The Dawn Wade Scholarship

Available through the generosity of the Dawn Wade Foundation, this scholarship supports high-achieving rural students in transitioning to living in Melbourne and tertiary study by providing residency costs, up to $28,000 per year, at International House.

Application dates

Applications are currently closed

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

College fee remission
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $84,000

Applicable study areas

Commerce, economics and management

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be an Australian citizen
    • have completed secondary school in a rural or isolated area
    • are in financial need
    • have a strong academic ability
    • apply to commence the Bachelor of Commerce through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
    • submit an application for the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) via VTAC and provide evidence of residence in a rural or regional area
    • meet the criteria to be eligible under the Access Melbourne Scheme

    Selection criteria

    Selection is based on academic merit and a SEAS application providing evidence of residence in rural or isolated areas, interview performance and information provided by VTAC at the time of selection.

    The Selection Committee will not have access to change of course preference information.

    The recipient must maintain their residency at International House to receive the scholarship.

  • Application process
    • Apply online to International House
    • Apply online to the Faculty, providing additional information in order to assist International House to assess your application for accommodation.
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Successful applicants will be contacted in January and may be invited to attend an interview.

    Unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.

What are the benefits?

A maximum of $28 000 per annum for the normal duration of the Bachelor of Commerce (three years), payable directly to International House.

Recipients of the scholarship will automatically be admitted into the Abernethy Scholars Program. This program provides unique opportunities such as guaranteed access to the Faculty’s Career Mentoring Program, invitations to a variety of leadership events hosted by the Faculty and an academic mentoring opportunity with Professor Margaret Abernethy, Sir Douglas Copland Chair of Commerce and former Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics.

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