The Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Scholarship

This financial support is not administered by the University.


Each year Bendigo Bank provide a number of scholarships for year 12 students who have been offered a full-time place at an Australian university or college for the first time. These scholarship programs aim to assist academically outstanding but disadvantaged students, from a rural or regional area, with accommodation costs, study costs, course related costs and more.

These scholarships are


To be eligible, the following criteria must be met:

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident from a rural or regional location
  • first year undergraduate in 2022 (first attendance at an Australian university)
  • studying full-time in 2022 (in an approved Australian course)
  • graduated from secondary school in either 2021 or in 2020 (taken a gap year)
  • demonstration of the disadvantage (economic and/or social) hindering further study
  • outstanding academic achievement and community involvement


Award values remain at the discretion of the special Committee. Award value is $5,000 (per annum) based on previous years. 

One year initially but may be awarded for up to two years (dependent upon academic performance)

How to apply

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