Professor Geoff Wilson Scholarship

Professor Geoff Wilson was Deakin's fourth Vice Chancellor and President from 1996 to 2002. This scholarship will provide assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students within Deakin's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, with a preference towards those pursuing a degree in environmental sciences or ecology.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2021 open 31 August 2020.

Applications for Trimester 1 2021 close 25 January 2021 5pm.


Cash payment of up to $5000 over one year.

Eligibility criteria

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

To be eligible you must be:

  • an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person
  • enrolled full time at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2021 in one of the following courses
    • Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence
    • Bachelor of Computer Science
    • Bachelor of Information Technology
    • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Design (Digital Technology)
    • Bachelor of Cyber Security
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
    • Bachelor of Forensic Science
    • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science
    • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management & Sustainability)
    • Bachelor of Marine Science
    • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology)
    • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology)
  • experiencing financial hardship, personal hardship and/or a long term medical condition.

Preference will be given to students who are enrolled in an environmental science or ecology course offered by the School of Life and Environmental Sciences.


As a scholarship recipient you must 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 and/or medical 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

You can apply for this scholarship directly through the Deakin Scholarship Application Portal.

Visit our application 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 Scholarship Application Portal account.