Walter & Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship in Social Work


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Health and Behavioural Sciences
Scholarship value $10,000
Number awarded 1

Scholarship description

Established in 2007 and maintained by an annual gift from The Walter & Eliza Hall Trust. 

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide assistance to a meritorious student studying the Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) program whose financial circumstances might otherwise prevent them from achieving their maximum potential during their university study.

The funds are intended to assist with the cost of equipment, materials and such other study-related items as may be required by the recipient.


To be eligible, you must:

  • submit an application to the Head of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, by the closing date for applications; and
  • be a domestic student in accordance with The University’s Fee Policy; and
  • be enrolled full-time in the relevant program; and
  • have completed at least #16 towards the relevant program; and
  • not hold another scholarship that the Head of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work considers to be similar.

Before you apply

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Selection criteria

  1. For the selection process, the Head must establish a selection committee, comprising:
    • (a) the Head, or nominee, as chair of the committee; and
    • (b) one representative from The Walter & Eliza Hall Trust; and
    • (c) at least one member of the university's academic staff who is currently teaching in the relevant program, with university staff comprising the majority.
  2. The scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by:
    • (a) academic achievement in courses undertaken in the program to date; and
    • (b) financial need; and
    • (c) other evidence that may be deemed relevant to the applicant's future success in the social work profession.
  3. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received a scholarship funded by the Walter & Eliza Hall Trust.


School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work