The Fletcher and Rena Jones (Cumorah) Foundation Scholarship

The Fletcher and Rena Jones (Cumorah) Foundation has generously established a scholarship to support commencing students undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Food and Agribusiness at the Deakin's Warrnambool Campus.If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply for this scholarship.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2020 open 27 August 2019.

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

Benefits

This scholarship is available for two years.

  • Cash payment up to $7,000 over two years (total value $7,000)
  • Accommodation discount of 10% will be available to successful applicants for the two year duration of the scholarship*.

Eligibility criteria

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

To be eligible you must be:

  • an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • a commencing student enrolled in Bachelor of Commerce at the Deakin Warrnambool Campus (on campus study mode) in Trimester 1 2020
  • enrolled full time in a Commonwealth supported place
  • able to demonstrate a commitment to the Australian Agriculture and Agribusiness sector
  • intending to major in Food and Agribusiness by committing to select the appropriate unit set for the Food and Agribusiness Major in your first year
  • able to demonstrate financial hardship by receiving a means-tested Centrelink benefit or personal or family taxable income below $56 000, depending on independence status.

Conditions

As a scholarship recipient you must:

  • complete a report at the end of each year detailing how the scholarship has helped you with your studies
  • attend a thank-you event with the donor.

* To be eligible for the payment and Deakin Residences accommodation discount in the second year of the scholarship, you must be enrolled in the Food and Agribusiness major. This will be identified by your course/unit enrolment.

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'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 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

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.

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. .