Women in Finance and Economics Scholarship

For women commencing studies in accountancy, economics, finance or financial planning; worth up to $5,000 paid as a contribution towards tuition fees.

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Applications now closed

Scholarships of up to $5,000 per recipient, for one semester, paid as a contribution towards tuition fees in the first semester of study.

Up to ten scholarships available.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate circumstances such as:

  • financial hardship
  • 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
  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • carer responsibilities which may or may not include childcare fees
  • re-entering the workforce

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

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.

  • What motivated you to choose your RMIT program? Include the steps you have taken to achieve your educational goals.
  • What are your future plans and career aspirations?
  • What current challenges do you face in your studies and how will a scholarship help you overcome this?

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications are now closed.

Applications are now closed.

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

The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) is the primary membership organisation for financial planning practitioners who want to master the practice of financial planning, and who are committed to shaping the future of the profession.

As part of this continued commitment to excellence and with support from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Office for Women, FPA wish to provide meaningful equity opportunities for our students in pursuing finance and economics education.

Find out more about the Women in Finance and Economics Scholarships Program.

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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