Personalised for LOCAL students.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
Personalised for INTERNATIONAL students.
International student means; you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.

Bendigo Community Bank - Access & Support Scholarships

Status Application Dates Value

Open: 5/09/2022

Close: Rolling selection until funding allocated


Audience/Eligibility Criteria

  • Students enrolling in a course at the Melbourne Polytechnic Heidelberg campus in 2022 (short courses not included)


  • Local Melbourne Polytechnic students that reside in the Heidelberg/Ivanhoe catchment (Heidelberg, West Heidelberg, Rosanna, Macleod, Viewbank Ivanhoe, East Ivanhoe, Alphington or Fairfield)

Scholarship Format / Structure

Scholarship funding can be paid directly toward tuition or fees otherwise a personal cheque will be issued.

Number of Scholarships Available

  • Up to 2

Selection Criteria

  1. Outline your background and personal circumstances, including why you require financial assistance to commence study or continue study at Melbourne Polytechnic?
  2. What specifically do you require financial assistance with? Eg, tuition, materials, tools of trade, uniforms, exam fees, technology etc. Please provide details or documentation.
  3. Describes what this scholarship would mean to you.
  4. Proof or enrolment or enrolment status if enrolment status is pending.
  5. Any documentation to support the eligibility criteria.


Bendigo bank logo, Bendigo Community Bank East Ivanhoe

Bendigo Community Bank - East Ivanhoe Branch

"As a bank, we are good with money. But we're more interested in the good that money can do."

Application Instructions

  • Complete the application form, including the optional video file or audio file (please complete personal information page of application form if addressing selection criteria in video or audio format).
  • Gather additional supporting documentation
  • Send all files to

Application Form

For more information, contact:

I was looking around on the website and then I saw this scholarship under the course that I was going to do. So I tried my luck, not that I was really hoping to get it, but I got a call back and they said I got a scholarship. I was like “wow, that's awesome”. It's really helped.
Sandi Tun Scholarship Recipient
Business Administration Graduate
Portrait of student Sandi Tun