Indigenous

Scholarships for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Students


Browse the main annual scholarships offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Australian Indigenous Higher Degree Research Scholarships

The Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) is calling for applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people seeking to undertake a Research Masters, PhD or Professional Doctorate at the University of New England. Up to ten Higher Degree Scholarships are available to commence in January–March 2018. Find out more about the Australian Indigenous HDR Research Scholarships.

Accommodation Grants

Indigenous Accommodation Grants

Closing date for applications: 29 January 2018

Are you planning to be a full-time, on-campus student at UNE in 2018?

Experiencing housing stress? Is paying your rent a really big issue?  So big that you might have to stop studying full-time? This new grant might be able to help you!

If you have received this grant previously you are eligible to reapply.

Introduction

AHO 2017 RecipientsThe Oorala Aboriginal Centre recognises that many students face financial hardship, particularly in the area of affordable rental accommodation.

In cooperation with the Aboriginal Housing Office (part of the NSW Department of Family and Community Services), Oorala and UNE have created Indigenous Accommodation Grants to assist Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students with a rent subsidy of up to $5350, to cover Trimesters 1 and 2 2018.

Objectives

The objectives of this grant scheme are:

  • To overcome financial barriers to accommodation that may prevent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from applying to study at UNE.
  • To increase the number of new Indigenous enrolments at UNE through the payment of accommodation grants.
  • To improve the retention rate for existing Indigenous students who may be at risk of dropping out of university due to housing stress.

How it works

The grants are to be spent only on accommodation. The grant will be paid monthly. Payments can be made to a real estate agency, an owner of a rental property or to a college at UNE.

What kind of accommodation is covered by this grant?

The grants are available to cover rental accommodation in the Armidale region for full-time students enrolled at UNE. The kinds of accommodation covered include:

  • Existing private rental accommodation used by a student;
  • Accommodation negotiated between the student and HomesNorth once a grant has been allocated;
  • A room in a UNE college.

If a student is successful in obtaining an Accommodation Grant, the staff at the Oorala Aboriginal Centre can put them in contact with HomesNorth or UNE Accommodation Services to obtain a suitable rental property or college room.

Details

Value:

Up to $5350

Number to be awarded:

5

Duration:

Trimesters 1 and 2, 2018

Applicant’s study mode:

Full-time

Eligibility

The applicant must:

  • Provide evidence of Aboriginality
  • Be a full-time student enrolled at UNE
  • The applicant is currently living independently from their family and can provide evidence of housing stress, i.e. be spending more than 40% of their weekly income on accommodation
  • Provide a short statement outlining why they need a UNE Indigenous Accommodation Grant (no more than 500 words).

Please note: If you fail to provide all documentation required, your application will automatically be assessed as ineligible.

Specific Terms and Conditions

Confirmation of Aboriginality
  1. Letter from a Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC)
  2. Letter from a registered Aboriginal Organisation
  3. If neither of the first two confirmation options is possible, a Statutory Declaration can be used but only in circumstances where an individual is unable to provide evidence from a Local Aboriginal Land Council or Aboriginal Corporation (please see Operational guidelines for more information and specific requirements).
Evidence relating to independent living
  • A rental bond notice
  • A letter from a landlord outline weekly rent payable
  • A rental lease agreement or contract outlining weekly rent payable.

Evidence relating to housing stress
  • A pay slip
  • A bank account statement and
  • Documented evidence of Centrelink payments (if applicable).

Selection process

The selection committee will consist of staff from the Oorala Aboriginal Centre and a representative from the funding body.

Apply now

Download the application form from the link, fill it out, attach appropriate documents and send to:

ooralamgt@une.edu.au

or deliver your application to the Oorala Aboriginal Centre, Booloominbah Drive, UNE, Armidale 2351. (Do not include original copies of important documents in the envelope.)

For assistance or advice on your application, please contact Oorala directly via phone on Freecall – 1800 622 384, or call Natasha Haines on (02) 6773 3034 or email nhaines5@une.edu.au and we will walk you through the process step by step.

Privacy

In applying for this award the recipient agrees to have information that is required to determine eligibility for this grant forwarded to the Selection Committee. Some members of the committee may not be UNE staff but all information gathered will be treated with discretion. The privacy of applicants’ information will be rigorously respected.

Conditions

In accepting this award, the recipient acknowledges that they are accepting the terms and conditions outlined above.

