Ex-Defence Scholarships - Closed

General Scholarship Enquiries

Applications for 2022 Ex-Defence Scholarships have now closed.

If you are seeking a Scholarship for study in 2022, please submit an enquiry and we will contact you to discuss your eligibility.

Applications for 2023 Scholarships will open on 18 August 2022.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Defence careers provide you with a diverse range of skills and expertise. If you are ex-serving or currently transitioning out of Defence you can upskillre-qualify or develop an entirely new career path with an RSL Ex-Defence Scholarship.

Our ex-Defence Scholarships support those who have experienced hardship with a pathway to increase employability.

"IN DEFENCE WE DO HAVE A VERY CLEAR SENSE OF PURPOSE AND WHEN TRANSITIONING INTO CIVILIAN LIFE THAT GOES AWAY VERY QUICKLY. BUT I FOUND THAT THROUGH STUDY I'VE BEEN ABLE TO FIND THAT PURPOSE AGAIN, THAT DRIVE TO BETTER MYSELF.” - ADAM, AIR FORCE VETERAN AND SCHOLARSHIPS RECIPIENT.
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A designated number of scholarships are available for studies commencing or being undertaken in 2022, each valued at up to $4,000 a year for a maximum of three years.

Scholarship recipients will be able to utilise the funding for the following purposes:

  • Course fees
  • Administration fees
  • Required textbooks
  • Equipment required to complete the course

Eligibility criteria apply and scholarship funding is managed in accordance with our Terms and Conditions. 

 

To be eligible, you must be:

  • an ex-serving Defence member
  • ineligible for other Defence education and training assistance 
  • not in regular employment
  • enrolled or planning to enrol in an undergraduate, tertiary or vocational training course
  • able to demonstrate hardship or vulnerability relating to Defence service, or since transitioning from the ADF.

Eligibility criteria apply, including ongoing eligibility for successful recipients. Read the Scholarships Terms and Conditions for more details. 

Applications for 2022 Ex-Defence Scholarships have now closed.

If you are seeking a Scholarship for study in 2022, please submit an enquiry and we will contact you to discuss your eligibility.

Applications for 2023 Scholarships will open on 18 August 2022.

Purpose:

The application process allows Australian Defence Force (ADF) members to apply for scholarships under the RSL Queensland Ex-Defence Scholarship Program. This program supports education and training courses to aid in ex-Defence members’ employability.

Submitting your application:

Complete the online form below to submit your application. You will receive an email when your application has been successfully submitted.  

All applications are reviewed to assess initial eligibility before being put forward for consideration. If your application proceeds to the next stage, you will be asked to provide further documents to support your submission. When all necessary documents have been received, your application will be assessed.

Application assessment:

All applications submitted to RSL Queensland will be assessed for eligibility and to confirm applications meet the intent of the program. 

Application outcome:

You will be notified of the outcome of your application at the conclusion of the assessment.

Your Responsibility:

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that they have read the RSL Queensland Scholarship Terms and Conditions and that their application meets the intent and eligibility criteria of the program.

Recipients must advise RSL Queensland (partnerships@rslqld.org) of any subsequent changes in circumstances relating to:

a) change to residential location
b) change in employment status
c) change to approved study (including fee alterations)

Applicants should be aware that providing false or misleading information may lead to applications being declined, or the cancellation of a Scholarship.

Application assistance:

If you need assistance completing the application form, please email us at partnerships@rslqld.org or call 134 RSL.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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