Rural Grant

If you will be enrolled full-time at RMIT in 2017, 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.


To be eligible for this grant, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • be enrolled full-time in an RMIT diploma or degree program in 2017
  • 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 Melbourne to study at RMIT.

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 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.


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.