Professor Geoff Wilson Scholarship

Professor Geoff Wilson was Deakin’s fourth Vice Chancellor and President from 1996 to 2002. This scholarship will provide assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students within Deakin’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, with a preference towards those pursuing a degree in environmental sciences or ecology.

Scholarship details

Value: $5,000 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Application dates

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This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Financial equity

Areas of study:

  • Agriculture and environmental studies
  • Engineering
  • Humanities, culture and social sciences
  • Medicine
  • Science and mathematics
  • Veterinary science

At Institution:

  • Deakin University

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • VIC

Eligibility Criteria

Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.

To be eligible you must be:
Experiencing financial hardship, personal hardship and/or a long term medical condition;
An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person;
Enrolled full time at Deakin University in Trimester 1 in one of the following courses:
Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence
Bachelor of Computer Science
Bachelor of Information Technology
Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Design (Digital Technology)
Bachelor of Cyber Security
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Bachelor of Forensic Science
Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science
Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management & Sustainability)
Bachelor of Marine Science
Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology)
Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology).

Preference will be given to students who are enrolled in an environmental science or ecology course offered by the School of Life and Environmental Sciences.

How to Apply

You can apply for this scholarship directly through the Deakin Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

As part of the application process, you may also be required to upload current supporting documentation.

When you apply for this scholarship, you’ll need to supply evidence of your financial and/or medical hardship.

Make sure you choose the correct document type when you upload your documents as it will make a difference. If your documents are uploaded into the incorrect type they will not be considered when assessing your application. Remember it is quality, not quantity, which you need to provide. Aim to provide documents which are current, relevant and concise.