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

Commencing Indigenous Student

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

Residential ScholarshipsValueStatusClosing
Ella Schroder Indigenous Residential Scholarship *
Commencing an Undergraduate Course (F/T)
$10,000 OPEN1 January 2020
Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship *
Tertiary Preparation Course F/T)
$6,000 (annual) OPENongoing
Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship *
Tertiary Preparation Course P/T)
$3,000 (annual) OPEN

ongoing

Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship *
Undergraduate Course (F/T)
$6,000 (annual) OPENongoing
Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship *
Undergraduate Course (P/T)
$3,000 (annual) OPEN

ongoing

Academic ScholarshipsValueStatusClosing
Alan Duncan Memorial Course Assistance Fund
Undergraduate Course (men only - F/T)
$1,000 CLOSED30 June 2019

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

$5,000 CLOSED30 June 2019
Grosvenor Engineering Group Indigenous Scholarship*$8,000OPEN1 January 2020
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship *
Tertiary Preparation Course (F/T)
$2,800 (annual) OPENONGOING
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship *
Tertiary Preparation Course (P/T)
$1,400 (annual) OPENONGOING
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship *
Undergraduate Course (F/T)
$2,800 (annual) OPENONGOING

Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship *
Undergraduate Course (P/T)

$1,400 (annual) OPENONGOING

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

$1,000 CLOSED31 May 2019
Margaret Ida Howie Fund
Undergraduate Course (women only - F/T)
$5,000 CLOSED31 May 2019
Max Schroder UNE Scholarship * $6,000 OPEN1 January 2020
NSW Health Aboriginal Undergraduate Scholarship (F/T) up to $8,000 CLOSEDTBA
Oorala Study Support Scholarship up to $3,000 OPENONGOING
Oorala Disability Study Support Scholarship $500 OPENONGOING
UNE Indigenous Medical Scholarship $30,000 CLOSEDTBA
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.

Academic ScholarshipsValueStatusClosing
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme (F/T) $15,000 OPEN TBC
Alan Duncan Memorial Course Assistance Fund (men only - F/T) $1,000 CLOSED TBC
Alan Duncan Memorial Fund (men only - F/T) $5,000 CLOSED TBC
Australian College of Nursing - The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (F/T) $15,000 OPEN Nov 4 2019
Australian College of Nursing - The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (P/T) $7,500 OPEN Nov 4 2019
Australian Rotary Health - Indigenous Health Scholarship$5,000 CLOSED Nov 4 2019
Bullivants Indigenous Scholarship for Engineering Students$10,000 annually CLOSED TBC
Christine Perrott Achievement Scholarship for Women (Duval College)*$5,000OPEN1 January 2020
Freddy Fricke Scholarship $5,000 ON HOLD  
Grosvenor Engineering Group Indigenous Scholarship*$8,000OPEN1 January 2020
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship * (F/T) $2,800 OPEN ONGOING
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship * (P/T) $1,400 OPEN ONGOING
Lorna Earl & William Woodbery (LEWW) Scholarship Program$15,000 CLOSED TBC
Margaret Ida Howie Fund  (women only - F/T) $1,000 CLOSED TBC
Margaret Ida Howie Fund Undergraduate Course (women only - F/T)$5,000 CLOSED TBC
Max Schroder Scholarship *$6,000 OPEN1 January 2020
Max Schroder Indigenous Mentoring Scholarship (Male and Female)*up to $8,000OPEN1 January 2020
NSW DET Teacher Education Scholarship Program $5,000 OPENTBC
NSW Health Aboriginal Post Enrollment Scholarship $1,000 OPENONGOING
NSW Health Aboriginal Undergraduate Scholarship (F/T) up to $8,000 CLOSEDTBC
NSW Teacher Education Scholarships - Aboriginal (F/T) $5,000 CLOSEDTBC
NSW Teachers Federation Future Teacher Scholarship $4,000 CLOSEDTBC
Oorala Merit Prize (F/T - P/T) $1,000OPENONGOING
Oorala Study Support Scholarship (F/T - P/T) $1,250OPENONGOING
Oorala Access and Inclusion Study Support Scholarship (F/T - P/T) $500OPENONGOING
The House Call Doctor Futures in Health Indigenous Scholarship $5,000 CLOSEDTBC
The John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship $5,500 CLOSEDTBC

Please read the Terms and Conditions for each scholarship.

Postgraduate and Research

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.

Post Graduate or HDR ScholarshipsValueStatusClosing
Australian Indigenous Higher Degree Research Scholarships * $27,082 OPEN 31 Dec 2019
Freddy Fricke Scholarship $5,000 ON HOLD  
Fulbright Postgraduate Indigenous Scholarship (USA related study) $40,000 OPENFeb 2020
NSW DET 2018 Teacher Education Scholarship Program $5,000 CLOSED 
NSW Health Aboriginal Postgraduate Scholarship $15,000 CLOSED TBA
The Neville Bonner Memorial Scholarship $26,000 OPEN 31 Jan 2020

Oorala Merit PrizeThree students at the Oorala Centre

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 the Oorala 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.


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