Tony and Maja Carp Scholarship

6th Aug 2018
7th Dec 2018
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The Tony and Maja Carp Scholarship was established to support refugees, or people from refugee backgrounds, from Sudan, South Sudan, or Somalia who are enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts. It will be awarded for the first time in 2019 to two eligible students.


100% fee remission and $10,000 annually for the normal duration of a Bachelor of Arts (three years).


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a refugee from either Sudan, South Sudan or Somalia, or have a parent who is a refugee from Sudan, South Sudan or Somalia
  • Be a domestic or international student completing an Australian Year 12 program or International Baccalaureate Diploma in Australia in 2018
  • Have applied for the Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne via VTAC for 2019 entry for commencement in the year following Year 12
  • Not have previously undertaken any tertiary studies (excluding extension studies completed as part of a Year 12 program)
  • Satisfy the Bachelor of Arts prerequisites and receive a Bachelor of Arts course offer via VTAC


  • You must receive an offer and enrol in the Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne in 2019

Successful 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


The offer of the Tony and Maja Carp Scholarship is dependent on students being accepted into the Bachelor of Arts in 2019. Successful recipients will be notified by email.

Application process

Eligible applicants must:

  • Complete the Faculty of Arts application for the scholarship via the 'Apply' button below
  • Have applied for a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne via VTAC for 2019 entry
  • Provide evidence of their own Sudanese or Somalian citizenship, OR
  • Provide evidence of citizenship of a parent from one of these countries AND their own birth certificate with the names of their parents stated
  • Applicants are required to provide evidence of their refugee status
  • Applicants may also include a letter of recommendation from their principal or careers adviser

Applicants who do not have access to the required documents are encouraged to email


This scholarship was established by Julie and Michael Landvogt in memory of Maja and Tony Carp. Both Maja and Tony came to Australia after the Holocaust, embracing a new life in Victoria. While circumstances meant that they were never able to complete university, the couple valued learning as something that enriches and sustains, and as something that can never be taken away.  Both were avid readers, and believed that an Arts degree enables critical and empathetic thinking about a multifaceted world. In their memory, the Tony and Maja Carp Scholarship will support two students in their undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Arts.