Scholarships for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Students

Browse this page to view annual scholarships offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

UNE Scholarships

Marked by * at the end of the scholarship title

  • 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
Indigenous School Leaver

There are a number of scholarships available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist with their residential costs who are preparing for or commencing their Bachelor degree studies at UNE.
Please read the Terms and Conditions for each scholarship.

Residential ScholarshipsValueStatusClosing
AHO Indigenous Accommodation Grant *
Undergraduate Course (F/T)
$5350 CLOSED 29 Jan 2018
Ella Schroder Indigenous Residential Scholarship *
Commencing an Undergraduate Course (F/T)
$10,000 CLOSED

25 Feb 2018

Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship *
Tertiary Preparation Course F/T)
$5355 OPEN ongoing
Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship *
Undergraduate Course (F/T)
$5355 OPEN ongoing
Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship *
Undergraduate Course (P/T)
$2677.50 OPEN ongoing

There are a number of scholarships available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist with their academic costs who are preparing for or commencing Bachelor degree studies at UNE.
Please read the Terms and Conditions for each scholarship.

Academic ScholarshipsValueStatusClosing
Alan Duncan Memorial Course Assistance Fund
Undergraduate Course (men only - F/T)
$1,000CLOSED30 Jun 2018

Alan Duncan Memorial  Fund
Undergraduate Course (men only - F/T)

$5,000CLOSED30 Jun 2018
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship *
Tertiary preparation Course (F/T)
$2,676OPENongoing
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship *
Undergraduate Course (F/T)
$2,676OPENongoing
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship *
Undergraduate Course (P/T)
$1,338OPENongoing

Margaret Ida Howie Course Assistance Fund
Undergraduate Course (women only - F/T)

$1,000CLOSED31/05/2018
Margaret Ida Howie Fund
Undergraduate Course (women only - F/T)
$5,000CLOSED31 May 2018
Max Schroder UNE Scholarship *$6,000CLOSED 
Max Schroder UNE Indigenous Mentoring Scholarship *up to $8,000CLOSED 
NSW Health Aboriginal Undergraduate Scholarship (F/T)up to $8,000CLOSED10 Feb 2018
Oorala Study Support Scholarshipup to $3,000OPEN30 Sept 2018
Oorala Disability Study Support Scholarship$500OPEN30 Sept 2018

There are a number of scholarships available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist with their academic costs who are preparing for or commencing their Bachelor degree studies at UNE.
Please read the Terms and Conditions for each scholarship.

Sports ScholarshipsValueStatusClosing
Max Schroder SportsUNE Scholarship *$3,000CLOSED
Indigenous Non-school Leaver

There are a number of scholarships available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist with their residential costs who are preparing for or commencing their Bachelor degree studies at UNE.
Please read the Terms and Conditions for each scholarship.

Residential ScholarshipsValueStatusClosing
AHO Indigenous Accommodation Grant *
Undergraduate Course (full time)
$5,350CLOSED

29 Jan 2018

Ella Schroder Indigenous Residential Scholarship *
Commencing an Undergraduate Course (full time)

$10,000CLOSED

25 Feb 2018

Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship *
Tertiary Preparation Course (full time)

$5,355OPENONGOING
Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship *
Undergraduate Course (full time)
$5,355OPENONGOING
Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship *
Undergraduate Course (part time)
$2,677.50OPENONGOING

There are a number of scholarships available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist with their academic costs who are preparing for or commencing Bachelor degree studies at UNE.
Please read the Terms and Conditions for each scholarship.

Academic ScholarshipsValueStatusClosing
Alan Duncan Memorial Course Assistance Fund
Undergraduate Course (men only - full time)
$1,000 CLOSED9 Jan 2018
Alan Duncan Memorial  Fund
Undergraduate Course (men only - full time)
$5,000   
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship *
Tertiary preparation Course (full time)
$2,676 OPEN ONGOING
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship *
Undergraduate Course (full time)
$2,676 OPEN ONGOING
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship *
Undergraduate Course (part time
$1,338 OPEN ONGOING
Margaret Ida Howie Course Assistance Fund
Undergraduate Course (women only - full time)
$1,000   
Margaret Ida Howie Fund
Undergraduate Course (women only - full time)
$5,000   
Max Schroder UNE Scholarship * $6,000 CLOSED  
Max Schroder UNE Male Indigenous Mentoring Scholarship * up to $8,000 CLOSED  
NSW Health Aboriginal Undergraduate Scholarship (F/T) up to $8,000 CLOSED 
Oorala Study Support Scholarship  (F/T, P/T)up to $3,000OPEN30 Sept 2018
Oorala Disability Study Support Scholarship (F/T, P/T)$500OPEN30 Sept 2018

There are a number of scholarships available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist with their academic costs who are preparing for or commencing their Bachelor degree studies at UNE.
Please read the Terms and Conditions for each scholarship.

