per annum

Opening date

Closing date



Who is it for?

Future undergraduates

Where is it available?

Melbourne, Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton

How is it paid?

$3000 per semester


The Pelka-Caven Regional Access Scholarship has been established as a result of the generous support from Ms Pelka and Mr Caven to provide support to female students with a regional or rural background. The scholarship is open to female students commencing a Bachelor degree course with a preference for students with a refugee and/or non-English speaking background.

Are you eligible to apply?

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

  • identify as female
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa
  • be intending to enrol as a full-time student in a undergraduate Bachelor degree course in Semester 1 2019
  • be from a regional or rural area

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

  • an application via the VTAC scholarship application that addresses the eligibility criteria
  • evidence of financial need
  • preference will be given to applicants with a refugee background and/or a Non-English speaking background

How to apply

To be considered for this scholarship, please submit an application via the VTAC scholarship application form.

Who to contact for further information

Scholarships Office,