City of Greater Geelong Scholarship

The City of Greater Geelong Scholarship is available to students from Geelong who are commencing a degree in civil engineering or construction management, and are experiencing financial disadvantage.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2021 open 31 August 2020.

Applications for Trimester 1 2021 close 25 January 2021 at 5pm.

Benefits

This scholarship offers cash payments up to $6500 per year.

This scholarship is available for four years.

Eligibility criteria

Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa
  • be a commencing student enrolled full-time in of the folllowing degrees at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2021:
    • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
  • be a resident of the City of Greater Geelong
  • have successfully completed your VCE in the City of Greater Geelong
  • be experiencing able to demonstrate financial hardship.

Preference will be given to a female student.

Conditions

As a scholarship recipient you must:

  • maintain a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60
  • complete a yearly impact statement for the duration of the scholarship
  • provide an introductory statement about your study goals and what it means to receive the scholarship.

Your application

Supporting documents

As part of the application process, you may also be required to upload current supporting documentation.

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

Make sure you choose the correct document type when you upload your documents as it will make a difference. If your documents are uploaded into the incorrect type they will not be considered when assessing your application. Remember it is quality, not quantity, which you need to provide. Aim to provide documents which are current, relevant and concise.

Read more about supporting documentation

Application tips

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

How to apply

Apply directly to Deakin

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

Visit our applicant portal

What happens next?

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide.

You'll find out if you were successful usually within six weeks of the application closing date. You can view the status of your application via your Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal account.

Additional Opportunities

There may be an opportunity for the scholarship holder to be invited to undertake paid vacation employment with the scholarship provider. The decision to accept any potential offer is the student’s and will not impact the their eligibility to receive the scholarship.