Ernest William Capp Scholarship

For diploma and degree students who can demonstrate circumstances which impact their study; worth up to $1,000.

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Applications are now open

The Ernest William Capp Scholarship provides up to *$1,000 as a one-off payment.

*The scholarship for 2023 is still to be confirmed, and the above may be subject to changes.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • be enrolling full-time at RMIT in semester 1 and 2 in a diploma or degree program in 2023
  • 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 circumstance/s which impact your ability to study such as:
    • having a long-term medical condition or disability 
    • 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
  • be able to demonstrate outstanding potential and ambition, academic or otherwise
  • have at least one year of your program left to complete
  • 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.

Postgraduate students are ineligible for this scholarship.

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

Direct to RMIT applications

Complete the online application by the close date. Partial applications will not be assessed.

VTAC applications

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

Supporting documentation

Before you begin your application, please visit Supporting documentation for more information about supporting your application with evidence and answering application questions.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications are now open.

Applications close 11:59PM Sunday 16 October 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.

The Ernest William Capp Scholarship is made available by the generous bequest of the late Ernest William Capp. The Scholarship is designed to assist the education of students who have financial and educational disadvantages and who demonstrate the will to succeed.

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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