Student grateful for life-changing scholarship

Student grateful for life-changing scholarship

With applications for Semester 1 2023 scholarships currently open for domestic students, we spoke to a previous scholarship recipient about how their life has been changed.

RMIT Bachelor of Architectual Design student Rachelle Yeoh, who received a scholarship in 2021, gives a quick run-down of what scholarships can offer.

Student Rachelle Yeoh Irana Turynska Scholarship recipient Rachelle Yeoh.

What scholarship did you receive?

The Irana Turynska Scholarship.

How did you spend the scholarship?

I've spent the scholarship on my education this year, which I'm extremely grateful for.

My mother has been insisting on paying my school fees - just so I wouldn't have the burden or pressure to pay off my HECS HELP loan, so it's been amazing to have that burden off her shoulders.

How has the scholarship changed your studies/life?

This scholarship has impacted the way I live, and I'd like to think that I have a healthier and more balanced personal and work life now. 

My relationship with how I dealt with work (including university work) was toxic, and this scholarship, in many ways, helped me to realise that and encouraged me to transform the way I live and design.

Is there a message which you would like to give to the donor?

From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for your generosity and kindness. 

Thank you for empowering and supporting women (including myself) in this field .

You have changed my life, and for that, I'm eternally grateful.

Your compassion and selflessness has enabled and inspired me, alongside many past, present and future recipients, to pursue our education in architecture, and to fight for change. 

Apply now

Scholarship applications for Semester 1 2023 close 16 October 2022.

Go to Scholarships open this month to view all available scholarships and eligibility requirements, and determine which scholarships you want to apply for. 

13 September 2022


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