Government, Industry, and Other Organisations Scholarships

Commonwealth Equity Scholarships

Equity Scholarships for Indigenous students enrolled in a UNE undergraduate or TRACK's course, who have current financial hardship and are from a regional or remote area. These scholarships are for commencing or continuing students.
The scholarships offered are:

Scholarship

Value

Status

Closing

Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship
Undergraduate Course ( full time)

$5355.00

OPEN

ongoing

Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship
Undergraduate Course ( part time)

$2677.50

OPEN

ongoing

Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship
TRACK's Course ( full time)

$5355.00 OPEN ongoing

Scholarship

Value

Status

Closing

Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship
Undergraduate Course ( full time)

$2676.00OPENongoing

Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship
Undergraduate Course ( part time)

$1338.00OPENongoing

Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship
TRACK's Course ( full time)

$2676.00OPENomgoing

Apply online. Only one application required to be considered for one or more of these Commonwealth Equity scholarships.

How to accept a Commonwealth Scholarship Offer from UAC

If you are successful of an offer of a Commonwealth Scholarship through UAC, UNE will send you an offer form to your UNE email address to complete and return along with your most current income support payment documentation (e.g. Centrelink Statement) a short time after UAC release the offers.

By accepting the offer of a Commonwealth Scholarship the recipient may:

  • be required to inform any of the following persons of the receipt of the scholarship, depending on his or her personal circumstances:
    • an employee of the Human Services Department;
    • an employee of the Department administered by the Minister administering section 258 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004; and
    • an employee of the Department administered by the Minister administering the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986;
  • not qualify for certain other forms of Commonwealth assistance.

Please read the information on Start-Up Loans on the Australian Government Department of Human Services web site before accepting the Commonwealth Scholarship offered to you.


Students Continuing Commonwealth Scholarships from 2016

Students continuing with a Commonwealth Scholarships granted in 2016 or prior.

Aboriginal Education Council (NSW) Ltd Scholarships

Margaret Ida Howie Fund
Closing Date: 31 May 2018

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are undertaking full-time tertiary study in NSW institutions. Awards offered for university students are:

*Margaret Ida Howie Course Assistance Fund (up to $1,000) to assist with attending a conference  or accessing resources required to complete the course of study (open to students in tertiary preparation courses, undergraduate and postgraduate courses)
*Margaret Ida Howie Scholarship (4 offered, $5,000 each) for an approved course of study at a NSW university (open to students in undergraduate and postgraduate courses).

Applications are assessed on financial need and single women with children are a priority.

Application and information for the Margaret Ida Howie Fund.

Alan Duncan Scholarship
Closing Date: 30 June 2018

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men undertaking tertiary study in NSW. Awards offered for university students are:

*Alan Duncan Course Assistance Fund (up to $1,000) to assist with attending a conference or accessing resources required to complete the course of study (open to students in tertiary preparation courses, undergraduate and postgraduate courses)
*Alan Duncan Scholarship (4 offered, $5,000 each) for an approved course of study at a NSW university (open to students in undergraduate and postgraduate courses).

Applications are assessed on financial need and single men with children are a priority.

Application and information for the Alan Duncan Scholarship.

Freddy Fricke Scholarship

Next Closing Date: Currently Closed - Applications for the program will reopen in 2018

The Scholarship Program offers financial assistance to Aboriginal students to undertake study in a discipline with a University. The program provides financial assistance through the provision of a one-off payment for scholarship holders to purchase text books, pay enrolment fees and/or HECS fees and other approved course related expenses.

What are the Scholarships for?

The NSWALC Freddy Fricke Scholarships are offered to Aboriginal students who aspire to further their studies at a University.

Who can qualify to be awarded a Scholarship?

There are two categories of Scholarships being offered:

  • Category 1 - Scholarship for Aboriginal students who are enrolled in a Degree Course;
  • Category 2 - Scholarship for Aboriginal students who are enrolled in a Post Graduate Course.

To be eligible for a Scholarship an applicant must:

  • be Aboriginal as defined in Section 4 (1) Part 1 of the NSW Aboriginal Land
    Rights Act 1983 be residing permanently in New South Wales;
  • a member of a Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC);
  • Confirmation of LALC membership must be provided.

Application form and information available for the ALC website.

Fulbright Scholarship

Fulbright Postgraduate Indigenous Scholarship
Applications open 1st February 2018 to 1st August 2018

Open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in any field of study, valued at up to AUD $40,000. For Postgraduates the scholarship is for 8-10 month program of research or study in USA, towards either an Australian higher degree or enrolment in a U.S. higher degree. Visa assistance, orientation and support are included in the scholarship program.

