Applications are now open for the 2021 King & Amy O’Malley Trust scholarships

The King & Amy O’Malley Trust is currently accepting applications for the 2021 King & Amy O’Malley Trust scholarships. Applications and accompanying forms are available for download from the trust’s website at, where you can also find more information about the scholarships and the selection criteria.

Applications for 2021 scholarships close on Friday 31 July 2020.

Please read the instructions carefully as incomplete applications will not be considered.

What courses do the scholarships cover?

To be eligible for a scholarship, students must be undertaking a course related to Home Economics—for example, teaching, food science, nutrition and dietetics, child and family studies, community studies or consumer science.

What are the values of the scholarships?

  • Full-time undergraduate scholars receive $5000 per year.
  • Full-time postgraduate scholars receive $7500 per year.
  • Part-time postgraduate scholars receive $3750 per year.

What are the durations of the scholarships?

  • Undergraduate scholarships are awarded for one year, with the option to reapply annually for up to three additional years.
  • Postgraduate scholarships can be awarded for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress reports being received and to agreement conditions being met.

How many scholarships are awarded each year?

  • Nationwide up to 30 scholarships may be awarded annually:
  • one each for the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory
  • three each for South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia
  • five for Queensland
  • seven each for New South Wales and Victoria.

These numbers can vary depending on the number and quality of the applications received from each state and territory.

Are scholarships available for part-time students?

  • Undergraduate students must be studying full-time to be eligible for a scholarship.
  • Postgraduate students may be studying either full-time or part-time to be eligible.


Detailed criteria are listed on the King & Amy O’Malley Trust website, categorised under:

  • Professional goals
  • Academic potential
  • Personal attributes

2021 Scholarships

Available for Home Economics and related areas of study