Marcus Oldham College Scholarship 2024 in Australia

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The Marcus Oldham College Scholarship for the academic year 2023-2024 is a scholarship program aimed at supporting international students pursuing undergraduate studies. It is a partially funded scholarship, and in the relevant academic year, the Dr. Alastair Mackenzie International Scholarship Funds will contribute $15,000 towards the fees.

Marcus Oldham College offers a distinctive educational opportunity for individuals who have a keen interest in pursuing a career in the Australian Wool Industry. The college covers various aspects of the industry, including wool science and technology, wool growing, and textile production.

The Dr. Alastair Mackenzie Scholarship is generously sponsored by WISS Woolbrokers, an organization established in 1979 by woolgrowers. WISS is owned and operated by woolgrowers and serves as a wool broker. Other sponsors of the scholarship include BJ Underwood Pty Ltd, the Australian Wool Education Trust, and the Geoff & Helen Handbury Foundation.

Scholarship Summary:

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate
  • Institution(s): Marcus Oldham College
  • Location: Geelong, Australia
  • Opportunity Focus Areas:
    • Agriculture
    • Wool science and technology
    • Plant and crop sciences
    • Textile production
  • Program Period: One year

Scholarship Coverage:

The Marcus Oldham College Scholarship offers the recipient the following advantages:

  • The scholarship covers $15,000 of the fees during the relevant academic year(s), unless there is a specific agreement with the college.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the Marcus Oldham College Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Required Languages: English
  • Eligible Countries: All World Countries
  • This scholarship is open to applicants who are currently enrolled or intend to enroll in Year 1 of the Agriculture Program.

How to Apply:

To avail the Marcus Oldham College Scholarship, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Apply for an admission offer from Marcus Oldham College by clicking here.
  2. Prepare the following documents:
  • Your CV, including the contact details of two referees.
  • A statement of your Year 12 results and university ENTER score if applicable.
  • Scholarship essay: Write a 500-word essay answering the following question: “In applying for this scholarship, you are indicating your interest in a career in the sheep and wool industry. What future activity in the industry do you wish to pursue?”
  • College essay: Write a 100-word essay answering the question: “What are your career goals and aspirations?”
  1. Submit your scholarship application using one of the following methods:
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Fax: 03 5244 1263
  • Mail: Send the application by post to the following address: Scholarship Coordinator Marcus Oldham College Private Bag 116 Geelong Mail Centre VIC 3221.


Applicants have the option to apply for multiple scholarships, but they will only be granted one scholarship per academic year. If you are applying for multiple scholarships, including one copy of your CV and College essay is sufficient.

Once you submit your application, an acknowledgment of receipt will be sent to the email address provided in your CV.

Shortlisted applicants for an interview will be notified approximately three weeks prior to the interview date. Interviews will take place on-campus at Marcus Oldham College on August 28, 2023. Please note that scholarship interviews are not conducted via Skype, Facetime, or phone, except for international applicants. In the event that no applicants meet the selection criteria, scholarships may not be awarded. The College also reserves the right to extend the closing and interview dates.

The successful applicant will receive a Scholarship Letter of Offer and must notify the College in writing of their acceptance of the scholarship and their obligations as a recipient within seven days of receiving the written notification.

Application Deadline: July 21, 2023

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