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University Scholarship

Investing in the next generation of talent.
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Investing In The Future

As Australia’s first and leading marketplace lender, SocietyOne strives to provide a better deal for both borrowers and investors, one brilliant lending moment at a time. Since our inception as a small start-up in 2012, we have grown to become industry leaders, helping over 35,000 customers and recently passing over $900 million in lending.

Being an innovative fintech company, we understand that the greatest investment a nation can make is in nurturing its next generation of talent. That’s why we’re now offering the SocietyOne Student Grant.

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The Award

This Scholarship is offered annually to one person. Applications for the 2021 grant will open on Friday October 2nd 2020 at 12:00pm & close on Wednesday March 31st 2021 at 11:59PM.

The value of the Scholarship is AUD $5,000 (total amount) and is paid as a one-time payment to the recipient.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Only Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia can apply.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
  • To be eligible, you must be enrolled full-time in an accredited Australian Tertiary Education Institution in your final year of study and be studying for an undergraduate certificate, diploma or degree in any of the following areas:
  • Science - including science related course such as geology, chemistry, biology, astronomy and physics
  • Tech - including any tech related courses such as consulting, system design, mobile app development, data engineering, web development, and software engineering
  • Engineering - including chemical, civil, mechanical, software, and electrical engineering courses
  • Mathematics - including any mathematics related courses such as research, data science, accounting, and meteorology

Entry Task

In order to apply for the SocietyOne Student Scholarship, write a response (maximum 500 words) answering the following question:

In light of your chosen field of study, what positive impact do you hope to make on the world after completing your degree?

We’re looking for submissions that reflect a drive to implement positive change in the world through the practical skills you have learnt while studying.

Application Form

All applicants must submit their information in the form below, including the written response.
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Should you be shortlisted, the following information will be requested over email:

  • Proof of Identification
  • Proof of enrolment, including course name, tertiary institution name and enrolment status

Selection Process

The winner will be decided by a panel of judges from SocietyOne, on the basis of the entry which best addresses the task presented. The successful entry will be decided within 4 weeks from the date that applications close.

Assessment Criteria

  • Clarity of written response
  • Application of personal ideas and experience within the response
  • Understanding of the value the chosen impact will have on the world
  • Ability to think creatively and critically


The recipient of the SocietyOne Student Scholarship will be contacted via the contact details provided in their submission.

For more information please read through our terms and conditions.