Scholarships and awards

Scholarships and Awards available to current students:

Environmental Graduate Study Awards

CATEGORY: Master of Environment, Graduate Diploma in Environment.

CONDITIONS: Available to full-time students undertaking graduate environmental studies through the Office for Environmental Programs (MC-ENV and GD-ENV).

SELECTION CRITERIA AND PROCESS:

  1. Students must be enrolled or enrolling in either the Graduate Diploma in Environment or Master of Environment;
  2. Students will be selected on academic merit;
  3. Students will be required to write (up to 500 words) on how they will use this award to enhance their studies and how they will contribute to sustainability using the knowledge gained in the their degree; and
  4. Preference will be given to students requiring financial support who are not in receipt of a Commonwealth Supported Place, scholarship or other financial award.

VALUE: $5,000 paid over two semesterly instalments after census date.

TENURE: 1 Year

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

  1. Payments are made per semester and are conditional on students maintaining a minimum enrolment in their degree of at least 37.5 credit points (three standard subjects) per semester;
  2. A maximum of two awards per student will be made; and
  3. Students who fail any subject(s) will have their award reviewed.

Applications open 1 October each year.

Applications close on 7 March 2021.

Applicants are notified of outcomes in early April after the Semester 1 Census Date.

A separate online application form is required to assess financial need - see below. Please note that you need to be admitted into the course to fill in this form.

Applications for this award are now closed.

The Rosemary and Chris Lester Award

CATEGORY: Master of Environment, Graduate Diploma in Environment.

CONDITIONS: Available to full-time students undertaking graduate environmental studies through the Office for Environmental Programs (MC-ENV and GD-ENV).

SELECTION CRITERIA AND PROCESS:

  1. Students must be enrolled or enrolling in the Graduate Diploma in Environment or Master of Environment;
  2. Student must be an Australian citizen;
  3. Students will be selected on academic merit;
  4. Preference will be given to, in order: (a) students from regional or remote areas of Victoria; (b) students of Australian Indigenous descent; and (c) students experiencing immediate disadvantaged circumstances.

VALUE: $2500

TENURE: 1 Year

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

  1. Payments are conditional on students maintaining a minimum enrolment in their degree of at least 37.5 credit points (three standard subjects) per semester.

Applications close on 7 March 2021.

Applicants are notified of outcomes in early April after the Semester 1 Census Date.

To be considered, students need to have completed a Student Financial Assessment form within 6 months prior to the application closing date. All OEP students that have completed this form in the previous 6 months will be considered.  Please note that you need to be admitted into the course to fill in this form.

Applications for this award are now closed.

The Professor John Lovering Graduate Environmental Program Scholarship

CATEGORY: Master of Environment, Graduate Diploma in Environment.

CONDITIONS: Available to students undertaking graduate environmental studies through the Office for Environmental Programs (MC-ENV and GD-ENV).

SELECTION CRITERIA AND PROCESS:

  1. Students must be enrolled or enrolling in the Graduate Diploma in Environment or Master of Environment;
  2. Selection will be based on academic performance and financial need;
  3. The Selection Committee will review academic success as well as leadership accomplishments and potential; and
  4. Students will be required to write a brief personal statement (up to 500 words) on how they would use the award to support study-related expenses such as field work travel and/or conference attendance.

VALUE: $1000

TENURE: 1 Year

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

Applications open 1 April each year.

Applications close 31 July each year.

Applicants are notified of outcomes in early September after the Semester 2 Census Date.

A separate online application form is required to assess Financial need - see below. Please note that you need to be admitted into the course to fill in this form.

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Financial Assessment Form - Required for all applicants.

All award applicants must complete a Financial Assessment form in order to be eligible for the scholarship or award. This is in addition to the appropriate application form above.

You can access the Financial Assessment form via https://unimelb-scholarships.smartygrants.com.au/SFA.