Am I eligible?

From 2017, the Hallmark Program will be available to recipients of the Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship. Students who receive this scholarship are automatically enrolled in the Hallmark Program so there is no requirement to make a separate application. Hallmark staff will contact these students after enrolment to arrange their first academic mentoring session.

Already studying at La Trobe?

From 2018, students who have completed first year will be eligible to apply to join the Hallmark Program. There is a competitive selection process based on a combination of academic merit and a demonstrated interest in leadership and teamwork.

To apply you must:

  • Have completed 120 credit points of your course by the end of 2017
  • Have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) in first year of 75 or higher
  • Be willing to attend an interview if short-listed for the Program
  • Provide a written statement in your application about your interest in developing leadership, research and/or professional skills.

Students who join the Hallmark Program in their second year are not eligible for the Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship. However, they will enjoy the same access to staff and enrichment opportunities as those who join the Hallmark Program in first year.

Entering the Hallmark Program in second-year provides you access to the exclusive elective subjects HMK2RIA – Research in Action, and HMK3BRG – Bridging Research Gaps, that are focused on developing leadership, research and employability skills. Being part of the Hallmark Program also provides the following benefits:

  • Academic mentoring to customise your studies and extracurricular activities to your goals
  • Fully funded opportunities to represent La Trobe at national and international events
  • A Hallmark professional development symposium with exciting speakers each semester
  • A close-nit Hallmark Program network that makes it easy and fun to connect with your peers and La Trobe staff

Applications are now closed for 2018 Second Year Intake