Deakin Donors Access Scholarship

The Deakin Donors Access Scholarship is designed for second year students who due to financial hardship or personal circumstances, might otherwise have difficulty accessing the benefits of a university education.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2020 open 3 December 2019.

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

Benefits

Cash payment up to $5000 per year.

This scholarship is available for two or three years (dependent on course duration).

Eligibility criteria

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

To be eligible you must:

  • be a domestic student
  • be enrolled full time in your second year of a bachelor's degree at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2020
  • be experiencing personal, financial or medical hardship
  • have a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 50.

Conditions

As a scholarship recipient you must:

  • maintain a minimum WAM of 50
  • 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 or medical hardship (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 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.

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.