To celebrate Refugee Week and the year of welcome, St Hilda’s College is excited to announce a new refugee scholarship valued at $100,000, proudly supported by The Ngaruk Fund, a subfund of Australian Communities Foundation.

The St Hilda’s College Humanitas Scholarship will be open to undergraduate students, who have experienced barriers related to having a refugee background, and are enrolled, or intending to study at the University of Melbourne. The scholarship is valued at 100% of College fees per year (maximum three years), or 50% of fees if awarded to two students.

The College was founded with the motto of Communitas: a ‘community in feeling’ or ‘oneness in spirit’.  This means that we care about each other, but also care about making a difference beyond our community. In accordance with these community values, the Humanitas scholarship seeks to raise awareness and understanding of the refugee experience.  It aims to increase the knowledge of all students and the wider community. 

As the youngest college at the University of Melbourne founded in 1964 by a group of formidable women, St Hilda’s College takes great pride on being pioneers who create opportunities and welcome people in. This inclusive and egalitarian spirit underpins life at St Hilda’s. It’s a place of connection and community where daily experiences are shared, and support for one another to be their best and contribute to making the world a better place.

The St Hilda’s College Scholarships and Financial Assistance Program awards over 85 scholarships annually, valued in excess of $600,000, funded by alumni and the wider College community.

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St Hilda’s College is centrally located in College Crescent, Parkville, and backs onto the University of Melbourne oval. It is a place that develops authentic leaders, problem-solvers and change agents for a global society.  It is a living community of 240 people who belong to each other, and work together to connect their university experience with the world’s issues.  The purpose of St Hilda’s is to educate, inspire and launch young people into their adulthood with the self-confidence, vision and know-how to improve the world. 

A St Hilda’s education is transformational, empowering and sets students apart from other university graduates. Every member of the St Hilda community feels included, supported and like they belong. Mutual respect, care and warmth characterise our interaction with one another. People can be themselves because they are accepted and loved for who they are and who they can become.

College Principal, Dr Brenda Holt said “we are delighted to offer this transformational College experience to prospective students, and look forward to welcoming the Humanitas Scholarship recipient.”

Applications for the St Hilda’s College Humanitas Scholarship are now open and close on 25 November 2020. Prospective student enquiries should be directed to the Admissions Administrator at admissions@hildas.unimelb.edu.au, by telephone on +61 3 9248 8416