Scholarships

Find funding for your studies.

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.

Vocational Training Scholarships

Each year, we offer up to 800 Vocational Training Scholarships for individuals who do not qualify for Skills First funding.

The scholarships are for people who want to re-skill, re-enter the workforce and reignite their career prospects. The Victorian Government funds these scholarships.

The scholarships allow you to get a substantial fee reduction, equivalent to the current government subsidy when studying a qualification at a lower level than you already hold.

We offer these training scholarships in four categories:

  • career change
  • career progression
  • vocational teaching
  • return to work

When you apply for an accredited course, we will confirm whether you can apply for these scholarships.

Limited places are available. Find out more in our FAQs below.

Scholarship applications have closed for 2019.

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Can I apply for a Vocational Training scholarship?

If you’re seeking to retrain or upskill and you have not previously been eligible for Skills First funding, you may apply.

We give priority to students who:

  • have completed a course and have been unable to find employment within their field of study
  • have completed a course and wish to retrain
  • are returning to study after a period of unemployment or absence from work, e.g. redundancy, parental leave
  • wish to complete training to become a vocational teacher

How do I apply for a Vocational Training scholarship?

First, you apply for an accredited further education course at Box Hill Institute. Then, during the application, you will be asked to outline your reasons for studying. We will use your response to assess whether you’re eligible for a scholarship. We will tell the outcome before confirming your enrolment.

Can I apply for a scholarship?

The criteria vary for each scholarship. You’ll need to check the details for each scholarship to see if you can apply.

Are there low-income earner scholarships?

Yes, low-income earners or those experiencing financial hardship can apply for these scholarships:

  • Box Hill Institute Financial Hardship Scholarship
  • Rotary Club of Mont Albert and Surrey Hills
  • Bert Stevens Scholarships

You can provide financial need through a Centrelink or Healthcare card.

When can I apply for a scholarship and can I apply for more than one?

Please check the closing date for each scholarship you wish to apply for. Late applications are not accepted, so make sure you allow enough time to apply.

You can apply for more than one scholarship, however you must complete a separate application for each one.

When will I hear about the outcome?

We will notify you within about four weeks of the scholarship closing date. If you’re successful, you’ll probably get a phone call from us. Otherwise, you may hear via mail.

Can international students apply for scholarships?

You must be an Australian citizen or holder of permanent resident status in Australia to apply for a scholarship.

Can I come to Australia on a scholarship?

You need to be enrolled in a course to be eligible to apply for scholarships.

My application was unsuccessful – can I apply again next year?

Yes. We encourage you to re-apply if you meet the criteria.

How will I receive my scholarship?

Your scholarship will be directly deducted from your course fees prior to payment or reimbursed to you if you have recently paid for your studies.

Do I have to declare my scholarship to Centrelink?

No, scholarships are not included as income for social security or Centrelink.

With our industry and community partners, we offer a range of scholarships.

All students:

  • Box Hill Institute Financial Hardship Scholarship
  • Rotary Club of Mont Albert and Surrey Hills ‘Inducement To Succeed’ Scholarship

Apprentices:

  • Bert Stevens Scholarships sponsored by the Rotary Club of Camberwell
  • Susan Fenton Inspirational Scholarship

Automotive students:

  • Moke Owners Association of Victoria ‘True Encouragement’ Scholarship
  • The Ron and Rosaleen Raitman Scholarships

Electrical students:

  • Chris Arnost ‘Stay Focussed’ and ‘Encouragement’ Scholarships

Hospitality students:

  • Wesley Stonehouse Internship – Vietnam

Nursing students:

  • Epworth Eastern Nursing Scholarship

Refrigeration and Air-conditioning students:

  • Industry Educational Trade Scholarship – partnered by ARBS, AMCA and AREMA
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Box Hill Institute Financial Hardship Scholarship

This scholarship is for students who have experienced financial difficulties or other disadvantages that prevent them from participating fully in study.

We provide up to $1,000 toward tuition fees to successful applicants. Scholarships are available in Semester 1 and 2. Applications for Semester 1 closed on 28 February 2019.

To apply, you must be:

  • a current or prospective student of Box Hill Institute and studying full time
  • experiencing financial hardship or facing personal challenges
  • an Australian citizen or holder of permanent resident status in Australia
  • a Centrelink Healthcare cardholder

Scholarship applications have closed for 2019

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

This scholarship is available to students who have passion and ability to study but require financial help to do so.

This scholarship helps a student with their tuition and/or material fees. Applications closed 3 May 2019.

To apply, you must be:

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

Scholarship applications have closed for 2019

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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

Scholarship applications have closed for 2019.

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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. Applications closed 29 March 2019.

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.

Scholarship applications have closed for 2019

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.

Applications closed 30 April 2019 for the 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

Scholarship applications have closed for 2019.

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Wesley Stonehouse Foundation Internship – Vietnam

Each year, the Wesley Stonehouse Foundation provides two full scholarships for hospitality students to do a three-week internship in Vietnam. The students work with disadvantaged street kids at the KOTO – or Know One, Teach One – restaurant in Vietnam.

In 2019, the exchange period is from 21 September to 12 October. Applications closed 20 June 2019.

If you are successful, you will receive academic recognition and credits towards your course, as well as a unique cultural experience.

 To apply, you must be:

  • studying Hospitality – Commercial Cookery or Patisserie
  • showing promise in your studies
  • an Australian citizen or holder of permanent resident status in Australia

Scholarship applications have closed for 2019.

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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.

Scholarship applications have closed for 2019.

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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.

Scholarship applications have closed for 2019.

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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

Scholarship applications have closed for 2019.

Epworth Eastern Nursing Scholarship

The Epworth Eastern Hospital has established two $1,500 scholarships for full-time students studying Phase 2 of the Diploma of Nursing at Box Hill Institute. One scholarship is available in Semester 1 and the other in Semester 2.

To apply, you must be:

  • Studying the Diploma of Nursing
  • An Australian citizen or holder of permanent resident status in Australia

The Faculty of Health, Community and Life Sciences will invite students to apply for this scholarship.

Contact Scholarships for more information.

Scholarship applications have closed for 2019.