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 $8,000.

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The John Storey Junior Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering provides up to $8,000 per year for up to four years (standard duration of the program).

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or a Permanent Humanitarian visa holder
  • be enrolled in semester 1 and 2 of your second year or above of a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) in 2022
  • hold a 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 financial and/or educational disadvantage such as:
    • receiving a government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
    • having a long-term medical condition or disability which impacts your study
    • have previously/are currently living in foster/kinship care or are a ward of the state
    • experiencing difficult family/social circumstances
    • have/will be relocating from interstate or rural/regional Victoria to study at RMIT
    • completed your secondary education 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.

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. The questions are listed below to allow you time to prepare your answers.

  • Discuss your passion for studying in your chosen field, including the steps you have taken to achieve your educational goals.
  • What are your future plans and career aspirations?
  • How do you intend to use this scholarship and how will it assist you to achieve academic success?
  • Discuss any difficult circumstances you have faced that have affected your education.

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).

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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