The Priestley Family Access Scholarship


The Priestley Family Access Scholarship has been established to assist a student entering the Bachelor of Commerce under Special Entry Access scheme (SEAS) who has applied for residency at Ormond College.

The Scholarship purpose is to support a student, who is from a disadvantaged financial background and/or from an under-represented school or a rural/isolated area, while transitioning to living in Melbourne and tertiary study by providing $25,000 towards residency costs at the University's prestigious Ormond Colleges.


Valued at a maximum of $25,000 per annum for two years of the Bachelor of Commerce and is payable directly to Ormond College.


*The scholarship recipient must maintain full-time enrolment (three years) in the Bachelor of Commerce during their residency at Ormond College to receive the scholarship.

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

Application Process

Candidates must apply to Ormond College

Selection process

Automatic selection is based on a SEAS application and information provided by VTAC at the time of selection. The Course Selection Committee will not have access to change of course preference information.

*Ormond College may invite the successful candidate to attend an interview.

Outcome of application

  • Successful applicants will be contacted in January.
  • Unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted


No deferral is allowed.

Who is this for?

Undergraduate Students


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

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