Rosemary Simpson Scholarship

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The Rosemary Simpson Scholarship has been established by the Jolimont Foundation to assist Swinburne students from rural and regional areas to undertake and complete a university education. The aim is to support and enable them to achieve their full potential by reducing the need to work outside of study.

Courses eligible

Any on-campus undergraduate degree at Swinburne University of Technology.

Eligibility / selection criteria

To be eligible for the Rosemary Simpson Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Meet the following criteria:
    • Australian citizen
  2. Meet the following enrolment criteria:
    • be a commencing first year Swinburne student in Semester 1, 2023
    • enrolled full time in an eligible course (see courses eligible in section above)
    • preference will be given to Year 12 school leavers
  3. Demonstrate that you have relocated from a rural and regional area in order to study at Swinburne
  4. Submit a personal statement (500 words) addressing the following:
    • leadership qualities and/or community participation
  5. Provide evidence of financial and/or personal hardship. Examples of evidence include, but are not limited to:
    • Centrelink statement
    • Payslips
    • Personal statement can be used to describe personal hardship
  6. Provide two written references outlining your suitability for the scholarship:
    • Academic reference - from a person qualified to comment on academic studies, such as a subject coordinator, school principal, etc.
    • Character reference - from a person competent to supply a character reference such as a current or past employer. 


The scholarship is valued at $10,000 per year for the normal duration of the degree for up to a maximum of five years.

How to apply

Applications are currently closed.


All scholarships offered by Swinburne are governed by a set of conditions. Please visit our Scholarship Conditions page for further information.


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