Scholarships

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You can apply for a number of scholarships to study at Box Hill Institute. Our scholarships recognise academic achievement and help people who need financial assistance to pursue their studies.

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What will you Become - Hardship Scholarships

Box Hill Institute recognises students who, because of financial hardship or other forms of  disadvantage, may delay or defer further study entirely. The Box Hill Institute What will you Become Hardship Scholarships have been established to provide financial support towards your tuition or other course costs or materials at Box Hill Institute.

Scholarship amounts are up to the value of $2,000 AUD and are granted towards successful students for tuition, other course costs, or materials. The value of each scholarship is determined by the level of need and the availability of scholarship funds.

Selection Criteria:

  • Applicants need to demonstrate financial hardship
  • Applicants should be able to articulate their commitment and motivation to the course and area of study
  • Provision of supporting documents

Application Assessment:

  • Box Hill Institute Scholarship Review Panel makes offers to applicants demonstrating the greatest level of need.
  • All applications are assessed against the eligibility criteria.
  • Meeting eligibility criteria does not guarantee a successful application.
  • Review panel decisions cannot be appealed against.
  • Incomplete applications may not be considered.
  • Scholarship funding is subject to availability.

Scholarship Terms and Conditions:

  • The What will you Become Scholarship is up to the value of $2,000 AUD and is credited to tuition fees, other course costs, or materials.
  • The scholarship may only be applied to the course that is nominated within the scholarship application.

Scholarship recipients agree to:

  • Maintain standard academic progress* in the chosen course of study
  • Commitment to attendance of classes and other BHI course related activities*
  • Abide by the BHI Student Code of Conduct
  • Act as a positive ambassador for Box Hill Institute
  • Be available for media interviews and photo sessions and provide permission for subsequent promotion regarding the awardee’s achievements.

*refers to maintaining satisfactory marks for at least 50% of classes and participating in at least 60% of classes each semester or term.  Please refer to the BHI Student Progression Policy for more information.

Key Dates:

Semester One
Round One
Applications Open 1st November
Applications Close 10th December

Round Two
Applications Open 11th December
Applications Close 14th January

Semester Two
Round One
Applications Open 1st April
Applications Close 13th May

Round Two
Applications Open 14th May
Applications Close 10th June

Bert Stevens Scholarships sponsored by The Rotary Club of Camberwell

These two $1,500 scholarships are for students entering the final year of their apprenticeship.

To apply, you must be:

  • entering the final year of your apprenticeship
  • experiencing financial hardship or facing personal challenges
  • an Australian citizen or holder of permanent resident status in Australia

Application details and deadlines will be announced in early 2022.

Clayton Utz Female in Trade Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to encourage women to enrol in or complete their studies towards a trade related to the Rail Industry.

Clayton Utz is a leading Australian law firm and proud member of the Diversity Council of Australia. Clayton Utz is committed to an inclusive culture in which all our people are recognised for their unique contributions and are encouraged and supported to achieve their full potential.  

Clayton Utz will present up to $2,500 to a female student who is experiencing hardship and who is committed to studying any of the following courses (in any year level) which are related to the Rail Industry (listed below).

Eligible Courses:

  • Certificate III in Carpentry
  • Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-Apprenticeship)
  • Certificate III in Plumbing
  • Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Specialising In Operations)
  • Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Pre-Vocational)
  • Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-Vocational)
  • Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
  • Certificate III in Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Introduction to Arc Welding
  • Introduction to MIG Welding
  • Introduction to TIG Welding
  • Fusion Welding to ISO 9606 for Transition Workers
  • Fusion Welding to ISO 9606 for Experienced Welders

These scholarships form part of Clayton Utz’s social procurement commitment to Rail Projects Victoria.

To apply you must:

  • Identify as female. 
  • Be experiencing financial hardship or facing personal challenges.
  • Starting or completing one of the courses listed above.

To apply, fill out the Clayton Utz Female in Trade Scholarship form.

Application details and deadlines will be announced in early 2022.

Clayton Utz Indigenous Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to encourage Indigenous Australians to enrol in or complete their studies towards a trade related to the Rail Industry.

Clayton Utz is a leading Australian law firm and proud member of the Diversity Council of Australia. Clayton Utz is committed to an inclusive culture in which all our people are recognised for their unique contributions and are encouraged and supported to achieve their full potential. 

Clayton Utz will present up to $2,500 to an Indigenous student who is experiencing hardship and who is committed to studying any of the following courses (in any year level) which are related to the Rail Industry (listed below).

Eligible Courses

  • Certificate III in Carpentry
  • Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-Apprenticeship)
  • Certificate III in Plumbing
  • Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Specialising In Operations)
  • Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Pre-Vocational)
  • Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-Vocational)
  • Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
  • Certificate III in Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Introduction to Arc Welding
  • Introduction to MIG Welding
  • Introduction to TIG Welding
  • Fusion Welding to ISO 9606 for Transition Workers
  • Fusion Welding to ISO 9606 for Experienced Welders

These scholarships form part of Clayton Utz’s social procurement commitment to Rail Projects Victoria.

To apply you must:

  • Identify as an Indigenous Australian or a Torres Strait Islander. 
  • Be experiencing financial hardship or facing personal challenges.
  • Starting or completing one of the courses listed above.

To apply, fill out the Clayton Utz Indigenous Scholarship form. 

Application details and deadlines will be announced in early 2022.

