St Vincent de Paul Grant for Assistive Technology

For students who benefit from assistive technology to study.

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Students registered with Equitable Learning Services will be recommended to apply for this grant

If you are living with a disability and technology may assist you with your studies, this grant provides funds for the purchase of that assistive technology. The grant is kindly donated by the St Carthage’s Church Parkville parish congregation.

The grant is for a one-off purchase of assistive technology (excludes computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones). Technology previously purchased for students includes ABBYY Finereader, Claro Read and Dragon Dictate.

To be eligible for this grant you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or hold a permanent humanitarian visa. Asylum seekers may be considered
  • be an enrolled student of RMIT University at a Melbourne campus
  • be registered with Equitable Learning Services
  • be able to demonstrate financial difficulties
  • require assistive technology to aid your studies.

Students registered with Equitable Learning Services will be recommended to apply for this grant.

Consult with the Equitable Learning Services for open and close times. These dates will vary each semester/year dependent on the kind donations provided for this grant.

Successful students must write a short report for the donor.

Find out how to contact the Coursework Scholarships Office or contact Equitable Learning Services.

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.