No, the Dafydd Lewis Trust was established under a Will in 1942 and young men completing Year 12 may apply. Women may apply for a Mary Jane Lewis Scholarship. You will find information about the Mary Jane Lewis Scholarship Foundation on the website www.maryjanelewis.com.au.
You must not be older than 19 years of age on 1 January 2022 (i.e. not yet 20); or not older than 21 years of age on 1 January 2022 (i.e. not yet 22) if you have entered or remained in Australia under a visa issued by the Commonwealth of Australia on grounds including: you, your parent/s or any other relevant person should be granted asylum in Australia; or you, your parent/s or any other relevant person were refugees; or any other humanitarian ground.
Yes, the Dafydd Lewis Scholarship is an equity and merit-based scholarship. The scholarship is paid to a person to undertake study at an educational institution, specifically tertiary studies at any university in Victoria. All applicants are subject to a personal and parental income test. Successful applicants are awarded a scholarship on the basis of academic achievements as well as financial need.
You must have been educated at a Victorian State Secondary School for at least 5 consecutive years preceding the award of the scholarship.
Applicants holding humanitarian visas may be granted scholarships if they are no more than 21 years of age on 1 January 2022 and meet both the following criteria:
- The applicant holds a visa issued by the Commonwealth of Australia on the grounds that he, his parent or parents or any other relevant person should be granted asylum in Australia; he, his parent or parents or any other relevant person were refugees; or on any other humanitarian grounds
- The applicant has been educated in Victoria at a State Secondary School for a period of not less than two consecutive years preceding the award of the scholarship.
You can study any course but not Arts, Music, Theology or Education, excepting those students who wish to undertake the Arts course for the purpose of gaining entry to a course which was previously offered by the institution as an undergraduate degree but is now only offered at postgraduate level.
For applicants commencing tertiary studies in 2022, combined parental income must not exceed $91,036.40 per annum (earnings in 2020/2021).
You must submit a copy of your original birth certificate or other government issued document attesting to your birthdate with a version translated into English accompanying it.
If your parents are divorced or separated but they both still support you then financial details from both are required.
If only one parent actually contributes to your maintenance and that parent does not receive maintenance from the other parent, information about the contributing parent’s income will be sufficient.
This means the name of your final high school examination. In Victoria, this means VCE or IB.
A liability is money owing on any assets e.g. a mortgage or personal loan.
Your application itself, and any documentation of a personal nature such as a birth certificate, passport photograph or any financial documents attached to your application will be treated confidentially.
Please refer to Equity Trustees’ privacy statement for further details: https://www.eqt.com.au/global/privacystatement
- copies of your parent/guardian’s most recent tax return notices of assessment
- A signed personal referee statement attesting to your academic history and circumstances
- Applicant Statement – this is your personal reflection and overview communicating who you are as a person. The Scholarship Council are interested in learning more about your personal interests and activities (e.g. hobbies, sports, other achievements etc).
- a copy of your birth certificate (see FAQ relating to birth certificates)
- evidence of Australian citizenship, permanent residency or humanitarian visa (if applicable)
- Parent/Guardian Statutory Declaration – must be signed and witnessed
- Proof of government allowance/subsidy
If you would like to attach any further documents you can upload at the end of the application.
The closing date for submission of your scholarship application for 2024 is Saturday 23rd December 2023 at 11:59pm.
Interviews are expected to be conducted in late January 2024. If the Scholarship Trustees wish to interview you, you will be invited to attend by telephone or email a few days before the interviews are held. We will be guided by the prevailing public health advice as to whether interviews will be conducted in person or via Zoom videoconferencing, and will keep you advised.
Scholarship recipients should use the scholarship funds as a “living allowance”. This includes living expenses, course fees, food, books, study related travel, and clothing. The terms of Mr Lewis’ will however do not allow it to be put towards payment of accommodation fees at a University Residential College.