Peter Coloe Scholarship

For final year biotech, biomed or engineering students who can demonstrate financial disadvantage and other circumstance/s which impact their ability to study; worth $5,000.

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Applications now closed

This scholarship provides $5,000 paid over one year. 

One scholarship available.

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 2024 in your final year of a biotechnology, biomedical or engineering diploma or degree
  • 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 circumstance/s which impact your ability to study such as:
    • having a long-term medical condition or disability 
    • 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

Note: students in programs with a duration of one year or less are ineligible.

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 for Semester 1, 2024 are now closed.

This scholarship will next be offered for Semester 1, 2025, with applications opening August 2024.

Applications are now closed. 

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

Professor Peter Coloe is a long serving senior staff member, with more than 25 years service to RMIT University. He was appointed as the Pro Vice-Chancellor Science, Engineering and Health and Vice President in 2008. He has made a prolific and significant contribution to understanding, detecting and controling infectious diseases, with over 160 publications and three worldwide patents to his name.

This scholarship’s aim is to assist final year students to graduate who are in particular hindered by financial circumstances which are impeding their ability to study.

Quotes from past recipients:

"This scholarship has lightened my financial burden and allowed me to focus more on my study. Being a university student and a primary carer for one family member is not an easy matter and require so much commitment. I found it extremely hard to find a job that could works in my busy timetable." - Bachelor of Biomedical Science student

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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