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Find scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Secondary school scholarships

The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) offers scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at private secondary schools across Queensland. It also offers tertiary residential scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students in New South Wales and Queensland. 

Yalari offers scholarships for full boarding and tuition for full boarding and tuition for some boarding schools in Australia. Scholarships are available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from remote, regional and rural areas who are beginning their first year of high school. Applications for scholarships usually open around March each year.

The Queensland Certificate of Education Scholarship provides 2-year funding to selected secondary schools in Queensland. The schools then offer scholarships to individual students to complete Year 12.

Tertiary scholarships and bursaries

The scholarships and bursaries listed below are just a sample of what is available. Check university websites for more information about potential scholarships and bursaries.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme offers Indigenous students up to $15,000 per year for pharmacy studies at university.

Accountancy and economics scholarships

Several scholarships are offered across Australia to support studies in accountancy and economics.

Advance Queensland Scholarships

Advance Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD scholarships: funding of up to $120,000 over 3 years is available to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholars in gaining a research PhD degree. 

Advance Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Fellowships: funding of up to $240,000 over 3 years is available to support PhD qualified Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islander researchers in undertaking original research that will benefit Queensland.  

Aunty Pamela Mam Indigenous Nursing Scholarship

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who have been accepted into a Griffith Nursing or Midwifery program can apply for the Aunty Pamela Mam Indigenous Nursing Scholarship

Australian College of Nursing

The Australian College of Nurses offers scholarships to study nursing and midwifery.

Australian Dental Association Study Grants for Indigenous dental students

The Australian Dental Association Study Grant is a grant of $5000 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to help with costs while studying for a dentistry qualification.

Bernie Singleton Scholarship

Apunipima's Bernie Singleton Scholarship provides support to Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples from Cape York communities to study full-time in health or management related studies at university. 

Beryl Stevens Memorial Bursary for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples

The Beryl Stevens Memorial Bursary is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in a program within Griffith University's School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences.

Care2Achieve: scholarship for young women leaving care

Young women aged 17–21 years who are leaving or have left care are eligible for a Care2Achieve scholarship to undertake tertiary studies through university or TAFE. The scholarship offers financial support, mentoring and support to establish connections with future potential employers. Applications close 1 September 2017. Apply for Care2Achieve.

Dr Alan Van Tran and Minh Ha Tran Indigenous Health Education Bursary 2017

The Dr Alan Van Tran and Minh Ha Tran Indigenous Health Education Bursary is awarded to Abotriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying an undergraduate or post-graduate probram in the University of Queensland's Faculty of Medicine or Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences. 

Indigenous Cadetship Program

The Indigenous Cadetship Program is offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are enrolled in an approved course of study at an Australian tertiary institution. Successful candidates are sponsored for the length of their study and once study is complete will advance to the nominated level within the department.

Indigenous Science Scholarship: University of Queensland

The University of Queensland offers an Indigenous Science Scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who intend to enrol in degrees in Science, Biomedical Science, Environmental Science, Biotechnology, Advanced Science or Mathematics. Find out more about the Indigenous Science Scholarship.

Lambert McBride Perpetual Bursary 2017

The Lambert McBride Perpetual Bursary provides a one-off payment of $5,000 for a high-achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their 1st or 2nd year of full-time university study. 

Pearl Duncan Scholarship

Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarships support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders while they study to become teachers. 

Penny Tripcony Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

The Penny Tripcony Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undertaking post-graduate coursework at Queensland University of Technology.

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship

The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme provides financial help of up to $15,000 per year for Indigenous students to get a health qualification at a university or TAFE (Certificate 4 or above). Accepted courses include allied health, dentistry/oral health, medicine, midwifery and nursing.

Thelma Myers Memorial Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship 

The Thelma Myers Memorial Scholarship is offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate nursing students at James Cook University. 

The Nellie Thomas Bursary

The Nellie Thomas Bursary is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in or accepted into a Griffith University medicine or health program. 

Youth Justice First Nations Scholarship

The Youth Justice First Nations Scholarship is offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undertaking undergraduate or post-graduate study in psychology or social work at James Cook University. 

Deadly pathways

Deadly pathways gives Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students options (or pathways) after they leave school. It also lists support services for students studying at TAFE or university.

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Last updated:
27 July 2017
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