Boeing student club grants

Fund an activity for your club, society or association with a Boeing grant of up to $1500.

Boeing offers grants to student clubs, societies and associations with interests, activities or membership in disciplines relevant to Boeing.

Grants are available for activities that provide your members with developmental opportunities such as guest speakers, seminars, workshops, industry networking events and conferences.

To be successful, your application must:

  1. show that the proposed activity supports students’ academic experience (including orientation or student transition) and/or potential to gain access to vacation employment or graduate employment, and
  2. show how RMIT’s and Boeing’s reputations will be enhanced by your proposed activity.

Before applying please read the funding and selection section for more information on preparing your application.

Value

Up to $1500

Eligibility

RMIT University student clubs, societies and associations whose area of interest, objectives and/or membership are of significance or merit to Boeing may apply for these grants. These include:

  • aerospace, aviation, mechanical, automotive and manufacturing engineering
  • systems support engineering
  • mechatronics and sustainable systems engineering
  • electrical and electronic engineering
  • engineering technology
  • computer science and information technology.

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the application form (DOC 80kb, 3p)
  2. Make sure sections 1, 2, 5 and 6 are fully completed.
  3. Email the completed application to rick.ryan@rmit.edu.au.

Close date

Applications close on 30 November each year.

Contact

For further information contact Rick Ryan.

Funding and selection

  • The maximum funding available to any one association/ club is $1500. However, Boeing grants will not exceed 50% of total event/activity costs.
  • Grant money will be used for the payment of specific product and service costs attached to an event such as venue hire, guest speakers, event production equipment and technicians, event promotional material, catering (excluding alcohol), etc.
  • Payment of grants will be by bank transfer to the club, society or association account on RMIT invoice.
  • The Boeing grant contribution is to be acknowledged at the event, e.g. in posters, promotional material, etc.
  • The selection panel reserves the right to alter the funding limits at any time, and to exercise discretion in the awarding of grants. Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate one or more of the following:
    • enhance the student academic experience
    • increase interaction between domestic and international students
    • involve links with employers and industry representatives
    • demonstrate how the reputation of RMIT and Boeing will be enhanced by the proposed activity
    • have goals that mesh with Boeing’s university relations strategic directions and priorities which include:
      • strengthen the Boeing brand, visibility, reputation and presence
      • develop critical skills for the workforce of today…and tomorrow
      • successfully attract and retain talent for aerospace
      • leverage R&D for growth and productivity
      • support Boeing Australia initiatives
      • support high-quality education and academic success
      • enhance Boeing's reputation as an employer/partner of choice
      • strengthen community and stakeholder relations.

Past recipients

RMIT Electric Racing

RMIT Electric Racing draws students from a range of disciplines with the aim of building and racing an environmentally sustainable vehicle. They received funding to help with their 2014 launch night.

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RMIT Aerospace Students Association (AESA)

AESA is a student-run body providing for the social and professional development requirements of aerospace and aviation students of RMIT. With help from a Boeing grant they held an Aerospace industry night.

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RMIT Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

The RMIT chapter of EWB received a grant to build a wind turbine. RMIT students get the opportunity to get involved with designing and building the turbine with an emphasis on simple appropriate technology for developing countries. EWB RMIT plan to photograph, document and share the build with the aim of spreading awareness about renewable energy, getting hands on engineering experience and generating renewable electricity.

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