Herbert and Inge Littauer Nursing Scholarship

If you are a full-time student with at least one year of your nursing diploma or degree left to complete, and can demonstrate disadvantage, this scholarship can provide assistance towards your study expenses.

Value and duration

The scholarship provides $2500 as a one-off payment.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or a Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder
  • be enrolled full-time in the Diploma of Nursing (C5313) or the Bachelor of Nursing (BP032) at RMIT in 2017
  • 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
  • have at least one year of your program to complete in 2017.

Preference will be given to students who are current or former refugees. Students who meet the following criteria will also be considered:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders
  • Applicants who were born overseas, are from a non-English speaking background and recently migrated to Australia
  • Applicants who have relocated from a rural/regional location to study at RMIT in Melbourne.

Previous recipients are encouraged to apply.

Postgraduate students are ineligible to apply.

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.

Supporting documentation

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 Education Disadvantage Guide (PDF 220kb, 2p) 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.
  • A copy of your current or former Permanent Humanitarian Visa or refugee documentation from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (if applicable).
  • A copy of your academic transcript if you studied at an institution other than RMIT in 2016.

Application questions

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.

Open date

Applications now open.

Close date

Applications close 4pm Friday 18 November 2016.

Terms and conditions

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s Scholarships and Grants Terms and Conditions (PDF 464kb, 28p).

Further info

The Herbert and Inge Littauer Nursing Scholarship is offered in memory of Herbert and Inge Littauer who arrived in Australia as refugees from Germany in 1938/39 and began new lives. The opportunity to study nursing gave Inge Littauer the incentive to learn English, gain a recognised qualification and in turn contribute in practical ways to her community. Inge Littauer was an intelligent woman who demonstrated courage and determination. She paved new ways in her own life and would want others to have similar opportunities.

Contact

Coursework Scholarship 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.