Dr George Martinus Achieving Potential Scholarship

A Dr George Martinus Achieving Potential Scholarship offers financial support to students who have arrived in Australia as a refugee.

This scholarship is supported by a generous donor who is committed to increasing educational pathways, and building a brighter future for students who chose to study at Deakin. As a recipient of this scholarship, you are joining a network of donors and students who believe in changing the future for the better.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2023 open 1 September 2022.

Applications for Trimester 1 2023 close 31 January 2023 at 5pm.

Benefits

This scholarship offers cash payments up to $5000 per year for three years.

The total maximum value of this scholarship is $15,000.

Eligibility criteria

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

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or hold an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • be a commencing student enrolled in a bachelor degree at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2023
  • be enrolled full time in a Commonwealth supported place
  • have arrived in Australia as a refugee.

Conditions

As a scholarship recipient, you must:

  • be prepared to attend a meet and greet with the donor
  • complete a yearly impact statement for the duration of the scholarship
  • provide an introductory statement about your goals for study and what it means to receive the scholarship.

Your application

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, it’s your opportunity to stand out from the crowd and be recognised for where you’ve come from and where you need to go.

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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 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.

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.