Professor Anthony Bailey Memorial Scholarship

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

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Applications are now closed

The scholarship provides $7,500 per year for three years.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • be commencing full-time study in standard semester 1 2022 in one of the following programs:
  • be able to demonstrate financial and/or educational disadvantage such as:
    • receiving a government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
    • having a long-term medical condition 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 Melbourne to study at RMIT
    • were born overseas, are from a non-English speaking background and recently migrated to Australia
    • are a current or former refugee
    • have completed your secondary education at a School Network Access Program school
  • have achieved an ATAR of 70 or above
  • 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.

  • Discuss your passion for studying in your chosen field, including the steps you have taken to achieve your educational goals.
  • What are your future plans and career aspirations?
  • How do you intend to use this scholarship and how will it assist you to achieve academic success?
  • Discuss any difficult circumstances you have faced that have affected your education.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications now closed.

Applications for 2022 are now closed.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.

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

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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