Olive Battersby Scholarship

This scholarship supports students commencing second year of the Master of Teaching. It aims to reward excellent academic achievement despite difficult circumstances. The scholarship is named in memory of the late Olive Battersby, who worked for the University from 1948 until 1987.

Applications open

1 Oct 2023

Last day for applications

30 Nov 2023
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Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $10,500

Applicable study areas

Education, teaching and training

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 1

  • Janneke Koenen, Master of Teaching student
    "This scholarship has been crucial in enabling me, as a single parent, to continue my studies this year, as without it, I almost definitely would have had to work to cover our living and school expenses (for both myself and my kids) and therefore I would have had to reduce my study load significantly. Perhaps most importantly, however, this scholarship has given me peace of mind, lessening the burden of worry, and thus enabling me to fully commit to (and enjoy!) both my studies and my kids."
    Read Janneke's story
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident
    • be enrolled in a full-time load of the second year* of the Master of Teaching in 2024 for the full year
    • be experiencing financial disadvantage

    *do not apply for this scholarship if you are commencing the Master of Teaching in 2024

    Selection criteria

    • eligible applicants will be assessed on the grounds of academic merit and financial disadvantage
    • academic merit will take into account first-year results in the Master of Teaching
    • financial disadvantage will be determined by the results of the Student Financial Assessment Form
  • Application process

    You must submit an online scholarship application form AND an online Student Financial Assessment Form.  The scholarship application form will be available from this site when the scholarship opens.

    For any questions regarding this scholarship please email: mgse-scholarships@unimelb.edu.au

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  • When will I know the outcome?

    You will be notified of the outcome of your application by the end of February at the latest.

What are the benefits?

A single scholarship of up to $10,500 will be awarded annually.  This will be paid in two instalments in April and September.

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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.