For more information visit the Fulbright website.

South Australian Research and Development Institute Science Bursary

Open: Current
Closes: Friday 16 March

The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is part of the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) and is the South Australian Government's principal research institute, providing scientific solutions for primary industries.  SARDI has strong links with tertiary education institutions and promotes opportunities for postgraduate study in primary industry-related science through two Science Bursaries.

The SARDI Science Bursary for Aboriginal Students was established in 2012. This bursary is provided to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander graduate undertaking postgraduate studies in agriculture, fisheries or forestry science at a tertiary institution in Australia.

The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) awards this science bursary to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander graduate every year.

We award $1,500 to the successful candidate.

To be eligible you must be:

  • an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Honours graduate
  • currently studying or planning to study post-graduate qualifications in agriculture, fisheries or forestry science
  • at a tertiary institution in Australia.

Applying for the bursary

This Bursary is now open for 2018 applications, and further information and an application form can be found at SARDI Science Bursary for Aboriginal Students.

Education Scholarships

NSW DET Teacher Education Scholarship Program

‘NSW DET 2018 Teacher Education Scholarship Program’

Applications will open in 2018 - visit the NSW Department of Education website to sign up for alerts for when applications open.

The NSW Department of Education offers scholarships for students entering or continuing undergraduate or approved postgraduate Teacher Education degrees in NSW or ACT tertiary institutions – 80 of these will be offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in primary teaching or secondary teaching (any subject area). Relevant undergraduate degrees include Bachelor of Education or double degree in teacher education; relevant postgraduate degrees include initial postgrad teacher education programs such as Graduate Diploma in Education, graduate entry Bachelor of Teaching or Master of Teaching. The Scholarship covers training allowance of up to $5,000 per year based on full course load of 8 units per year, plus other benefits; scholarships can be for up to 5 years in length. After graduation teaching students can also be eligible for HECS-HELP benefit and on appointment to a NSW public school a grant of $3,000 is paid to assist with costs such as relocation.

Criteria and application packages available from the DEC website.

NSW Teachers Federation Future Teacher Scholarships

‘NSW Teachers Federation Future Teacher Scholarships 2018’
Applications open in January 2018 - date to be advised, and close at 4pm Friday 27th April 2018. 

The NSW Teachers Federation is a Union that works to promote public education, as well as defend and improve teaching and learning conditions in public schools, TAFE and other public education workplaces.

The Future Teacher Scholarships are an example of the Federation’s ongoing support for public education and the Union’s commitment to building and supporting the teaching profession in public schools.

This year the NSW Teachers Federation is providing 15 Future Teacher Scholarships, with a value of $4000 each, 2 of which are funded on behalf of the Retired Teachers Association.

The NSW Teachers Federation Future Teacher Scholarships Committee will award 15 scholarships to successful applicants across the following five (5) categories:

  • Future teachers (Open to all applicants);
  • Future teachers who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander;
  • Future teachers from a rural or remote area (significant distance from the nearest tertiary institution);
  • Future teachers in their first year of a teacher education program; and
  • Future teachers from a Language Background Other Than English (LBOTE).

Applicants may nominate more than one category of scholarship in their application if appropriate.

One scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who demonstrates as strong commitment to the environment and social justice causes in memory of the late John Kaye.

In order to be considered, tertiary students must

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident;
  • be enrolled in an NESA accredited initial teacher education program in NSW;
  • be a student member of the NSW Teachers Federation;
  • have completed year 12 (or equivalent) at a public school or TAFE, preferably within NSW*;
  • complete the application process including addressing, in writing, each of the appropriate sections in the application form and submitting a demonstration of understanding of the value of public education and the value of unions to society; and
  • address the criteria unique to the scholarship category/s for which they have applied.

*These scholarships recognise the contribution of NSW public school teachers and their commitment to public education and their Union.

As the NSW Teachers Federation seeks to assist as many aspiring public education teachers as possible, previous scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply.

Where possible, applications should be made online at the NSW Teachers Federation website

Health, Nursing, Medicine and Pharmacy Scholarships

NSW Health - Aboriginal Undergraduate Scholarship

NSW Health - Aboriginal Undergraduate Scholarship
Applications open: 11 December, 2017
Applications close: 16 February, 2018

NSW Health scholarships for Aboriginal students undertaking Bachelor of Nursing or Midwifery degrees at University, applicants must reside in NSW and must not be holding NSW Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship. Scholarships of up to $1,000 per unit of study for one year of full-time or part-time study (to maximum of $8,000 per year for full-time), successful applicants can reapply to renew the scholarship for each year of study (to maximum of 6 years for part-time).

