Partner Scholarships - Closed

General Scholarship Enquiries

Applications for 2022 Partner 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.


As the partner of a current or former ADF member you’ve been paramount to your family’s stability. Now it’s time to focus on your career aspirations, or have the chance to upskill with an RSL Scholarship. 

RSL Queensland Partner Scholarships support you to upskill, re-train or gain degree qualifications that will allow you to re-enter the workforce, pursue a new career, or relocate more easily.

We're proud to offer Defence partners a pathway to increase their employability and overcome hardship or vulnerability. 

“The Program Gave me the chance to focus on my study Without worrying about where the money was coming from to pay for it.” – TONI King, partner of EX serving ADF member.


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. 

“I thought I’d never get my career back on track, but the financial and moral support enabled me to accelerate my studies and transition into paid work more quickly than I thought possible.” – Georgia Gard, partner of currently serving ADF member.

In summary, applicants must be:

  • the spouse or de facto partner of a current or former Defence member 
  • not receiving other education/training benefits or scholarships
  • 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 your partner’s service.

Eligibility criteria apply, including ongoing eligibility for successful applicants. Read the Scholarships Terms and Conditions for complete details. See Part 2 for eligibility criteria relevant to Scholarship Applications.

Applications for 2022 Partner Scholarships have now closed. 

Applications for 2023 Scholarships will open on 18 August 2022. Applications remain open until all available scholarships for the relevant year are awarded or until 30 April 2023.


The application process allows partners of former and current Australian Defence Force (ADF) members to apply for scholarships under the RSL Queensland Partner Scholarship program. This program supports education and training courses to aid in partners’ employability.

Submitting your application:

Complete the form to submit your application. You will receive an email when your form 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 Partner Scholarship Terms and Conditions and that their application meets the intent and eligibility criteria of the program.  

Application assistance:

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


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