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.

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 join the Academy

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. Entry to the La Trobe Student Excellence Academy is provided through either direct invitation or application. The first 2021 application round will open on Monday 22nd February 2021. Additional information about the application process can be found in the Application information for students document. Please use the “Apply” 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.

Eligibility

To be eligible for submitting an application you must have completed 60 credit points of study at La Trobe University and have a WAM over 70%. The table below includes criteria that applicants must meet as well as invitees to the academy.

Entry Pathways ​

Minimum Criteria​

Entrepreneurship applicants​

Submit an application to be assessed by the Excellence Academy team.
You must have a minimum of 60 credit points and WAM over 70​%

Culture applicants

Submit an application to be assessed by the Excellence Academy team.
You must have a minimum of 60 credit points and WAM over 70​%

Community applicants

Submit an application to be assessed by the Excellence Academy team. 
You must have a minimum of 60 credit points and WAM over 70​%

Academic Achievement​

Acceptance of invitation for eligible students:

  • Undergraduate/Honors/Postgraduate students
  • Minimum 60 credit points and
  • WAM over 90% for Bundoora/Bendigo/City campuses

WAM over 80% for Albury-Wodonga/Mildura/Shepperton campuses

Vice Chancellor Scholarships

Acceptance of invitation for students who have accepted a Vice Chancellor Scholarship​.

Military Veterans

Acceptance of invitation for eligible students:

  • A military veteran
  • Minimum 60 credit points

WAM over 70​%

Elite Athletes

Acceptance of invitation for eligible students:

Emerging Leaders Graduates​

Acceptance of invitation for eligible students:

  • An emerging leader graduate
  • Minimum 60 credit points

WAM over 70​%

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