Type of Funding
RMIT University is inviting current or former refugees, who are from a non-English speaking background and recently migrated to Australia, to apply for the Orcadia Foundation Scholarship for studies commencing Semester 1, 2020. They must be full-time students who will be enrolled in the standard Semesters 1 and 2 in a diploma or degree program at RMIT University in 2020.
Three Orcadia Foundation Scholarships are available in AY 2020. Postgraduate studies are ineligible for this scholarship.
Each scholar will receive an award of up to $5000 paid over 1 year. Scholars must maintain satisfactory academic performance at the end of Semester 1 2020 for this scholarship to continue. Scholars are not allowed to take leave or have unauthorised part-time study.
Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time diploma or degree program in the standard Semesters 1 and 2 of AY 2020, with the exception of Postgraduate students, who are ineligible to apply.
Applicants must be Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or Permanent Humanitarian visa holders. They must be current or former refugees or were born overseas, who are from non-English speaking backgrounds and who have recently migrated to Australia.
They need 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 their study
- Were previously or are currently living in foster/kinship care or are a ward of the state
- Experiencing difficult family or social circumstances
- Have relocated or will be relocating from interstate or rural or regional Victoria to study at RMIT or
- Have completed their secondary education at a School Network Access Program school.
Preference will be given to commencing students who have recently migrated to Australia.
Applications can be submitted online directly to RMIT or through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). But direct applications to RMIT are preferred, which application must be done online by 13 October 2019.