Robin D. Hocking Scholarship

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The University of Melbourne and Ormond College offer a memorial scholarship annually for a fourth year Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) or Bachelor of Arts (Hons) student, or a final year student in Economics.

Generously donated by the Hocking family, this prestigious scholarship recognises and supports outstanding talent at the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Arts.


Approximately $7,200 for 2016 and is paid in two instalments in May and October upon confirmation of enrolment.

1 place available each year.


  • Applicants must be intending to undertake the Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Economics or the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Economics or be in the final year of the Bachelor of Commerce specialising in Economics
  • Candidates must be a resident member of Ormond College (candidates need not to be a resident at the time of application).


The tenure of the scholarship is for one year, during which time the successful candidate must be a resident member of Ormond College* and be enrolled in the BCom (Hons), BA (Hons) in Economics or BCom with a specialisation in Economics.

*Candidates need not be a resident of Ormond College at the time of application

The scholarship may be held concurrently with any other University or Ormond award. Additional assistance, including the possibility of tutoring, may be provided by Ormond College.

Selection for the scholarship is on the basis of academic merit, interview performance and will be made by a joint Faculty/Ormond College Committee. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview.

No deferral is allowed.


Successful applicants will receive an offer letter by the end of December.

Application process

Applications should include a cover letter (addressing how their studies might benefit from residing at Ormond College), resume and academic record.

For further information and to apply please visit Faculty of Business and Economics Robin D. Hocking Scholarship web page.




The amount available for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.

The judges' decision will be final and the University reserves the right not to award the prize in the event it is considered that no work of sufficient merit has been submitted. Winning applicants please note the University of Melbourne reserves the right to publish the name of the winning applicant on its websites and other University of Melbourne publications.

Taxation on scholarships

Scholarships awarded to part-time students are assessed as taxable income by the Australian Taxation Office (under section 51-10 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997).

To ensure the correct rate of income tax is withheld, part-time students will be asked to provide a Tax File Number (TFN) Declaration Form prior to payment.

For further information on whether a scholarship is taxable, please visit the Australian Taxation Office website.