John Storey Junior Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering

For Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) students in their second year or above who can demonstrate outstanding academic achievement; worth up to $40,000.

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Applications now closed

This scholarship provides up to $10,000 per year ($5,000 per semester) for up to four years, for the standard full-time duration of the program.

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 and 2 in your second year or above in the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) in 2024
  • have a Grade Point Average (GPA) to date of 2.8 or higher
  • be able to demonstrate a passion for studying and working in the mechanical engineering industry
  • 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

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.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications are now closed. 

This scholarship will next be offered for Semester 1, 2026, with applications opening August 2025.

Applications are now closed. 

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

The John Storey Junior Memorial Scholarships Program was created by Sir John Storey, who left a sizable gift to RMIT in his will. The program commemorates the life of his son, John Storey Junior, who developed leukaemia and died in 1947, aged just 22.

In the 1940s, John Storey Junior was an active Mechanical Engineering student at RMIT who helped found the Student Representative Council, acted as its first President, and lobbied for the establishment of a central library.

The John Storey Junior Memorial Scholarship has transformed the lives of over 600 students. It provides assistance to students to study overseas and expand their horizons, allowing them to develop a truly global perspective.

Quotes from past recipients:

"The scholarship has changed my life by taking away the financial burden of moving out of home from country Victoria. It has allowed me to continue studying my degree without commuting 2 hours each way to a study which allows me more time to focus on study" - Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)

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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