The Isobel and David Jones Family Foundation Scholarship

The Isobel and David Jones Family Foundation is committed to supporting students at the Deakin University Warrnambool campus.

If you are a first year Bachelor of  Environmental Science (Marine Biology) student at the Deakin Warrnambool campus and need financial assistance, consider applying for the Isobel and David Jones Family Foundation Scholarship.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2020 open 27 August 2019.

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

Benefits

Up to $7000 over two years (total value of this scholarship is $7000).

An 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 Environmental Science (Marine Biology) at the Deakin Warrnambool Campus (on-campus studies) in Trimester 1 2020
  • enrolled full time in a Commonwealth supported place
  • be receiving a means-tested Centrelink benefit or can demonstrate 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 this scholarship has helped you with your studies
  • attend a thank-you event with the donor.

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 be automatically 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.

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