Robin D. Hocking Scholarship

The family, friends and colleagues in the University and Ormond College established this scholarship in memory of the life and work of Robin Douglas Hocking, a lecturer in the faculty of Economics and Commerce and the Director of Studies in Economics in Ormond College.

The University of Melbourne and Ormond College offer this annual memorial scholarship to a student intending to undertake the Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) or the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) specialising in Economics, or a student who will enter the final year of the Bachelor of Commerce specialising in Economics.

Applications open

27 Oct 2023

Last day for applications

28 Jan 2024
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Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $15,000

Applicable study areas

Commerce, economics and management

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Ben Ryan
    "The Robin D. Hocking Scholarship provided the financial support I needed to push my studies and understanding of Economics further than I ever thought possible. It gave me the opportunity to fully focus on my studies during the final year of my undergraduate degree, allowing me to explore more fully the Economics program at the university and many potential topic areas for my Honours thesis. Without the scholarship, I do not believe I would have been academically prepared to undertake an Honours year in Economics. At Ormond College I was able to surround myself with inquisitive people who pushed me to think extensively about the challenges facing Australia today, and I developed many of the skills there that have helped me achieve my career goals to date. Ormond also helped me to fine tune my public speaking and build confidence in debating topics that I am passionate about."
    - Ben Ryan
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • Be a student who, in 2024,
      • will enter their final year of the Bachelor of Commerce specialising in Economics, or
      • will undertake the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) specialising in Economics, or
      • will undertake the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) specialising in Economics
    • Be a resident member of Ormond College (candidates do not need to be a resident at the time of application)

    Ormond College

    Selection criteria

    The selection committee includes representatives from the Faculty of Business and Economics and Ormond College. Selection is based on academic merit and interview performance.

  • Application process

    Please submit an online application to the Faculty including:

    • A cover letter
    • Your resume
    • A copy of your current Statement of Results (available from the Student Portal)

    Students must also apply for accommodation at Ormond College.

    Submit a scholarship application now

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Shortlisted applicants will be advised in February/March 2024 and invited to attend an interview.

What are the benefits?

The scholarship is valued at the Net Annual Income of the Trust and is paid in two instalments, in May and October.

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.