John Storey Junior Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering
If you are a full-time Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) student achieving outstanding academic results, this scholarship could financial assistance towards your study costs.
Value and duration
The scholarship provides up to $10,000 per year for up to four years (standard duration of the program).
Number of scholarships available
To be eligible for this scholarship you must:
- be an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or a Permanent Humanitarian visa holder
- be enrolled in the standard semester 1 and 2 of your second year or above of a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) in 2018
- hold a GPA to date of 2.8 or higher
- be able to demonstrate a passion for studying and working in the mechanical engineering industry
- 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
- completed your secondary education at a School Network Access Program school
How to apply
Complete the online application by the close date. Multiple applications will not be considered; only your first application will be assessed.
In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit a complete online application. Partial applications will not be assessed.
Ensure that you have your supporting documentation ready to upload in order to complete your application. Applications without supporting documentation will not be considered.
Please refer to the Supporting Documentation – Financial and Educational Disadvantage Guide (PDF, 218kb, 2pgs) which outlines acceptable forms of supporting documentation.
You will also need:
- One letter of recommendation, preferably from an academic, dated no more than three months ago to support the statements you have made in your application. To assist the academic, provide them with Writing a Scholarship Letter of Recommendation for a Student (PDF 156kb, 1p) for tips and guidance.
It is expected that the online application will take approximately thirty minutes to complete. Once you have completed a question online, you cannot go back and modify your response(s). The main application questions are listed below to allow you time to prepare your answers in advance prior to starting the online application.
- Discuss your passion for studying in your chosen field, including the steps you have taken to achieve your educational goals.
- What are your future plans and career aspirations?
- How do you intend to use this scholarship and how will it assist you to achieve academic success?
- Discuss any difficult circumstances you have faced that have affected your education.
Find out more about applying for scholarships.
Applications now open.
Applications close 11:59PM Sunday 19 November 2017. No late applications will be accepted.
Terms and conditions
View the Scholarships Office’s Scholarships and Grants Terms and Conditions (PDF 464kb, 30p)
The John Storey Junior Memorial Scholarships Program was created by Sir John Storey, who left a sizable gift to RMIT in his will. The program commemorates the life of his son, John Storey Junior, who developed leukaemia and died in 1947, aged just 22.
In the 1940s, John Storey Junior was an active Mechanical Engineering student at RMIT who helped found the Student Representative Council, acted as its first President, and lobbied for the establishment of a central library.
The John Storey Junior Memorial Scholarship has transformed the lives of over 600 students. It provides assistance to students to study overseas and expand their horizons, allowing them to develop a truly global perspective.
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 via email to their RMIT student email account by 31 March 2018. Only successful candidates will be contacted. If you have not received an offer by 31 March 2018, your application has been unsuccessful.