Scholarships Appeal

Help disadvantaged students reach their potential, by supporting scholarships at RMIT.

You can give the transformative opportunity of an RMIT education to more young people by donating to our Scholarships Appeal.

University education provides incredible advantages not just to individuals, but to society. Many of RMIT’s alumni are great examples of how one person with knowledge and passion can create change that benefits our world.

But for many students, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, the cost of coming to University – moving to the city, paying for accommodation, text books, and other costs – is enormous.

For these students, a scholarship is the difference that opens the door to a university education – and that’s where you can help by supporting scholarships at RMIT.


Many alumni, staff and other supporters give to RMIT because they believe in the capacity of tertiary education to transform lives, and because they support RMIT’s vision and unique strengths as a global university of technology and design.

All gifts make a difference, and gifts over $2 are tax deductible. 100% of your donation goes directly to your selection - there are no administration fees deducted from your gift.

How your donations are making a difference

Paige Baker

Paige Baker

Paige was the first in her family to go to university

The assistance Paige received, combined with her drive to succeed is giving her the very best chance to make her mark.

Paige Baker grew up in a single parent family. She appreciates everything her mother has worked hard to give her. But it hasn’t always been easy to make ends meet. 

Read Paige’s story

Mitch Moroney

Mitch Moroney

The drought won’t stop Mitch

Mitch Moroney is incredibly grateful for the scholarship that allowed him to begin a Bachelor of Applied Science in Surveying at RMIT.

He uses the funds to pay bills and buy textbooks and other study tools like a new computer.

Read Mitch’s story

Tayla Wilson

Tayla Wilson

Tayla is looking forward to a career helping others

“I cannot express my gratitude, it is still hard to fathom,” says Tayla Wilson of the scholarship support that is enabling her to fulfill her potential at RMIT.

Tayla is completing a double degree, a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology).

Read Tayla’s story

Jaclyn McAliece

Jaclyn McAliece

The economics of education

Bachelor of Pharmacy student Jaclyn McAliece was ecstatic when she found out she received the inaugural Emeritus Professor John Jackson Scholarship.

“The scholarship has just been everything to me,” says Jaclyn. “It’s paid for all my accommodation and travel expenses, books, food, clothes – it’s been life-changing,” she says.

Read Jaclyn’s story

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