The Victorian public service is now accepting applications from students with disability wanting to study in a justice-related field.

The Department of Department of Justice and Community Safety is now accepting applications for the 2019 Disability Scholarship Program. If you’re a Victorian student with a disability and you’re studying in a justice-related field, you are encouraged to apply by Friday 10 May 2019.

The Disability Scholarship Program is an initiative from the department’s Disability Action Plan. The program aims to achieve a long-term increase in the number of qualified people with a disability employed across all areas and all levels of the public service.

The 2019 program will be offering a limited number of scholarships for people with a disability in Victoria in the following areas of study:

  • law
  • criminology
  • para-legal
  • psychology
  • social work
  • other justice-related fields.

The scholarship will be awarded on a merit principle, taking into account an applicant’s eligibility, past academic results, ability to complete a course of study, and competitiveness against other scholarship applicants.

The scholarship program will provide eligible students with a fortnightly study allowance as detailed in the scholarship guidelines.

To see if you’re eligible and full details, visit the Department of Department of Justice and Community Safety 2019 Disability Scholarship Program