Opening date

Closing date



Who is it for?

Future undergraduates

Where is it available?

Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura, Shepparton, City, Franklin Street

How is it paid?

$1500 per semester


Each year La Trobe University offers a number of scholarships to students commencing tertiary studies for the first time who can demonstrate financial hardship and/or educational disadvantage.

This scholarship is valued at $3000 per year and is paid in two instalments of $1500 in Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Are you eligible to apply?

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa; and
  • Be a commencing the first year of your first Bachelor in Semester 1, 2018 (commencing students are defined as those starting a university course at first year undergraduate level for the first time at any institution.); and
  • Meet criteria for educational disadvantage (examples of educational disadvantage can include financial, caring for others, non-English speaking background, disability, or other hardship or disadvantage.)

Recipients of the scholarship shall be selected by the University based on their:

  • application submitted via the VTAC online application form
  • supporting documentation with your application to support the information your provide in your application.

How to apply

Applications for students commencing studies 2018 are now open via the VTAC website.

Who to contact for further information

Scholarships Unit,