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Support: Indigenous

University of Sydney | Gadigal Program

Benefits   The Gadigal Program assists you with admission to university by allowing you to tell us more about your interests, motivation and goals, rather than just considering your academic results. Benefits: Lower minimum ATAR requirements. Opportunity to apply for a Gadigal early conditional offer. Participation in an intensive skills program before commencing at the …

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Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships

Finishing your apprenticeship training can be tough when you’ve experienced hardship. The Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships are there to help.

Aurora Internship Program Indigenous Scholarships

The Internship Program continues to focus on supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and graduates via internships as pathways to jobs in Indigenous organisations and other organisations working in the Indigenous sector.

UON | Indigenous Law Early Entry Scheme

Benefits   Imagine having a guaranteed place in a law program before beginning your final HSC exams. Newcastle Law School is offering Indigenous students the opportunity to gain early entry to our degree. Recognising the need to increase the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian legal profession and allied fields, our …

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Macquarie | Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Entry Pathway (ATSIEP)

Benefits   The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Entry Pathway (ATSIEP) is run by Walanga Muru – Macquarie University. This admissions pathway provides opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to study undergraduate level courses at Macquarie University and determines readiness for study or providing advice on alternative opportunities.   Eligibility   To be …

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Flinders Sophia Fund Indigenous Bursaries

A generous donation from the Sophia Fund, has enabled the establishment of the Sophia Fund Indigenous Bursaries. They have been established to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to undertake a higher education course.

AWARD School Indigenous Scholarship Program

AWARD School is a 12-week creative-thinking course that will help you to break into Australia’s creative industries. If you’re an aspiring storyteller or a creative thinker and are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, we’re offering six scholarships for our 2022 program valued at up to $2,200 to cover the entire AWARD School course.

MADALAH Secondary Scholarships

MADALAH Limited is calling for applications from Indigenous students interested in undertaking their high-school studies at schools throughout WA.

Walkley Young Indigenous Scholarship

This is an exciting opportunity for an aspiring Indigenous journalist aged 30 years or under to develop their newsroom experience with two leading news providers. This twelve-week scholarship will be broken down into six weeks with Junkee Media and six weeks with 10 News First in Sydney. You’ll develop a broad understanding of newsroom and …

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Rosemary Bishop Indigenous Education Scholarship

The Rosemary Bishop Indigenous Education Scholarship is available to any Indigenous child from regional, rural and remote communities and towns throughout Australia who will be entering Year 7 in 2023. Scholarships are limited to two children per family.

QUT QIC Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship

The QIC Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship is a key component of QIC’s Reconciliation Action Plan’s focus on employment and the talent pipeline. This scholarship is aimed at supporting and enabling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolling in and continuing their university education.

Arrow Energy-JCU Go Further Indigenous Tertiary Scholarships

Through the Arrow Energy Reconciliation Action Plan, Arrow is aiming to build mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous people and communities in a range of fields including education. As a part of this commitment, Arrow is providing tertiary scholarships to support Indigenous students to attend and complete university.

WSU Enid Helen Hort and Family Scholarship

The Enid Helen Hort and Family Scholarships are intended to ensure that people of all walks of life have the opportunity to attend University including those who may have experienced financial hardship, or those who may not have come from a privileged background.

Deakin Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing Scholarship

The Department of Health is partnering with the Victorian Aboriginal community-controlled health organisation (VACCHO) and Deakin University to implement an Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) Scholarship Program. The program aims to assist Aboriginal people working in Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing teams to complete further education in clinical and therapeutic mental health qualifications to …

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Charles Sturt AHO Tertiary Accommodation Grants

Access to affordable accommodation is a significant barrier that impacts on Aboriginal tertiary education rates across New South Wales. The grants will provide eligible Aboriginal students with assistance to source affordable accommodation options.

Bond University Indigenous Medical Scholarship

Bond University is committed to providing opportunities in tertiary education for Indigenous Australians, including an Indigenous pathway into its Medical Program, which comprises a Bachelor of Medical Studies and Doctor of Medicine.