Chris Arnost ‘Stay Focussed’ and ‘Encouragement’ Scholarships

The Chris Arnost Trust funds three annual scholarships, which honour Chris Arnost and his enthusiastic approach to life. Chris was an electrical apprentice at Box Hill Institute. He passed away unexpectedly in April 2010. Chris was a popular student with a loving family and many close friends. He kept a handwritten note on his mirror. The note reminded him to stay focused, reflecting the way Chris lived his life.

The scholarship’s aim is to encourage balance in a student’s life by helping them with some of the financial costs associated with studying.

Application details and deadlines will be announced in early 2022 for three scholarships:

  • Two scholarships for a 1st year and 2nd-year student of $1,500
  • One scholarship for a pre-apprentice of $500

To apply, you must be:

  • in your first or second year of Certificate III in Electrotechnology or studying a pre-apprenticeship course
  • be able to demonstrate a need, passion and commitment to your studies and course requirements
  • experiencing financial hardship or facing personal challenges
  • an Australian citizen or holder of permanent resident status in Australia

Application details and deadlines will be announced in early 2022.

Industry Educational Trade Scholarships

Supported by ARBS, AMCA and AREMA, these scholarships aim to increase opportunities for students studying commercial refrigeration and air conditioning and provide professional development for teachers. This is the only national industry scholarships of its kind.

The scholarships offer five students and their teachers two one-week residential courses at the Refrigeration and Climate Control Centre of Excellence. This Centre is a partnership between AMCA and Box Hill Institute. Located on the Elgar campus, it showcases technological advances for HVAC&R.

For more information, visit: Arema's website

Moke Owners Association of Victoria “True Encouragement” Scholarship

This scholarship supports a worthy automotive student who will benefit from financial encouragement entering their second year of study.

The successful recipient will receive $1,500 towards a toolbox and tools or enrolment/material fees.

 To apply, you must be:

  • studying Automotive Certificate II or Certificate III
  • experiencing financial hardship or facing personal challenges
  • showing promise in your studies
  • an Australian citizen or holder of permanent resident status in Australia

The School of Industry and Trades will invite students to apply for this scholarship.

Application details and deadlines will be announced in early 2022.

Ron and Rosaleen Raitman Scholarships

The Raitman family established three scholarships in memory of Ron and Rosaleen.
These scholarships support automotive students experiencing hardship with fees, materials, equipment or personal expenses associated with their study. The scholarships are for up to $1,500 value, depending on the individual’s circumstances.

To apply, you must be:

  • studying Automotive Certificate II, Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma
  • experiencing financial hardship or facing personal challenges
  • committed to your studies in the automotive field
  • an Australian citizen or holder of permanent resident status in Australia

The School of Industry and Trades will invite students to apply for a scholarship.

Application details and deadlines will be announced in early 2022.

Rotary Club of Box Hill Central Indigenous Scholarship

These scholarships are for two Indigenous students who are passionate about their studies and will benefit from extra financial support to assist with student’s fees and costs to complete their course of study.

To apply, you must be:

  • Experiencing financial hardship or facing personal challenges

Application details and deadlines will be announced in early 2022.

Rotary Club of Doncaster Bruce Parker OAM Vocational Scholarship

The Rotary Club of Doncaster has established a scholarship in the name of the Bruce Parker OAM Vocational Scholarship valued at $1,000 to support a first or second year student.

To apply, you must be:

  • a first or second year student
  • experiencing financial hardship or facing personal challenges
  • an Australian citizen or holder of permanent resident status in Australia

Application details and deadlines will be announced in early 2022.

Rotary Club of Forest Hill Ford Davis and Graham Taylor Award

The Rotary Club of Forest Hill has established the Ford Davis and Graham Taylor Awards for three students who are committed to their studies and passionate about their career aspirations.

  • Ford Davis Award for an Automotive student of $1,750
  • Graham Taylor Award for an Electrotechnology / Air-conditioning / Refrigeration student of $1,750
  • Ford Davis Award for a Timber Trades student of $1750

Contact the Scholarships Coordinator on 9286 9601 for more information.

The Faculty of Trades will nominate and invite students to apply for the scholarships.

Rotary Club of Mont Albert and Surrey Hills ‘Inducement to Succeed’ Scholarship

Five scholarships sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mont Albert and Surrey Hills and Rotary Foundation are available to students who have passion and commitment to study but require extra financial help to do so. There are three scholarships valued at $1,000 each and two scholarships valued at $750.00 each.

The scholarships assist students with their tuition and/or material fees.

The scholarships are for students who are:

  • experiencing financial hardship or facing personal challenges
  • showing promise in your studies
  • an Australian citizen or holder of permanent resident status in Australia, and
  • a current student of Box Hill Institute

    Application details and deadlines will be announced in early 2022.

    Susan Fenton ‘Inspirational’ scholarship

    This annual scholarship pays tribute to Susan Fenton, who was a member of the Box Hill Institute Group staff and Board and who sadly passed away in 2017.

    In 2011, Susan joined Box Hill Institute as a teacher in the School of Foundation and Adult Learning. In July 2016, she became our staff-elected Board member. Susan was well-known for her generous community spirit. She dedicated 35 years of her life to volunteering with various community groups.

    This $2,000 scholarship is to assist a student with tuition and/or material fees. Application details and deadlines will be announced in early 2022.

    To apply, you must be:

    • a female student committed to your studies
    • enrolled in a traditional trade apprenticeship or a Building Studies Architecture course
    • able to inspire other female students to pursue a career in the trades
    • an Australian citizen or holder of permanent resident status in Australia

    The Faculty of Trades, Technology & Transport will invite students to apply for this scholarship.

    Contact Scholarships for more information.