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.
  • Only one hardship scholarship can be awarded to an individual in a 12 month period.

Scholarship recipients agree to:

  • Maintain satisfactory marks for at least 50% of classes and participating in at least 60% of classes each semester or term in the chosen course of study
  • 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.

Applications are no longer being accepted for 2022.

Bert Stevens Scholarships sponsored by The Rotary Club of Camberwell

This one $1,500 scholarship is 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
  • Excellent attendance, achieving good results and experiencing some form of difficulty

Deadline extended - Applications close 12 October; outcome will be announced early November 2022.

Clayton Utz Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships

This scholarship is offered to encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds 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 three $2,000 scholarships to current BHI students who will benefit from financial assistance

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

Eligibility includes, but is not limited two someone who:

  • Identifies as an Indigenous Australian and/or a Torres Strait Islander.
  • Has a disability or who cares for a person with a disability.
  • Is from a disadvantaged or low socio-economic background
  • Is from a multicultural or refugee background 
  • Identifies as LGBTIQ.
  • Be experiencing financial hardship or facing personal challenges.

Application Deadline: Rolling applications, last applications accepted 15 December. 

Clayton Utz Diversity and Building Equity Scholarship

This scholarship is open to female students committed to completing a BHI course and who will benefit from financial assistance in supporting their successful completion of the course.

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 two $2,000 scholarships to female students who will benefit from financial assistance and who are committed to studying in courses (in any year level) which are related to the Rail Industry.

To apply you must:

  • Identify as female. 
  • Be experiencing financial hardship or facing personal challenges.
  • A current BHI student

Deadline extended - Applications close 12 October; outcome will be announced early November 2022.

Clayton Utz Yarra Ranges Tech School (YRTS) – Teamwork and Collaboration Award

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. 

This team-based award is offered to Yarra Ranges Tech School (YRTS) students who are considering study towards a career related to the Rail Industry.

YRTS is a partnership between Box Hill Institute and the Department of Education and Training which works with faculties, community and industry partners to demonstrate education and career pathways to students from Level 7 to Level 12.  The Yarra Ranges Tech School is a shared learning hub that delivers leading education programs using the latest technology in a real-world context to students from our 20 partner schools.

The YRTS has strong links with Victorian government and Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA). It is currently working with Year 10 and Year 11 students on a project to paint and assemble 3D models of the new stations and elevated railway lines for Lilydale and Mooroolbark stations.

Clayton Utz will present one $2,500 award split evenly across all team members.

This award recognises the work of a team that:

  • Exemplifies innovation demonstrated in:
    • Their concept and solution to the challenge
    • Presentation and pitch
  • Demonstration of exceptional teamwork and collaboration during the program.
  • Demonstration of the inclusion of YRTS technology in their concept/solution.

YRTS faculty will nominate teams annually for consideration for this award.

Chris Arnost ‘Stay Focussed’ and ‘Encouragement’ Scholarships

The Chris Arnost Trust funds three annual scholarships, which honours 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

Deadline extended - Applications close 12 October; outcome will be announced early November 2022.

Moke Owners of Victoria 'True Encouragement’ Scholarship

This one $1,500 scholarship is for a 1st year student studying automotive that is committed to their studies and passionate about their career aspirations.

To apply, you must be:

  • 1st year student studying automotive
  • Experiencing financial hardship or facing personal challenges
  • Excellent attendance, achieving good results and experiencing some form of difficulty

Applications close 12 October; outcome will be announced early November 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. There are two scholarships valued at $1,000 each.

To apply, you must be:

  • Students that identify as Indigenous
  • Showing promise in your studies
  • Experiencing financial hardship or facing personal challenges

Deadline extended - Applications close 12 October; outcome will be announced early November 2022.

Rotary Club of Forest Hill Ford Davis Awards

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

  • One award for an Automotive student - $1,750
  • One award for an Electrotechnology / Air-conditioning Refrigeration student - $1,750
  • One award for a Timber Trades student - $1,750

Deadline extended - Applications close 12 October; outcome will be announced early November 2022.

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

The scholarships sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mont Albert and Surrey Hills and Rotary Foundation are aiming at enabling students to complete their course of study if the cost of continuing is creating an obstacle due to financial hardship personal difficulties. There are two scholarships valued at $1,000 each.

The scholarships are for students who are:

  • New intake and existing students
  • Experiencing financial hardship or facing personal challenges
  • Showing promise in your studies

Deadline extended - Applications close 12 October; outcome will be announced early November 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.

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 in August 2022.

HESTA Financial Hardship Scholarships

These scholarship are sponsored by HESTA, a dedicated superannuation fund for the Health and Community Services Sector. HESTA is providing financial support to students from selected full qualification VET courses, meeting financial hardship and personal difficulties. There are eight scholarships valued at $1,000 each.

To apply, you must be:

  • Students wishing to complete their studies in the following eligible courses
    • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy)
    • Certificate III in Health Service Assistance
    • Certificate III in Dental Assisting
    • Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Specialising in Operating Theatre Technician)
    • Certificate III in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support
    • Certificate IV Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support
    • Certificate III in Individual Support
    • Diploma of Nursing
    • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
    • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
    • Certificate III in Education Support
    • Certificate IV in Community Services
    • Diploma of Community Services
    • Certificate IV in Mental Health
    • Certificate IV in Disability
    • Certificate IV in Youth Work
  • Able to demonstrate a passion and commitment to studies and career
  • Experiencing financial hardship or facing personal challenges

Application Deadline: Rolling applications, last applications accepted 15 December.  Please allow 10 working days before an outcome is determined.

HESTA Health and Community Services Student of the Year Award

The award/scholarship is sponsored by HESTA, a dedicated superannuation fund for the Health and Community Services Sector. HESTA is providing scholarship to the value of $1,500 to eligible student studying Health and Community Services. This is in recognition and reward for the student’s excellent performance.

To apply, you must be:

  • Studying Health and Community Services
  • Students that are either currently undertaking the course or have graduated within the last 6 months.
  • Demonstrated active participation in class
  • Likelihood to work in the field
  • Feeling and aptitude to make a positive contribution to sector
  • Positive feedback from Placement staff
  • Positive feedback from BHI Staff

The faculty of Health, Community, Disability & Animal Sciences will nominate and invite students to apply.

HESTA Outstanding Student Award - Certificate III in Individual Support Scholarship

The award/scholarship is sponsored by HESTA, a dedicated superannuation fund for the Health and Community Services Sector. HESTA is providing one scholarship to the value of $500 to eligible student studying Certificate III in Individual Support. This is in recognition and reward for the student’s excellent performance.

To apply, you must be:

  • Studying Certificate III in Individual Support.
  • Students that are either currently undertaking the course or have graduated within the last 6 months.
  • Demonstrated active participation in class
  • Likelihood to work in the field
  • Feeling and aptitude to make a positive contribution to sector
  • Positive feedback from Placement staff
  • Positive feedback from BHI Staff

The faculty of Health, Community, Disability & Animal Sciences will nominate and invite students to apply.