Sarah's Dream Scholarship

For second year Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots) students; worth $10,000.

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This scholarship provides $10,000 for one year.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • have completed your first year of the Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots) (AD023), with a minimum of 96 credit points and a maximum of 120 credit points of study (or credit exemptions) by the end of 2023
  • be enrolling full-time in semester 1 and 2 2024 in the Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots) (AD023) (and may have co-enrolment in the Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot Training) (BP345) - but not solely enrolled in this program in either semester)
  • be able to demonstrate circumstance/s which impact your ability to study such as:
    • receiving a government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
    • living with a disability, long-term medical condition or identify as neurodiverse
    • 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
  • be able to demonstrate academic achievement
  • be passionate about the aviation industry
  • have not completed the same level of program or higher, e.g., if you plan to study/are studying an Associate Degree in Aviation, you should not have previously completed another associate degree


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.

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 prior to starting the online application.

  • What motivated you to choose the Associate Degree in Aviation? Include the steps you have taken to achieve your educational goals.
  • What are your future plans and career aspirations in the aviation industry?
  • Describe your academic performance; in particular discuss any achievements or significant academic results.
  • 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 closed.

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

Applications are now closed. 

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

Quotes from past recipients:

"I was overjoyed and felt very privileged to be offered such an important scholarship. It has given me the opportunity to finish my studies, before I got the scholarship I was planning to take the semester off of study to save for the course. Now I am able to complete the final semester of my course and began chasing my dream job sooner." - Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilot) student

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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