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Scholarships and Financial Assistance

St Hilda’s awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate, graduate and non-resident students. Scholarships are awarded to successful applicants on a range of criteria, including academic results, personal qualities, financial need and the likely contributions the student can make to the College.

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Academic Excellence Scholarships

Academic Excellence Scholarships are awarded to students on the basis of academic results.

how to apply

The scholarship application form must be submitted with your application for residency at St Hilda's College. Click below to download the scholarship application form, and email completed form to admissions@hildas.unimelb.edu.au (please complete the form within Adobe Reader)

Application form

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Access Scholarships

Access Scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria to students who could not otherwise afford residence at St Hilda’s College or have demonstrated financial need. Applicants for these scholarships must complete the scholarship application form as well as the Financial Assessment form to demonstrate their level of financial need. These forms are strictly confidential.

how to apply

Both application forms must be submitted with your application for residency at St Hilda's College. Click below to download the scholarship application form, and email completed form to admissions@hildas.unimelb.edu.au (please complete the form within Adobe Reader)

Scholarship application form
Financial assessment form

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Financial Assistance

There is a process, but don’t let the paper work deter you from having a crack. St Hilda’s College is able to provide some financial assistance to students with demonstrated financial need, who have not received a College Scholarship. The support has made a real difference for many of our students. Applicants must complete the College forms to demonstrate their level of financial need. 

how to apply

Applicants for financial assistance must complete the below form and submit it with the supporting documentation (please complete the form within Adobe Reader) and send to admissions@hildas.unimelb.edu.au

Application form

Academic Excellence Scholarships for new undergraduate students

Olive Miller Faculty Scholarship

Value:

Half College fee for the duration of the recipient's undergraduate course subject to satisfactory progress during each academic year and ongoing residency at St Hilda's College.

Criteria:

Offered to students commencing study in Biomedical Science with the intention of undertaking postgraduate studies in Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry or Physiotherapy.

One new scholarship will be awarded annually. Applicants are required to have nominated St Hilda's College as their college of first preference at the time of application. A written application is required.

Lorna Lloyd-Green Scholarship for Non-Keyboard

Value:

Half College fee for the duration of the recipient's undergraduate course subject to satisfactory progress during each academic year and ongoing residency at St Hilda's College.

Criteria:

Students must be enrolled in courses in the Faculty of the VCA and Music.

One new scholarship will be awarded in annually. Applicants are required to have nominated St Hilda's College as their college of first preference at the time of application. A written application is required.

Lorna Lloyd-Green Bursary for Keyboard

Value:   $3,000

Criteria:

Students must be enrolled in courses in the Faculty of the VCA and Music.

One new bursary will be awarded annually. Applicants are required to have nominated St Hilda's College as their college of first preference at the time of application. A written application is required.

Florence Clucas Entrance Exhibition Scholarships

Value:   $4,000

Criteria:

All students accepted by St Hilda's College who have nominated St Hilda's College as their College of first preference at the time of application and achieve an ATAR score equal to or greater than 99.5.

No application is required to be considered for this award.

Kwong Lee Dow Scholars Scholarship

Value:   $4,000

Criteria:

Students who are Kwong Lee Dow scholars in receipt of the $2,500 accommodation allowance from the University of Melbourne.

Ten of these scholarships are available annually. If more than ten applicants qualify, the ten will be selected from qualifying students on basis of the highest ATAR scores and performance at interview. Applicants are required to have nominated St Hilda's College as their college of first preference at the time of application. A written application is required.

Partnership Schools Scholarship

Value:   $4,000

Criteria:

The student with the highest ATAR score gained as a result of completed Year 12 studies at the following Partnership Schools:

  • Ballarat and Clarendon College
  • Ballarat Grammar
  • Bendigo Secondary College
  • Geelong Grammar School
  • Gippsland Grammar
  • Girton Grammar School
  • Goulburn Valley Grammar School
  • Kardinia International College
  • Launceston Church Grammar School
  • Leongatha Secondary College
  • Mansfield Secondary College
  • Melbourne Girls' Grammar
  • Scotch Oakburn College
  • The Geelong College
  • Warrnambool Secondary College

Applicants are required to have nominated St Hilda's College as their college of first preference at the time of application. No application is required to be considered for this award.

St Hilda's College New Zealand Undergraduate Scholarship

Value:   $4,000

Criteria:

Offered to students of New Zealand schools commencing undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne or Monash University’s Parkville campus (Pharmacy). Applicants are required to have nominated St Hilda's College as their college of first preference. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic results.

One scholarship will be awarded in annually. No application is required.


Access Scholarships for new undergraduate students

The Fleur Nicholson Scholarship

Value:

Half College fee for the duration of the recipient's undergraduate course subject to satisfactory progress during each academic year and ongoing residency at St Hilda College.

Criteria:

Offered to female regional or rural students of The University of Melbourne who could not otherwise afford residence at St Hilda’s College. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of satisfactory performance at college selection interview and demonstrated financial need.

One new scholarship will be awarded each year. This scholarship is awarded to the student for the duration of their residency at St Hilda's College. Applicants are required to have nominated St Hilda's College as their College of first preference at the time of application. A written application is required.

The Isabel & John Gilbertson scholarship

Value:

Half College fee for the duration of the recipient's undergraduate course subject to satisfactory progress during each academic year and ongoing residency at St Hilda's College.

Criteria:

Offered to regional or rural students of The University of Melbourne who could not otherwise afford residence at St Hilda’s College. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of satisfactory performance at college selection interview and demonstrated financial need.

