Gina Solomon Scholarship in Environment Studies

For students who identify as a woman in their second year of an environmental science, urban and regional planning, environmental engineering or sustainable systems engineering bachelor's degree; worth $8,000.

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Applications for Semester 1, 2025 open 1 August 2024

This scholarship provides $8,000 for one year.

The successful recipient may also be offered paid work and professional development from Major Road Projects Victoria.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

*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

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 you future plans and career aspirations?
  • Discuss your contribution to your community and your ability to work with others.
  • How does undertaking paid work experience with Major Roads Project Vicotria (if available) fit in with your studies and career aspirations?

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 Gina Solomon Scholarship was created by MRPV in partnership with the Solomon family. The annual scholarship honours the memory and legacy of Gina Solomon, a Senior Planning and Environment Specialist who passed away in 2020. Gina joined VicRoads as a graduate in 2002, and worked on many of MRPV's most important projects, including MRPV’s first Environment Effects Statement for the Mordialloc Freeway Project.

The scholarship aims to support a passionate and dedicated emerging environmental student, with a bursary and the opportunity for relevant work experience. The successful applicant will have met the key selection criteria (KSC), which will be based on Gina’s key professional and personal attributes. These include:

  • Diligence and hardworking
  • Sense of contribution to others
  • Acts with integrity

Major Road Projects Victoria LPE Team

The Land, Planning and Environment (LP&E) Team’s key focus is to reduce and minimise risk, as well as achieve the best possible land, planning and environmental outcomes for all of our projects. The LP&E Team are involved in projects from development through to delivery and hold strong relationships with important stakeholders, including:

  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)
  • Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW)
  • Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria
  • Aboriginal Victoria (AV)
  • Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAPs)
  • Heritage Victoria (HV)
  • Office of the Victorian Government Architect (OVGA)

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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