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Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Applications will be considered from students who meet all of the following requirements:

  • Are Australian citizens or have Australian residency status.
  • Are registered VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) students attending a secondary school situated in Victoria.
  • Propose to accept a full-time undergraduate place at a Victorian university.
  • Have submitted online scholarship applications by the closing date. No late applications will be accepted.
  • Have had their applications endorsed by their school principals via our online application system.
  • Will be under the age of 21 as of January 1 in the year they commence their degrees.
  • DO NOT live at a home address classified as Major Cities of Australia (Remoteness Area 1)

    To find your classification, go to the Health Workforce Locator map on the Australian Government Department of Health website, select the filter ASGS Remoteness Areas (2016), and type in your address.

    After you enter your address, your classification will be listed under ASGS Remoteness Areas at the bottom of the text box, for example: Inner Regional Australia, Code RA 2 (2016)

    If the Health Workforce Locator map is offline, find your home location on the map below. If it is in the red area, you are NOT eligible for a scholarship.


Scholarship Terms and Conditions

Students who are offered Scholarships will be required to sign a Scholarship Agreement indicating their acceptance of the offer and the terms and conditions.

The continuation of each Scholarship will be subject to the awardee:

  • Not accepting any other scholarships in excess of $5,000 per annum without approval of the Youthrive Victoria board.
  • Progressing successfully through their chosen undergraduate course.
  • Remaining a full-time enrolled student at the University at which the scholarship was granted, unless there are exceptional circumstances which prevent the student from studying full-time, or there is a need to relocate to another Victorian university.
  • Promptly advising Youthrive Victoria that the initial understanding that the awardee would intend to return to regional or rural Victoria upon completion of a university course has changed, due to altered circumstances.

Selection Criteria

Selection of scholarship recipients will be managed by the Youthrive Victoria Scholarship Selection Panel and approved by the Youthrive Victoria Board.

Applications will be individually assessed, and may be shortlisted for interview. Interviews form part of the application process. All applications and interviews will be treated in the strictest confidence.

The Scholarship Selection Panel and Board will consider the following in selecting scholarship recipients:

  • Demonstrated leadership in their local community (e.g. school leadership; participation or volunteering in in community organisations, events, sporting clubs; sharing family responsibilities; extra-curricular roles at school).
  • Managing and/or overcoming personal disadvantage i.e. particularly financial disadvantage or  cultural challenges, social challenges, remoteness, disability, significant loss, trauma or other hardship.
  • Commitment to learning and academic ability.
  • Demonstrated interest and passion for living in rural/regional Victoria and an intent to return to rural/regional Victoria.
  • References confirming examples of demonstrated leadership, academic ability and potential, experience of hardship and how they have handled personal challenges.
  • The level of likely impact on their life and rural/regional Victoria if awarded the scholarship.

Applicants will be notified by email of the outcome of their applications in December.

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