Sisson Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a gift from Edith Sisson and Andrew Sisson and is offered to enrolling domestic students who reside and completed Year 12 at a Government school in the Mildura or Murray Plains Districts, intend to undertake the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biomedical Science, and are experiencing disadvantaged circumstances.

Applications open

1 Apr 2022

Applications closed

30 Nov 2022

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

College fee remission
Bi-annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $97,000

Applicable study areas

Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare; Sciences and mathematics

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 1 per year

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
    • be residing and undertaking Year 12 at a Government school in the Mildura and Murray Plains Districts in Victoria
    • intend to apply for the Bachelor of Biomedicine or Bachelor of Science under Access Melbourne via VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) for commencement in the year following completion of Year 12

    Use the Victorian Electoral Commission - Find your electorate to find out in which district you are living.

    Selection criteria

    This scholarship is offered to eligible students who:

    • have applied for and meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Biomedicine or Bachelor of Science under Access Melbourne
    • have the highest overall level of disadvantage score based on the information provided in their VTAC SEAS application and their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)
    • have not previously undertaken any tertiary studies (excluding extension studies completed as part of a Year 12 program)


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

    In addition:

    • You must reside at Little Hall for the duration of the undergraduate degree unless there are compassionate or compelling circumstances that prevent you from residing at Little Hall
    • You must  provide a brief report on the benefits of the scholarship on request and give permission for the University to share this report, your name and course details with the donor of your scholarship
  • Application process

    To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

    1. Register you interest by submitting an application for Sisson Family Scholarship. Applications usually open in the first week of May.
    2. Apply for admission for the University of Melbourne Bachelor of Biomedicine or Bachelor of Science (including Graduate Degree packages) under Access Melbourne via VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Shortlisted and unsuccessful candidates will be notified in the first week of December. Final scholarship offer(s) will be made in December after the release of ATAR.

  • Variations of this award

What are the benefits?

  • a full accommodation allowance for a standard bedroom at Little Hall for three years (rent paid to the provider)
  • a living allowance of $4,000 per year paid in half-yearly instalments for three years
  • one of travel allowance of $4,000 towards overseas study as part of your undergraduate degree
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