Awards, prizes and scholarships

We are committed to recognising and supporting the academic achievement of students, and offer some of the most generous scholarships in Australia.

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The Faculty of Science and the University of Melbourne offers a wide range of scholarships, prizes, awards and bursaries to recognise student achievement and support students in need. Visit the University of Melbourne Scholarships website to explore the awards you may be eligible for.

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Hear from the scholarship recipients

Nattasha Techathawiekul

Bachelor of Science 
Recipient of the 2022 Boeing Awards for Excellence in Computer Science

The financial assistance provided will be of great help to me by lightening my financial burden, which will allow me to concentrate more of my time on my studies and the field of computer science.  In addition, this scholarship has motivated and enabled me to continue to pursue the field of iOS development by making it possible for me to afford a MacBook laptop and develop applications in swift. Thank you again for your generosity and support. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.

Shenali Fernando

Master of Science 
Recipient of the 2023 Klemperer-Ducker Scholarship

I have always been fascinated by the natural world, especially our native plants and ecosystems. The University of Melbourne has supported my interest, and I have had the pleasure to learn from many wonderful and talented staff along the way. Receiving this award means a lot to me. It gives me not only the financial support I need to pursue my studies to the best of my abilities, but also the motivation to continue working in this field to hopefully make a contribution to it someday.

Claire Kenefick

PhD Science 
Recipient of the 2023 Dr Betty Elliott Horticulture Scholarship

The receipt of this scholarship will allow me to conduct a field experiment to understand the minimum depth of crushed concrete growing media required to support healthy plant growth. Without this funding, I could not conduct this experiment that will allow us to make naturalistic plantings more sustainable..

Teza Mwamulima

PhD Science
Recipient of the 2023 Yvonne Aitken Bursary

It is an honor to have been selected to receive this bursary. This award means a lot because it will help me cover some of the unintended costs incurred especially during my field work. My time at the University of Melbourne has  been so rewarding, thanks to the supportive working environment and highly qualified staff that any researcher would ever wish for. Thanks once more and I hope that you will continue to offer this scholarship to well deserving students.

Giving to science

Most of our scholarships are supported by generous benefactors. For more about supporting student awards and scholarships, visit our Giving to Science page.


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