Bhavita Patel Undergraduate Scholarship


Every three to five years the ANU College of Business and Economics may offer an award known as the Bhavita Patel Undergraduate Scholarship.

The Bhavita Patel Scholarship is a transformative scholarship established to commemorate ANU alumna and treasured Deloitte employee, Bhavita Patel.

Bhavita died in January 2017 after an incident in Melbourne's CBD. She had a passion for learning and a deep commitment to the community. Thus, The Deloitte Foundation, in consultation with Bhavita's family, agreed that a scholarship at ANU, where Bhavita studied business before embarking on her successful career, would best honour her. 

The scholarship aims to:

  • improve access to tertiary education for students who may not otherwise be able to attend ANU; and
  • recognise and reward academic excellence; and
  • recognise and reward students who demonstrate a passion for learning and a commitment to community.

Field of study

Management, Marketing, International Business, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Actuarial Studies, Statistics


The scholarship is available each year to a prospective ANU student and who:

  • is an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, holder of an Australian Permanent Resident visa or a permanent humanitarian visa;
  • is a current school leaver, aged 20 years or younger at the time of application;
  • has applied for admission, and is intending to enrol in an undergraduate coursework program at the ANU College of Business and Economics through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC);
  • achieves an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 85 or higher - excluding EAS bonus points;
  • is eligible for Educational Access Scheme (EAS) financial disadvantage bonus points, and can demonstrate financial need through the UAC Equity Scholarships application process;
  • is able, through a supporting statement, to demonstrate a passion for learning, and a commitment to community.


The scholarship will be valued at $10,000 per annum for up to five years depending upon the duration of the degree program in which the recipient is enrolled.

How to apply

Application is via the University Admissions Centre (UAC) Equity Scholarships Portal.  The link to the portal is available by clicking on the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page.

You will also need to have applied for the Education Access Scheme (EAS) via UAC.

In addition, an application supporting statement shall be submitted at the Apply Now link, and supporting documentation forwarded to the ANU College of Business and Economics via email at prior to the closing date as set by the College.

The application supporting statement should be no more than 500 words and should:

  • demonstrate a passion for learning, and a commitment to the community; and
  • detail how the scholarship would enable you to pursue your tertiary education plans, taking advantage of your studies to enable you to reach your full potential.