John Balfour Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to support a student enrolled in the Master of Engineering, the Master of Information Systems or the Master of Information Technology.

Applications open

11 May 2020

Applications closed

3 Jun 2020

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

at least $2,500

Applicable study areas

Computing and Information; Engineering

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be enrolled in the Master of Engineering, the Master of Information Systems (1.5 or 2 Year program) or the Master of Information Technology (1.5 or 2 Year program)
    • preferably have a personal or family connection to naval service.

    Selection criteria

    • Academic merit
    • Quality of a 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.

  • Application process

    Submit an online application via the Melbourne School of Engineering current students website.

  • When will I know the outcome?

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

  • About the donor

    John Balfour

    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.

What are the benefits?

A single payment in 2020 of $3,066.05 .

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