Calleo Indigenous Scholarship

For Indigenous students enrolling full-time in their second year of an undergraduate degree who can demonstrate financial hardship and other circumstances which impact their study; worth up to $20,000.

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Applications for Semester 1, 2025 open 1 August 2024

This scholarship provides:

1 x two-year scholarship of up to $7,500 per annum in 2025 and 2026;

  • If the successful recipient has a annual program GPA of 3.0 or greater (as of semester 2 results release date), they will receive $10,000 per annum in the following year.

1 x two-year scholarship of up to $5,000 in 2025 and up to $7,500 in 2026;

  • If the successful recipient has a GPA of 3.0 or greater as of semester 2 2025 results release date, they will receive $10,000 per annum in 2026. 

Approved part-time students will be paid at a half-rate.

Two scholarships available.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 
  • be an Australian citizen
  • register with RMIT’s Ngarara Willim Centre and provide documentation confirming that you are an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander by the scholarship application due date
  • be enrolling full-time in semester 1 and 2 2025 in your second year of an associate or bachelor degree, having completed between 96-108 credit points in your program (part-time students with extenuating circumstances will also be considered)
  • be able to demonstrate financial hardship such as:
    • receiving a government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
  • be able to demonstrate circumstance/s which impact your ability to study such as:
    • living with a disability, long-term medical condition or identify as neurodiverse
    • experiencing difficult family/social circumstances
    • 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 completed secondary school 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.

You will need:

Please visit Supporting Your Application for more information.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications for Semester 1, 2025 open 1 August 2024.

Applications for Semester 1, 2025 open 1 August 2024.

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

Specific terms and conditions for successful recipients include:

  • Submit a report each semester as requested
  • Make satisfactory academic progress each semester for the scholarship to continue

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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