Financial Assistance

Applications for financial assistance for Semester 1, 2020 close Friday 20 December.


We can help make your College experience possible

If you feel like finances may be a barrier for you, get in touch to discuss how we can help you join the Ormond community.  Accessibility has been at the heart of Ormond since its foundation and we offer a number of scholarships to support students who will require, or would benefit from, financial assistance.

 

Up to $1.3 million in financial assistance is available to eligible students each year.

Funds are allocated after careful consideration of your financial needs and specific selection criteria for our scholarships. 1 in 3 Ormond students are supported by our Financial Assistance Program.

Scholarship funds come from the generous support of our alumni and supporters.  Our donors want to make sure students benefit from all of the opportunities available at Ormond and hope that financial barriers can be reduced through their support.

Recipients of financial assistance are invited to meet those donors who have generously supported them at the College’s annual Founders and Benefactors dinner.

Find out what financial assistance means to our students

 

Scholarships and selection criteria

 

We have a range of scholarships available for students who have a financial need and:

  • are all-round achievers and/or make positive contributions to community
  • have family incomes which may present barriers for them
  • choose particular fields of study such as medicine, law, maths or engineering
  • grew up in rural or regional Australia
  • identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • attended a government secondary school
  • demonstrate academic excellence and/or outstanding ability

Below are just some examples of scholarships we have available.

 

Students from rural areas

  • Stewart Family Scholarship – up to $15,000 for students from rural or regional Victoria, preferably the Wimmera, with academic potential.
  • Neville & Di Bertalli Scholarship – up to $20,000 for students from rural or regional Australia.
  • Richard & Verna Gutch Scholarship – up to $17,000 for students from rural or regional schools.
  • Alex Lyne Educational Trust Scholarship – up to $20,000 for students from rural or regional schools.
  • Pompey Elliot Rural Scholarship – up to $7,000 for students from rural schools.

 

Students who attended Government Schools

  • Hugh Collins Government School Scholarship – up to $17,000 or students attending government schools with academic potential.

 

Students from Tasmania

  • Gray Family Scholarship – up to $10,000 awarded to a student who has resided in Tasmania for 5 years or more of their secondary education. Preference is given to a student from a government school, or Scotch Oakburn in Launceston studying Commerce. Students studying at other independent schools will be considered.
  • The David Grounds Scholarship – up to $8,000 for a new undergraduate or graduate student from Tasmania.

 

Students in particular fields of study

  • Peter Callow Memorial Scholarship Fund – up to $20,000 for students studying a medical related degree, including Biomedicine.
  • Cairns Scholarship – up to $25,000 for graduate medical students.
  • Dew Scholarship in Medicine – up to $18,000 for graduate medical students.
  • JD Scholarship – up to $13,000 for graduate JD students.
  • Kip Allard Scholarship fund – up to $6,000 awarded as an entrance scholarship to a student preferably studying Commerce/Engineering who is committed to being involved in college life.
  • Warwick Bisley Scholarship – up to $20,000 for a first or second-year Graduate student studying Engineering.

 

General Scholarships

  • Sir Ian McLennan Scholarship – up to $26,000 for students with a demonstrated high financial need.
  • Bill and Joan Paterson Scholarship – up to $9,000 for students with academic excellence and a demonstrated high financial need.
  • Swinburne Scholarship – up to $10,000 for students with a demonstrated high financial need.
  • John Leaper Scholarship – up to $8,500 for a student who is the first in their family to come to Ormond.

Thanks to financial assistance, I’ve made the most incredible friends and involved myself in so many opportunities at Ormond.  These are the years I will never forget. Max Jelbart, Fine Arts 3

Eligibility

Financial assistance is available to students from households with a combined taxable income below AUD$250,000.

The amount of financial assistance offered is based on the individual financial needs of every student and on the condition that other means of financial support have been explored and exhausted.

Each application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis to ensure we are best meeting each student’s individual needs.

Financial Assistance is not available to Study Abroad/Exchange students.

Application process

Any student who believes they will require financial assistance to come to Ormond should apply.

Students make one application for financial assistance and the College then determines which scholarship, or combination of scholarships, you could be eligible for. You do not apply for a specific scholarship.

You must have submitted an application for residency before submitting an application for financial assistance. Applications for financial assistance for Semester 1, 2020 close Friday 20 December.  Please download the form below.

We make all financial assistance offers to future students in conjunction with the offer of residence.

Don’t let finances stop you applying. See our FAQs to learn more, and get in touch to discuss your options.

Financial assistance means everything – it is the only way I have been able to become and remain part of this amazing community”. – Olivia Hartwig, Arts 3

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Financial Assistance Brochure

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Financial Assistance Application 2020

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