Women in Finance and Economics Scholarship
For women commencing studies in financial planning, accountancy, economics or finance who can demonstrate disadvantage; worth up to $14,500 paid as a contribution towards tuition fees.
To be eligible for this scholarship you must:
- identify as a woman
- be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or a permanent humanitarian visa holder
- be commencing full-time study in one of the following programs at RMIT in semester 1 2022:
- Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) (BP314)
- Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) / Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) (BP313)
- Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) (BP254)
- Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) (BP251)
- Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) (BP339)
- Bachelor of Business (BP343) with a major in Financial Planning, Accountancy, Economics or Finance
- Master of Professional Accounting (MC194)
- Master of Finance (MC201)
- be enrolled full-time for the duration of the scholarship
- be able to demonstrate financial and/or educational disadvantage such as:
- receiving a Government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
- 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 Schools Network Access Program school
- have carer responsibilities which may or may not include childcare fees.
- re-entering the workforce.
- are aged between 16 and 35 years old or a mature aged student (50 years and above).
Applications can be submitted direct to RMIT or through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) however, it is preferred that you apply direct to RMIT for this scholarship.
Direct to RMIT applications
The online application form will be made available here when applications open. In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit a complete online application. Partial applications will not be assessed.
Apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) website (www.vtac.edu.au).
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.
If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be contacted to answer further application questions. Please check the email address you nominate in your scholarship application form at least twice per week. The questions are listed below to allow you time to prepare your answers in advance.
- 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?
- Discuss any difficult circumstances you have faced that have affected your education.
Find out more about applying for scholarships.
The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) is the primary membership organisation for financial planning practitioners who want to master the practice of financial planning, and who are committed to shaping the future of the profession.
As part of this continued commitment to excellence and with support from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Office for Women, FPA wish to provide meaningful equity opportunities for our students in pursuing finance and economics education.
Find out more about the Women in Finance and Economics Scholarships Program.
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.