City of Whitehorse Scholarship

If you have been a resident of the City of Whitehorse for a minimum of three years, can show participation and involvement in your local community and need financial assistance with your study costs, you should consider applying for this scholarship to reduce your study expenses.

What are the benefits for you?

Cash payment of up to $4500

Duration One year

Eligibility criteria

All conditions must be met

  • Be an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • be a commencing student enrolled for the first time in an undergraduate bachelor degree at the Melbourne Burwood Campus 
  • be enrolled full-time in a Commonwealth supported place
  • be a resident of the City of Whitehorse for a minimum of three years
  • be able to demonstrate a high level of academic achievement 
  • be able to demonstrate you are in receipt of a means-tested Centrelink benefit or have personal or family taxable income below the HECS-HELP repayment threshold, depending on independence status.
Number availableOne (subject to confirmation)
Selection criteria

As an applicant you must:

  • have a demonstrable involvement and contribution in the local community. Involvement can cover, but not limited to, activities such as being a member of guides, babysitting, scouts or sporting, recreation and leisure clubs
  • provide details of academic achievement as part of your application.

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the information you provide in your application and supporting documentation.

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

Scholarship holders will be required to attend an event held by the City of Whitehorse and agree to be publicly recognised as a recipient of this scholarship. They will also need to complete a written report by the end of the year.

Opening and closing datesApplications for Trimester 1 2016 have been reopened and close 28 March 2016 at 5pm.
How to apply

Apply online via the Deakin Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

Supporting documentation

As part of the application process you will also be required to provide supporting documentation. You must email your supporting documents with your applicant ID number in the subject line to no later than the closing date of the scholarship.

The supporting documentation required includes:

  • your financial hardship
  • your community involvement.

Please visit the Supporting documentation page for examples of the types of documents you could provide.

Late or incomplete documentation will not be accepted.

When will I knowYou will know the outcome of your application within six weeks of the closing date.

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