Defence careers provide you with a diverse range of skills and expertise. An RSL Ex-Serving Scholarship can help you expand on these skills to build your civilian career.
If you’re ex-serving and Defence life has impacted your career opportunities, RSL Scholarships can empower you to pursue higher education, become qualified and forge a new career path.
Applications for our 2024 intake have now closed. Applications will reopen for our 2025 intake from 18 August 2024 to provide funding from January 2025.
Eligibility criteria apply.
“I WOULDN’T BE HERE IF IT WASN’T FOR THE RSL SCHOLARSHIP TEAM, ITS DEFINITELY BEEN GREAT HAVING THAT SUPPORT.” – BLAKE, ARMY VETERAN AND EX-SERVING SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT.
The Scholarship funding amount provided to recipients is up to $5,000 annually for up to three calendar years. The maximum total Scholarship funding amount is $15,000.
Scholarship recipients will be able to utilise the funding for the following purposes:
- Course fees
- Administration fees
- Required textbooks
For an Ex-serving Scholarship, the Applicant must demonstrate that:
- They are an Ex-serving Defence Member with either operational service, or three or more years continuous full-time service. The Applicant must provide a copy of their current ADO long to evidence enlistment date and, if relevant, separation date and type.
- RSL Queensland may, at its discretion, consider Applicants who have medically separated with fewer than three years of service, or those with no operational service; and they have either medically or voluntarily separated from the Australian Defence Force at the time of application.
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.
All applications submitted to RSL Queensland will be assessed for eligibility and to confirm applications meet the intent of the program.
You will be notified of the outcome of your application at the conclusion of the assessment.
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.
If you need assistance completing the application form, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 134 RSL.