Inland Rail Scholarship Application

Will you be commencing your first year of study?
I'm sorry, you are not eligible for this scholarship.

Please provide the following information.

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

My details
Date of Birth *
(There is no need to repeat financial hardship, instead focus on benefits. Circumstances such as access, equity and financial hardship should be recorded in the appropriate sections below for consideration.)
Provide a 500-600-word statement that describes why you have chosen to study this course, what career path you intend to take, and why you’ve selected that career path? It should also address how you see yourself contributing to regional economies once you have graduated. (personal statement, 600 words or less)

Personal circumstance
Are you or will you be the first person in your immediate family to attend university? (immediate family = parents, brothers, and sisters)
Are you of Aboriginal Australian or Torres Strait Islander descent?
Do you have a medical condition or disability which impacts your ability to study? Examples of medical conditions and disabilities include but are not limited to: Physical impairment (e.g. blindness), Learning disabilities (e.g. dyslexia), Chronic pain, Eating disorder (e.g. anorexia), Mental illness (e.g. depression), Major illness (e.g. cancer)
You must provide a statement of support from a medical professional who treated or is currently treating your condition(s)/disability. PLEASE NOTE: .pdf file type ONLY. Max file size 8MB.
Are you or have you been a refugee?
a) Any education (school) you had before you arrived in Australia
b) Your education in Australia
c) Anything that describes how being a refugee impacted your education
(.pdf, .jpg or .png file types only. Max file size 8MB)

Family circumstance
Marital status
Household structure

Financial circumstance
Has your education been adversely affected by your financial circumstances or do you expect your tertiary education to be adversely affected by your financial circumstances?
Do you, the applicant, currently receive any Centrelink benefits (e.g. Youth Allowance or health care card)?
(.pdf, .doc, .docx, .jpg or .png file types only. Max file size 8MB)
(.pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, .jpg or .png file types only. Max file size 8MB)

Impacts on education
Has your education been disadvantaged by difficult circumstances? (examples of difficult circumstances may include abusive family circumstances, excessive carer duties, chronic medical condition of a child, death of close relative, homelessness, recent multiple relocations, recent separation of parents, relationship breakdown, victim of crime, bullying.)
(max. 250 words)
(.pdf, doc, docx, rtf ot txt file type only. Max file size 8MB)


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