Dylan Alcott Foundation Scholarship

For undergraduate students with a disability, long-term medical or neurodiverse condition which impacts their study; worth up to $10,000 per year.

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Applications now closed

This scholarship provides:

  • For full-time enrolled students up to $10,000 per year (up to $5,000 per semester) for up to three years
  • For part-time enrolled students up to $5,000 per year (up to $2,500 per semester) for up to six years

Payment of this scholarship is divided per below:

  • up to half towards tuition fees, and
  • up to half paid directly to the student as a stipend (study/living allowance) each semester

Two scholarships available.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian, temporary protection visa holder, asylum seeker, or an international student
  • be able to demonstrate that you have a disability, long-term medical or neurodiverse condition which impacts your ability to study
  • be under the age of 26 at the time of application
  • be enrolling full-time or part-time in semester 2 2024 in an associate or bachelor's degree at RMIT University
  • be able to demonstrate circumstance/s which impact your ability to study such as:
    • receiving a government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
    • experiencing personal/family/social difficulties
    • be from an interstate or rural/regional area and moving/moved to Melbourne to study at RMIT
    • have previously/are currently living in foster/kinship care or are a ward of the state
    • be from an under-represented background such as
      • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
      • were born overseas, are from a non-English background and recently permanently migrated to Australia
      • current or former refugee
      • completed secondary school at a School Network Access Program school
  • be residing in Australia

The online application form will be made available here when applications open. 

Supporting documentation

Depending on your circumstances, you will need to provide different types of evidence and material to support your scholarship application. Applications without supporting documents will not be considered.

Please visit Supporting Your Application for more information.

Application questions

  • What motivated you to choose your RMIT program? Include the steps you have taken to achieve your educational goals.
  • What are your future plans and career aspirations?
  • How will a scholarship help you to overcome challenges in your studies?

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications are now closed.

It is anticipated that this scholarship will next be offered for Semester 2, 2025, with applications opening mid March 2025.

Applications are now closed. 

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions (PDF, 698KB).

Specific terms and conditions for successful recipients includes:

  • will need to obtain the Dylan Alcott Foundation’s (DAF) prior written approval for any public communication in connection with the scholarship or any other communication that makes use of the DAF’s name or logo
  • must understand that DAF may produce public communication in connection with the scholarship. The recipient/s provides DAF an irrevocable, royalty free license to use and reproduce the recipient’s image and story solely for the purpose of DAF’s internal and external communications regarding the scholarship
  • understand that you will be invited to represent DAF in media surrounding the scholarship and the educational opportunities that have been provided
  • understand that scholarship continuation each semester is subject to passing all courses each semester (except with demonstrated extenuating circumstances, e.g., significant exacerbation of an existing condition)
  • understand you will be offered support by RMIT’s Equitable Learning Service to assist you with your academic success. 

Through sport, education, mentorship, and disability advocacy, The Dylan Alcott Foundation seeks to empower young Australians living with disability to chase their dreams and break down barriers that might be in their way. 

The Dylan Alcott Foundation believes in equal opportunities for all individuals, especially the chance to complete a tertiary education and have partnered with RMIT University to create these scholarships. Each recipient per year will receive up to $5,000 for a study/living allowance from RMIT as well as up to $5,000 towards course fees from the Foundation.

Find out how to contact the 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.

Only successful candidates will be notified via email to their RMIT student account.

For information about other financial assistance available to RMIT students, please speak to one of our Student Welfare Advisors.

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