Applicants must: be female; reside in the western suburbs of Melbourne; and be enrolled in the second year of a 2-year VET/TAFE course in a non-traditional area of study.
Applicants must: be currently enrolled in year 12 at one of the participating schools and register to be included in the school’s ranking; apply to study and be offered a place at VU; enrol to study full-time in an undergraduate degree or a VE certificate, diploma or advanced diploma; and be ranked by their secondary school based on success in internal assessments for year 12 studies.
Applicants must: be Australian citizens or permanent residents; have completed a 4-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent; be undertaking a master by research or doctoral research degree; be enrolled full time; and have had their enrolment into the proposed degree approved by the institution.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have experienced one or more of the following that have disrupted or adversely affected their studies: traumatic events beyond their control; significant illness and/or disability; or socioeconomic and/or family circumstances.
Applicants must have an MSc degree (research) or a recent Honours degree in Environmental Science with emphasis on Freshwater Ecology and Analytical Chemistry or a Chemical Engineer (with Honours).
Applicants must be Australian citizens, permanent residents or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa or temporary visa. The scholarship is open to: students with dependent children; mature age students returning to study; students who completed year 12 in Melbourne’s western region; students transferring from TAFE to undergraduate study; and general eligibility based on low income and financial need. Tenure is dependent on maintaining eligibility and satisfactory progress. Students in receipt of a start-up scholarship and/or a relocation scholarship through Centrelink are ineligible to apply.