UC | The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation Program

Benefits   If you’re a First Nations student, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation Program can help you build the communication and study skills you’ll need to undertake a degree at the University of Canberra. The program also provides an alternative entry pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to study at UC if you …

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UniSA | Aboriginal Pathway

Benefits   The Aboriginal Pathway Program is a free, one and a half year program to prepare indigenous students for university study. It is open to all people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and can lead to entry into a university degree at UniSA. It is taught at five locations: Metropolitan Adelaide …

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UNE | Internal Selection Program

Benefits   The Internal Selection on Program (ISP) is designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with professional work or community experience and any formal qualifications from TAFE or other training providers.  The Oorala Aboriginal Centre will work with you to determine your readiness to enrol in higher education at the University of New England. …

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Murdoch Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre Pre-Law Scholarship

The Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre aims to provide the opportunity for a course fee waiver scholarship for the Pre-Law Program for two Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students in financial hardship, who can demonstrate a desire to succeed in a demanding course.

Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning Indigenous Scholarship

The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning Indigenous Scholarship aims to increase access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to Australian architecture, design and planning studies by supporting the continuation or commencement of studies for Indigenous students at the University of Sydney.

ECU Equity Scholarship

The ECU Equity Scholarships are intended to assist future and current undergraduate students from designated equity groups, with the costs associated with University study. Applications are sought from students from low socio-economic backgrounds, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander’s, people with a disability or ongoing illness, people with significant caring responsibilities and those from rural or …

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Swinburne Nancy Gullo Scholarship

This scholarship is established to support students to complete their education and lift some of the financial burden associated with studying.

Bendigo Bank Indigenous Scholarship Program

The scholarship program aims to financially support students who identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and have been offered a full-time place at an Australian TAFE or university for the first time in 2022.

JCU Burralga Yumba Bursary

The purpose of the Burralga Yumba Bursary is to assist with the cost of accommodation (including administration fees) at Burralga Yumba Residence. This bursary is designed to support students overcoming financial hardship, drought, disability or other circumstances, which would significantly impact their capacity to fully engage in tertiary studies.

Flinders Erica Jolly Indigenous Bursary

A generous donation from Flinders University graduate Erica Jolly, a Companion of the University, has enabled the establishment of the Erica Jolly Indigenous Bursary. The bursary has been established to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to undertake a higher education course, specifically in the field of education, including special education.

Curtin Santos Indigenous Scholarship Program

The Santos Indigenous Scholarship Program aims to encourage and support high achieving undergraduate, postgraduate or pathway coursework students who want to work in a dynamic and challenging environment and have an interest in a career in the resource sector.

University of Newcastle Koiki Eddie Mabo Scholarship

This scholarship fund was graciously established in 2001 by Dr Roger Riordan AM in memory of Koiki Eddie Mabo. The aim is to provide a scholarship fund that can be used for the purpose of assisting any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student who is studying in the College of Health Medicine and Wellbeing.

NT Government Aboriginal Teacher Education Scholarships

The Department is offering scholarships to Aboriginal people who are currently studying at University or are eligible to enrol in a Bachelor of Education or a Master of Teaching at a Northern Territory tertiary institution.

Murdoch Senate Bursary

The Murdoch Senate Bursary has been developed to assist students who are facing financial and/or personal hardship with some of the costs associated with studying at Murdoch University.

Budget Promotions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sponsorship Award

BudgetPromotion.com.au invites applications from people of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background for our new annual sponsorship award. This annual sponsorship will be awarded to someone who can demonstrate that the further education they are gaining will advance their community.

Swinburne Kath Watson Scholarship for Women

The Kath Watson Foundation was established to support female students from disadvantaged backgrounds to undertake and/or continue tertiary education and to achieve their full academic potential by reducing the need to work outside of study.

Gallipoli Scholarship

The Gallipoli Scholarships provide financial assistance to the most deserving and meritorious Australian applicants, commencing their first year of tertiary study at a University or TAFE at Degree, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level, in the year of application, as well as two specific Scholarships for second and third year Gallipoli Scholars.

USQ First Nations Scholarship

In Semester 1 2022, USQ will offer three USQ First Nations Scholarships to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students commencing their studies in a bachelor’s degree.

