Rotary District 9800 Aboriginal Vocation Bursary

This bursary was established with a donation from various Rotary Clubs within District 9800, which covers part of the Melbourne Metropolitan area and reaching as far north as Echuca and is offered to Indigenous Australian students.

Applications open

1 Jan 2020

Applications closed

8 Mar 2020

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Bi-annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $3,467

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 1

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be an Indigenous Australian or a descendant from people indigenous to the South Pacific, including New Zealand and Australia
    • be enrolled in a postgraduate course at the University of Melbourne
    • have met the conditions of any Indigenous Bursaries awarded to you previously (such as submission of scholarship reports)

    The status of indigenous Australians must be confirmed by the Murrup Barak Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development.

    Selection criteria

    Eligible students are selected on the basis of financial need, academic merit and other scholarships awarded to the applicant..


    • You must be enrolled in a course at the University of Melbourne.
    • This scholarship cannot be deferred.
    • You may be eligible to receive this scholarship while enrolled as a part-time student.
    • You must provide a Scholarship report by 31 July of each year that you receive the scholarship. The report may be made available to the donor of the Scholarship.
    • You must acknowledge the support of the Scholarship in any publication, advertisement, lecture, seminar, workshop, performance or exhibition issuing from the scholarship.
  • Application process

    Submit an online Student Financial Assessment form by the closing date. With this application you will be considered for all Indigenous Bursaries.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    All applicants are notified of the outcome within 6 weeks of the relevant closing date.

  • Variations of this scholarship
  • About the donor

    Rotary Clubs within District 9800

    Rotary Clubs within District 9800, which covers part of the Melbourne Metropolitan area and reaching as far north as Echuca, presented a sum to the University of Melbourne to provide financial assistance for indigenous students.

    Read more about Rotary Clubs within District 9800

What are the benefits?

The scholarship provides an allowance of approximately $3,467 (exact amount determined when award is offered) paid in two instalments usually in April and September.

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