Overview

Each year MSRF offers a number of scholarships for Year 12 students who are planning to pursue tertiary education. The number and value of scholarships we offer each year is dependent on funding and donations that we receive, and is also dependent on our partner organisations. This page provides an overview of the scholarships that will be available for current Year 12 students to apply for (i.e. students who will complete VCE in 2017). The application process and key dates are the same for each of these scholarships.    

MSRF Foundation Scholarships

  • Scholarship consists of three elements: financial support, mentoring and leadership development
  • Financial support is valued at $45,000 ($15,000 per annum for three years)
  • Open to rural Victorian year 12 students who plan to attend university after they complete secondary school
  • Online application process
  • Selection criteria include: demonstrated leadership capacity/potential, financial need, desire to return to rural Victoria after graduation, community service and academic ability

The Chris and Marli Tilley Scholarship

  • Established by the Tilley family in memory of Chris and Marli Tilley, and dedicated to school leavers from Stawell Secondary College
  • Scholarship consists of three elements: financial support, mentoring and leadership development.
  • Financial support is valued at $18,000 ($6,000 per annum for three years).
  • Open to year 12 students enrolled at Stawell Secondary College who plan to attend university after they complete school
  • Online application process
  • Selection criteria include: demonstrated leadership capacity/potential, financial need, desire to return to rural Victoria after graduation, community service and academic ability
  • Proudly sponsored by Crowe Horwath Stawell

Key dates for all university scholarships

Applications open: May 21, 2017

Applications close: July 28, 2017

Application assessment period: August & September, 2017

  • Each application will be individually assessed. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by the MSRF selection panel during the September term holiday (date to be advised).
  • All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their applications by October 31, 2017.

Scholarships presented: From February 2018



Other scholarships we are involved in

Dorothy Irene Ellis-Thomas Trust scholarships

  • Dorothy Irene Ellis-Thomas Trust  scholarships are dedicated to school leavers from Ballarat secondary schools
  • The scholarships are valued at $2000
  • Dorothy Irene Ellis-Thomas Trust is an independent philanthropic trust, of which MSRF is a corporate trustee
  • Students are nominated by their secondary schools (i.e. there is no online application process for these scholarships)