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King & Amy O'Malley Trust Scholarships

King & Amy O’Malley Trust Scholarships are annual undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for students enrolled in or applying for tertiary Home Economics or related areas (e.g. Family Studies, Consumer Science, Food and Nutrition or Teacher education in these fields). There are 30 scholarships available each year and since 1986 when the scholarship was first awarded there have been hundreds of successful scholars who have benefited from the scholarship and been successful in their careers in the field.

Application opening date: April 2017
Application closing date: July 2017
Method of application: Download application from the O'Malley Trust website


Amount: $7,500 (F/T Post grad) or $5,000 (undergrad)
Frequency: One year only

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility criteria

Applicants for an undergraduate scholarship

  • Must be intending to undertake full time study in the following year in a program in Home Economics or equivalent which conforms to the criteria for an 'eligible program' as determined by the Managing Trustees

Applicants for a postgraduate scholarship

  • Will normally have an undergraduate award in an eligible program in Home Economics or equivalent and must be intending to undertake full time or part time study in the following year in a postgraduate program deemed eligible by the Managing Trustees
  • Applicants are required to make a statement of professional goals and must demonstrate clear intentions to work in the field of Home Economics and to make a professional contribution to the field
  • Citizens of other countries, living in Australia, are required to provide evidence of their intention to remain permanent residents in Australia
  • Scholars studying overseas are required to agree to return to Australia within 6 months of completing their program of study


  • Australian citizen
  • Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • Australian permanent resident visa
  • New Zealand citizen
  • International

Level of study

  • Undergraduate bachelor courses
  • Postgraduate

Year of study

  • Any

Study mode

  • Full-time (undergrad & post-grad)
  • Part-time (post-grad only)

Applicant information

  • Awards are made for a one year approved study program and scholarship holders may apply annually for awards for up to a total of 3 years of full time study
  • Applications must be made on the Application Form to be found on the O'Malley Trust website
  • Applications must be printed, completed, signed and sent by post to reach:

O'Malley Trust Office
PO Box 120
Victoria 3124


  • Professional goals in home economics
  • Academic performance
  • Personal and leadership attributes
  • Potential to contribute to the Home Economics profession

More information

  • For full details please visit the O'Malley Trust website to clarify the eligibility criteria and application information
  • Telephone (61 3) 9811 9904
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