Frontline Scholarships Appeal

With your support, students pursuing frontline professions can get the help they need to complete their studies and give back to the community.

COVID-19 has fundamentally changed how we live, work and study. For students, the change has been felt keenly through a rapid shift from lecture halls to virtual classrooms, campus life to home life. 

Many of these students are training in frontline professions like nursing and social work in hope of making a difference in the wake of the pandemic. 

Meet Sarah

One of these students is Sarah, who graduated just last year with a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) and now faces the COVID-19 homelessness crisis head on. As the pandemic continues to drive unemployment and homelessness, the need for frontline workers like Sarah has never been greater.

The need for support is greater than ever, but I can see the impact my work is making to people and families in challenging situations.

- Sarah, Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) graduate and social worker on the frontlines of the COVID-19 homelessness crisis.

Sarah at her graduation Sarah graduated in 2019, right before the pandemic hit Australia.

Support the Frontline Scholarships Appeal

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) graduate Sarah is on the frontline of the COVID-19 homelessness crisis relief effort. Sarah credits a scholarship with helping her succeed in her final year studies, allowing her to give back to the community today. You can give students pursuing vital frontline professions the support they need by donating to our Frontline Scholarships Appeal.

Messages of support

Frontline professionals have made an extraordinary contribution to supporting our community response to the COVID pandemic. RMIT students studying to join these professions have already been making contributions through work based learning and employment.  It is important that we recognise this contribution of these RMIT students

- Tony, RMIT Donor

We are part of a community, and we are all together.

- Bei, RMIT Donor

Melbourne needs you!

- Rebecca, RMIT Donor

The care you show to those in the community in need does not go unnoticed; it means more to them than you may ever know.

- Geoffrey, RMIT Donor

Show your support by sending a message to our students pursuing frontline professions.

Please donate to our Frontline Scholarship Appeal and empower future frontline workers to make a positive impact in our community. For every donation made, RMIT alumnus and scholarship donor, Michael Efron will generously match it dollar for dollar up to a total of $5,000 - doubling your impact as part of his continual commitment to supporting RMIT and our students.


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