This scholarship is awarded to only one student at a time for the duration of their residency at St Hilda's College. The availability of this scholarship for a new student is dependant on the current recipient's decision to return to college. Applicants are required to have nominated St Hilda's College as their College of first preference at the time of application. Funds are provided annually by the The Isabel & John Gilbertson Charitable Trust. A written application is required.

The Fellows of St Hilda’s College Scholarship

Value:

$10,200 per year for the duration of the recipient’s undergraduate course, subject to satisfactory progress during each academic year, and ongoing residency at St Hilda’s College.

Criteria:

Offered to remote, regional or rural students of the University of Melbourne who could not otherwise afford residence at St Hilda’s College. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of satisfactory performance at college selection interview and demonstrated disadvantages including financial need.

This scholarship is awarded to only one student at a time for the duration of their residency at St Hilda's College. The availability of this scholarship for a new student is dependant on the current recipient's decision to return to college. Applicants are required to have nominated St Hilda's College as their college of first preference at the time of application. A written application is required.

Elizabeth Dax Indigenous Scholarship

Value:   $10,000 towards the cost of accommodation at St Hilda’s College.

Criteria:

Provided to assist an undergraduate Australian Indigenous student, who could otherwise not afford to attend St Hilda’s College. 

The scholarship is open to students who are enrolled at the University of Melbourne in bio-medical science, or alternative undergraduate course as agreed by the donor.

Una B Porter Scholarship

Value:

$6,000 for one year. May be extended subject to satisfactory progress.

Criteria:

Offered to a female student from rural Victoria studying at The University of Melbourne whilst residing at St Hilda's College. Awarded on the basis of Year 12 results plus satisfactory performance at the college selection interview. The selection committee will also consider the applicant's financial need, personal qualities, Christian faith and academic promise.

This scholarship is awarded to only one student at a time for the duration of their residency at St Hilda's College. The availability of this scholarship for a new student is dependant on the current recipient's decision to return to college. Applicants are required to have nominated St Hilda's College as their college of first preference at the time of application. A written application is required.

Amy R Hughes Scholarship

Value:

$6,000 for one year. May be extended subject to satisfactory progress.

Criteria:

Offered to non metropolitan students of The University of Melbourne who could not otherwise afford residence at a College. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of Year 12 results plus a satisfactory performance at college selection interview and demonstrated financial need.

One scholarship will be awarded annually. Applicants are required to have nominated St Hilda's College as their college of first preference at the time of application. A written application is required.

Rural Opportunity Scholarship for Women

Value:

25% of the College fee for the duration of the recipient's undergraduate course subject to satisfactory progress during each academic year and ongoing residency at St Hilda College.

Criteria:

Offered to female rural students of The University of Melbourne, with a preference for students studying science, who could not otherwise afford residence at St Hilda’s College. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of satisfactory performance at college selection interview and demonstrated financial need.

One scholarship will be awarded annually. Applicants are required to have nominated St Hilda's College as their college of first preference at the time of application. A written application is required.

Helen and val Brown Bursary

Value:   $2,500

Criteria:

Awarded to a first year female student taking into account financial need and Christian Faith

Applications will be called for during Semester 1.


Academic Excellence Scholarships for returning undergraduate students

Miller College Exhibition Scholarship

Value:   $2,500

Criteria:

All second year students at St Hilda's College who have achieved an average in their second semester results equal to or greater than 79.

No application is required to be considered for this award.

Moore Senior Scholarships

Value:   $4,700

Criteria:

All third year students at St Hilda's College who have achieved an average in their second semester results equal to or greater than 75.

No application is required to be considered for this award.

Susan Holmes Travelling Scholarship

Value:   $4,000

Criteria:

The scholarship provides financial assistance for the purpose of travel that will provide the recipient with a developmental learning opportunity. The award will be made to a resident of St Hilda's College completing their studies this year.

Written applications will be called for during the second semester.

The Communitas Prize

Value:    $3,000

Criteria:

For the student who has done the most to support and advance the ideals of service, leadership and teamwork in the College and wider community while also achieving academic success.

A written application is required. Applications will be called for in semester 2.

The Anne Wischusen Prize

Value:   $1,000

Criteria:

For the returning female student with the best results from the previous year.

No application is necessary for this award.

The John Harper Prize

Value:  $1,000

Criteria:

For the returning Commerce student with the best results from the previous year.

No application is necessary for this award.

The Fellows Prize

Value:   $1,000

Criteria:

For the returning student with the best results from the previous year.

No application is necessary for this award.


External Scholarships

The links below are for external scholarships to St Hilda's College. Many of our students apply for and receive external scholarships.

The william buckland residential scholarship

If you are from rural or regional Victoria, the William Buckland Residential Scholarship will support you to study agriculture at the University of Melbourne. These scholarships help you with the cost of living on campus and allow you to focus completely on your study.

Living in a residential college provides you with a supportive academic network of friends and a safe place to live and learn, minutes from the University's Parkville campus.

The scholarship will provide you with over $40,000 of financial support for the duration of your Agriculture degree.

How to apply

To register your interest email:

fvas-scholarships@unimelb.edu.au

For further information see:

fvas.unimelb.edu.au/study/scholarships

MacPherson Smith Rural Foundation

A number of scholarships for students from rural Victoria are offered through the MacPherson Smith Rural Foundation. See  http://msrf.org.au/

The Uniting Church in Australia - Synod of Victoria and Tasmania

The Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania offers a number of educational grants and scholarships. Information in these grants and scholarships, application forms and guidelines can be found by clicking here.

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