APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
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 winner.
Scholarships and bursaries are normally offered in five categories:
- Indigenous undergraduates
- Fourth Year Honours Arts
- Education – Masters degree
- Masters Coursework, Masters Extended and Masters Research students. Within this category the Judith Rodriguez Bursary is restricted to those studying in the area of literary, visual or related arts, e.g. film or music.
- PhD and doctoral degree students. Within this category, the Madeleine Capicciano Bursary is reserved for students whose research is on issues of human rights or social justice at the local, national or international level; the Namcy Millis Bursary gives preference to students whose research is in the Sciences; the Graduate Women Victoria Scholarship is reserved for students who can demonstrate that their research and career plans support the aims of Graduate Women Victoria (see further the application form). Note: Applying for a specific Bursary or Scholarship does not mean that you cannot be considered for any other appropriate award within the same category.
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
- An Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
- Have overcome or are overcoming disadvantage in the pursuit of your studies.
Disadvantage may include:
- Financial difficulty or low income
- English as a second language
- Migrant or refugee status
- Disability or medical condition
- Family/caring responsibilities
- Geographical isolation/significant distance from campus
- Family crisis or difficult family environment
- Career/ study disruption
- Other difficult circumstances
Documentary evidence is required for proof of eligibility and disadvantage.
Closing date for applications: 31 March.
Closing date for references: 15 April.
Scholarships will be awarded only to students who are enrolled at their university on Scholarship Presentation Day, normally held on a Saturday in early June. Winners are expected to attend the Scholarship Presentation Day and give a brief presentation.
Before applying, students are advised to read carefully all the information on this website, including the Frequently Asked Questions.
Applications are made online at a secure site. The FAQ page contains the link to register and submit all applications online.
Funding our Scholarships
Thanks to generous donors, the value of our awards ranges from $3500 to $9000. Please check here for more information about the funding of our scholarships, and details about making a donation.