ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects Academic Merit Scholarship

If you are enrolled in your first year of a Master of Architecture or Master of Architecture (Design Management) in 2020 at Deakin University, consider applying for the ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects Academic Merit Scholarship.

Important dates

The application open date for Trimester 1 2020 is to be confirmed.

Applications for Trimester 1 2020 close Wednesday 22 January 2020 at 5pm.


Cash payment of up to $5000 per year for two years.

The maximum total value of this scholarship is $10 000.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, Australian  permanent resident, holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa or an International student
  • be a commencing student enrolled in the Master of Architecture or Master of Architecture (Design Management) in Trimester 1 2020
  • have completed a  Bachelor of Design (Architecture) or Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management at Deakin University in 2019 and achieved a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 70
  • Desirable:

  • ability to demonstrate involvement in extracurricular activities relating to your development as a future professional architect.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview as part of the selection process.


As a scholarship recipient you:

  • are required to complete a statement at the end of each year detailing how this scholarship has helped you with your studies
  • must maintain a satisfactory academic record for the duration of your scholarship, with a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70.
  • cannot be anonymous or defer the scholarship
  • must agree to meet in person with the donor at least once during the scholarship tenure
  • will also need to provide a report that includes photos detailing your experience as a scholarship recipient at the end of the scholarship . The report may be used to promote the scholarship to stakeholders.

Failure to complete the agreed study load or WAM average may result in the scholarship being revoked.

Your application

Supporting documents

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

When you apply for this scholarship, you may need to supply evidence of your extracurricular achievements (if applicable).

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 through VTAC

If you’re applying to study at Deakin through VTAC and you complete a VTAC scholarship application, you’ll automatically be considered for this scholarship.

Visit the VTAC website

Apply directly to Deakin

If you are a commencing student who has deferred a previous year's course offer 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 and your supporting documentation. Shortlisted students will be invited to attend an interview.

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

Additional opportunities

There may be an opportunity for you to undertake a work placement with ClarkeHopkinsClarke (CHC) Architects.  This opportunity will be discussed with you at a later stage and is separate to this scholarship opportunity.