Connect Community and Health Scholarship

This scholarship will assist an Indigenous student to complete their final year or trimester of study in a bachelor degree offered by the Faculty of Health.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 2 2021 open 17 June 2021.

Applications for Trimester 2 2021 close 23 July 2021 at 5pm.


Cash payment up to $3125, to be paid over one year or as a one-off payment.

Eligibility criteria

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

To be eligible you must be:

  • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • enrolled full-time in your final year or trimester of study in a bachelor degree offered by the Faculty of Health at Deakin University in Trimester 2 2021
  • experiencing an area of hardship that impacts your ability to study.

Preference will be given to:

  • a student who can demonstrate participation in and commitment to supporting the community and volunteer activities
  • a student with a Weighed Average Mark (WAM) over 60.


As a scholarship recipient you must:

  • be open to meeting with the scholarship donor
  • provide an introductory statement about your study goals and what it means to receive the scholarship
  • complete an impact statement at the end of the scholarship year.

Your application

Supporting documents

As part of the application process, you will also be required to upload current supporting documentation.

The supporting documentation required includes evidence of your financial and/or medical 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

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

Visit our application portal

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 information you provide in your application and supporting documentation.

You'll find out if you were successful up to four weeks after applications close. You can view the status of your application via your Scholarship Application Portal account.

Additional opportunities

There may be an opportunity for the scholarship holder to undertake work placement with Connect Health & Community. The decision to accept any potential offer is the student’s and will not impact their eligibility to receive the scholarship.