UNSW | Prep 17-19

Benefits   If you are keen to study at uni but have faced challenges in year 11 and 12 that make you eligible for the UNSW ACCESS Scheme, and you don’t meet the cut-off for degree entry, we want you to consider UNSW Prep. UNSW Prep is a one year (18 months for Engineering) pathway …

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UNSW | Indigenous Admission Scheme

Benefits   The UNSW Indigenous Admission Scheme (IAS) provides an alternative pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to gain entry into a UNSW undergraduate degree program. IAS is alternative entry pathway administered by Nura Gili in conjunction with the UNSW Admissions Office. Assessment for entry is coordinated by Nura Gili in conjunction with …

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UNSW | Indigenous Pre-programs

Benefits   UNSW’s Indigenous Pre-programs offer a holistic pre-entry university experience for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Our programs are both an alternative entry pathway to UNSW and a degree-specific preparatory program, meaning you can hit the ground running on day one of your degree. We run Indigenous Pre-Programs in the areas of Business, …

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RMIT | Indigenous Access Program

Benefits   The Indigenous Access Program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to gain access to study at RMIT. Applicants who apply to study a vocational education or Bachelor program at RMIT, and identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are invited to apply for the Indigenous Access Program. Through the Indigenous Access Program, …

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QUT | Centralised Assessment and Selection Program (CASP)

Benefits   The Centralised Assessment and Selection Program (CASP), is an admissions pathway that can assist Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people enter most undergraduate and some postgraduate (coursework) courses at QUT. We’ll look at your previous study, personal achievements and your attributes within a more relaxed and culturally supportive environment to see if …

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Monash | Pathways to Law

Benefits   This pathway is designed for students who have the talent and determination to succeed in our Bachelor of Laws (Honours) course but just miss out on the Selection Rank. If you identify as an Indigenous Australian, live in a low socio-economic area or have experienced financial hardship you could be eligible. You will …

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Deakin Achieving Potential Scholarship

A Deakin Achieving Potential Scholarship offers financial support to students who display passion, perseverance and commitment to study, and experience financial or personal hardship.

CQUni Dare to Be Deadly Scholarship

The Dare to be Deadly (D2BD) Scholarship assists Indigenous students from regional and remote locations with expenses associated with undergraduate study. The scholarship funds are intended to assist with living expenses and costs such as textbooks, uniforms, technology, internet, course specific equipment and/or travel costs associated with compulsory industry placement.

Monash | MIAP and INAP

Benefits   The Monash Indigenous Access Program (MIAP) is a scholarship funded bridging program designed to prepare students for entry into a variety of undergraduate degrees at Monash University. The Indigenous Non-Award Pathway (INAP) is the part time version of MIAP. These pathways are specifically designed to support Indigenous Australians in making a successful transition …

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Murdoch Schlumberger Australia Scholarship

​​The Schlumberger Scholarship Program provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in full time study at Murdoch University who aspire to work in Engineering, Business or similar disciplines.

Murdoch NTEU Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

The NTEU Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Scholarship was established to support and encourage Undergraduate Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students who demonstrate a commitment to community, across the various different stages of their degree.

UNSW Indigenous General Merit Undergraduate Scholarship

The 2021 Indigenous General Merit Undergraduate Scholarship is open for recent High School Leavers, UNSW Pre-Program Graduates and IAS Students commencing an undergraduate coursework degree program at UNSW Sydney in 2022.

UTAS Riawunna Access Bursary

Funded through the Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP), these bursaries are awarded annually by the Riawunna Centre, which provides a culturally welcoming space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to meet, study and access academic and pastoral support and assistance.

Curtin Sir William Tyree Scholarship in Engineering

The Tyree Foundation has established scholarships for engineering students across all Australian States. The scholarships are for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, to provide them support throughout their four-year course of study.

Charles Sturt AHO Tertiary Accommodation Grants

Access to affordable accommodation is a significant barrier that impacts on Aboriginal tertiary education rates across New South Wales. The grants will provide eligible Aboriginal students with assistance to source affordable accommodation options.

Charles Sturt Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service Scholarship

With a mission to improve health outcomes for the local Aboriginal community, the Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service offers this scholarship to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students commencing studies in Health and Rehabilitation, Speech Pathology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Podiatric Medicine on the Albury-Wodonga Campus.

Murdoch Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre Health Scholarships

The Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre Health Scholarships are open to all Indigenous students currently enrolled in an undergraduate course within the health or human services disciplines. This includes, but is not limited to: Chiropractic, Psychology and Nursing.​

Macquarie Vinva Scholar Award

The aim of the Vinva Scholar Award is to fund scholars based on excellence and equity, supporting students who have the potential to make a positive impact in the future. The scholarships will be targeted at new students studying Science, Engineering, IT and Business degrees.

PEF National Secondary Scholarship

The Public Education Foundation’s National Secondary Scholarships support two Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students, two refugee students and two students currently experiencing financial hardship that may prevent them from continuing their senior years of education in a public school.

