Saputo Dairy Scholarship

Saputo Dairy generously established a scholarship to support commencing students undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce at 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.


Up to $4000 over two years (total value of this scholarship is $4000).

An accommodation discount of 10% will be available to successful applicants for the two year duration of the scholarship at the Deakin residential services Warrnambool.

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 student commencing in Trimester 1 2020
  • enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce at the Deakin Warrnambool Campus (on-campus study mode)
  • enrolled full time in a Commonwealth supported place
  • able to demonstrate a commitment to the Australian Agricultural and Agribusiness sector
  • intending to major in Food and Agribusiness, and selecting the appropriate unit set for the Food and Agribusiness Major in your first year

Preference will be given to students who are experiencing personal and/or financial disadvantage.


As a scholarship recipient, you must:

  • maintain a pass grade for all enrolled units
  • be enrolled in the Food and Agribusiness major
  • remain at the Warrnambool campus for each year of your degree
  • meet with the donor annually to share your learning journey
  • provide a written impact statement to the donor at the end of each year of the scholarship.

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 (if applicable).

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 application closing date. You can see the status of your application via your Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal account.

Additional opportunities

There may be an opportunity for students to undertake a paid work placement in their 3rd year of study.  This opportunity will be discussed with you at a later stage and is separate to this scholarship opportunity.