Application forms available from the NSW Health website.

NSW Health Aboriginal Post Enrolment Scholarship

‘NSW Health Aboriginal Post Enrolment Scholarship’
Applications open: 11 December, 2017
Applications close: 16 February, 2018

NSW Health Scholarships for Enrolled Nurses undertaking post-enrolment Nursing studies accredited by VETAB, applicants must reside in NSW or ACT and be enrolled with Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia. Scholarships are valued up to $1,000. Applicants must be working full-time or part-time in NSW.

Application forms available from the NSW Health website.

NSW Health Aboriginal Postgraduate Scholarship

NSW Health Aboriginal Postgraduate Scholarship
Applications open: 11 December, 2017
Applications close: 16 February, 2018

NSW Health offer postgraduate scholarships of up to $15,000 for Aboriginal nurses and midwives, to assist with educational expenses directly associated with postgraduate study.

Application forms available from the NSW Health website.

Australian College of Nursing - The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme

Australian College of Nursing - The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme
Aplications close: Sunday 18 February, 2018

Scholarships offered for up to $15,000 p.a. over usual duration of course, to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students commencing or continuing full-time or part-time in Health courses at approved Australian educational institutions (for university study at undergraduate or graduate entry level, or TAFE study at Cert IV and above). Disciplines include Aboriginal Health Worker, Allied Health (excluding Pharmacy), Dentistry/Oral Health, Medicine, Midwifery or Nursing). Scholarship value is $15,000 per year for full-time or $7,500 for part-time study.

Application packages will be available at: www.acn.edu.au/phmss

Australian Rotary Health - Indigenous Health Scholarship

Australian Rotary Health - Indigenous Health Scholarship
Next Closing Date: To be advised

Scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in approved Medical or Health related degrees; preference given to applicants gaining their first tertiary qualification who have successfully completed at least 2 years of a current Medical degree or at least 1 year of an approved Health degree. Scholarship valued at $5,000 per year ($2,500 per semester).

Application packages available at australianrotaryhealth.org.au/programs/

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme
Now Open for Applications

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is offering 3 scholarships for full-time Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students to study Pharmacy at University, in undergraduate or graduate degrees that lead to qualifications for registration as a Pharmacist. Applicants must have membership of the student Rural Health Club or the University’s affiliate Rural Health Club. Scholarships are valued at $15,000 per year for maximum of 4 years, open to applicants in any year of study, preference to applicants from rural or remote areas.

Guidelines and application packages available at www.guild.org.au

The House Call Doctor Futures in Health Indigenous Scholarship

The House Call Doctor Futures in Health Indigenous Scholarship is for $10,000 and will be awarded to an eligible Indigenous student, with these funds contributing to their tuition fees and personal learning expenses.

Applicants should have demonstrated exceptional academic performance, but also displayed a commitment to their local community and personal development.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for The House Call Doctor Futures in Health Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Identify as Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander
  • Be an undergraduate or postgraduate student studying a health / medical field at an Australian university
  • Be entering at least the 2nd year of study in 2018
  • Be able to provide written documentation where required, such as a Statutory Declaration.

What is the selection criteria?

The House Call Doctor Futures in Health Scholarship will be awarded to an Indigenous student who has displayed academic excellence, along with a personal commitment to their community and personal development. To satisfy the selection criteria, every applicant must complete an Application Form and answer the questions outlined.

The House Call Doctor Futures in Health Scholarship will be awarded by an in-house Selection Committee, which maintains absolute discretion over this process and outcome. The Selection Committee will be comprised of (but not limited to) the House Call Doctor CEO, Chairman, Medical Directory and other external advisers. The decision of this Selection Committee is final and further correspondence will not be entered into. Students will be asked to answer the following:

  1. Please outline your academic or career achievements to date. You may also wish to describe your future academic and career aspirations.
  2. Please describe your involvement in community events, organisations or campaigns. You may also wish to highlight leadership roles that you have taken on within your community.
  3. Please describe how The House Call Doctor Futures in Health Scholarship will impact your studies, or assist with your future career goals and aspirations.

