Emeritus Professor David Beanland AO Scholarship

For Bachelor of Engineering students who can demonstrate academic achievement and other circumstances which impact their study; worth up to $28,000.

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Applications for Semester 1, 2025 open 1 August 2024

This scholarship provides up to $7,000 ($3,500 per semester) per year for up to four years.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • be enrolling full-time in a four year Bachelor of Engineering degree at RMIT in semester 1 2025
  • be able to demonstrate academic achievement:
    • first year commencing students must have completed year 12 in the previous year with a minimum ATAR of 90*, or
    • students who have already commenced a Bachelor of Engineering degree must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher by semester 2 2024 results release date, or
    • students who are on a direct pathway* from an associate degree into third year must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher in their associate degree by semester 2 2024 results release date, or
    • students who are on a direct pathway* from an advanced diploma into second year, must have completed their advanced diploma in minimum duration and have graduated in semester 2 2024, with competency achieved for all course enrolments
  • be able to demonstrate circumstance/s which impact your ability to study such as:
    • receiving a government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
    • 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
  • have at least one year of full-time study left to complete in 2025
  • 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.

*And have a program offer by 10 January 2025.

It is preferred that you apply direct to RMIT for this scholarship.

Direct to RMIT applications

The online application form will be made available here when applications open. 

VTAC applications

Apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) website (www.vtac.edu.au).

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 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).

The Emeritus Professor David Beanland AO Scholarship was established by RMIT and Emeritus Professor Beanland in 2014.

The scholarship aims to provide support and encouragement to Engineering students at RMIT.

Emeritus Professor David Beanland AO was Vice-Chancellor of RMIT from 1992 to 2000, and Director of RMIT Vietnam from 2000 to 2004. He played a significant role in bringing RMIT to Vietnam, among other extensive achievements, and became an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2001 for service to education.

Quotes from past recipients:

"This scholarship I am receiving has provided a means of financial security throughout the past year of studying. It has allowed me to focus on the courses in my degree, rather than have to divide my attention between that and a part-time job. I have also been fortunate in being able to participate in a number of volunteer activities, extra-curricular to my degree program, which has provided extremely valuable personal experience and skill development. These volunteer opportunities would not have been so available if I was not receiving this scholarship." - Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours) 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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