Indigenous Sports Scholarship
For Indigenous students with sporting talent; worth $10,000
The scholarship provides $10,000 for one year.
Note: this scholarship is taxable for recipients undertaking their study part-time.
To be eligible for this scholarship you must:
- be enrolled in any vocational education, undergraduate or postgraduate by coursework program at RMIT University for semester 1 and 2, 2019
- be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
- be an Australian citizen
- be registered with the Ngarara Willim Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students by the scholarship application close date
- compete as an athlete or coach at an Elite level in a sport recognised and funded by Sport Australia.
The link to the online application form will be provided here once applications open.
In your application, you will need to upload documentation from your state or national sporting body confirming your selection and outlining your time commitment and potential costs of competing in the coming year. This letter should not be dated greater than 3 months ago, include the signatory’s contact details, signature, date and be on official letterhead. Applications without this supporting documentation will not be considered.
If you previously haven’t registered with our Ngarara Willim Centre, this website provides information on the suitable types of documentation required by the Centre by the applications close date close: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-students/eligibility
It is expected that the online application will take approximately thirty minutes to complete. Once you have completed a question online, you cannot go back and modify your response(s). The main application questions are listed below to allow you time to prepare your answers in advance 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.
- Discuss your passion for your sport, including the steps you have taken to achieve your sporting 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 and athletic success?
- Outline what RMIT Nationals Sport team you could contribute to and how you might do this. Options include: Playing, coaching or mentoring (29 Sept – 4 Oct) Key note speaking (dates flexible). Alternatively, applicants are welcome to put forward their own suggestions)
Find out more about applying for scholarships.
View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.
- recipients are required to dedicate time (up to 200 hours) as a player, coach, mentor, key note speaker or other to an RMIT Nationals Sport team
- must demonstrate continued commitment and participation with the RMIT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community by either attending one social or one cultural activity through Ngarara Willim Centre per semester
- must meet monthly with RMIT Sport staff
- if asked, be willing and available to participate at RMIT Sport / Ngarara Willim Centre events
- must maintain satisfactory academic performance, which will be reviewed at the completion of each semester
- no leave of absence is available
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.