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

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.

Jessica Li

SUPPORTED BY: Gisborne Community Bank® Branch and La Trobe University

Jessica will avoid a two hour train commute by living on campus at La Trobe University, Bundoora.

'From there I want to take a path to a career where I enjoy what I do but where I am also able to help people.'

'Whether that is becoming a researcher looking for a cure or discovering something that can help with finding a cure to even doing testing at hospitals.

'I don't know what it is yet but I’m hoping throughout my course to do work experience and that talking to my teachers will help narrow the field.'

Melissa Basile

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

'A scholarship will allow me to enter into university life without financial pressures and ease the difficulty and stress as a consequence of living away from home.'

'This will allow me to be able to have more time dedicated to study and participating in extra-curricular activities rather than having the worry of having to work many long hours.'

Grace Leahy

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

'I am the oldest child in my family and the first child in my family to attend university.'

'I live on a family farm in the rural area of Girgarre where education is very limited.

'I play netball for Girgarre and am interested in always contributing to my community and helping those around me.

'I am determined to be successful in my career choice and hope that this journey is as smooth as possible.'

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.