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Scholarships & Bursaries

AMWS Malcolm Longstaff Memorial Scholarships

The Australian Mariners Welfare Society (AMWS) is a non-profit organisation that provides financial assistance to those organisations providing welfare services to seafarers visiting Australia and provides scholarships to promote the training and professional development of the children of seafarers or ex-seafarers of low or moderate financial means and who are Australian citizens or hold a humanitarian visa. The AMWS offers scholarships to assist students undertaking courses at AMC in relevant maritime disciplines. The scholarships are offered as a memorial to Malcolm Longstaff who was a stalwart of the AMWS Council and contributed significantly to seafarer welfare and to those studying to become mariners or better their existing seafaring qualifications. Two scholarships are available for application in Semester 1 and 2 each year.



Available to a student enrolling in a maritime-related course at AMC in the first half of 2022. Applicants must be an Australian citizen (or holder of a Humanitarian Visa), and either be children of seafarers or children of ex-seafarers, the merchant or military navy or be a child of a commercial deep sea fisherman who meets the criteria of financial hardship (details to be given in online application).

On-going Eligibility

To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all units studied each semester.




One semester

Closing Date

28 Feb 2022


Please apply online via the scholarships portal prior to the closing date.

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