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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.

See GWV Scholarship Program for a  list of scholarships currently available to female students at Victorian universities, but note that scholarship offerings may change from year to year. Changes to the program will be announced on this website in December to be awarded in the following year.

Graduate Women Victoria reserves the right not to make any of the listed awards.

Students may apply in only one category.


You may be eligible to apply if you are:

  • Female
  • 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
  • Have overcome or are overcoming disadvantage in the pursuit of your studies.

Women who are Australian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply in any one of the scholarship categories, except the International Scholarship.  Female International students  undertaking a Research Higher Degree course are eligible to apply for the International Scholarship. New Zealand students who are not permanent residents are also eligible for the International Scholarship.

Scholarships will only be awarded to students who are enrolled on Scholarship Presentation Day, normally held on the first Saturday in June.  Winners are expected to attend the Scholarship Presentation Day and give a brief presentation.

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. 

Applications close 31 March.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

See also: Frequently Asked Questions

Graduate Women Victoria respects the privacy of all applicants for awards.  See our  GWV Privacy Policy

Need help with your application?


 Are you preparing a grant or scholarship application?  Would you like some advice or assistance with your application?

 Join us on Saturday 21st February at University College, College Crescent, Parkville from 10.30 am to 1 pm.

 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.

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 by Friday, 13 February.

Funding our Scholarships

Thanks to generous donors, the value of our awards ranges from $2500 to $6000.  Please check here for more information about the funding of our scholarships, and details about making a donation.

Scholarship winners and donor

Scholarship winners and donors