Herbert and Inge Littauer Nursing Scholarship

For students enrolled full-time in a nursing diploma or degree program who can demonstrate circumstances which impact their study; worth $3,000.

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The Herbert and Inge Littauer Nursing Scholarship provides up to $3,000 as a one-off payment.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • be enrolling full-time in semester 1 and 2 in the Diploma of Nursing (C5417) or the Bachelor of Nursing (BP032) at RMIT in 2023
  • 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
    • 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
  • have at least one year of your program to complete in 2023.

Preference will be given to applicants in the following order:

  • Current/former refugees
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders
  • Applicants who were born overseas, are from a non-English speaking background and recently migrated to Australia
  • Applicants who have relocated from a rural/regional location to study at RMIT in Melbourne.

Previous recipients are encouraged to apply.

Postgraduate students are ineligible to apply.

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

Direct to RMIT applications

The online application form will be made available here when applications open. 

VTAC applications

The online application form will be made available here when applications open. 

Supporting documentation

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

If you are a current or former refugee, you will need:

  • a copy of your Permanent Humanitarian Visa or refugee documentation from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

If you are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, you will need:

Application questions

If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be contacted to answer further application questions. Please check the email address you nominate in your scholarship application form at least twice per week. It is expected that the online application will take approximately thirty minutes to complete. The questions are listed below to allow you time to prepare your answers in advance.

  • What motivated you to choose your RMIT program? Include the steps you have taken to achieve your educational goals.

  • 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 for 2023 are now closed.

This scholarship will next be offered for Semester 1, 2024, with applications opening August 2023.

Applications for 2023 are now closed.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.

The Herbert and Inge Littauer Nursing Scholarship is offered in memory of Herbert and Inge Littauer who arrived in Australia as refugees from Germany in 1938/39 and began new lives. The opportunity to study nursing gave Inge Littauer the incentive to learn English, gain a recognised qualification and in turn contribute in practical ways to her community. Inge Littauer was an intelligent woman who demonstrated courage and determination. She paved new ways in her own life and would want others to have similar opportunities.

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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