Applications are now open for the RMIT Lonsdale Scholarship 2020. RMIT University (officially Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, informally RMIT) is an Australian public research university based in Melbourne, Victoria.
Founded in 1887 as the Working Men’s College of Melbourne by Francis Ormond, it initially opened as a private night school offering instruction in art, science and technology in response to the industrial revolution in Australia. It was made a public university by an act of the Parliament of Victoria in 1992 after merging with the Phillip Institute of Technology. A dual-sector institute, its enrolment of 320 trades students in 1887 has since grown to around 83,000 vocational and higher education students in 2015; which makes it the largest tertiary education provider in Australia. With annual revenue of A$1.163 billion in 2015, it is also one of the wealthiest universities in Australia.
- This scholarship provides $5,000 for one year.
- be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or Australian permanent
- humanitarian visa holder or an international student
- be enrolling full-time in a certificate IV, diploma or degree program at RMIT in Semester 1 and 2, 2020
- have at least one year of full-time study in your program left to complete
- If you did not graduate from the Lonsdale Institute, we encourage you to still apply however you must be able
- to demonstrate both financial and educational disadvantage to be considered:
- demonstrate financial disadvantage such as:
- receiving a Government tested low-income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
- demonstrate educational disadvantage such as:
- having a long term medical or disability which impacts your study
- have previously/are currently living in foster/kinship care or are a ward of the state
- experiencing difficult family/social circumstances
- have/will be relocating from interstate or rural/regional Victoria to study at RMIT
- Further, were born overseas, are from a non-English speaking background and recently migrate to Australia
are a current or former refugee
- completed your secondary education at a School Network Access Program school