Alan and Mary Longstaff Women in Engineering Scholarship

For students who identify as a woman in the first or second year of a Bachelor of Engineering who are Indigenous, relocating to study, or can demonstrate financial disadvantage; worth up to $5,000.

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Applications are now open

If you identify as a woman and are commencing or going into the second year in a Bachelor of Engineering and are either an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, moving from a regional area to study in Melbourne, or can demonstrate financial disadvantage, this scholarship could provide assistance for two years.

The scholarship provides $5,000 per annum for two years.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • identify as a woman
  • be undertaking full-time study in semester 1 2023 in a single Bachelor of Engineering degree and be either: 
    • commencing first year, or
    • enrolling in second year (not have completed/have credit exemptions more than 96 credit points of study by the end of semester 2 2022)
  • meet one or more of the following:
    • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
    • be from a rural/regional area and moving/moved to Melbourne to study at RMIT
    • be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage such as receiving a government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
  • have not previously commenced or completed a program at the same level of study or higher

Preference will be given to students who are commencing their first year in their Bachelor of Engineering program.

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

Direct to RMIT applications

Complete the online application by the close date. Partial applications will not be assessed.

VTAC applications

Apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) website (www.vtac.edu.au).

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:

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. 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 are now open.

Applications close 11:59PM Sunday 16 October 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.

The scholarship has been established to encourage people who identify as women into the profession of the traditionally male dominated area of engineering.

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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