Xavier High School students to join the Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program

Maddison Creamer, Jessica Bennett and Lauren Farrugia have been selected to join the Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program. This is a particularly impressive acheivement as the Kwong Lee Dee Young Scholars Program office received over 1900 high quality applications from students across Victoria and adjoining border regions.

The Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program will give the girls the opportunity to mix with like-minded peers and future leaders. Also a tailored program of events and activities will support and enhance their secondary studies, inspire their career plans and provide opportunities to interact with the Melbourne University community.


In conjunction with their secondary studies at Xavier, Maddison Creamer, Jessica Bennett and Lauren Farrugia will:

  • receive an approved borrower card for access to any of the University of Melbourne’s libraries;
  • participate in dedicated academic enrichment events and key University events;
  • meet like-minded students from diverse backgrounds through on-campus activities;
  • gain access to the Young Scholars Portal and social media page so they can keep in touch.

Substantial benefits also accrue to students who ultimately enrol at the University of Melbourne following Year 12 including:

  • a Commonwealth supported place into selected Melbourne undergraduate programs, conditional upon achievement of an ATAR of 95, or 90 and above if the student is from an under-represented school in the year of application to University;
  • a $2,500 allowance to assist with the costs of settling in Melbourne. To be eligible a student’s home address must be interstate or within one of the Victorian Government’s designated rural councils, in the year of applying to the University; and
  • a $2,500 Melbourne Global Scholarship (payable in second or third year of University study) for an international mobility program during their Melbourne undergraduate course, subject to meeting satisfactory grade point average requirements and other conditions.