Barrie Winzar Memorial Bursary


one-off payment

Opening date

Closing date



Amount conditions

There is no restriction on a recipient of this award's eligibility to apply for and hold other bursaries or scholarships.

Who is it for?

2nd year undergraduates, 3rd year undergraduates, Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident

Where is it available?

Bendigo Campus

How is it paid?

There will be two $2500 bursaries awarded: one to a second year student and one to a third year student.


Barrie was a fourth generation Fosterville resident who was baptised and confirmed at St Andrews Fosterville and completed his primary education at the Fosterville State School. He attended and graduated from Bendigo Teachers College and was assigned to a Grade 3 class at Elmore Primary School before being reassigned to Riddell's Creek. Barrie taught at various schools across Victoria and Nauru, before being appointed as principal of the White Hills Primary School where he remained until his retirement in 1993. In his time at White Hills, Barrie championed the construction of a new school, where they named the assembly hall after him and created a BJ Winzar Citizenship Award for students. A fine teacher and mentor to many, he left a lasting impression on all those who he taught.

The Barrie Winzar Memorial Bursary is administered by the Bendigo Tertiary Education Anniversary Foundation (BTEAF) and has been established to provide financial assistance to a full time second year and third year Bendigo Bachelor-level student to enable them to take advantage of opportunities that arise during their studies.

Are you eligible to apply?

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

  • Be an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be completing the second or third year of any Bachelor degree at the Bendigo Campus full time in 2024
  • Have successfully completed the first year of their course with a minimum WAM of 65

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

  • Displayed academic merit

Preference will firstly be given to students whose home address falls within the following areas:

  • Kamarooka 3570
  • Lockington 3563
  • Rochester 3561
  • Elmore 3558
  • Barnadown, Goornong 3557
  • Toolleen, Axedale, Wellsford, Bagshot, Longlea, Kimbolton 3551
  • Knowsley, Heathcote South 3523
  • Barfold, Glenhope 3444
  • Tooborac 3522

Preference will secondly be given to students who can provide evidence of financial disadvantage, significant caring responsibilities and/or personal hardship.

Recipient obligations

The successful recipient will

  • allow their name to be published as the recipient of the bursary
  • be willing to engage with the donor of the bursary for publicity purposes
  • maintain a full time study load
  • remain a resident within the specified areas.

How to apply

Please complete the online application form.

Applications will be assessed after the closing date.

Who to contact for further information

Scholarships Office,