Lorna Stirling Fund Scholarship

Travelling scholarships from this fund, worth between $500 and $4000, are open to current students at all levels and are aimed at encouraging and promoting international student relationships.

Applications open

1 Mar 2019

Applications closed

29 Apr 2019

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

$500 - $4,000

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

At least 1

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be enrolled at the University of Melbourne at the time of application and for the period of the proposed exchange or project
    • have a signed letter of support from a relevant student organisation, such as the Student Union or a faculty-based student society
    • demonstrate how your project is relevant to the interests of the student population at large and/or will enable mutual understanding to be established between students at the University of Melbourne and international universities

    Recipients are required to forward a detailed report on the success and benefits of the project to the Lorna Stirling Fund Committee via the Secretary.

    Selection criteria

    Awards will be granted to:

    1. Promote genuine student interchange and enable mutual understanding to be established between students at the University of Melbourne and international universities; OR
    2. Support international meetings of students (locally or overseas) in which students or student organisations and the University of Melbourne have an interest.

    Additional Information

    Grants will not be given to students who wish to travel overseas to carry out research work or training that will form part of their degree.

    Where there is strong competition for grants from students wishing to attend international student meetings, preference will be given to official student representatives at this University. Applications from individuals to participate in conferences held overseas will be considered provided the applicants can show how such participation will develop mutual understanding to this University as well as themselves.

    Since the annual income of the Fund is small, only limited support can be given to student organisations to help defray the costs of running student conferences.

  • Application process

    Applications are accepted via the online form.

    The Lorna Stirling Fund Scholarships are awarded by the Lorna Stirling Fund Committee, which meets annually. Eligible students should read the guidelines and submit a completed online application by the due date.

  • About the donor

    Lorna Stirling

    Lorna Stirling was a Music Director in the Melbourne University Drama Club in the 1940s. On her death in 1956 she bequeathed funds to the University for the purpose of promoting international student relationships through the creation of scholarships for the exchange of students between the University of Melbourne and other universities (University Trust record UTR7.92).

    Lorna Stirling Fund Scholarships are available annually to currently enrolled students at the University of Melbourne.

What are the benefits?

One-off payments of between $500 and $4000


For further information please contact Dr Elizabeth Nelson: lnelson@unimelb.edu.au


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