John Balfour Memorial Scholarship

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Key scholarship details

Application status

Not open yet

Applications open

29 Jul 2022

Applications close

16 Aug 2022

Benefit amount

$3,000 - $9,800

Eligible study level

Graduate coursework

Eligible student type

Domestic and international students

Eligible study stage

Current study

Benefit duration

One or more years


The purpose of this scholarship is to support a student enrolled in an engineering Master who preferably has a personal or family connection to naval service.

About the donor

John Eyres Balfour, who completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) at the University of Melbourne in 1937. He later became an Engineer Sub-Lieutenant of the Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve and was lost at sea in 1943 during the Second World War.

The John Balfour Memorial Scholarship was established by his parents, Lewis John Balfour and Ella Nerrina Balfour, as well as Phyllis Eyres Read and Beverley Eyres Balfour.


A total award of $3,000–$9,800 (according to length of course remaining), to be paid in annual instalments over the remainder of the recipient’s degree.


$3,000 - $9,800


One or more years



Eligibility and selection criteria


To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  • one of the nine professional 300-point engineering Master by coursework degrees within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology; and
  • have at least 100 points remaining in the course; and
  • preferably have a personal or family connection to naval service.

Selection criteria

Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Academic merit
  • Quality of your personal statement

Preference will be given to men or women who are serving or have served in the Royal Australian Navy, or Royal Navy, or the Australian or British Merchant Navy, or are sons or daughters of men or women who have thus served.

Study level:

Graduate coursework

Student type:

Domestic and international students

Study stage type:

Current study

Study area:


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How to apply

Submit an online application via the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology coursework scholarships webpage for current students.

When will I know the outcome?

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application approximately six weeks after the application close date.


Not open yet

Applications open:

29 Jul 2022

Applications close:

16 Aug 2022

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