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Who is it for?

2nd year undergraduates

Where is it available?

Melbourne, Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton


"Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world" - Howard Zinn.

This bursary is dedicated to Sant Pritam Dass ji who has devoted his life to serving others.

Currently based in the northern state of Punjab in India, Pitaji (or ‘grandfather’ as he is lovingly addressed to in the Punjabi language) has helped the local and international communities for over 50 years. He has spent his life uplifting the poor through several initiatives such as running free medical camps, building schools and stadia in villages, organising marriages for financially challenged families, etc. And all of this was achieved despite earning a modest income and coming from an extremely poor family background - Pitaji did not let personal circumstances limit his sharing and caring spirit.

On behalf of Pitaji, this bursary is a humble token of appreciation to encourage students to continue helping those in need or are less fortunate than us.

The Pritam Dass Bursary will help students wishing to further their community service skills and experience, by providing vital cash support ($1,500 per student) to students admitted to the “Service Learning in the Community” subject at La Trobe.

Are you eligible to apply?

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

  • Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, New Zealand Citizen, Humanitarian Visa Holder or International student
  • Be enrolled into LTU2SLC - Service Learning in the Community in 2021
  • Have completed 120 credit points (one year full time study) at La Trobe
  • Have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 50 or above

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

  1. Submission of a compelling statement illustrating community service interests
  2. Culturally and Linguistically Diverse background
  3. High academic achievement
Preference will be given to students who meet the selection criteria in the above order.

How to apply

Students approved to enrol into LTU2SLC will be eligible to apply for this scholarship. For more information visit the LTU2SLC - Service Learning in the Community website.

Who to contact for further information

Scholarships Office,