J.N.E Scholarship

The J.N.E. Scholarship has been established to support and empower women who are looking to pursue a career in International Relations. If you are a second or third-year Bachelor of International Studies student in 2019, the J.N.E Scholarship could be for you.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2019 open Thursday 22 November 2018.

Applications for Trimester 1 2019 close Thursday 7 February 2019 5pm.


Total value is $1000. One off payment

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
  • enrolled full time in either the second or third year of your Bachelor of International Studies degree in T1 2019
  • enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place at either the Geelong Waurn Ponds or Waterfront campuses
  • able to demonstrate personal or financial* disadvantage.

*For financial disadvantage you must receive a means-tested Centrelink benefit or have a personal or combined family taxable income below $56,000, depending on independence status.


As a scholarship recipient you must:

  • complete a report at the end of the year detailing how this scholarship has helped you with your studies
  • agree to meet the donor in person once over the duration of the scholarship year to discuss your university experience and educational learning.

Your application

Supporting documents

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

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 - it’s your opportunity to stand out from the crowd and be recognised for where you’ve come from and where you need to go.

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 and your supporting documentation.

You'll find out if you were successful up to six weeks after applications close. You can see the status of your application via your Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal account.

About the donor

The scholarship has been established in honour of the late Joanne Norma Ebbott, mother of Deakin alumna E. Ebbott, who is passionate and committed to facilitating the growth and encouragement of female representation in International Studies. There has been a growing awareness of the impact empowering women has on their respective communities. Let this scholarship be a step in the right direction towards empowering women in Deakin’s community and Australia’s impact in International Affairs today and for tomorrow.