Graduate Women Victoria offers an annual program of scholarships and bursaries for women students enrolled in Universities in Victoria. Our organisation has been awarding scholarships to Victorian women since 1931; see here for lists of previous scholarship winners, and here for a report from a recent winner.
Our offerings are subject to change from year to year. You may be eligible to apply if you are:
- Enrolled student at a Victorian university or at a Victorian campus of the Australian Catholic University on 31 March in the year of application
- Normally resident in Victoria while studying
- Experiencing or have experienced disadvantage in the pursuit of your studies.
Scholarships are available to female students in the following categories based on the Australian Qualifications Framework
In addition, the Marilyn Godley Scholarship is offered to a female Indigenous undergraduate student and the International Scholarship is offered to an International female student studying for a doctoral degree.
Women who are Australian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for all scholarships, except the International scholarship. Female International students and New Zealand students who are not permanent residents undertaking a Doctoral Degree course are eligible to apply for the International Scholarship.
Before applying, students are advised to download Information for applicants
Please note: we require four (4) collated copies of all documents including the application form. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Need help with your application?
Graduate Women Victoria is offering a free workshop to assist women applicants for grants and scholarships. One of our members with experience in university research offices will provide advice and tips on preparing an effective application. The chance will also be available to workshop your application, to make it the best possible.
Join us on Saturday 15th March at University College, College Crescent, Parkville from 10 am to 12:30 pm
Come and hear helpful advice on the important elements of grant and scholarship applications, and how to interpret and use the guidelines relevant to the application you are making. Feel free to bring your application for a chance to work on it and improve it.
We do need to know numbers, so if you would like to attend please email Dr Barbara Murray on firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 7 March.
Funding our Scholarships
Thanks to generous donors, we have increased the value of our awards this year to range from $2500 to $6000. Please check here for more information about the funding of our scholarships, and details about making a donation.
You can read more about Graduate Women Victoria scholarships in this edition of Leading Issues.