Rotary District 9780 Master of Dietetics Rural Placement Scholarship

If you are a student enrolled full time in The Master of Dietetics then this scholarship could be for you

Rotary District 9780, through The Rotary Foundation, has made available $8000 to support four students experiencing financial hardship when completing the requirements of their Master of Dietetics hospital placements at Deakin University.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 2 2020 open 17 June 2020.

Applications for Trimester 2 2020 close 22 July 2020 at 5pm.

Benefits

One off cash payment of $2000

Eligibility criteria

Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.

To be eligible you must be:

  • a domestic student
  • enrolled full time in the Master of Dietetics at Deakin University in Trimester 2 2020
  • undertaking your hospital placement in a rural or remote location in 2020
  • able to demonstrate financial disadvantage, you receive a means-tested Centrelink benefit or have a personal or combined family taxable income below $56,000, depending on independence status.

Preference will be given to:

  • students who are attending a rural or regional placement which is recognised for servicing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

Conditions

As a scholarship recipient you:

  • are required to provide a 500-word report with at least one paragraph for publication on the rural placement experience
  • present the report to Rotary club members if requested by the donor.
  • .

Your application

Supporting documents

As part of the application process, you will also be required to upload current supporting documentation.

When you apply for this scholarship, you'll need to supply evidence of your financial disadvantage.

Make sure you choose the correct document type when you upload your documents as it will make a difference. If your documents are uploaded into the incorrect type they will not be considered when assessing your application. Remember it is quality, not quantity, which you need to provide. Aim to provide documents which are current, relevant and concise.

Read more about supporting documentation

Application tips

Applying for a scholarship isn’t just about meeting the eligibility criteria.

It’s a good idea to think about why you want a scholarship, how it will help you and what you have to offer the Deakin community.

Read our 5 top tips on applying for a scholarship

How to apply

You can apply for this scholarship directly through our Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

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What happens next?

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide and your supporting documentation. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates who have been successful previously are not eligible to apply again.

You'll find out if you were successful usually within four weeks of the application closing date. You can see the status of your application via your Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal account.

More about the donor

Rotary District 9780, through The Rotary Foundation, has made available $8,000 to support four students experiencing financial hardship when completing the requirements of their Master of Dietetics rural placements at Deakin University.

District 9780 covers much of western Victoria and south-east South Australia and comprises 59 Rotary Clubs dedicated to improving the quality of life of people in their communities.

Rotary District 9780 have created 4 scholarships to support Master of Dietetics students undertaking a clinical placement in a rural or remote location.