Inder Kaur Scholarship
If you are female and have financial or educational difficulties, this scholarship can provide you with financial assistance while you study.
Value and duration
The scholarship provides $7,000 per year for up to three years of your standard full-time program duration.
To be eligible for this scholarship you must:
- be a female Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, a current or past refugee, or the daughter of a past refugee
- be full time enrolled at RMIT in a bachelor degree in semester 1 and 2 in 2014
- be able to demonstrate financial difficulties and/or educational disadvantage
- be passionate about education.
Preference will be given to commencing students with financial difficulties who are current or past refugees, or the daughter of a past refugee.
How to apply
Applications have now closed for 2013.
For the 2014 academic year, applications will open in approximately September 2013.
For the 2014 academic year, applications will close in approximately November 2013.
Terms and conditions
View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s Scholarships and Grants Terms and Conditions (PDF 96kb, 11p)
Education was a passion for Inder Kaur. She was taken out of school in Rawalpindi after the 8th grade because she was a girl. After the partition of India in 1947, the family including her husband and three daughters left their ancestral home in Rawalpindi and became refugees. She began studying again, while helping to support her family.
Inder Kaur graduated with a Masters degree in Punjabi from the University of Delhi in 1958 when she was 47 years old. This was a rare accomplishment. She became the Founding Principal of three women's colleges in Punjab, India.
The Inder Kaur Scholarship is being established to honour her initiative, daring and persistence in following her dream of education.