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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarships

Bachelors and honours scholarships
Browse scholarships for prospective and current undergraduate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

To find a scholarship that works for you, expand the relevant category and click on the scholarship title links. Alternatively, you can browse the full list of undergraduate scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the table below.

This page includes scholarships for both prospective and current students. 

Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Entry Scholarship

$10,000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Minimum ATAR of 85
  • Commencing an undergraduate degree through UAC
N/A N/A
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Accommodation Award Various
  • Commencing school leaver
  • Full-time Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Resident of University-owned accommodation
N/A N/A
Aboud Scholarship $10,000
  • Resident of a rural area or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Domestic student
  • Commencing or enrolled undergraduate student
30 September 2020 29 October 2020
Alf Waugh Indigenous Scholarship $6500
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Australian citizen
  • Coursework student
  • Demonstrate financial need
15 October 2020 10 February 2021
Aurora Indigenous Scholarships Portal Various
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
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Aurora Internship Program

Up to $4800 (for 6 weeks)
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
10 August 2020 28 August 2020
Graeme de Graaff Scholarship $12,000
  • Australian resident at International House
31 August 2020 15 November 2020
Michael H Rathgeber Scholarship Residential fees
  • Australian resident at International House
  • High acheiver
31 August 2020 19 January 2021
NSW Aboriginal Housing Office Accommodation Grant Up to $10,000
  • Full-time Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Living independently
  • In housing stress
22 September 2020 29 October 2020
Ron Baumann Scholarship $6000
  • Coursework student studying social work, social welfare or humanitarian issues
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student or experiencing disadvantage
18 August 2020 13 October 2020
Rosebrook Foundation Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship $15,000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Current or commencing undergraduate student
TBC TBC
Scholarship for Regional and Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students $5000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • From rural, regional or remote Australia
  • Applying for or enrolled in an undergraduate degree
25 September 2019 25 June 2020
Sydney Scholars Awards on Equity and Hardship Grounds $6000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or New Zealand citizen
  • High academic achiever
  • Experiencing financial hardship
29 August 2020 30 September 2020
The Steglick Indigenous Women's Scholarship $6000
  • Female
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Studying teaching, education or health
25 August 2020 20 October 2020
UAC Equity Scholarships Varies
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
N/A 11 December 2020
University of Sydney Access Scholarship $6000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or New Zealand citizen
  • High academic achiever
  • Non-recent school leaver
  • Financial hardship or other disadvantage
29 August 2020 31 December 2020
Valerie Joan Beale Bequest $20,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Coursework student
  • Equity Scholarship applicant
29 August 2020 31 December 2020
Charles Herbert Currey Memorial Scholarship Up to $7000
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate degree
  • Accepted into an exchange program or short-term mobility program
TBC TBC
Kathleen Margaret K and Frederick E English Equity Scholarship $5000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen
  • First-year undergraduate student
  • Majoring in English
  • Experiencing disadvantage or hardship
TBC TBC
Sciences Po Dual Degree Equity Scholarship $15,000 pa (for 2 years)
  • Australian citizen
  • Full-time B Arts (Sciences Po) or B Economics (Sciences Po) student
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
18 December 2020 11 January 2021
IBB Gadigal Advanced Merit Scholarship $10,000 per annum
  • Studying Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies
  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Completed one year of full-time study at any university
N/A N/A
The Clissold Scholarship $7000 pa (for course duration)
  • Domestic undergraduate student at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Business School
11 November 2021 21 January 2022
The Sandra Cadwallader Indigenous Economics Scholarships $50,000 pa (for course duration)
  • Australian citizen
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Enrol in a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Advanced Studies
24 August 2020 30 October 2020
The University of Sydney Inspired By Business Gadigal Scholarship $10,000
  • Australian citizen
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Minimum ATAR of 85 or equivalent
N/A N/A
Douglas Jamieson Aboriginal Scholarship $7000 pa
  • Australian citizen
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Studying or commencing an undergraduate degree in science or engineering
  • From a rural, regional or remote area
5 August 2020 9 September 2020
The GO Foundation Indigenous Scholarship in Engineering $10,000 pa (for up to 4 years)
  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Tores Strait Islander person
  • Apply for or be enrolled in an undergraduate engineering degree
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
24 September 2020 18 January 2021
The William John and Lizzie May Sinclair Scholarship $25,000
  • Australian citizen
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student or from a low socio-economic background
  • Studying an undergraduate engineering degree
November 2020 December 2020
The Robinson Family Scholarship for Female Indigenous Students $20,000 pa (for up to 4 years)
  • Female
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
9 October 2020 9 November 2020
The Victoria Gollan Memorial Scholarship $1500
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Enrolled full time in a Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
September 2020 1 November 2020
Dr Lawrence F Smith Scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students $6000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine or B Oral Health student
  • In financial need
TBC TBC
Susan Wakil Scholarships - Undergraduate Indigenous $29,000 (for up to 3 years) + $500
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student in first-year nursing
27 August 2019 6 January 2020
Sydney Dental Hospital Indigenous Scholarship $17,000
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student
  • Full-time B Oral Health or Doctor of Dental Medicine student
TBC TBC
The Howard-Smith Scholarship TBC
  • Full-time student at the Conservatorium
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or rural/remote student
17 August 2020 21 September 2020
Double Degree Science Medicine Diversity Scholarship $6000
  • Australian citizen admitted through the Gadigal Program
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Enrolled in full-time study and proceeding to second year of study in B Science or Doctor of Medicine
N/A January 2021
The Gregg Indigenous Scholarship $20,000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Science or music student
  • Coursework applicant or student
TBC TBC