Carey Lyon Scholarship

For full-time Architecture students who can demonstrate disadvantage, worth $7,500.

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Applications are now closed

The Carey Lyon Scholarship provides up to $7500 per year for a maximum of five years (up to three years for a Bachelor of Architectural Design, immediately followed by up to two years for a Master of Architecture degree).

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • be enrolled full-time (48 credit points per semester) in the Bachelor of Architectural Design (BP250) or the Master of Architecture (MC163) in 2023
  • 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 study
    • have previously/are currently living in foster/kinship care or are a ward of the state
    • experiencing difficult family/social circumstances
    • have relocated from interstate or rural/regional Victoria to study at RMIT
    • were born overseas, are from a non-English speaking background and have recently migrated to Australia
    • are a current or former refugee
    • completed your secondary education at a School Network Access Program
  • not have completed the same level of program or higher. E.g. if you plan to study a Bachelor of Architectural Design, you should not have previously completed another Bachelor degree.

Preference will be given to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students.

The link to the application form will be provided here once 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 documentation 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 in achieving academic success?
  • Discuss any difficult circumstances you have faced that have affected your education.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

This scholarship will next be on offer for 2023. 

Applications are now closed.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.

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This scholarship is made possible by a generous donation from Mr. Carey Lyon. He is a Director of one of Australia's leading architectural practices and is an alumnus of RMIT, completing his Master of Architecture in 1994.

Mr. Lyon is responsible for two major capital works at RMIT – the SAB (Swanston Academic Building – Building 80) and the NAS (New Academic Street) Project.

Quotes from past recipients:

"I have confidence you exceptionally understand the assistance which the scholarship provides me with. I would still like to express my continuous gratitude for the many opportunities and experience you have granted me. I know that architecture school has been one of the most challenging, yet rewarding experiences I have pursued; furthermore it has been made much more rewarding as a direct result of the grant." - Master of Architecture student

Find out how to contact the Coursework Scholarships Office.

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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.