2017 Marrung Education Scholarships program
Applications for the 2017 Marrung Education Scholarships are now open.
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 Marrung Education Scholarships - 2017 Guidelines (pdf - 341.94kb) or Marrung Education Scholarships- 2017 Guidelines (docx - 1.33mb).
- Download and complete the 2017 Application Form: Marrung Education Scholarships - 2017 Application Form (docx - 125.67kb).
- 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.
For further information please contact Frank Gaylard, on 9637 3544 or via email at: email@example.com
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.
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: