Building and Construction Foundation Scholarship

For project and construction management and building and construction students passionate about a career in the industry; worth $5,000.

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This scholarship provides $5,000 for one year.

Two scholarships available.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • be enrolling full-time in semester 1 and 2 2024 in one of the following programs:
  • be able to demonstrate circumstance/s which impact your ability to study and/or progress in the industry such as:
    • receiving a government tested low income benefit, having a Centrelink Health Care Card or experiencing financial hardship
    • 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
  • be available for an interview if shortlisted*

*RMIT has a great range of online career support resources available including a prepare for interviews section. Here you can upload your CV and practice mock interview questions. Visit RMIT’s online career support for how to prepare for interviews.

Preference will be given to students from under-represented groups such as those who identify as a woman, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, and newly arrived immigrants and refugees.

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 in advance prior to starting the online application.

  • What specific aspects of the building and construction sector align with your personal values and aspirations, motivating your choice of the RMIT program?
  • Describe any unique experiences or challenges/ barriers you've faced in your life and/or educational journey that have led you to pursue a career in the building and construction sector. 
  • How have these experiences shaped your resilience and determination?
  • In what ways do you envision contributing to/ giving back to the building and construction sector and community upon completing your studies, particularly in the context of overcoming personal or financial challenges? 
  • How have you engaged with your community?

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).

The Building and Construction Industry Foundation

‘A good education is a foundation for a better future’ - Elizabeth Warren.


The Foundation was launched by Master Builders Victoria (MBV) in 2010 for the purpose of unlocking financial barriers to education within the building and construction industry by providing financial assistance to those seeking to enter the industry and those aspiring to further their careers within the industry by developing their technical, business and leadership skills.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to undertake study and further development to enable them to pursue a career within our thriving building and construction industry, regardless of their background and personal circumstances.

Although established by MBV, the Foundation is an independent, registered charity that relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations within the building and construction industry who understand the importance of investing in the future of their industry and share a commitment to developing future talent, thus ensuring the long-term sustainability of our industry. It aims to promote excellence in the industry by supporting people to study in any educational institution of their choosing.

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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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.