Inder Kaur Scholarship

If you are female, studying a bachelor program at RMIT in 2017, and can demonstrate financial and/or educational disadvantage, this scholarship can provide you with financial assistance while you study.

Value and duration

The scholarship provides up to $7000 per year, for up to three years.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be female
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or a Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder
  • be enrolled full-time at RMIT in a bachelor degree program in both Semester 1 and 2 2017
  • have at least one year of your program left to complete
  • be able to demonstrate financial and/or educational disadvantage such as:
    • receiving a Government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
    • having a long term medical condition or disability which impacts your study
    • experiencing difficult family circumstances
    • have/will be relocating from interstate or rural/regional Victoria to study at RMIT
    • were born overseas, are from a non-English speaking background and recently migrated to Australia
    • are a current or former refugee
    • completed secondary school at a School Network Access Program school.
  • be passionate about your education.

Preference will be given to current or former refugees, or to the daughters of a current or former refugee.

How to apply

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Open date

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Close date

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Terms and conditions

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s Scholarships and Grants Terms and Conditions (PDF 464kb, 30p).

Further info

Education was a passion for Inder Kaur. She was taken out of school in Rawalpindi after the 8th grade because she was a girl. After the partition of India in 1947, the family including her husband and three daughters left their ancestral home in Rawalpindi and became refugees. She began studying again, while helping to support her family.

Inder Kaur graduated with a Masters degree in Punjabi from the University of Delhi in 1958 when she was 47 years old. This was a rare accomplishment. She became the Founding Principal of three women's colleges in Punjab, India.

The Inder Kaur Scholarship is being established to honour her initiative, daring and persistence in following her dream of education.

Contact

Coursework Scholarships Office

Notice to applicants

The scholarship application process is highly competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one.

Successful candidates will be notified by 31 March 2017.Only successful candidates will be contacted. If you have not received an offer letter by 31 March 2017, your application has been unsuccessful.