Sir William Tyree Engineering Scholarship

For commencing Bachelor of Engineering students; worth up to $16,000 per year.

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The Sir William Tyree Engineering Scholarship provides $16,000 per year for up to four years. This scholarship is not yet confirmed for 2022 and may be subject to changes.

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To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or a permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • be commencing full-time enrolment in the standard semester 1 and 2 2022 in a single Bachelor of Engineering degree*
  • have completed year 12 of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) in 2020 or 2021 with a minimum ATAR score of 80
  • be able to demonstrate financial and/or educational disadvantage such as:
    • receiving a government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
    • having a long-term medical condition or disability which impacts your study
    • have previously/are currently living in foster/kinship care or are a ward of the state
    • experiencing difficult family/social circumstances
    • have/will be relocating from interstate or rural/regional Victoria to Melbourne to study at RMIT
    • were born overseas, are from a non-English speaking background and recently migrated to Australia
    • are a current or former refugee
    • have completed your secondary education at a School Network Access Program school.

We welcome all eligible students to apply with a preference for those who are from a rural/regional area who have relocated to study and/or studyong either electrical or mechanical engineering.

*The Bachelor of Software Engineering is not an eligible program for this scholarship. Double degree programs are also ineligible for this scholarship.

Applications can be submitted direct to RMIT or through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) however, 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. In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit a complete online application. Partial applications will not be assessed.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

VTAC applications

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

Supporting documentation

Ensure that you have your supporting documentation ready to upload in order to complete your application. Applications without supporting documentation will not be considered.

Please visit Supporting documentation for more information.

You will also need to upload a copy of your ATAR score from 2020 or 2021.

Application questions

If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be contacted to answer further application questions. Please check the email address you nominate in your scholarship application form at least twice per week. The questions are listed below to allow you time to prepare your answers in advance.

  • Discuss your passion for studying in your chosen field of engineering, including the steps you have taken to achieve your educational goals.
  • Discuss any achievements or significant results (excluding your ATAR score).
  • Provide an example of when you have demonstrated leadership potential in your schooling, working and/or personal life.
  • What are your future plans and career aspirations?
  • How do you intend to use this scholarship and how will it assist you to achieve academic success?
  • Discuss any difficult circumstances you have faced that have affected your education.

Applications now closed.

Applications now closed.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.

Quotes from past recipients:

"Being able to meet Robbie, the daughter of Sir William Tyree and her family was an amazing experience that I will always remember. That is not the scholarship itself but the opportunities that came with it. I've never had someone so invested in me and helping me which has really helped me believe in myself. That sounds corny but its true. When I got the email  that I had been chosen as the sole recipient I couldn't believe it.  I still don't believe it. Having this scholarship and knowing Robbie, I feel like I can't let her down or let her father's legacy down. I may have dropped out of university or taken a gap year but instead I try my best. This scholarship and Robbie have changed my life for the better." - Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (Honours) 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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