Sartori Memorial Scholarship

For students commencing an engineering degree at RMIT; worth up to $28,000.

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This scholarship provides $7,000 per year for up to four years.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • be commencing full time study in semester 1 2024 in one of the following programs:
  • have achieved excellent academic results in Year 12 in your Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) in secondary school in 2023, with either:
    • an ATAR of 60 or greater for Associate degree students, or
    • an ATAR of 85 or greater for Bachelor of Engineering students
  • 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
  • not have previously completed a program at the same level or higher, e.g., if you plan to study a Bachelor of Architectural Design, you should not have previously completed another Bachelor degree.


It is preferred that you apply direct to RMIT for this scholarship.

Direct to RMIT applications

The online application form will be made available here when applications open. 

VTAC applications

Apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) website (

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 are now closed.

It is anticipated that this scholarship will next be offered for Semester 1, 2026, with applications opening August 2025.

Applications are now closed. 

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

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Mario G Sartori migrated to Australia from Italy when he was twenty, after a childhood in Croatia. He worked as a fitter and turner, graduating to toolmaker, and later completed a Die Design course at RMIT University. Mario found great enjoyment in his career and in his retirement spent much time in his workshop making machinery and steam engine models.

Mario, like his parents before him, believed in the value of education and he encouraged others to obtain formal education and qualifications. His wife Yvonne, also an RMIT graduate, created the Sartori Memorial Scholarship as a tribute to Mario and to provide support and encouragement to Engineering students at RMIT.

Quotes from past recipients:

"This scholarship has allowed me to spend more time studying as I don't have to have part time work. This has relieved the financial stress I would have had in keeping up with accommodation and daily expenses while still studying to the best of my ability." - Associate Degree in Engineering Technology

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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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.