Bendigo and Adelaide Bank is committed to supporting youth through various initiatives, including our annual scholarship program. Each year scholarships are awarded to full-time first year undergraduates studying at an Australian university or college campus for the first time.

The 2015 Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship Program is NOW CLOSED.

For more information about the 2015 Scholarship program, view the 2015 Scholarship page.

The 2016 Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship Program will open for applications in early December 2015.

Further information on the 2016 Scholarship program will be available on this website in August 2015.

Meet our 2015 students

Caitlyn Taylor

FROM: Bunbury, WA
STUDYING: Medicine Assured Entry Pathway via Bachelor of Science
SUPPORTED BY: Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

'I hope that in the future I am able to educate rural communities on preventative medicine approaches to good health and also diagnose and treat illness to ensure the best possible quality of life for every individual I work with.'

'In 2014 I took a gap year in order to save money for my future expenses while at university. While I did save a significant amount during this time, because of the conditions of my assured place in medicine, I will need to study full time and be unable to take another year off for the next seven years.'

Xavier Healy

FROM: Ouyen, VIC
STUDYING: Bachelor of Arts
SUPPORTED BY: Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Ouyen is a remote farming community with a population of just over 1060 people.

It is located 500 kilometres north of Melbourne and 100km south to Mildura, the nearest largest regional city.

'I have always dreamed of going to university.'

'This degree will give me a solid grounding and gear me towards further study. I have my sights set on the postgraduate Law degree.

'At undergraduate level I aim to study politics and international studies, media and communications with a diploma in languages (French).'

Taylor Thomas

FROM: Wattle Glen, VIC
STUDYING: Bachelor of Arts
SUPPORTED BY: Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

When a wall collapsed in Melbourne’s Swanston Street in March 2013, a brother and sister lost their lives, a family lost their children and Montmorency Secondary College and the University of Melbourne mourned the loss of two popular, intelligent and beautiful young students.

In memory of Alexander and Bridget Jones, Wattle Glen’s Taylor Thomas is the 2015 recipient of a scholarship named in honour of these young people.

Best of luck with your studies Taylor!

Grace McLoughlin

FROM: Bendigo, VIC
SUPPORTED BY: Bendigo Bank and La Trobe University

Grace has been involved in many different sporting activities during her secondary college years and has always been willing to help raise funds and donate her time for worthwhile causes.

'There have been many times when I have supported elderly members of the community by offering my assistance in helping with Meals on Wheels.

'Every contribution counts and this has been shown to me by my parents who are optimistic and positive regardless of the hurdles I have seen them having to jump in their own lives.'

Community Bank® Branch Scholarships are funded from management accounts of the Community Enterprise Charitable Fund ABN 12 102 649 968 (the Fund), The Bendigo Centre, Bendigo VIC 3550. Sandhurst Trustees Limited ABN 16 004 030 737 AFSL 237906, a subsidiary of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited ABN 11 068 049 178, AFSL 237879, is the trustee of the Fund.
The Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarships are provided by Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited  ABN 11 068 049 178, AFSL 237879, The Bendigo Centre, Bendigo VIC 3550.