Grant Marani First in Family Scholarship

The Grant Marani First in Family Scholarship is awarded to one student commencing the Bachelor of Design in 2019 who has a demonstrated interest in architectural design and will be the first in their family to attend university.

Applications open

19 Aug 2018

Applications closed

31 Jan 2019

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $30,000

Applicable study areas

Architecture, building and planning

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident and the first in their family to attend university
    • not have completed any university study

    Selection criteria

    Selection is based on the applicant's personal statement, statutory declaration and Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

  • Application process

    To apply for this scholarship you must:

    • apply for the Bachelor of Design at the University of Melbourne via VTAC
    • complete a statutory declaration indicating that no member of your immediate family (parents, grandparents or siblings) has been awarded a qualification from a university.
    • include a letter of recommendation from your principal or careers adviser to support your statutory declaration.
    • email a statement of up to 500 words explaining your interest in architectural design to
  • When will I know the outcome?

    The successful recipient will be advised via email following the release of Round 1 VTAC offers.

  • About the donor

    Grant Marani

    Grant Marani completed a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Melbourne in 1979 followed by a Master of Architecture at Cornell University. He has been a partner at Robert A M Stern Architects (RAMSA) in New York since 2000. In addition to many private residences across the US and in Canada, Grant has been recognised for the design of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln; federal courthouses in Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio; and Our Lady of Mercy Chapel at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.

What are the benefits?

$30,000 paid in annual instalments of $10,000 during the normal full-time duration of the Bachelor of Design (three years).

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