How to apply

Law Scholarships

The John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship

The John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship
Next Closing Date: To be advised

Scholarship offered by The Law Council of Australia for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people studying (part-time or full-time) in an approved course to gain admission as a legal practitioner in any Australian jurisdiction. Approved degrees include Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor. Valued at $5,500 for full-time study or pro rata for part-time study. Awarded for the full duration of the Laws degree, subject to review at the end of each academic year. The scholarship will not be awarded to an applicant who already holds any other Australian bursary or scholarship.

Application packages available from The Law Council of Australia website

Political Science Scholarships

The Neville Bonner Memorial Scholarship

The Neville Bonner Memorial Scholarship
Applications open Tuesday 10 October, 2017
Applications close Wednesday 31 January, 2018

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who will study Honours or combined Honours in Political Science or related subjects at an Australian university. For full-time study, or part-time if approved by the Selection Committee, value of scholarship approx. $26,000 for one year full-time study, or pro rata over two years for approved part-time study, plus payment of student contribution fees for the Honours year.

Application package available from the ANU website.

UNE Scholarships

NOTE

  • UNE residential scholarships are not awarded to applicants receiving any other UNE scholarships
  • Undergraduate scholarship holders may not hold more than one UNE scholarship if the combined value is greater than six thousand dollars ($6,000) per annum
Ella Schroder Indigenous Residential Scholarship

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Please note: The recipient will commence full-time, on-campus studies at the University of New England in an undergraduate degree program the year following application.

Open to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who qualify for admission to undergraduate course and who will live in a UNE Residential College for a minimum of 2 years. Applicants must also have completed high school while living in boarding school, come from a rural area and show financial need. Scholarship value is annual accommodation cost to maximum of $10,000, for full-time on campus students. The recipient is required to make regular contact with Oorala Aboriginal Centre and must not be in receipt of any other scholarship.

For more details Ella Schroder Indigenous Residential Scholarship

Max Schroder SportUNE Scholarship

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The recipient will commence on-campus or off-campus studies at the University of New England in an undergraduate course in the year following application. Open to school leavers and gap year students who are Indigenous Australian and qualify for admission to undergraduate study. Applicants must also demonstrate sporting achievements at high level and financial disadvantage.

More information on sporting scholarships.

Max Schroder UNE Scholarship

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Please note: The recipient of the Max Schroder UNE Scholarship will be an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student who will commence, or continue, full-time, on-campus studies at the University of New England in an undergraduate degree program the year following application.

There are two scholarships for Teaching / and two for any other discipline. Applicants must come from rural area, show financial need and make regular contact with Oorala Aboriginal Centre. For full-time on campus study for up to 4 years, valued at $6,000 per year which is paid direct to the student’s residential fee account. The scholarship is for living on campus in UNE residential college and the applicant must not be in receipt of any other UNE scholarship.

Max Schroder Male Indigenous Mentoring Scholarship

Introduction

Max Schroder has generously supported indigenous students at UNE for many years through providing for scholarships. The Max Schroder Male Indigenous Mentoring Scholarship has been initiated to act in a supporting capacity for the other Max Schroder UNE and Ella Schroder scholarship recipients.

It is preferable that recipients of the Max Schroder Indigenous Mentoring Scholarship reside in one of the UNE residential colleges but not compulsory.

Some scholarships may affect Centrelink payments. It is the recipient's responsibility to seek advice from Centrelink.

Value:Full residential Scholarship (excludes meals) or up to $8000 per annum
Number Awarded:1
Duration:End 2018
Study Mode:Full or Part-time (min. 0.5 of full-time load), On-Campus

Eligibility

The applicant must be an Australian Male Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student

The applicant must be already be enrolled in their final year of an undergraduate degree or enrolled in postgraduate study at the University of New England

The applicants must maintain regular contact with the Oorala Aboriginal Centre

The applicant must have achieved a GPA of at least 4.0 in their previous UNE studies.

Selection

Demonstrated understanding of the issues affecting the academic, personal and social life of indigenous students at University generally, and UNE and College specifically.

Capacity to balance the responsibilities of the Scholarship with continued satisfactory academic progress.

Demonstrated leadership skills, including motivational and initiative skills

Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Preference may be given to a previous recipient of another Max Schroder scholarship.

Report/s

Provide a brief statement addressing the selection criteria.

Closing Date

22 April 2018

How to Apply

Complete the Current Student Undergraduate Scholarship Application Form and submit with all supporting documents by the 22 April 2018.

The scholarship that you are applying for may require specific information that is not included on the application form. Please refer to the scholarship and include any extra information in the form of a word document. Do not provide a PDF version.

