John and Betty McCreery Scholarship

This scholarship was established with a donation from Betty McCreery and is offered to students in financial need who are an Australian citizen and enrolled in a course within the faculty of Science.

Application type

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

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $1,100

Applicable study areas

Sciences and mathematics

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 7

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be enrolled in a course within the faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne
    • provide evidence of financial need

    Selection criteria

    Eligible students are selected on the basis of financial need.


    • You must be enrolled as a full-time student in a course at the University of Melbourne. You may be eligible to receive this scholarship while enrolled as a part-time student.
    • This scholarship cannot be deferred to the following year.
    • You must provide a brief report on the benefits of the scholarship and give permission for the University to provide the report, your name and course details to the donor.
  • Application process

    If you have submitted an application for the Student Grants you will be automatically considered for this scholarship.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via email in April.

  • Variations of this award

    See also: Student Grants

  • About the donor

    Betty McCreery

    Betty McCreery bequeathed her residuary estate to the University of Melbourne to establish the John and Betty McCreery Fund. The fund would be used to support two scholarships. The 'John and Betty McCreery Scholarship' to support students in necessitous circumstances, enrolled in the faculty of Science and who are Australian citizens. Also the 'John and Betty McCreery Travelling Scholarship' to assist students travelling on exchange in necessitous circumstances, enrolled in the faculty of Science or the school of Medicine and who are Australian citizens.

    Read more about Betty McCreery

What are the benefits?

The scholarship provides a one-off allowance of approximately $1,100 (exact amount determined when award is offered).

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For complete listings of faculty-specific scholarships, please see individual faculty websites.

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.