Barwon Water Scholarship

If you’re studying in the first year of your undergraduate degree in one of the following disciplines: engineering, commerce, finance, information technology, public relations, journalism or human resource management, we encourage you to apply for this scholarship.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2022 open 6 September 2021.

Applications for Trimester 1 2022 close 24 January 2022 at 5pm..


This scholarship offers cash payments up to $2000 per year for three years (subject to satisfactory academic performance).

Eligibility criteria

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

To be eligible you must be:

  • a domestic student
  • commencing at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2022 and enrolled full time in your first undergraduate bachelor degree.
  • enrolled in one of the following disciplines/majors: engineering, commerce, finance, information technology, public relations, journalism or human resource management
  • enrolled at either the Geelong Waurn Ponds or Waterfront campus.

Preference will be given to a student interested in exploring a career in the water industry and those who are able to show outstanding commitment to supporting our communities.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview at Barwon Water in 2022.


As a scholarship recipient you must:

  • maintain a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 for the duration of the scholarship
  • provide an introductory statement about what it means to receive the scholarship
  • complete a yearly impact statement for the duration of the scholarship.
  • attend an interview as part of the selection process if shortlisted.

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 volunteering and/or community service (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. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed.

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 six 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.

Additional opportunities

There may be an opportunity for you to undertake a paid work placement with Barwon Water over the summer break. This opportunity will be discussed with you at a later stage and is separate to this scholarship opportunity.

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.