Hansen Little Foundation aims at advancing the future of Australia by providing access to excellence in tertiary education. It is the belief of Jane Hansen and Paul Little that an individual’s life trajectory should be guided by their determination to achieve their ambitions, regardless of any limiting social or economic barriers. It is important to us to ensure that undergraduate scholars have every chance at success, and looking forward to seeing them flourish at the University of Melbourne.
The Hansen Scholarship will be awarded to highly talented, exceptional undergraduate students whose financial circumstances pose a challenge to accessing a first-class education. Scholars will be awarded Free accommodation, Living expenses, Funds for an International Exchange, Internship or Voluntary opportunity, plus a tailored enrichment program including Academic orientation, Study skills, Mentoring and Cultural activities.
Hansen Scholars are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress by achieving a minimum average result of 60 in every semester of enrolment. In addition, Hansen Scholars are required to participation in a program of scholarship and enrichment activities in conjunction with the Director of the Hansen Scholarship.
- Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, or holders of an Australian temporary or permanent Humanitarian visa are eligible to apply
- Full-time undergraduate enrolments at the University of Melbourne
Applicants are required to meet the following requirements:
- Australian citizen or permanent resident, and be enrolled in an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate in Australia
- Have applied for or be the holder of an Australian temporary protection visa, and be enrolled in an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate in Australia
- An Australian citizen and be enrolled in an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate outside Australia
- Aged between 16 and 20 years of age
- Achieve the minimum required Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 90 (or the IB equivalent)
- Experience financial circumstances that present a challenge to attending The University of Melbourne. (e.g. you or your family receive Centrelink benefits)
Applicants are required to submit the following documents with application:
- Copy of Year 11 results (with subjects and grades)
- Copy of your Australian Permanent Residency visa (VEVO) or Australian Humanitarian visa
- Relevant documentation to provide description of financial disadvantage (Centrelink benefit statement, recent Australian Tax Office Notice of Financial Assessment, or Parent or Guardian’s pay slips)