Sir Samuel Wadham Rural Students Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2010 with a donation from anonymous donor, and awarded to undergraduate students from regional and remote areas who are experiencing disadvantaged circumstances.

Application dates

Applications are currently closed

Application type

Application required, or
Automatic consideration
How to apply

Benefit type

Bi-annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $15,000

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 1

  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
    • have completed Year 12 or International Baccalaureate in Australia
    • not have been awarded results for subjects undertaken as part of a degree course at a tertiary institution in Australia
    • have applied for a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree via VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) for commencement in the year following completion of Year 12 or International Baccalaureate
    • be eligible for entry to the University of Melbourne under Access Melbourne
    • be residing and have completed Year 12 at a school in a regional or remote area in Australia

    Selection criteria

    This scholarship is awarded to eligible candidates who have the highest overall level of disadvantage based on the information provided in their VTAC SEAS application and their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

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

    Conditions

    This scholarship is subject to the Coursework Scholarships Terms & Conditions and can be deferred to the following academic year.

  • Application process

    Eligible students who have applied for admission to the University using the VTAC Special Entry Admission Scheme (SEAS) will be automatically considered.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    The first scholarship offers are made a few days after the Victorian Year 12 ATAR are released in December. Further offers are made in January and February to students who have completed IB or Year Twelve outside Victoria.

  • Variations of this scholarship

What are the benefits?

An allowance of $5,000 per year (paid in half-yearly instalments) for up to three years.

The duration these scholarship will be extended with one year if you enrol in a Bachelor (Extended) course and/or a concurrent diploma at the same time as their Bachelor degree course at the University of Melbourne.

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