University of Melbourne recognises Year 12 excellence with Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship and inaugural Narrm Scholarship offers

The University of Melbourne has offered its first Narrm Scholarships to eligible students who have received their Year 12 results today, alongside its esteemed Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship offered to students who achieved academically outstanding results.

VCE students celebrating their results today at the University of Melbourne.

The longstanding Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship offers fee remissions, a guaranteed place in coveted graduate programs including the Doctor of Medicine and Juris Doctor (Law) for students who meet the prerequisite course and entry requirements, a generous annual allowance for the duration of their undergraduate studies, and the offer of a Melbourne Global Scholars Award of up to $2500 to study overseas through an Exchange or Study Abroad program.

The University today also offered its inaugural Narrm Scholarships to Indigenous Australian students and eligible Access Melbourne applicants, following the October 2023 announcement of the Narrm Scholarship Program which offers financial and enrichment support to students who have traditionally faced barriers to tertiary study.

University of Melbourne Provost Professor Nicola Phillips congratulated the scholarship recipients.

“We are excited to welcome these talented young people to join our academic community. These students’ impressive achievements are indicative of their commitment, their hard work, and the support of their families” Professor Phillips said.

The Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship is offered to school-leaver applicants who have satisfied prerequisites (and any extra requirements) and achieved an ATAR or equivalent of 99.9 or above, Bachelor of Music applicants who achieved an ATAR or equivalent of 99.85 or above, and Indigenous students who gained an ATAR of 90.00 or above.

The University has signaled its commitment to change the makeup of its student body by significantly increasing the representation of Indigenous Australian students and other students meeting certain special entry access scheme criteria by 2030.

Narrm Scholars, who come from a variety of backgrounds and locations across Australia, will be welcomed to campus through a pre-Orientation camp as part of their enrichment program offering in early 2023.

Professor Phillips emphasised the transformative impact of both scholarships: “These opportunities are about academic pursuit in one of the world’s great universities, but they are also about allowing students to create and discover a path for themselves that reflects their passions and talents, belonging to a university community that celebrates diverse backgrounds, interests, and perspectives.”

VCE students offered a Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship today, who gave permission for their names to be published included:

Aidin Liu – Melbourne High School

Alan Tian – Camberwell Grammar School

Ashton Lu – Camberwell Grammar School

Chelsea Hinh – Melbourne Girls Grammar

Christina Wu – St Catherine’s School

Christopher Tran – University High School

Edward Song – Scotch College

Emma Downward – Parkdale Secondary College

Gabrielle Zodo – Kambrya College

Harry Hendel – Bialik College

Henry Crutchfield – Geelong Grammar School

Henry Rogers – Scotch College

Jack Voulgaris – Marcellin College

Jaden Taveira – Melbourne Grammar School

Jiahao Qian – Mentone Grammar School

Jiayi Li – Fintona Girls School

Jineth Tissera – Melbourne High School

Johnny Chen – Ivanhoe Grammar School

Jonghyeon Park – Werribee Secondary College

Jordan Chi – Scotch College

Justin Nguyen – Scotch College

Kelly He – Presbyterian Ladies’ College

Lachlan Houghton – Melbourne Grammar School

Lawrence Hider – Huntingtower School

Mark Liu – Melbourne High School

Mason Johns – University High School

May Du Camberwell – Anglican Girls Grammar School

Oliver Bao – Melbourne High School

Patrick Homes – Camberwell Grammar School

Rosemary Nguyen – Melbourne Girls Grammar

Samuel Koh – Haileybury College

Sienna Wang – Methodist Ladies College

Thomas Gallacher – Scotch College

Thomas Xiao – Caulfield Grammar School

Timothy Xiao – Caulfield Grammar School

Yang Yang Ni – Melbourne Grammar School

Ying Shao – Ruyton Girls’ School

Yinqi Wang – Korowa Anglican Girls’ School

Yuanjie Gao – Melbourne Grammar School

Yuen Tzi Ding – Korowa Anglican Girls’ School

Zitong Ren – Mentone Grammar School