Student Misconduct Committee. Making a false statutory declaration is an act of perjury. Perjury is a criminal offence and the penalties can be severe.