Calleo Indigenous Scholarship

For Indigenous students enrolled full-time in a undergraduate degree who can demonstrate disadvantage; worth up to $10,000

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The scholarship provides up to $7,500 per annum for up to three years (standard program duration). Students who have an annual program GPA of 3.0 or greater (as of semester 2 result release date) will receive $10,000 per annum in the following year. Approved part-time students would be paid at a half-rate.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • identify as an Australian Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander 
  • be an Australian citizen
  • be enrolled full-time in semester 2 2022 (part-time students with extenuating circumstances will also be considered)
  • be commencing your second year of an associate or bachelor degree in 2022, having already completed between 96-108 credit points in your program  
  • be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage such as:
    • receiving a Government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
  • be able to demonstrate educational disadvantage such as:
    • having a long term medical 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 study at RMIT
    • were born overseas, are from a non-English speaking background and recently migrated to Australia
    • are a current or former refugee
    • completed your secondary education at a School Network Access Program school

Preference will be given to students who are studying in the following disciplines: information technology, STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths), business.

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.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.


Applications now closed.

Applications now closed.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.

Terms and conditions include that recipients are required to: 

  • submit a report each semester as requested
  • make satisfactory academic progress each semester for the scholarship to continue.

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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