Sports ScholarshipsValueStatusClosing
Max Schroder Sport Scholarship *$3,000CLOSED
Current Indigenous student

There are a number of scholarships available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist with their residential costs who are continuing their Bachelor degree studies at UNE.

Residential ScholarshipsValueStatusClosing
AHO Indigenous Accommodation Grant *
Undergraduate Course (full time)
$5350CLOSED29 Jan 2018
Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship *
Undergraduate Course (full time)
$5355OPENongoing
Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship *
Undergraduate Course (part time)
$2677.50OPENongoing

Please read the Terms and Conditions for each scholarship.

There are a number of scholarships available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist with their academic costs who are continuing their Bachelor degree studies at UNE.

Academic ScholarshipsValueStatusClosing
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme (F/T) $15,000 OPEN 
Alan Duncan Memorial Course Assistance Fund (men only - F/T) $1,000 CLOSED30 Jun 2018
Alan Duncan Memorial Fund (men only - F/T) $5,000 CLOSED30 Jun 2018
Australian College of Nursing - The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (F/T) $15,000 CLOSED18 Feb 2018
Australian College of Nursing - The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (P/T) $7,500 CLOSED18 Feb 2018
Australian Rotary Health - Indigenous Health Scholarship$5,000CLOSED 
Essential Energy ATSI Scholarship * (F/T) $10,000 CLOSED 29 Jan 2018
Freddy Fricke Scholarship $5,000ON HOLD 
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship * (F/T) $5,355 OPEN ONGOING
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship * (P/T) $2,677.50 OPEN ONGOING
Margaret Ida Howie Fund  (women only - F/T) $1,000   
Margaret Ida Howie Fund Undergraduate Course (women only - F/T)) $5,000   
Max Shroeder Scholarship *$6,000CLOSED10 Jun 2018
Max Schroder UNE Male Indigenous Mentoring Scholarship * up to $8,000 CLOSED22 Apr 2018
NSW DET 2018 Teacher Education Scholarship Program $5,000 OPEN 
NSW Health Aboriginal Post Enrollment Scholarship $1,000 CLOSED 
NSW Health Aboriginal Undergraduate Scholarship (F/T) up to $8,000 CLOSED 
NSW Teachers Federation Future Teacher Scholarships $4,000 CLOSED27 Apr 2018
Oorala Merit Prize (F/T - P/T)$1,000OPENONGOING
Oorala Study Support Scholarship (F/T - P/T)$1,250OPEN30 Sept 2018
Oorala Disability Study Support Scholarship (F/T - P/T)$500OPEN30 Sept 2018
The House Call Doctor Futures in Health Indigenous Scholarship $10,000 OPEN14 Dec 2018
The John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship $5,500   

Please read the Terms and Conditions for each scholarship.

Postgraduate & Reasearch

There are a number of scholarships available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist with their costs who are doing Postgraduate or Higher Degree Research studies at UNE.

Please read the Terms and Conditions for each scholarship.

New Scholarships

We are committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with scholarships to help achieve their goals. As part of this commitment the Oorala Aboriginal Centre has put together two new initiatives: the Oorala Study Support Scholarships and the Oorala Merit Prize. This includes over 100 individual scholarship opportunities.

Three students at the Oorala CentreOorala Merit Prize

for Undergraduate and Enabling Course Students

The Oorala Merit Prize is designed to recognise high-performing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students' success.

The prizes for undergraduate students will be awarded annually to three students from each Faculty who have completed a minimum of 72 credit points. Additionally, one TRACKS student and one student in the Pathway Enabling Program, who have successfully completed their course, and are currently enrolled in an undergraduate unit of study at UNE, will be considered for a Merit Prize.

The prizes will be awarded to students with the highest course grade point average (GPA) at the time of selection.
The Merit Prize is a one-off prize awarded once throughout your studies at UNE.

Oorala Study Support Scholarships

for Commencing and Continuing Students, and Students with a Disability

Another new initiative, the Oorala Study Support Scholarships, is an exciting new suite of scholarships designed to kick start your student experience at UNE, to enhance your on-line study experience and provide assistance throughout your university journey. The scholarships are aimed at:

The Oorala Centre has led the development of these new scholarships in cooperation with Dixson Library, UNE IT-Services, Dell and the UNE Special Needs Unit.

Scholarship recipients must be Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in a UNE undergraduate or enabling course, who can demonstrate financial need and meet other eligibility criteria. Priority will be given to students from Regional and Remote locations, but we encourage all students to apply.


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 or freecall 1800 622 384