Applying for a scholarship

Our three-step process

1. Search for a scholarship

Use the finder to:

  • See what scholarships are available 
  • The specific eligibility requirements 
  • When they close
  • How to apply
Scholarship finder

2. Apply now

Check out the video below for some top tips on making your application shine.

When you’re ready to apply, use the link below to open the application form. Draft your responses, and have one last proof-read before submitting.

You only need to apply once for most scholarships. See below for additional scholarships that have a separate application.

Apply here

3. Submit your application

Once you have submitted your application you will receive an email confirming your submission.

We also offer a generous range of merit-based scholarships for school leavers, these scholarships do not require a separate application as they are assessed as part of students’ application to study.

What happens next?

So you've decided to apply for a scholarship, but you're not sure where to start. Don't panic. Here are our top five tips on how to write a great application.  Before you start your online application, make a list of all your achievements. This could be volunteer work, or awards you've received for academic or community service.

Whatever it is, tell us about it. In your application, tell us about any leadership or teamwork skills you have developed, and where you can demonstrate these. This might be in sports, creative arts, or even in your job. Share information about yourself and your background. Allow the university and scholarship donors to understand what your ambitions are.

Think about how your degree might give back to the community. Your ambitions may be to become a teacher, nurturing the next generation. Or a healthcare worker, taking care of people. Or an artist, who wants to share their works with the world. How about a scientist, who wants to solve our biggest problems.

Whatever it is, tell us about it in your application. Now, don't forget to check your grammar and spelling and ensure your key points are clear. Concise and meaningful is best. Most of the fields in the scholarship application will have a word count, so keep it short and sweet, and best of luck. 

The next steps

What happens after I apply?

You should receive an email with a copy of your submitted application. While you wait, consider applying for other scholarships such as: SCU Equity Scholarships, Commonwealth Indigenous Scholarships,VRM Biologik Undergraduate Scholarships, VRM Biologik Graduate Certificate Scholarships, Rolling Stone Scholarship, Bonnie Boezeman AO Leadership in Nursing Scholarship, Student Opportunity Fund, MPP Psychologists for Community.

Selection will occur in the weeks after the scholarship closes. It may take up to one month to complete. You’ll then be notified of the outcome.

Accept your scholarship

There may be certain conditions attached to your scholarship. Make sure you understand these before you accept.

Check out the information for current scholarship recipients