Deakin Scholarship for Excellence - Juris Doctor

This scholarship is designed for students commencing in the Deakin Juris Doctor (JD) course who show exceptional promise within or beyond their academic achievements. Strong academic performance and/or excellence in extracurricular activities, community service or leadership will hold  the key to success.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2020 open 27 August 2019.

Applications for Trimester 1 2020 close 12 February 2020 5pm.

Benefits

The scholarship is awarded for the normal full-time duration of the course.

$10 000 per year paid towards your tuition fees.*

*If you are enrolled in a part time course load the payment amount will be prorated based on the number of credit points you study.

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 at Deakin University in M729 Juris Doctor in any trimester in the 2020 academic year (for Trimester 1 2020 applications)
  • enrolled in a minimum of 2 credit points per trimester
  • able to demonstrate achievement in one of the following:
    • a Weighted Average Mark (WAM)/Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 75 in previous undergraduate study
    • leadership experience
    • elite sports performance
    • community service
    • volunteer activities
    • the arts
    • any other achievement.

Consideration will be given to students experiencing financial or personal hardship.

Conditions

Continued eligibility is subject to maintaining a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 65.

Your application

Supporting documents

As part of the application process you will also be required to provide supporting documentation.

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.

The supporting documentation required includes:

  • evidence of your leadership activities or community service achievement
  • evidence of your sporting or other achievements
  • evidence of your area of hardship (if applicable)

Late or incomplete documentation will not be accepted.

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 top 5 tips on applying for a scholarship

How to apply

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 within six weeks of the application closing date. You can view the status of your application via your Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal account.