Professor John Hay Scholarship

John Hay was Vice Chancellor of Deakin University from 1992 until 1995. This scholarship honour’s the Hay family’s commitment to education and supporting those that need it most.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 2 2022 open 16 June 2022.

Applications for Trimester 2 2022 close 14 July 2022 at 5pm.

Benefits

Cash payments 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:

  • a domestic student
  • enrolled full-time in your 3rd or 4th year of an undergraduate bachelor's degree at Deakin University in Trimester 2 2022
  • experiencing financial, personal, or medical hardship.

Preference will be given to:

  • Indigenous students
  • students who are able to demonstrate participation, volunteering, and commitment to supporting their community.

Conditions

As a scholarship recipient you must:

  • complete a yearly impact statement for the duration of the scholarship
  • 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 (if applicable), and your community service/volunteering achievements (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 directly to Deakin

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

Apply for this scholarship

The scholarship application process is highly competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one.

What happens next?

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide and your supporting documentation.

If you are successful, you will be contacted by the email address you nominated within your application portal account, unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.

You'll find out if you were successful usually within four weeks of the application closing date. If you have not received an offer by this time, you have been unsuccessful. You can view the status of your application via your scholarship application portal account.

About the donor

This scholarship is generously supported by the John and Barbara Hay Philanthropic Foundation.

Next offering period

This scholarship is yet to be confirmed for any future offering periods. Please check back at this page at a later date for any updates.