Am I eligible?

The Hallmark Program is available to Vice-Chancellor Scholarship recipients and current La Trobe University students who meet the eligibility criteria.

Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship recipients

From 2017, Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship recipients will have automatic access to the Hallmark  Program and do not need to make a separate application.

A Hallmark staff member will contact you after your enrolment to arrange your first mentoring session.

Current La Trobe students (second-year intake)

From 2018, students who have completed their first year will be eligible to apply for the Hallmark Program. Your application will go through a competitive selection process based on 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.

If you join the Hallmark Program in your second year you will not be eligible for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship. However, you will have the same access to staff and enrichment opportunities.

Entering the Hallmark Program in second-year gives you access to two exclusive elective subjects:

  • HMK2RIA – Research in Action (in second year)
  • HMK3BRG – Bridging Research Gaps (in third year)

These subjects are focused on developing your leadership, research and employability skills.

As a participant of the Hallmark Program you will get:

  • academic mentoring to help you customise your studies and extracurricular activities to reach your career goals
  • fully-funded opportunities to represent La Trobe at national and international events
  • an invitation to a Hallmark professional development symposium with exciting speakers held each semester
  • access to a close-knit 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.