The University of Melbourne invites applications for the Tony and Maja Carp Scholarship for undergraduate studies in 2020/2021 academic year.
This scholarship was established by Julie and Michael Landvogt in memory of Maja and Tony Carp. Both Maja and Tony came to Australia after the Holocaust, embracing a new life in Victoria. While circumstances meant that they were never able to complete university, the couple valued learning as something that enriches and sustains, and as something that can never be taken away. Both were avid readers and believed that an Arts degree enables critical and empathetic thinking about a multifaceted world. In their memory, the Tony and Maja Carp Scholarship will support two students in their undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Arts.
Worth of Award
- CSP Student Contribution Exemption or full fee remission for the duration of the course
- An allowance of $10,000 per year for up to 3 years. The yearly allowance is paid in two instalments, usually in April and September
- Access to academic mentoring during their degree.
The Tony and Maja Carp Scholarship was established to support refugees, or people from refugee backgrounds, from Sudan, South Sudan, or Somalia who are enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:
- be an Australian citizen or permanent resident or a temporary humanitarian visa holder, including students who have applied for a temporary visa and are currently holding a bridging visa
- have completed Australian Year 12 or International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) in Australia
- not have previously undertaken any tertiary studies (excluding extension studies completed as part of a Year 12 program)
- have applied for the Bachelor of Arts with the University of Melbourne under Access Melbourne for commencement in the year following completion of Year 12 or IB,
- state in your VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) application under ‘Difficult circumstances’ that you are a refugee from Sudan, South Sudan or Somalia, or have a parent who is a refugee from Sudan, South Sudan or Somalia
- meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Arts
The scholarship is offered to eligible candidates with the highest level of disadvantage taking into consideration their academic record and their capacity to complete a three-year undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne.
How to Apply
student who have applied for Access Melbourne using the VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) will be automatically considered if they state they are a refugee from Sudan, South Sudan or Somalia, or have a parent who is a refugee from Sudan, South Sudan or Somalia. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide:
- Evidence of their Sudanese or Somalian citizenship, OR provide evidence of citizenship of a parent from one of these countries AND their own birth certificate with the names of their parents stated
- Evidence of their refugee status
- An optional a letter of recommendation from their principal or careers adviser.
- If you have questions about the scholarship, do not have access to the required documents, or are unable to apply through VTAC SEAS please email [email protected].
- For queries relating to the VTAC SEAS application process, please email Jessica Yan: [email protected]
Deadline: Applications are open until October 11, 2019.