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The Dafydd Lewis Trust provides equity and merit-based scholarships of $10,000 a year, for three years, to young men who might not have otherwise received a university education due to the limited financial resources.

No, the Dafydd Lewis Trust can only support young men completing Year 12. Young women may apply for support via the Mary Jane Lewis Scholarship Foundation. Information is available via www.maryjanelewis.com.au


You can apply to the Dafydd Lewis Trust via the online form:


Applications close at midnight on the 23rd of December 2024.

To apply the following documents are required:

  • Birth Certificate (Australian or otherwise)
  • Citizenship, Permanent Residency or Australian Commonwealth Visa (if applicable)
  • VTAC ATAR Certificate
  • Proof of Government Allowance
  • A personal statement

A personal referee statement.

You must have evidence of Permanent Residency in Australia.

You must not be older than 19 in the January of the year you intend to begin University.

You must have attended a Victorian Government School for at least five consecutive years prior to beginning university.

Yes, if you or your parent/guardian have entered Australia on Humanitarian grounds are eligible to apply.

Those holding Humanitarian Visas must:

  • have attended a Victorian state school for at least two (2) consecutive years immediately preceding the award of the scholarship; and be no more than 21 years old in the January of the year you intend to begin university.

You can study any course, but not Arts, Music, Theology or Education.

Any course offered by an Arts faculty is deemed ineligible, including Psychology, Global Studies, Policy studies etc. 

If you are required to study Arts for the purpose of gaining entry into a post-graduate course that was previously offered as an undergraduate degree (e.g Law) you are eligible to apply for the Dafydd Lewis Trust.

This applies to those wishing to pursue the Juris Doctor at The University of Melbourne.

You can attend any Victorian university.

To be eligible, applicants must be able to provide evidence of their parent/guardian receiving one or more of the below government allowances:

  • Low Income Health Care Card;
  • Centrelink Statement of Benefits; and/or
  • Family Tax Benefit Statement.

Applicants who are their own legal guardian or have no active parent/guardian are to provide evidence of their own receipt of one or more government allowance:

  • Low Income Health Care Card;
  • Centrelink Statement of Benefits; and/or Family Tax Benefit Statement.

Yes, the Dafydd Lewis Scholarship conducts interviews with shortlisted applicants in January.

Details regarding the exact time, location and date of interviews will be provided to successful applicants closer to the date.

Applicants will be notified if they have been shortlisted or not in mid-late January

Candidates will be notified to the outcome of their interview no later than March.