DELWP Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

For women and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in Geomatic or Geospatial Sciences; worth up to $10,000.

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Applications are now closed

The DELWP Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship provides up to $10,000 for one year.

Vacation employment may be offered with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) at the end of the scholarship year.

There are four scholarships available in 2022.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • fall into one or two of these categories:
    • identify as a woman
    • be an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • be enrolled full-time in both Semester 1 and Semester 2 2022 in one of the following programs:
    • Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) (Honours) (BH116)
    • Bachelor of Science (Geospatial Science) (Honours) (BH117)
    • Bachelor of Science (Dean’s Scholar) (Honours) (BH101GS), majoring in Geospatial Science.
  • 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
    • 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 recently migrated to Australia 
    • are a current or former refugee 
    • completed your secondary education at a School Network Access Program 
    • have previously/are currently living in foster/kinship care or are a ward of the state.
  • be able to demonstrate interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.

Shortlisted applicants need to attend an interview if required.

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 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 to achieve academic success?
  • Discuss any difficult circumstances you have faced that have affected your education.
  • Describe your interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications for 2022 are now closed.

Applications for 2022 will close at 11.59pm on Sunday 23 January 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.

Shortlisted applicants may be invited to participate in an interview, chaired by relevant RMIT staff and attended by the DELWP.

Scholarship recipients may be provided with vacation employment with the Department at the end of the completed scholarship year.

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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