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The Norman A. Smith
Memorial Scholarship

Norman A Smith

The Norman A. Smith Memorial Scholarship honours a long serving RSL member. Norman worked tirelessly to assist ex-service people coping with the many problems that confronted them post World War Two.

Norman was an executive member of RSL Victoria who expressed keen interest and concern in the welfare and personal development of young people.  He was also intensely interested in and involved with competitive sport and encouraged your people to participate in sporting activities and their physical fitness.

Object of the Scholarship

To enable a Year 10 student to continue their schooling through to tertiary studies.  Their subsequent career choice should seek to benefit their fellow Australians

Value of the Scholarship

The Waverley RSL Branch provides an annual amount of $8,000.  The Scholarship was established in 1986 and has been awarded each year (except 2021 - the COVID epidemic).  The scholarship is paid in equal amounts in Years 10 and 11 (providing the winner maintains a satisfactory school record). 







Information for Schools

2024 Key Dates:

Friday 19 April - Information sent to schools.

Friday 19 May - Applications close by 4pm.

Saturday morning 27 July - Exam

Monday evening 12 August - Interviews

Thursday ev3ening 12 September - Presentation Night

 The 2023 Norman A Smith
Thomas Macguire-Nguyen
Salesian College

Information for Applicants

  1. You must be a Year 10 student enrolled at a school in the City of Monash, or a resident in the City of Monash if attending an outside school. (e.g. Melbourne HS, MacRobertson Girls HS etc)

  2. You must be and Australian Citizen

  3. You will be judged on these selection of criteria:

    • Academic ability​

    • Leadership qualities

    • Community awareness and involvement

    • Aptitude for logical thinking

    • Decision making skills

  4. You will attend a multiple-choice examination about Australia, write an essay and submit a personal profile about yourself.

  5. Your personal profile will be assessed with the exam and essay.

  6. Exam + Essay + Profile = Your Score

  7. Five finalists will be interviewed to choose the Norman A Smith Scholar for 2024.

Scholarship Documents

Scholarship Documents

The Following PDF files can be downloaded by schools or applicants.

(click to download)

Scholarship Information
Application Form
Applicant Personal Profile Form
School Confidential Report
The Norman A Smith Scholarship Alumni
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