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Which grant are you interested in?


Scholarships of up to $3,000 are available to provide assistance to tertiary students attending their first tertiary course at University or TAFE in Victoria who require financial support with their studies.

There are currently 2 rounds available each year closing on 31 March and 31 August each year. 

Application Criteria​

General guidelines of eligibility for a Tertiary Support Scholarship are as follows: 

  • An Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia domiciled in Victoria;

  • Low socio-economic status background; or

  • Demonstrated financial need. Students must be able to demonstrate financial need and be able to provide supporting documentation and evidence at the time of application. For example, Commonwealth income support payments such as Youth Allowance, Austudy, or the necessity to relocate to undertake their chosen course of study. 

  • Satisfactory academic merit. 

A tertiary student will be not entitled to a scholarship if:

  • they are in receipt of other scholarships or bursaries with a combined value greater than $3,000;

  • the request is not for essential academic pursuits associated with their course. Eg as overseas studies;

  • the request is not to assist a student undertaking their first Post-Secondary course; or they have already received a scholarship or bursary from FFV during the calendar year.

The number of scholarships are limited.

For further information contact Neil on (03) 8535 4780 or Email:

FFV Bursaries


Freemasons Foundation Victoria is committed to supporting the youth of Victoria. A major initiative is our annual Scholarships for Tertiary and Secondary students. 

Each year the Foundation distributes over $400,000 in Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries to students. 

Applications for 2024 scholarships open on 1 December 2023.

Tertiary Scholarships
  • Applications are closed.

  • Open to students who completed Year 12 in 2023. 

  • You have been offered and accepted a place in a Victorian tertiary institution (University or TAFE) to study full time in 2024.

  • A successful applicant may defer study for one year. The Foundation must be notified and the money will be paid when study commences.

  • You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia domiciled in Victoria. 

  • Not be in receipt of any other scholarship or award greater than $5,000 per annum.

  • Awards available

o     1 award of $10,000 per annum, tenable for the duration of the course

o     1 award of $5,000 per annum, tenable for 3 years

o     44 awards of $5,000 for 1 year

Secondary Scholarships
  • Applications are closed.

  • Open to students studying Year 7 to Year 12 in 2024 at a Victorian secondary school.

  • You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia domiciled in Victoria.

  • Awards available

o     Year 7 to 10 awards valued at $700 each (50 available)

o     Year 11 to 12 awards valued between $1,200 - $1,500 (28 available)

Application Criteria

When reviewing applications, the following criteria is taken into consideration:

  • school results/academic progress;

  • demonstrated financial need or difficulties;

  • school and community activities;

  • funds will be used for 2024 education costs not already incurred.


Applicants will be notified of the outcome before the end of March 2024 and if you are successful the payment will be made in May 2024.


Family association with Freemasonry is not a criterion for a Scholarship or Award.


Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of Freemasons Foundation Victoria and the value and number of awards may vary at its discretion.

FFV Scholarships
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