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

Leila Ammar

COMMUNITY: Fremantle, WA
SUPPORTED BY: Fremantle Community Bank® Branch

Leila is studying Human Resource Management and Business at Murdoch University.

Leila loves working with people, works part time and gives back to her community by volunteering at events including this year’s Australia Day.

Leila said the scholarship has meant a great deal to her.

‘It’s made me focus on my studies, I don't have to stress about expensive books and I was able to replace my old computer without having to worry about how much it costs.’

Leila is hoping to be accepted into an overseas exchange program next year.

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!

Sarah Noonan

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

Sarah comes from a farming family which has experienced all of the highs and lows of constantly watching the sky and having to rely on the weather.

The upgrade of the Calder Highway didn’t do this farming family any favors, splitting the farm in half making it extremely difficult to check and move stock.

Sarah has embarked on a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Exercise Physiology Degree.

Briony Dance

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

It was a proud moment for Shepparton's Dance family when Briony was accepted to study a Bachelor of Arts at La Trobe University's Bundoora campus.

Briony will be the first in her family to go to university and her goal is to become a lawyer.


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.