The Faculty of Arts 110 Scholarship
The Faculty of Arts 110 Scholarship, commemorating 110 years of the Faculty, aims to ensure that an Arts degree continues to be accessible to all students, no matter their background.
We want to ensure that as many students as possible are able to access a high quality Arts education at the University. We want to nurture a new generation of thinkers and leaders through The Faculty of Arts and we are committed to increasing access and equity and assisting students who may struggle to find the means to come to the University.
It is for this very reason that we have established The Faculty of Arts 110 Scholarship Fund to increase support for those students who have demonstrated the skill and creative acumen to excel, but who struggle to afford a university education or are hampered by circumstances beyond their control. The Faculty of Arts 110 Scholarship Fund provides support for undergraduates and graduates who struggle financially, have relocated from rural areas and/or are Indigenous Australians.
Up to $20,000
Several scholarships will be awarded annually from the scholarship value.
Open to students who are enrolling or enrolled in an Honours, Graduate coursework or Graduate research program in the Faculty of Arts.
Applicants must have completed the Bachelor of Arts degree in the previous year at The University of Melbourne and must be in financial need.
From amongst eligible applicants, the scholarship/s will be determined by a selection committee and awarded to the student most disadvantaged in their academic work by financial need.
Recipients are required to:
- Accept award online within 21 days
- Write two letters of appreciation to their donor/committee (upon acceptance and after completion)
- Submit a final report
Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 6-8 weeks after the closing date.
Eligible applicants must complete:
- Online application form which includes financial assessment questions and
- Provide a brief summary of their current financial circumstances
- Note: All students, except those over 25 years of age, or those receiving the "Unreasonable to live at home" rate of Youth Allowance, should have their parents or guardians complete a Statement of Parents or Guardians Income form. You can upload this into the application form
Applications must be submitted prior to the advertised closing date.
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.