For diploma and degree students from a farming background; worth up to $5,000.
This grant provides a one-off payment of up to $5,000.
To be eligible for this grant, you must:
Complete the online application by the close date. Partial applications will not be assessed.
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 also need:
Please visit Supporting Your Application for more information.
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 prior to starting the online application.
Find out more about applying for scholarships.
Applications are now open.
Applications close 11:59PM Sunday 18 February 2024. No late applications will be accepted.
Since 1994, an anonymous donor has provided funding to assist students with a farming background to complete their program at RMIT. This support fund recognises the difficulties that students face when coming from a farming family to study in Melbourne.
Quotes from past recipients:
"The scholarship received made me feel relieved and proud. I was relieved from financial stress which allowed me to increase my potential at university. An increased focus and mentality to work harder was the leading source of this relief as I believed in myself that I can do better. Secondly I felt proud to receive this scholarship because the generosity of receiving this scholarship. It allowed myself and others from rural areas to relocate for university, which can be troubling for a lot of students. Scholarships such as the one I received brings a positive future for students who are struggling and allows them to achieve great potential. " - Bachelor of Economics and Finance student
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.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.