Violet Louise Bonner Postgraduate Scholarship for Women

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This scholarship was established by Swinburne alumna Kate Brown in memory of her late mother Violet Louise Bonner, this scholarship aims to support female postgraduate students to complete their studies in the sciences, particularly where their research aims to translate into innovative products or processes to assist the community.


Courses eligible

Any postgraduate course offered by Swinburne University of Technology in the following disciplines:

  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Technology

This can include Higher Degree by Research students and online students. 

Eligibility / selection criteria

To be eligible for the Violet Louise Bonner Postgraduate Scholarship for Women, applicants must:

  1. Meet the following criteria:
    • female student
    • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian Permanent Resident with Humanitarian visa or New Zealand citizen. 
  2. Meet the following enrolment criteria:
    • be a continuing student in Semester 1, 2021
    • enrolled full-time or part-time in an eligible course (see courses eligible in section above)
    • commenced their course within the preceding 12 months
  3. Provide undergraduate results and/or postgraduate results.
  4. Provide evidence of financial hardship and/or personal hardship. Documents such as:
    • bank statement 
    • salary slip
    • centerlink statement and/or
    • personal statement
  5. Provide an academic reference from a person qualified to comment on academic studies, such as a subject coordinator, school principal etc.
  6. Provide evidence of community participation for: extra-curricular service to the community and leadership qualities (reference letter).


The scholarship is valued at $3000 for one year only.


How to apply

Applications will re-open in August 2021.


All scholarships offered by Swinburne are governed by a set of conditions. Please visit our Scholarship Conditions page for further information.


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