New prestigious scholarships awarded

The Vice-Chancellor's Excellence and Access Scholarships are offered to students with the highest ATARs at 90 and above who applied for one of 29 target courses at La Trobe. Students will receive an annual $6000 living allowance for up to three years and $1500 to help them study abroad.

Excellence and Access scholarship students

This new scholarship fits seamlessly with the University’s recently launched Future Ready strategy, which targets the best and brightest from all social backgrounds.

Several students have been announced as the receivers of the scholarship:

  • Linh Vo, a Broadmeadows Year 12 student
    Bachelor of Nursing/ Bachelor Midwifery, Melbourne campus
    ‘I feel honoured and  delighted to have been given this opportunity, it will enable me to devote more time to my studies, help with daily living cost and it will also cover some of my HECS fees’, says Linh.
    ‘I want to enhance my capabilities as a learner and challenge myself and I believe La Trobe will help me do this due to its positive and supportive environment’, says Linh.
  • Emily Patterson, a Geelong Year 12 student
    Bachelor of Business (Marketing), Melbourne campus
    ‘It came as such a surprise and I feel very honoured to have been awarded this scholarship, it will give me the opportunity to focus solely on my studies without any financial pressure, help with daily living cost and it will also reduce my HECS debt,’ says Emily.
    ‘I look forward to learning and understanding more about business, I am also excited about university life, I will be living on campus so this will be a new adventure for me,’ says Emily.
  • Melina Lucisano, a Mooroolbark Year 12 student
    Bachelor of Arts, Melbourne campus
    'I feel so honoured to have received this amazing offer. I am so grateful, and I now know that all of my efforts at school have finally paid off.
    ‘This scholarship will allow me to focus on my studies without any financial stress’, says Melina.
    ‘I am very excited to study at La Trobe and I hope one day I will be able to become a secondary school teacher and pass on my knowledge to the next generation,’ says Melina.
  • Katherine Arditto, an Ivanhoe Year 12 student
    Bachelor of Arts, Melbourne campus
    ‘I feel incredibly honoured and fortunate to have obtained this wonderful scholarship. The significant financial assistance will allow me to focus more on my education and give me the opportunity to broaden my studies internationally, help with daily living cost and it will also reduce my HECS debt,’ says Katherine. 
    ‘I look forward to learning more about psychology, politics and Spanish, I hope to one day study overseas in Spain.
    ‘I also hope to join some societies and clubs and get immersed in La Trobe culture’, says Katherine.

  • Laura Layton, a Bundoora Year 12 student
    Bachelor of Nursing/ Bachelor Midwifery, Melbourne campus
    ‘I feel very grateful to have been awarded this scholarship, it will give me the opportunity to devote more time to my studies, help with daily living cost and it will also cover all of my HECS fees’, says Laura.
    ‘I am looking forward to university life, meeting new people and joining as many clubs and societies as possible,’ says Laura.

  • Rachel Phillips, a Sydenham Year 12 student
    Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Occupational Therapy Practice, Bendigo campus
    ‘I feel very honoured to have been awarded this scholarship, it will give me the opportunity to broaden my studies internationally, help with daily living cost and it will also reduce my HECS debt,’ says Rachel.
    ‘I look forward to learning and understanding more about Occupational Therapy, I hope to one day work overseas and help those less fortunate than myself,’ says Rachel.

  • Elaine Pacheco, a Burwood Year 12 student
    Bachelor of Human Services and Master of Social Work, Melbourne campus
    ‘I am thrilled about the scholarship, it reflects all of the hard work I put into Year 12  and it will give me the opportunity to broaden my studies internationally, help with daily living cost and reduce my HECS debt’, says Elaine.
    ‘I have always aspired to become a social worker and help others and now I can achieve this goal’. 
    ‘I am looking forward to studying at La Trobe as it has very vibrant environment and a great atmosphere’, says Elaine. 

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Dian Lipiarski
Media and Communications Officer
T: 9479 5353

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