Jeaneth Bautista Scholarship supported by Pitcher Partners

This scholarship encourages and enables increased diversity in the field of business and supports second year Bachelor of Commerce students majoring in accounting.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester/Semester 1 2024 open 15 September 2023.

Applications for Trimester/Semester 1 2024 close 9 January 2024 at 5pm.

Scholarship offer rounds

Round 1: To be considered for these Round 1 scholarship offers you will need to submit your application and all supporting documentation by 9 January 2024 at 5pm.

We will be aiming for full allocation at this round.

Re-offer Round: To be considered for any remaining scholarships, not taken up in previous offer rounds, you will need to submit your application and all supporting documentation by 31 January 2024 at 5pm.

All scholarships will be offered within six weeks of the Re-offer round closing date.


This scholarship offers cash payments up to $12,500 per year for two years.

Eligibility criteria

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

To be eligible you must be:

  • a domestic student living in Victoria
  • enrolled full-time in your second year of the Bachelor of Commerce in Trimester/Semester 1 2024
  • majoring in accounting
  • experiencing an area of hardship that impacts your ability to study.
  • Preference will be given to an applicant who is:

  • female
  • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • from a refugee background
  • living in a rural or regional home location.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview as part of the selection process.


As a scholarship recipient you must:

  • be prepared to attend an interview as part of the selection process if shortlisted
  • write an introduction statement about your goals for study and what it means to receive the scholarship
  • provide a completion statement at the conclusion of your studies.

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 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

Apply directly to Deakin

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

When applying direct to Deakin for this scholarship, select the 'Undergraduate Scholarship Application Tri/Sem 1 2024' option and, if eligible, your application will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

This reduces the number of scholarships you have to apply for and increases your chances of receiving a Deakin scholarship.

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 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.

Additional opportunities

There may be an opportunity for the scholarship holder to participate in a work placement and/or PR activities with Pitcher Partners. The decision to accept any potential offer is the students’ and will not impact their eligibility to receive the scholarship.

About Jeaneth Bautista

Jeaneth was a highly valued member of the Finance & Operations Team of Pitcher Partners in Melbourne.

Jeaneth brought so much to so many with her spirit, great sense of humour and her strength of character to get the job done. Jeaneth’s generous nature meant she spent much of her free time helping others – including organising fund raising efforts for the under privileged in her native Philippine’s. She loved to travel and try new experiences. Her love of food and good company is the stuff of legends amongst her friendship group.

Jeaneth was highly respected by Partners and peers alike for her technical acumen, strong work ethic and the ability to connect with staff at all levels. Her tremendous support as a friend and co-worker to many is dearly missed.

Unfortunately Jeaneth passed away from a brain aneurysm. Whilst it was a catastrophic injury, her will to live was evident as she continued to fight for as long as she could.

Those lucky enough to have worked with her will continue to honour her memory in the firm. Jeaneth is missed by all that knew her and would be so proud to lend her name to this most worthy scholarship.

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.