Young Melbourne GAA Scholarship

For third or fourth year Bachelor of Health, Physical Education and Sport (Secondary) students with an interest in coaching and sport; worth $5,000 for one year.

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Applications are now closed

The Young Melbourne GAA Scholarship provides $5,000 for one year.

Scholarship recipients must be willing and available to dedicate up to 100 hours throughout the calendar year to plan and deliver multiple training sessions to primary and/or secondary school students.

One (1) in 2022.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • be enrolled full-time in semester 1 and 2 2022 at RMIT in either the:
    • Bachelor of Health, Physical Education and Sport (Secondary) (BP319) or
    • Bachelor of Education (BP320)
  • have a valid Working with Children Check (completed before 1 January 2022 and valid for 2022)
  • Be passionate about:
    • coaching and playing sports
    • community involvement and developing students of all abilities
  • be able to demonstrate exceptional leadership, communication, organisational, teaching and coaching skills
  • display an interest in and curiosity about Gaelic Football
  • be confident in planning and delivering engaging coaching sessions with clear outcomes* in consultation with Young Melbourne GAA Club*
  • be available to dedicate up to 100 hours throughout the calendar year to plan and deliver multiple training sessions to primary and/or secondary school students. Peak periods are January to March, and October to December
  • be available to attend an interview if required.

*The Young Melbourne GAA Club who will provide the relevant resources to successfully deliver these sessions.

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 documentation 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.

  • Discuss your passion for studying in your chosen field, including the steps you have taken to achieve your educational goals.
  • 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?
  • Describe your leadership, communication and organisational skills and provide two specific examples of how you have applied these in a work, study or community setting.
  • Discuss your experience teaching and/or coaching, and how you would plan and deliver engaging coaching session for primary and/or secondary school students
  • Describe your interest and curiosity in Gaelic football.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications now closed.

Applications now closed.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.

Shortlisted applicants may be invited to participate in an interview, chaired by relevant RMIT staff and attended by representatives from the Young Melbourne GAA Club.

Scholarship recipients must be willing and available to dedicate up to 100 hours throughout the calendar year to plan and deliver multiple training sessions to primary and/or secondary school students.

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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