Victoria Government Department of Justice and Community Safety Disability Scholarship Program
Annual scholarships are awarded to Victorian students with disability studying at the diploma, advanced diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate level. Scholarships are offered in the following areas of study:
- paralegal work
- social work
- other justice-related fields.
The Program will provide scholarships totalling $60,000, distributed as follows:
- one scholarship valued at $20,000 per annum for two years or pro-rata payment where the recipient completes the course in under two years. The value of the scholarship over two years is $40,000.
- two scholarships valued at $5,000 per annum for two years or pro-rata payment where the recipient completes the course in under two years. The value of each of these scholarships over two years is $10,000.
To be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant must:
- identify as a person with disability, as per the definition of ‘disability’ under the Disability Act 2006
- have resided in Victoria on a full-time basis for a minimum of two years immediately preceding lodgement of the application
- earn less than $25,000 gross per annum from employment undertaken during the scholarship period (if an applicant has dependents, gross annual income from employment may include an extra $5,000 per annum per dependent)
- declare, and provide details of, any scholarships currently awarded by the Victorian state government or non-Victorian government entities
- if a current undergraduate student, demonstrate a minimum pass grade in all subjects undertaken in the semester immediately preceding the intake semester when the application is lodged
- be seeking a scholarship for an accredited course. All registered higher education providers and their courses are listed on the National Register for tertiary education providers and courses