Rugby Young Achiever Award

This scholarship, worth up to $10,000, is awarded to the student rugby player in Year 12 at an Australian school who best exemplifies the characteristics that made Lieutenant Colonel Sir Ernest Edward "Weary" Dunlop famous: academic endeavour, leadership, and sporting excellence. It is awarded through the University's Elite Athlete Program.

Applications open

16 Aug 2018

Applications closed

12 Oct 2018

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Bi-annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $10,000

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident in Year 12 at a school in Australia who plays rugby
    • enrol to study at the University in 2019 and join the Melbourne University Rugby Football Club for the 2019 season

    Selection criteria

    Supporting material taken into consideration will include:

    • Details of sporting, leadership and community achievements
    • Endorsement of a club or school coach
    • Endorsement of a school teacher or coordinator
  • Application process

    Complete an application form online and submit it with the necessary supporting documentation by the due date.

What are the benefits?

Payment of up to $10,000, including:

  • A $2500 tertiary scholarship from the University of Melbourne
  • A $2500 rugby scholarship from the Melbourne University Rugby Football Club
  • A $5000 Melbourne University Sport Winged Victory Scholarship.
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