Complete all sections of the Scholarship Application Form and provide any other eligibility criteria from the scholarship you are applying for in a word document only.

Gather any additional documentation required by the Scholarship you are applying for, attach the application and all supporting documents to a single email message, and email to scholarships@une.edu.au

Terms and Conditions

The recipient of the Max Schroder Male Indigenous Mentoring Scholarship will be required to:

  • Conduct weekly individual mentoring sessions with each of the Max Schroder UNE scholarship and Ella Schroder scholarship recipients (up to a maximum of 10 students).They should also have a group session at least once a month. The recipient of the Max Schroder Male Indigenous Mentoring Scholarship will be required to keep attendance records of these meetings (see below).
  • Act as a role model for good study practices and provide support and guidance to the students in their care, assisting them by facilitating contacts within UNE, including the Colleges, and/or the broader community where appropriate.
  • Maintain regular contact with Heads of Colleges, as appropriate. College Heads may contact the recipient from time to time with their concerns or questions regarding Max Schroder scholarship recipients.
  • Facilitate contact with appropriate UNE staff members if appropriate and/or required for their mentees in order to address any issues or concerns they may have. If you are unsure at any stage please contact the Scholarships team: scholarships@une.edu.au or phone 02 6773 2000
  • Recipients will be required to submit mentee attendance records to the Scholarships Team by email: scholarships@une.edu.au, after approximately 1 month of receiving the scholarship or during Week 4 of each Trimester and again following the examination period. These records must include information about:
    • the attendance or otherwise to mentoring sessions, of the students in their care
    • the willingness and participation of each of the students in their care
  • Recipients will be required to submit brief reports (in May and September each year) on their progress with their studies and involvement in sporting, cultural and community activities as well as participation in University life.
  • Maintain regular contact with the Oorala Aboriginal Centre and encourage and facilitate the students in his/her care to utilise the services offered by Oorala, and in accordance with the students’ own scholarship Terms & Conditions
  • Maintain at least a Pass average or equivalent GPA of at least 4.00 in each trimester of study.
  • Attend the annual Scholarships Presentation or alternative event if they are invited to do so.  Recipients may be asked to participate in activities to promote the Max Schroder Scholarships and UNE Scholarships in general, including public speaking, donor liaison, media interviews and photographs.
  • It is preferable that the recipient reside in one of the UNE residential colleges but not compulsory.
  • The scholarship shall be administered by and awarded on the recommendation of the Scholarships, Prizes and Awards Committee.
  • It is expected that the recipient will be enrolled at least 0.5 of a full time load in Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 with no obligation to be enrolled in Trimester 3.
  • If the recipient resides in college, the scholarship payment will be made directly to the students residential fee account in two instalments within a month of the Trimester One and Two census dates. If the recipient does not reside in college the scholarship payment will be made to the recipient’s bank account in two instalments within a month of the Trimester One and Two census dates.
  • If the recipient requires leave from their scholarship responsibilities temporarily (eg. Due to illness) they must inform the Scholarships Team immediately immediately by email: scholarships@une.edu.au or phone 02 6773 2000.
  • Any changes to enrolment after receiving an instalment must be notified to the Scholarships Team.  If the recipient no longer satisfies the conditions of the scholarship they may be required to repay the instalment.
  • There will be no commitment by the University to employ the recipient.
  • Additional conditions may apply to some scholarships and may vary by scholarship (e.g. specific conditions on eligibility, voluntary work requirements and payment schedules).  When offers are made for these scholarships, the recipient will be made aware of specific conditions that apply.
  • Any request to vary the conditions of the scholarship must be made in writing and will be determined at the discretion of the Scholarships, Prizes and Awards Committee.
  • UNE may change these Conditions on written notice to the recipient, in consultation with the donor.

Acceptance of Conditions

  • In accepting the Max Schroder Male Indigenous Mentoring Scholarship, the recipient acknowledges that he is accepting the terms and conditions outlined above.
  • Failure to meet the requirements of these terms and conditions may lead to the termination of the scholarship.
Essential Energy ATSI Scholarship

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Value: $10,000

Open to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are enrolled at the University of New England. This scholarship is open to students enrolled at UNE, preferably on campus, in a full time capacity. The recipient must have demonstrated academic performance with a minimum GPA of 5.0 in their university studies to date.

For more details Essential Energy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

You may also be eligible for other UNE Scholarships and other scholarships offered by Government, industry, and other organisations on the Aspirational Initiative website.

For more information contact Oorala Aboriginal Centre on 02 6773 3034.