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.

Meet our 2015 students

Jacinta Raven

SUPPORTED BY: Gingin Community Bank® Branch

Jacinta is a local girl who is 17 years old and has just finished year 12.

Jacinta lost her mother a few years ago and has lived with her dad since who has been the sole provider for the family.

Jacinta will be studying an Arts degree majoring in Political Science and International Relations at Notre Dame

University, intending to use this degree as the foundations to a career in politics and international humanitarian aid.

She is hoping to eventually serve in a position as an Australian Consulate Ambassador.

Fiona Saliakos, Michelle James

SUPPORTED BY: Toora Community Bank® Branch

Fiona Saliakos has headed off to begin her first year at Deakin University  to study Exercise and Sports Science with the assistance of a scholarship from her local Community Bank® branch.

Michelle James is in her second year of a Bachelor of Psychology at Monash University and utilised the second year of funding from her local Community Bank® branch.

Best of luck to both of you.

Madison Cleeland

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

Manangatang is your typical, rural Australian farming town with a population of less than 500.

Madison is off to university to study a double degree in Business and Law with plans to have a career in the areas of civil rights or corporate law.


Emily Hamilton

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

2014 was a difficult year for Emily.

2015 is looking to be a fabulous year for the teenager who will study a Bachelor of Psychological Studies at La Trobe University with the help of a scholarship.

'I'm incredibly proud of what I have achieved. No matter the obstacles that stand in my way I have the motivation to achieve my dream career, making myself and my family proud.'

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.