Bertalli Family Foundation Scholarships


Available through the generosity of the Bertalli Family Foundation. The Scholarships are available to assist high achieving students, who completed school in a rural or isolated area, in transitioning to living in Melbourne and tertiary study.


  • $5,000 per annum for the duration of the course.
  • Each scholarship will be awarded for up to three years at a time or the normal duration of an undergraduate commerce degree.

The scholarship will next be awarded in 2018.


  • Be an Australian citizen
  • Apply to the Bachelor of Commerce through the VTAC for 2018 commencement.
  • Meet the criteria to be eligible under the Access Melbourne Scheme.
  • Have a strong academic ability.
  • Must have a permanent address in a rural or isolated area.

Application Process

  • Candidates are required to apply to the Bachelor of Commerce through VTAC, and satisfy all course prerequisites.
  • Candidates must also apply for a Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) via VTAC.
  • Applicants must apply for the Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne commencing in Semester 1 2018.
  • Students who meet the eligibility criteria will be automatically considered. There is no separate application process.

Please note: VTAC applications open Monday 7 August 2017 at 9:00am

Please note: VTAC timely course applications close Thursday 28 September 2017 at 5:00pm

Please note: SEAS applications close Tuesday 10 October 2017 at 5:00pm

Please note: ATAR and VCE results are released Friday 15 December 2017 at 7:00am

Selection process

  • Selection is based on academic merit and a SEAS application providing evidence of residence in rural or isolated areas.
  • Selection is made based on information provided by VTAC at the time of selection. The Selection Committee will not have access to change of course preference information.


No deferral is allowed.

Who is this for?

Undergraduate Students


If you have any further questions about this scholarship please contact us.

FBE Scholarships Team