Professor Anthony Bailey Memorial Scholarship

For commencing criminal justice, legal studies or criminology students; worth $7,500 for one year.

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Applications now closed

This scholarship provides $7,500 for one year.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • be commencing full-time study in semester 1 2023 in one of the following programs:
  • 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
    • living with a disability, long-term medical condition or identify as neurodiverse
    • 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 migrated to Australia
      • current or former refugee
      • completed secondary school at a School Network Access Program school
  • have achieved an ATAR of 70 or above in your Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) in 2021 or 2022
  • be able to demonstrate passion for studying in your chosen field and your future career

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

It is expected that the online application will take approximately thirty minutes to complete. The main application questions are listed below to allow you time to prepare your answers prior to starting the online application.

  • 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?
  • What current challenges do you face in your studies and how will a scholarship help you to overcome this?

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications are now closed.

Applications are now closed.

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

Scholarship recipients will be invited to attend The Royal Commonwealth Society events and may be asked to address members.

The Royal Commonwealth Society was formally created 6 February, 1921. Over the past 100 years our role has had several changes, today we promote the 17 Values of the Commonwealth of Nations, with our top four values being Literacy, Equality, Environment and Communities.

Our scholarship supporting RMIT students, and other Charitable organisations, soon to be followed by a Climate change initiative is our way of being active in these key areas.

Globally, with over 70 Branches in 56 Commonwealth Countries, supporting 2.5 billion people and over 25% being under 25, youth is very important in getting our message out there.

Quotes from past recipients:

"The scholarship has made me feel more financially stable and calmer. If I do need to buy something for my studies, I do not have to worry about where I am going to get the money from. It has also helped me with general life experiences, such as emergency trips to the dentist." - Bachelor of Criminology and Psychology student

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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