Alexander and Bridget Jones Memorial Scholarship

This scholarships is provided by the Bendigo - Adelaide bank and the University of Melbourne to honour Alexander and Bridget Jones who lost their lives in tragic circumstances in 2013. The scholarship is offered to students from regional areas who are experiencing difficult circumstances.

Application type

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Benefit type

Bi-annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $15,000

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 8

  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
    • have completed Year 12 or International Baccalaureate in Australia
    • not have been awarded results for subjects undertaken as part of a degree course at a tertiary institution in Australia
    • have applied for a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree via VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) for commencement in the year following completion of Year 12 or International Baccalaureate
    • meet the entry requirements for the University of Melbourne course nominated in your VTAC application.
    • be residing and have completed Year 12 at a school in a regional or remote area in Australia

    Selection criteria

    This scholarship is awarded to eligible candidates who have the highest overall level of disadvantage based on the information provided in their VTAC SEAS application and their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

    Conditions

    The Melbourne Access Scholarships are subject to the Coursework Scholarships Terms & Conditions and can be deferred to the following academic year.

  • Application process

    Students who have applied for Access Melbourne using the VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) will be automatically considered for these scholarships.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    The first scholarship offers are made a few days after the Victorian Year 12 ATAR are released in December. Further offers are made in January and February to students who have completed IB or Year Twelve at an school outside Victoria.

  • Variations of this scholarship

What are the benefits?

An allowance of $5,000 per year (paid in half-yearly instalments) for up to three years.

The duration these scholarship will be extended with one year if you enrol in a Bachelor (Extended) course and/or a concurrent diploma at the same time as their Bachelor degree course at the University of Melbourne.

Accommodation Close to Campus

To support your transition to Melbourne, the University can accommodate you in one of our residential halls or partner-provided facilities close to the Parkville Campus. The offer does not include the cost of the accommodation.

To register and for more details, refer to the Melbourne Accommodation Program website

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The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.