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Gallipoli Scholarship (External)

The Gallipoli Scholarship aims to perpetuate among Australians an understanding of the traditions of perseverance, courage and self-sacrifice which were established so indelibly at Gallipoli and on other battlefields in World War I and World War ll.

The Scholarship provides financial assistance to the most deserving and meritorious Australian applicant(s), resident in New South Wales or the ACT, or commencing the first year of their first degree at a NSW or ACT university. In assessing suitability for an award, a 60 percent weighting will apply to financial need and a 40 percent weighting to educational merit. The scholarship support does not extend beyond one year.

Up to 7 Gallipoli or Bill Hall Memorial Scholarships, each worth $5000 tax free, distributed to successful applicants in two packages - one at the presentation ceremony, and the second on successful completion of the first semester. Payment of the second instalment will depend on satisfactory progress.

Value and duration

Each year the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund Inc. awards up to seven scholarships, worth $5,000 each.

Who is eligible?

An applicant for the Scholarship must be:

  • A lineal descendant of an Australian World War I ex-serviceman or ex-servicewoman, or, for the Bill Hall Memorial Scholarship, a lineal descendant of an Australian World War II veteran.
  • An Australian citizen resident in NSW or the ACT.
  • Under 25 years of age on or before 1st March 2015.
  • Able to explain the importance of the Gallipoli tradition to our nation and peoples, or, for the Bill Hall Memorial Scholarship, able to explain the importance of the battle at Milne Bay.
  • Commencing the first year of your course in the year in which you are applying.

Your application will provide details of your eligibility by:

  • Drawing the family tree which traces your relationship to the WWI or WWII veteran.
  • Being able to authenticate the family tree should that be requested (the R&SL in your local area can advise you on authentication issues).
  • Including a copy of your birth certificate.
  • Enclosing an essay describing the Gallipoli tradition etc or, for the Bill Hall Memorial Scholarship, an essay concerning Milne Bay.

Course area(s)

All courses.

Selection process

Scholarships are awarded on a combination of financial need and educational merit to first year university students who are lineal descendants of Australian service men and women who fought in either World I or World War II, and are resident in NSW or the ACT.

Further details about the selection process are available on the Gallipoli Scholarship Selection page.

Applications

Applications are made in writing directly to the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund Inc. For more information on how to apply and to find out when the next application period is, please refer to the Gallipoli Scholarship website.

Application period

Opening date: 01 January 2017
Closing date: 01 March 2017

For further information contact

Please refer to the Gallipoli Scholarship contacts page for further contact information