Hay and Backman Supply Chain and Logistics Scholarship

For students enrolled in supply chain and logistics programs; worth up to $10,000.

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Applications for Semester 1, 2025 open 5 August 2024

This scholarship provides financial assistance for supply chain and logistics students who have relevant industry experience, and is worth up to $10,000 for one year. 

Note: This scholarship is considered taxable income under taxation legislation if you are enrolled part-time. We recommend that you obtain taxation advice from an accountant or the Australian Tax Office regarding this scholarship.

One scholarship available.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

*Preferred length of industry experience is a minimum of three years full-time work, however if no suitable candidates apply with this length of experience, then other candidates may be considered. 

**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.

You will need:

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé (no greater than 4 pages), which needs to include at least your last five years of employment, including start and finish dates of employment. 

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.

  • Explain how an industry mentor will benefit you, and how you could use your experiences to help future recipients.
  • Describe your professional role/s in the last five years and how they relate to the supply chain and logistics industry.
  • Demonstrate two examples of outstanding achievements in the industry within the last two years.
  • What are you short-term career aspirations (within the next 3 years) in the supply chain and logistics industry?
  • What are you long-term career aspirations (greater than 3 years) within the supply chain and logisitcs industry?
  • Describe how your chosen program of study will assist your career in the industry.
  • Is your employer assisting you to study? E.g., study leave, payment of fees etc. If yes, please describe the assistance they are providing.
  • How will studying impact your own finances?
  • Describe any educational challenges that might prevent you from studying to your full potential (e.g. geographical, social, medical/health, family circumstances).
  • How do you intend to use this scholarship, if successful?
  • Are you willing to engage in a RMIT facilitated career mentoring program, if successful?
  • Are you willing to participate in an interview process if shortlisted?

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications for Semester 1, 2025 open 5 August 2024.

Applications for Semester 1, 2025 open 5 August 2024.

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

This scholarship is made possible by a generous donation from Mrs. Christine Hay, in memory of her husband, David Hay who passed away in 2011. David was an active participant and contributor to the logistics industry for over 50 years. He commenced work in the industry at the age of 15 in 1959. A transport depot job was followed by work as a long-haul interstate truck driver for Mills Transport beginning in 1964. From 2004 until his retirement in 2009, David was the Managing Director of FBT Transwest. 

During his career David was committed to education. He completed a Diploma of Transport Management in 1970. Additional logistics and management programs followed, each one enabling him to build his opportunities in the industry.  Throughout his career, David supported and encouraged others to maximise their potential. The Hay and Backman Supply Chain and Logistics Scholarship serves that purpose today. 

In 2023, Christine renamed the scholarship to the Hay and Backman Supply Chain and Logistics Scholarship to also honour Ivan Backman who was instrumental in the initial establishment of the scholarship and contributed significantly to the logistics industry during his career.

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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