Faculty Opportunity Bursary (Faculty of Business and Economics)

Available through the generosity of an alumnus donor, the Faculty Opportunity Bursary is awarded annually to an Australian citizen or permanent resident entering the Bachelor of Commerce. It aims to assist a high achieving student who is in financial need or are otherwise disadvantaged. It encompasses a program to foster the academic and personal development of the recipients, through the ongoing support of the Commerce Opportunity Network.

Application type

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

Benefit type

Annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $45,000

Applicable study areas

Commerce, economics and management

Number of scholarships awarded

1

  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
    • have strong academic ability
    • be in financial need or otherwise disadvantaged
    • 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
    • meet the criteria to be eligible under the Access Melbourne Scheme

    VTAC Applications
    Open Monday 6 August at 9:00am and close Thursday 27 September at 5:00pm

    SEAS Applications
    Open Monday 6 August at 9:00am and close Friday 12 October at 5:00pm

    ATAR and VCE Results
    Released online Friday 14 December at 7:00am

    Selection criteria

    Selection is based on academic merit and documented financial or other disadvantage.

  • Application process

    Students who meet the eligibility criteria will be automatically considered. There is no separate application process.

What are the benefits?

The Faculty Opportunity Bursary provides $15,000 per annum for the duration of the course (up to three years).

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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