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


Audience/Eligibility Criteria

  • Students enrolling in a course at the Melbourne Polytechnic Heidelberg campus in 2024 (short courses not included)


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

Scholarship Format / Structure

Scholarship funding can be applied directly towards tuition or fees, or to the recipient via an EFT payment.

Number of Scholarships Available

  • Up to two

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. Describe what this scholarship would mean to you.
  4. Provide proof of enrolment OR proof of your enrolment status if your enrolment is pending.
  5. Any documentation to support the eligibility criteria.


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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

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It's really good that I got the scholarship because it assists my studies. I invested in a laptop and other school supplies that I needed. It's really good that I bought a laptop, especially [...] while we're more on remote learning.
Cheryl Holian
Allied Health Assistance Graduate
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