“Resilience and grit”: Top VCE students awarded scholarship
After a challenging final two years of school spent mostly learning from home, the highest-achieving VCE students were today offered a Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship to study at the University of Melbourne.
The Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship offers students a generous, HECS-exempt Commonwealth Supported Place in one of the University’s undergraduate degrees, and for Victorian secondary school leavers a $5000 annual allowance for the duration of their undergraduate degree.
University of Melbourne Provost Professor Nicola Phillips congratulated the new scholars, saying that the resilience and grit of this year’s VCE cohort was admirable.
"I’m delighted to celebrate the academic success of these outstanding students with a scholarship offer to mark their achievement and invite them into the richness and diversity of our student community in the new year,” Professor Phillips said.
“I also want to thank teachers and parents for all they have done in supporting students’ academic success with the shift to online learning in Victoria and New South Wales, playing a critical role requiring a lot of hard work and ingenuity.
“We thank our school teachers and families for their efforts to make sure all students continued to learn through such a challenging year.”
The majority of the University’s coursework subjects in Semester 1, 2022 will have full in-person class options available, and a range of activities and events are being planned to help students get involved in university life, connect with others, and feel at home on campus in the new year.
One of the most generous in Australia, the Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship offers students a guaranteed pathway into graduate study, including the Juris Doctor (Law), Doctor of Medicine and many other of our Melbourne professional entry graduate programs.
Scholars from interstate will receive a HECS-exempt place as well as an annual allowance of $10,000 over the duration of their undergraduate degree.
Students will also receive a Melbourne Global Scholar’s Award of up to $2500 for an approved period of overseas study experience.
Students who achieved an ATAR or equivalent of 99.9 or above are offered a Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship, as are 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.
This year the University was ranked number one in Australia for the twelfth straight year in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
VCE students offered a Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship today who gave permission for their names to be published included:
Ryan Ahl - Scotch College
Matthew Alizzi - Ballarat Clarendon College
Nicola Anderson - Methodist Ladies College
Alexandra Atcheson - Methodist Ladies College
Aaliyan Azeem - Melbourne High School
Ellen Bennett - Methodist Ladies College
Zara Boubouras - Presbyterian Ladies' College
Andres Buritica Monroy - Scotch College
Mitchell Cann - Vermont Secondary College
Kelvin Cao - Melbourne Grammar School
Angus Cha - Melbourne Grammar School
Anthony Chen - Melbourne Grammar School
Jason Chi - Scotch College
Benjamin Churilov - Kilvington Grammar School
Tyson Doan - Scotch College
Zak Doyle - Maribyrnong Secondary College
Natalie Eu - St Margarets School
Sicheng Fan - Scotch College
Edmund Fang - Scotch College
William Flintoft - Melbourne Grammar School
Peter Frangos - Melbourne Grammar School
Yevin Gamlath - Melbourne High School
Alexandra Girski - Huntingtower School
Daniel Greenham - Haileybury College
Darcy Hammond - Peninsula Grammar
Angel He - Melbourne Girls Grammar
Belinda Huang - Lauriston Girls School
Sachin Iyer - Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School
Kartik Iyer - Balwyn High School
Isabelle Jenkins - Carey Baptist Grammar School
Joshua Jinu - Westbourne Grammar School
Robert Joseph - Nossal High School
Alayna Kennedy - Drouin Secondary College
Hayley Kerekes - Haileybury Girls College
Lasya Kondur - Mac.Robertson Girls' High School
James Lam - Haileybury College
Justin Lee - St Leonard's College
Alexander Lew - Camberwell Grammar School
Caifei Lin - Kambrya College
Eechan Liu - Mac.Robertson Girls' High School
Haoran Liu - Trinity Grammar School
Lorraine Luo - Mac.Robertson Girls' High School
William Mccann - Scotch College
Julian Mcintyre - Williamstown High School
Duvin Nambuwasam - Haileybury College
Jeremy Nielsen - Haileybury College
Aidan Petrowski - Emmaus College
Jonathan Purcell - John Monash Science School
Hong Sheng Quah - Melbourne High School
Mila Rennie Galvin - St Michael's Grammar School
Joshua Rotstein - Mount Scopus Memorial College
Luke Sdralis - Carey Baptist Grammar School
Thomas Shaddock - Braemar College
Benjamin Shaw - Braemar College
Reuben Steen - Aquinas College
Harry Sun - Haileybury College
Rachel Tan - Mount Waverley Secondary College
Vy Vu - Brunswick Secondary College
Gabrielle Walker - Methodist Ladies College
Ming Wong - Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School
Jiaying Ye - Fintona Girls School
Jeffrey Yew - Melbourne High School
Raymond Zhang - Haileybury College
Wilson Zhu - Camberwell Grammar School