Peter Coloe Scholarship
For final year biotech, biomed or engineering students who can demonstrate financial and educational disadvantage; worth $5,000
To be eligible for this scholarship you must:
- be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or a permanent humanitarian visa holder
- be enrolled full-time in the standard semester 1 and 2 2021 in your final year of a biotechnology, biomedical or engineering diploma or degree
- be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage such as:
- receiving a Government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
- be able to demonstrate educational disadvantage such as:
- having a long term medical condition or disability which impacts your study
- have previously/are currently living in foster/kinship care or are a ward of the state
- experiencing difficult family/social circumstances
- have/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
- have completed your secondary education at a School Network Access Program school
Note: students in programs of a duration of one year or less are ineligible.
Complete the online application form by the application due date. In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit a complete online application. Partial applications will not be assessed.
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.
Find out more about applying for scholarships.
Professor Peter Coloe is a long serving senior staff member, with more than 25 years service to RMIT University. He was appointed as the Pro Vice-Chancellor Science, Engineering and Health and Vice President in 2008. He has made a prolific and significant contribution to understanding, detecting and controling infectious diseases, with over 160 publications and three worldwide patents to his name.
This scholarship’s aim is to assist final year students to graduate who are in particular hindered by financial circumstances which are impeding their ability to study.
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.
The successful candidate will be notified via email to their RMIT student email account by 31 March 2021. Only successful candidates will be contacted. If you have not received an offer by 31 March 2021, your application has been unsuccessful.