Olive Battersby Scholarship

This scholarship, worth approximately $9000, supports a student commencing or currently enrolled in the Master of Teaching as a means of recognising and rewarding 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. Her roles included that of assistant to a former dean of Education, tutor, and librarian in the former faculty of Education for 14 years. She received a Fulbright Award in 1952.

Applications open

1 Oct 2020

Applications closed

30 Nov 2020

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $9,000

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 need to:

    • be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident
    • be enrolled or intend to enrol in the 2021 intake of the Master of Teaching, or
    • be enrolled in a full-time load of the second year of the Master of Teaching in 2021 for the full year
    • be experiencing financial disadvantage

    Selection criteria

    Eligible applicants will be assessed on the grounds of financial disadvantage and academic merit.

  • Application process

    Students must submit an online application.  The application form will be available when the scholarship opens.

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

  • When will I know the outcome?

    All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the close of February 2021 at the latest.

What are the benefits?

A single scholarship of up to $9,000 or multiple scholarships of equal or different values to a total of $9,000 may be awarded.

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