Casella Family Brands Scholarship

Casella Family Brands established this scholarship to give highly motivated students the opportunity to overcome obstacles and through study at Deakin, become an innovator of the future.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2022 open 18 November 2021.

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


Cash payment up to $7500 per year for two years.

The total value of this scholarship is $15,000 over two years.

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
  • be enrolled in the first year of your bachelor's degree at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2022
  • be studying one of the following disciplines:
    • commerce
    • engineering
    • early childhood development
  • be able to demonstrate that you have previously or currently reside in one of the following Western Riverina NSW regional communities:
    • Griffith City Council
    • Leeton Shire Council
    • Carrathool Shire Council
    • Murrumbidgee Council
    • Narrandera Shire Council
    • Hay Shire Council.

Preference will be given to students that have completed studies at TAFE NSW, or who are experiencing financial or personal hardship.


As a scholarship recipient you must:

  • maintain a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60
  • provide an introductory statement about your goals for study and what it means to receive the scholarship
  • complete an impact statement in the final 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 may like 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, that you need to provide. Aim to provide current, relevant and concise documents.

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’ve applied to study at Deakin through VTAC and have completed a VTAC scholarship application, you’ll be considered for this scholarship.

Apply directly to Deakin

If you didn't complete a VTAC scholarship application, are applying directly to Deakin for a course or already have your 2022 course offer, 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.

You'll find out if you were successful usually within six weeks of the final application closing date. You can view the status of your application via your scholarship application portal account.

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.