Essendon Education Academy Community Scholarship

For Essendon Education Academy students undertaking the dual Diploma of Business with the Diploma of Leadership and Management who love sport and can demonstrate circumstances impacting their education; worth 100% of tuition fees paid.

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This scholarship provides:

  • 100% of tuition fees paid
  • 100% of Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF) paid
  • The opportunity to learn and work within the Essendon Football Club

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or a permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • be enrolling full-time in semester 1 2024 in both of the following programs:
  • be enrolled full-time for the duration of the scholarship
  • 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 
  • be available for an interview if shortlisted*, if an interview is required as part of the selection process

*RMIT has a great range of online career support resources available including a prepare for interviews section. Here you can upload your CV and practice mock interview questions. Visit RMIT’s online career support for how to prepare for interviews.

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 Your Application for more information.

Application questions

  • What motivated you to choose the Essendon Football Club Education Academy program? Include what you would like to learn from both the RMIT program, and the work experience/coaching offered through Essendon Football Club.
  • What are your future plans and career aspirations?
  • What current challenges do you face in your studies and how will a scholarship help you to overcome this?

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications are now closed. 

Applications are now closed. 

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

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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