Freemasons Foundation Victoria Scholarship

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These scholarships have been made available by Freemasons Foundation Victoria.The Foundation has a proud and rich history, investing in communities. For Freemasons, greatness in life is measured by deed, character, charity and the positive effect one leaves on this world through generosity of spirit.
The scholarship provides $5,000 to one commencing student who have experienced financial disadvantage or difficulties.

Courses eligible

Any higher education (HED) degree at Swinburne. 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 commencing student studying full-time or part-time in a higher education course at Swinburne in semester 2, 2020, at any campus (Hawthorn; Croydon; Wantirna).
  • online students are eligible.
  • 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 for one year.

How to apply


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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