RMIT Cedar Pacific Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship

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For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who need to relocate to study at RMIT in Melbourne; provides a rental subsidy for accommodation at UniLodge Royal Melbourne.

Offered by: RMIT

Value

In semester 1 2023 the scholarship will be paid as a rental subsidy for a standard studio at UniLodge Royal Melbourne for up to two years.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • register with RMIT’s Ngarara Willim Centre and provide documentation confirming that you are an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander by the scholarship application due date
  • be from an interstate or rural/regional area and moving/moved to Melbourne to study at RMIT
  • be able to demonstrate circumstance/s which impact your ability to study such as:
    • receiving a government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
    • having a long-term medical condition or disability
    • experiencing personal/family/social difficulties
    • have previously/are currently living in foster/kinship care or are a ward of the state
    • be from an under-represented background such as completed secondary school at a School Network Access Program school
  • be enrolling full-time in semester 1 2023 in a certificate IV, diploma, degree or postgraduate by coursework program at RMIT
  • not already be residing in student accommodation
  • have not commenced or completed the same or higher level of award

If you are a certificate IV or diploma student you must:

  • not be in an apprenticeship or traineeship program

Preference will be given to students commencing a program at RMIT for the first time.

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