Rural Grant

If you will be enrolled full-time at RMIT in 2018, are from a farming background, and can demonstrate financial disadvantage, this grant can provide up to $5000 towards your study expenses.

Value and duration

The grant is a one-off payment of up to $5000.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this grant, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • be enrolled full-time in the standard semester 1 and 2 in an RMIT diploma or degree program in 2018
  • have a farming background (i.e. your family’s primary income comes from farming)
  • be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage such as:
    • receiving a Government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
  • have at least one year of your program left to complete
  • be moving or have moved from a rural/regional area to study at RMIT.

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 Educational Disadvantage Guide (PDF, 218kb, 2pgs) which outlines acceptable forms of supporting documentation.

You will also need:

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.
  • Discuss your farming background including the type of farm and the rural/regional area you grew up in.
  • If you travel home throughout the academic year, how frequently do you return? Do you work on the farm and is this work paid or unpaid?

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Open date

Applications now open.

Close date

Applications close 11:59PM Sunday 19 November 2017. No late applications will be accepted.

Terms and conditions

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s Scholarships and Grants Terms and Conditions (PDF 454kb, 30p).

Further info

Since 1994, an anonymous donor has provided funding to assist students with a farming background to complete their program at RMIT. This support fund recognises the difficulties that students face when coming from a farming family to study in Melbourne.

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 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.