Strengthening Aboriginal student success: Oorala launches new scholarships

Published 30 August 2018

The Oorala Aboriginal Centre at the University of New England has just launched four new scholarship categories to strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student’s success at UNE, totalling over $200,000. The new categories are: Study Support Packages for new students; Study Support Packages for continuing student; Disability Scholarship and the Oorala Merit Prizes.

There are over 100 Study Support Packages currently on offer.

“These new scholarships are designed to address the study needs of commencing and continuing students studying a pre-degree or undergraduate course.”

The Oorala Centre Director, Mr Gregory Davison, says that the scholarships are aimed at students commencing their studies, continuing students and students with a disability, as well as high-performing students through a new reward-based scholarship.

The scholarship for commencing students includes a Dell laptop, a $750 voucher for the cost of internet access, as well as a $500 book voucher.

Continuing students can apply for a scholarship that includes an internet access voucher and a book voucher. The scholarship for students with a disability is for $500, on top of the other assistance offered by UNE and Oorala.

“I am excited about the potential of these new study support packages to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to succeed at UNE,” said Mr Davison.

In addition to these three new scholarships, UNE has also launched the Oorala Merit Prize for both undergraduates and enabling course students. Rewarding high-performing current students is also an important part of this new study support package. The top three Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in each UNE faculty will be awarded a prize valued at $1,000.

Oorala scholarships.