Lonsdale Scholarship

For students in vocational or higher education; worth $5,000.

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Applications for semester 2 2022 now open

This scholarship provides $5,000 for one year. 

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or an international student
  • be enrolling full-time in a certificate IV, diploma or degree program at RMIT in Semester 2 2022
  • have at least one year of full-time study in your program left to complete.

If you did not graduate from the Lonsdale Institute, we encourage you to still apply. However, you must be able to demonstrate both financial and educational disadvantage to be considered. Applicants can demonstrate financial disadvantage by:

  • receiving a government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card.

Applicants can demonstrate educational disadvantage by:

  • having a long-term medical or disability which impacts your study
  • having 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
  • were born overseas, are from a non-English speaking background and recently migrated to Australia
  • are a current or former refugee
  • completed your secondary education at a School Network Access Program school.

Preference will be given to students who graduated from the Lonsdale Institute

If you are a domestic student, apply here.

If you are an international student, apply here.

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 documentation for more information.

For applicants who have graduated from the Lonsdale Institute, you must upload a copy of an official academic transcript or testamur which clearly identifies that you have graduated from the Lonsdale Institute.

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 for semester 2 2022 now open.

Applications for semester 2 2022 will close at 11.59pm on Monday 13 June 2022.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.

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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