How scholarships continue to change students' lives

How scholarships continue to change students' lives

Scholarship applications for Semester 1, 2024 are now open. Here's how they have previously helped our students and why you should consider applying.

Scholarship applications for RMIT students are open until Thursday 12 October and are available to domestic students with a range of circumstances to support your personal or academic success.

RMIT students and recent scholarship recipients Sarah Zugan, Freddy Mcloughlan and Jesse McKenzie spoke about how their scholarships have improved their personal and academic experience.

Sarah Zugan – RMIT Study Support Scholarship

Sarah received the RMIT Study Support Scholarship and spent it on everyday expenses such as food and public transport.

Sarah described the scholarship as life-changing.

"I'd like to think that I have a healthier and more balanced personal and work life now."

The scholarship lifted financial burdens and allowed Sarah to focus more on her studies and her life goals.

"The scholarship allowed me to spend more time studying and enjoying life rather than having to work every spare minute I had in order to support myself in my studies."

"I hope to work in water purification for developing countries and help change peoples lives."

Sarah said she was extremely grateful to receive the scholarship.

"When I received it I felt more confident about the semester ahead, knowing that I wouldn't have to worry as much about money."

Freddy Mcloughlan – Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship

Freddy received the Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship and invested it primarily in educational equipment and living expenses.

The scholarship, Freddy said, "has completely changed the way I think about career opportunities, networking, and academics."

He found the non-monetary aspects invaluable, providing him with a wealth of resources to grow beyond his imagination.

"This scholarship has positively impacted my academics, career understanding, resource accessibility and (surprisingly) my general wellbeing."

Freddy said he is incredibly grateful to the donor.

"This scholarship is one of the best things I've ever received," he said.

"Your generosity has truly changed my academic and professional life for the better."

A student in a blue shirt smiles for a photograph Freddy Mcloughlan was a recipient of the Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship.

Jesse McKenzie – RMIT Study Support Scholarship

Jesse was awarded the RMIT Study Support Scholarship and used it to balance his living expenses and personal development.

Jesse shared that the scholarship freed up time that he could use to focus more on his creative skills.

It's given me more time to work on myself as a person and further develop my skills so I can work closer to doing what I want.

Jesse expressed his gratitude toward the donor.

"I hope they understand how much they have helped me and others," he said.

"I will forever be grateful of their generosity."

How to apply

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

If you would like to learn more, attend a scholarship information session where you can meet with a Scholarship Advisor and chat about your options.

15 September 2023


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