Partner Scholarships


Eligibility Requirements

As the partner of a current or ex-serving ADF member, you've been paramount to your family's stability.

If Defence life has impacted your career opportunities, our support can assist you to re-enter the workforce, relocate more easily, or pursue a new career ambition.

Apply for an RSL Partner Scholarship to enhance your employability through higher education.

Applications open 18 August 2023 and provide funding from January 2024.

Eligibility criteria apply.


“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.

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 a Partner Scholarship, the Applicant must demonstrate they are the current Partner of a current or former Defence Member with a relationship duration of a minimum three years; and the Defence Member has either operational service, or three or more years continuous full-time service. The Applicant must be able to evidence their relationship length.

Terms and Conditions 

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.  

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


Partner Application

A few things before you start:

  • This application form must be completed in one session
  • Click on the question heading to complete each field
  • Fields marked with an asterisk* are mandatory
  • Where you are asked to provide a date using the calendar selection tool, type in the year and use the dropdown list to select the month. Select the first of the month if you are unsure of a specific date. 
  • Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email please contact

RSL Queensland is collecting your personal and sensitive information (including details about you, contact details, your partner’s defence service, financial, employment and health information) in this application for the purpose of assessing your application for a scholarship and, if your application is successful, for the purpose of managing your scholarship and to assist you to complete your course and gain employment at the conclusion.

If you choose not to answer some of the questions or provide the personal information requested, RSL Queensland will not be able to assess your application and you may not be eligible to receive a scholarship.

RSL Queensland will only disclose your personal information to its related entity, Mates4Mates Limited, for the purposes of connecting you with veteran wellbeing services provided by them.

RSL Queensland may contact you for the purpose of connecting you with other veteran services they provide including the RSL Queensland employment team who may contact you to assist you to secure employment at the end of your course.

If your application is unsuccessful, all information provided in connection with the application will be destroyed within a reasonable period of time after the scholarship round closes.

All information provided in connection with your application will be managed in accordance with RSL Queensland’s Privacy Policy. The RSL Queensland Privacy Policy can be found here

By submitting this application, you are consenting to the collection of your personal and sensitive information and the disclosure of it as set out in this notice.



I consent to RSL Queensland collecting my personal information and sensitive (including health information) for the purpose of considering and processing my application for a scholarship and as set out in the Collections Notice above.

I consent to RSL Queensland disclosing my personal and sensitive information to Mates4Mates Limited to connect me with veteran wellbeing services they provide.

Residential Address
Postal Address
Partner Residential Address

Please provide details of your highest academic achievement.

For example, Grade 12 completed, Brisbane State High School, 31/12/1986
Certificate IV Accounting & Bookkeeping, Tafe Qld, 31/12/2010

Please provide details of your proposed course of study.

Further Information

By accepting these terms and submitting this application, I declare: 

  • I am the applicant described in Section 2 - Applicant of this application;
  • I am the partner of the current or former member of the ADF described in this application;
  • I consent to RSL Queensland collecting my personal information and sensitive information in order to consider and process my application;
  • I consent to RSL Queensland disclosing my personal and sensitive information to Mates4Mates Limited to connect me with veteran wellbeing services they provide;
  • where this application requires me to provide personal information of my partner, I am authorised to provide my partner’s personal and sensitive information to RSL Queensland;
  • my application will not be progressed without the Declaration by Defence Member being completed by my partner;
  • I have read and understood the RSL Queensland Education Scholarship Terms & Conditions and acknowledge my obligations under those;
  • I understand the completion of this form does not in any way imply that this scholarship application will be approved;
  • I understand that I may be eligible to receive or participate in other services delivered by RSL Queensland and/or Mates4Mates (a related entity of RSL Queensland) and that by submitting this application I give RSL Queensland and Mates4Mates permission to contact me regarding these services;
  • all the information submitted (including this form and any provided documentation including any further documentation reasonably required by RSL Queensland) is true and complete in all respects; and 
  • I understand that any false or misleading information provided may lead to the rejection of the application and that I may be compelled to repay to RSL Queensland as a liquidated debt any scholarship funds which RSL Queensland has provided in reliance on such false or misleading information.
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