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The William Buckland Foundation Residential Scholarship Program

Applications Open: 28 Nov 2017
Value: $50,000

Established in 2014, The William Buckland Foundation Residential Scholarship Program seeks to assist students from rural and regional Victoria to access higher education to complete studies in Agriculture and Land Management. The William Buckland Foundation Residential Scholarship Program builds on Mr Buckland’s desire to assist ‘Australia and Australians’ in ‘agricultural pursuits.’ This substantial scholarship aims to assist students from regional and rural areas with their living accommodations during their three years of study.

Scholarship recipients will receive annual payments for a period of three years. The total value of the scholarship is dependent on the college the student accepts an offer for. Up to three scholarships are available in 2018.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Hold Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • Have completed Year 12 in 2016 OR have completed Year 12 in 2016 and completed an exchange program in 2017 OR be commencing university studies at the University of Melbourne in 2018 for the first time (having not completed prior university studies at any other institution)
  • Commence full-time studies in Semester 1, 2018, in the Bachelor of Agriculture in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
  • Apply and accept an offer to reside at one of St.Hilda’s College, Trinity College or Queen’s College
  • Currently be in financial need
  • Currently live in a rural or regional area of Victoria. A rural or isolated area is defined as an area with a Remote Areas (ASGC-RA) Australian Standard Geographic Classification of: RA2 – Inner Regional, RA3 – Outer Regional, RA4 – Remote, or RA5 – Very Remote. The Department of Health and Ageing uses this categorisation system for a number of programs related to medical practice in Australia. You can check the classification of your rural or isolated address on the Department of Health and Ageing website
  • Your residential address is in a an area with a classification of RA2 or higher
  • If you are a Year 12 student, you must also have completed the final two years of schooling at a rural or regional secondary school (i.e., not one in a postcode defined as a major city)

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