The Nancy Gullo Scholarship

Applications are closed   Local students   Future and current students

This scholarship is established to support students to complete their education and lift some of the financial burden associated with studying. 

Courses eligible

Pathways and Vocational Education (PAVE) and Higher Education (HED). Online students are eligible to apply. 

Eligibility / selection criteria

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident 
  • be a current or commencing student studying full-time or part-time in a vocational education foundation or a higher education course at Swinburne in semester 1, 2020
  • provide evidence of financial or personal disadvantage. Disadvantage(s) may include:
    • financial difficulty or low-socio economic status (Centrelink statement, payslips. Bank statements can be used if an explanation is provided in a personal statement)
    • disability or medical condition
    • delay or interruption to career or studies because of family responsibilities or illness
    • relocation from a rural or regional area in order to undertake tertiary study
    • English as a second language
    • identification as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
    • First in family to attend university 
  • provide a personal statement of 500 words or less describing;
    •  passion for the chosen field of study
    • how this scholarship would make a difference in your life
  • provide two referee reports outlining your suitability for the scholarship:
    • an academic reference - from a person qualified to comment on academic studies, such as a subject coordinator, school principal, etc.
    • a character reference - from a person competent to supply a character reference such as a current or past employer.


This scholarship is valued at $5,000 per year for up to three years. 

How to apply

Applications are currently closed. 


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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