Marrung Education Scholarships

2017 Marrung Education Scholarships program

Applications for the 2017 Marrung Education Scholarships have closed.

The Marrung Education Scholarships (formerly known as the Wannik Education Scholarships) program provides scholarships to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 11 and 12. The scholarships recognise students who demonstrate a high potential to succeed in their chosen pathway.

Who can apply?

Marrung Education Scholarships are for students who:

  • are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • are completing Year 10 at a Victorian government school
  • are planning on completing Year 11 and 12 at a Victorian government school.

How to apply

To apply for the 2017 Marrung Scholarship applicants should:

Download and read the information in the 2017 Guidelines. See:


Download and complete the 2017 Application Form:


Submit the completed 2017 Application Form via mail or email, using the addresses provided within the form, by Monday November 28, 2016.

How are successful applicants selected?

A selection panel made up of representatives of the Department and the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI) reviews applications and selects the 20 successful applicants. Selection is based on the following criteria:

  • involvement in the Aboriginal community
  • Year 10 academic results
  • school, community or extra-curricular achievements
  • attitudes to schooling and future goals
  • references from the school and community.

Further information

For further information please contact Angela Singh on 9651 3301 or by email:  

2016 Scholarships Awards

In 2016 scholarships were awarded to recipients by the Minister for Education, on 17 March 2016 at the Department of Education, Treasury Place. A number of the award recipients were the first in their family to complete Year 12. Scholarship holders are studying in schools across Victoria and have a diverse range of aspirations including teaching, nursing, medicine, engineering and social work.

The Minister for Education, the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association President and recipients of the 2016 Scholarships.
Photo: The Minister for Education, the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association President and recipients of the 2016 Scholarships.

Other scholarship opportunities

The Department of Education and Training administers more than 25 different student scholarships that award up to 220 individual scholarship awards each year. For further information, see: