The Cbus Super Mavis Robertson Scholarship

The Cbus Super Mavis Robertson Scholarship was established by Cbus Super, one of Australia’s first industry superannuation funds, in memory of Mavis Robertson AM, superannuation industry pioneer and University of Melbourne alumnus. The scholarship is open to Bachelor of Commerce students who are experiencing financial hardship, with a preference for female students.

One scholarship is available every two years.

Application dates

Applications are currently closed

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $16,000

Applicable study areas

Commerce, economics and management

Number of scholarships awarded

1 available in 2019

  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • Have successfully completed at least 100 points of the Bachelor of Commerce (at the time of application)
    • Be enrolled or enrolling in the second year of the Bachelor of Commerce
    • Be in financial need
    • Complete the University's online Student Financial Assessment Application

    You must complete the University's online Student Financial Assessment Application in order to receive an overall 'disadvantage score' which will be provided to the Faculty.

    Selection criteria

    Selection is based on:

    Stage 1

    • Completion of 100 points of the Bachelor of Commerce;
    • Students must be enrolled or enrolling in the second year of the Bachelor of Commerce;
    • Can demonstrate financial need, with a preference for female students;
    • Completion of the University's online Student Financial Assessment Application

    Stage 2

    • Students with the highest 'disadvantage score' will be shortlisted and asked to provide a brief written statement on the potential impact of the scholarship on their studies within a set deadline;
    • Shortlisted applicants with be invited to attend an interview

    The Selection Panel comprises of the Dean (or nominee), a Faculty representative and a Cbus representative.

  • Application process

    Students should submit an online application to the Faculty including:

    • A cover letter addressing the eligibility criteria
    • Your academic record to prove you have completed 100 points of the Bachelor of Commerce (available from the Student Portal)
  • About the donor

    Cbus Super & Mavis Robertson

    The Cbus Super Mavis Robertson Scholarship was established by Cbus Super, one of Australia’s first industry superannuation funds, in memory of Mavis Robertson AM, superannuation industry pioneer and University of Melbourne alumnus.

    She championed access for workers in high risk occupations to insurance cover through their superannuation, for death and impairment, and was also a mentor to employees across the industry fund network, particularly women. She was an integral part of many industry initiatives including as a founding member of the Conference of Major Super Funds, Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, Women in Super, the Australia Council of Super Investors, and the Mother’s Day Classic.

What are the benefits?

The scholarship is valued at the Net Annual Income of the trust.

In 2019, the scholarship is valued at approximately $8,000 per annum for your second and third year of study.

The successful recipient may be invited to undertake an internship with Cbus Super after the end of the second year of the Bachelor of Commerce, and to apply for a graduate role with Cbus Super on completion of their internship and/or the Bachelor of Commerce.

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