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.

Academic / Residential ScholarshipsValueStatusClosing
Ella Schroder Indigenous Residential Scholarship *
Commencing an Undergraduate Course (F/T)
$10,000 OPEN 
Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship *
Tertiary Preparation Course F/T)
$6,000 annually

OPEN

 
Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship *
Tertiary Preparation Course P/T)
$3,000 annually

OPEN

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

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

$5,000 CLOSED 
Betty J Fyffe Scholarship$4,000 annuallyOPENONGOING
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship *
Tertiary Preparation Course (F/T)
$2,800 annually

OPEN

ONGOING
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship *
Tertiary Preparation Course (P/T)
$1,400 annually

OPEN

ONGOING

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

$1,000 CLOSED 
Margaret Ida Howie Fund
Undergraduate Course (women only - F/T)
$5,000 CLOSED 
Max Schroder UNE Scholarship * $6,000 OPEN 
NSW Health Aboriginal Undergraduate Scholarship (F/T) up to $8,000 CLOSED 
Oorala Access and Inclusion Study Support Package $500 OPENONGOING
Oorala Kick Start Scholarship  
F/T   P/T
$1,000 Full-time or $500 Part-timeOPEN 
UNE Indigenous Medical Scholarship $6,000 annuallyCLOSED
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 CLOSED 
Alan Duncan Memorial Course Assistance Fund (men only - F/T) $1,000 CLOSED 
Alan Duncan Memorial Fund (men only - F/T) $5,000 CLOSED 
Australian College of Nursing - The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (F/T) $15,000 CLOSED 
Australian College of Nursing - The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (P/T) $7,500 CLOSED  
Australian Rotary Health - Indigenous Health Scholarship$5,000 CLOSED  
Betty J Fyffe Scholarship$4,000 annuallyOPEN 
Christine Perrott Achievement Scholarship for Women (Duval College)*$5,000CLOSED 
Grosvenor Engineering Group Indigenous Scholarship*$8,000CLOSED 
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 
Margaret Ida Howie Fund  (women only - F/T) $1,000 CLOSED 
Margaret Ida Howie Fund Undergraduate Course (women only - F/T)$5,000 CLOSED 
Max Schroder Scholarship *$6,000OPEN 
Max Schroder Indigenous Mentoring Scholarship (Male and Female)*up to $8,000OPEN 
NSW DET Teacher Education Scholarship Program $5,000 CLOSED 
NSW Health Aboriginal Undergraduate Scholarship (F/T) up to $8,000 CLOSED 
NSW Teacher Education Scholarships - Aboriginal (F/T) $5,000 CLOSED 
Oorala Access and Inclusion Study Support Package (F/T - P/T) $500OPENONGOING
The John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship $5,500 CLOSEDannounced in mid-2020

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
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Degree Research Scholarships * $36,520 OPEN 
Fulbright Postgraduate Indigenous Scholarship (USA related study) $40,000 CLOSED 
NSW DET Teacher Education Scholarship Program $5,000 CLOSED 
NSW Health Aboriginal Postgraduate Scholarship $15,000 CLOSED 
The Neville Bonner Memorial Scholarship $28,000 CLOSED

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