Supporting life-changing opportunities for students
The Storey Scholarships program is RMIT’s longest-running scholarship and has supported life-changing global experiences and opportunities for students since 1955.
The scholarships, funded from the John Storey Junior Memorial Scholarship Fund, were established in 1955 by Sir John Storey in memory of his son, an RMIT student who passed away aged 22. Over the last 60 years, the scholarships have made it possible for more than 650 students to study abroad, exposing them to new ideas, cultures and opportunities.
In addition to global experience scholarships, the fund also offers the John Storey Junior Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering, supporting a student with outstanding academic results for the duration of their study.
Watch this video to learn more about the amazing impact Storey Scholarships have had for RMIT students.
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John Storey Junior
John Storey Junior was a Mechanical Engineering student at RMIT (then the Melbourne Technical College) who helped establish the Student Representative Council, acted as its first President, and lobbied for the establishment of a central library. His studies were cut short when he was tragically diagnosed with leukaemia, dying in 1947 at just 22 years old.
His father, industrialist Sir John Storey, left a sizeable bequest to RMIT eight years later and established a fund for scholarships to commemorate the life of his son.
Today, the John Storey Junior Memorial Scholarship Fund supports the prominent Storey Scholarships program. Each year, the program awards $10,000 to six students undertaking their first international exchange and supports tuition for one exceptional student enrolled full-time in Mechanical Engineering.