QUT QAS Jamie Jackway Paramedic Scholarship

A partnership initiative between the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) and QUT to financially support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to complete their Bachelor of Paramedic Science degree.

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme

The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme is designed to encourage and assist undergraduate students in health-related disciplines to complete their studies and join the health workforce. The scheme provides scholarships for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people studying an entry level health course.

Faber Writing Scholarships

Each year, the Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin awards scholarship places for our prestigious Writing a Novel program.

Monash | Indigenous Entry Scheme

Benefits   This scheme provides an entry point for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants into a range of undergraduate courses with an achieved ATAR of 50+ (higher for some courses). Eligible for admission into a range of Monash courses with a lower ATAR No special classes, extra requirements or time added to your course …

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Deakin | Indigenous Access Scheme

Benefits   The Indigenous Access Scheme is a pathway into undergraduate study for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We want to recognise your achievements and help you succeed, so when you apply, we’ll look at a range of factors to help you find the course that’s right for you. As well as academic achievements, …

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Curtin Chris Lewis Scholarship

The Chris Lewis Scholarship has been developed by Curtin University to support an Indigenous Australian student who can demonstrate academic potential and commitment to the Indigenous community.

UOW Transforming Futures Scholarships

These scholarships recognise the capacity in all students and seek to provide support to ensure students can participate in, and make the most of their higher education.

Curtin Business and Law Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship

The Business and Law Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship has been developed to assist Indigenous Australian students who are studying an undergraduate degree through the Faculty of Business and Law. Through this scholarship the faculty is seeking to support and develop students who are committed to gaining their first degree in one of the numerous disciplines offered …

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UQ Alumni Advantage Scholarship in Computer Science

The Scholarship is to encourage and support students undertaking the Bachelor of Computer Science program from an “under-represented” cohort – this means that the student will be a student facing financial disadvantage; and/or a female student; and/or Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

TAFE Queensland Scholarships

Achieve your career goals with the help of a TAFE Queensland Scholarship. Merit scholarships are awarded to students who have achieved outstanding academic merit or demonstrate strong work performance along with the demonstrable desire to secure ongoing employment in the industry in which they have applied for the scholarship. Access and equity scholarships provide equitable …

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ACU | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Entry Program

Benefits   We’re committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students academically, culturally and personally. If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you may be granted entry into an ACU undergraduate course based on your potential to succeed.   Eligibility   If you identify as an Indigenous Australian, your application may be …

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UWA | Aboriginal Orientation Course

Benefits   The Aboriginal Orientation Course is a 12 month course which prepares students for entry to Arts, Science, Biomedical Science and Commerce undergraduate degrees at the University of Western Australia.   Eligibility   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are eligible to apply for this pathway.   Applications   Apply direct online to UWA.

Curtin | StepUp to Curtin

Benefits   StepUp to Curtin grants an adjustment factor of additional ATAR points to help you qualify for admission into your preferred Curtin course. There are two StepUp to Curtin access schemes: StepUp Entry If your ATAR is between 60 and 69.95, StepUp Entry adjusts your selection rank to 70. This means you’ll be eligible …

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Curtin | Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course

Benefits   Are you interested in pursuing a career in medicine or health sciences? The Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling course will prepare you for entry into most health sciences courses. This course is designed to provide a pre-entry pathway for Indigenous students into undergraduate courses within the Faculty of Health Sciences including medicine, …

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ECU | Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment

Benefits   The Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment (AURA) is an improved and dedicated pathway for prospective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at Edith Cowan University (ECU). It includes a new self-assessment of skills, knowledge and lifestyle to enable informed decision-making about entering and thriving at university. Based on information provided, we can determine the …

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Murdoch | K-Track

Benefits   K-Track is a course designed to enable Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students to qualify for entry into an undergraduate degree. The course is tailored specifically for students who would not otherwise qualify for entry. Through a series of units the course provides the skills necessary to succeed at university.   Eligibility   …

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Murdoch | Waardong

Benefits   Waardong is a special entry and enabling program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who want to become veterinarians. The program provides academic, social and cultural support for students enrolled in Veterinary Science or other participating science courses.   Eligibility   This special entry program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is …

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Murdoch | Ngoolark Support Unit

Benefits   Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre’s Ngoolark program provides tailored learning experiences to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their transition into a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Nursing. During the course you will learn discipline specific skills which can be applied within the core units of …

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