Melbourne Scholarships

Eleanor and Joseph Wertheim Scholarship

The Eleanor and Joseph Wertheim Scholarship was established in 2000 with a bequest from Dr Eleanor Sabina Wertheim to assist female students who are experiencing compassionate or compelling circumstances.

The University may award one or more scholarships per year as funds permit.


The Eleanor and Joseph Wertheim Scholarship provides a stipend of approximately $20,000 per annum (pro-rata). The final amount will be confirmed at the time of awarding and paid for the normal full-time duration of the course.


To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  • be an unmarried, divorced or widowed female; and
  • be over 25 years of age by the application closing date; and
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident; and
  • have applied for or be enrolled in a degree course at the University of Melbourne; and
  • have at least twelve months of full-time equivalent study remaining to complete your course; and
  • provide evidence that you experience compassionate or compelling circumstances, e.g. having primary care responsibilities for a dependent, medical condition, personal or financial difficulties.


You must submit an online application for the Eleanor and Joseph Wertheim Scholarship. Only complete applications submitted by the relevant closing date will be considered.


Eligible candidates are selected on the basis on their overall level of disadvantage and academic merit.


Students will be notified of the outcome of their application by 31 March. Reasons for non-selection and feedback on individual applications will not be provided.

Next round

Opens: 1 January 2017
Closes: 28 February 2017

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