Peter and Ann Foundation Scholarship

For current or former refugee students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program who can demonstrate disadvantage; worth up to $10,000.

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Applications are now closed

The scholarship provides up to $10,000 per year for up to three years.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • be a current or former refugee
  • be enrolled full-time in Semester 2 in an Associate or Bachelor degree program at RMIT
  • be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage such as:
    • receiving a Government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
  • be able to demonstrate educational disadvantage such as:
    • having a long term medical 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
    • were born overseas, are from a non-English speaking background and recently migrated to Australia
    • completed your secondary education at a School Network Access Program school
  • be passionate about your current study and future career
  • not have completed the same level of program or higher, e.g. if you plan to study a Bachelor of Criminal Justice, you should not have previously completed another Bachelor degree

The online application form will be made available here when applications open. In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit a complete online application. Partial applications will not be assessed.

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.

Application questions

It is expected that the online application will take approximately thirty minutes to complete. The main application questions are listed below to allow you time to prepare your answers in advance prior to starting the online application.

  • 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 coursework scholarships.

It is anticipated that this scholarship will be next offered for the 2023 academic year.

Applications are now closed.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.

Find out how to contact the Coursework Scholarships Office.

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