Student Excellence Academy

La Trobe Student Excellence Academy- Celebrating All Kinds of Clever

The La Trobe Student Excellence Academy recognises and rewards diverse forms of excellence and inspires the next generation of leaders.

About Student Excellence Academy

Our Mission

The La Trobe Student Excellence Academy provides life changing support and enrichment opportunities that expand current study and employment advantages to students who are outstanding in the following areas:

  • Academic achievement
  • Elite athletic achievement
  • Community engagement
  • Cultural excellence
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation

Key benefits

  • Belonging to a network of select students in a variety of areas across all of our campuses
  • Opportunities to explore your passions and extend yourself into new areas
  • Priority access to a range of opportunities and events that will set you apart
  • Targeted career support, industry mentoring and work placements that will help set you apart at graduation
  • Opportunities to represent the University at national and international events
  • Access to an expanding Excellence Academy alumni cohort
  • Acknowledgement of your engagement in the Academy on your academic transcript

Opportunities to challenge and inspire include

  • La Trobe Leaderships Insights Seminar Series
  • Tailored Orientation and Graduation events
  • Priority invitations to the Bold Thinking and  Ideas and Society Series
  • Industry networking events
  • Lunch with the Vice Chancellor

How to apply

Entry to the La Trobe Student Excellence Academy is provided through direct invitation or application. The second 2020 application round will open in June.

Students will be accepted into the La Trobe Student Excellence Academy by demonstrating excellence in the areas of academic achievement, sport, community engagement, the arts and entrepreneurship.

Additional information about the application process can be found in the Application information for students document.

Please use the “Application form” button at the bottom of this page to submit your application.

Important: If you have received an invitation from the Office of the Vice-Chancellor you do not need to apply. You can decide to opt out of the Excellence Academy by clicking the “Opt out” button below and filling in the short form.

Eligibility

To be eligible you must have completed 60 credit points of study at La Trobe University.

Academic

Acceptance of invitation for eligible students:

  • who have a course WAM of 90+
  • or are the highest achieving student in a degree course at each campus who meet the minimum WAM requirements

Sport

Acceptance of invitation following confirmed acceptance into the La Trobe Elite Athlete Program

Entrepreneur

Acceptance of invitation

Or

By application and submission of a portfolio to be assessed by a selection panel by Friday 31 July 5pm.

Cultural

Acceptance of invitation

Or

By application and submission of a portfolio to be assessed by a selection panel by Friday 31 July 5pm.

Community

Acceptance of invitation

Or

By application and submission of a portfolio to be assessed by a selection panel by Friday 31 July 5pm.

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