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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarships

Postgraduate coursework scholarships
Browse the scholarships for prospective and current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying a postgraduate coursework degree.

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 postgraduate coursework 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
Alf Waugh Indigenous Scholarship $6500
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Australian citizen
  • Coursework student
  • Demonstrate financial need
15 January 2021 10 February 2021
Aurora Indigenous Scholarships Portal Various
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
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NSW Aboriginal Housing Office Accommodation Grant Up to $10,000
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island student
  • Full-time student
  • Living independently
  • In housing stress
1 September 2021  30 September 2021 
Roberta Sykes Scholarship Up to $30,000
  • See page details
Various Various
The Steglick Indigenous Women's Scholarship $6000
  • Female
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Studying teaching, education or health
28 April 2021 25 June 2021
The Women’s College Scholarships TBC
  • Must apply for residency at The Women’s College
N/A 5 October 2021
A J A Waldock Scholarship $4000
  • Domestic student
  • Master of English Studies or Master of Creative Writing student
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
TBC TBC
Marion Macaulay Bequest Master of Education $15,000
  • Unconditional offer holder, or currently enrolled in the Master of Education (Leadership in Aboriginal Education)
1 March 2021 31 March 2021
The Gregg Indigenous Scholarship $20,000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Science or music student
  • Coursework applicant or student
11 March 2021 24 March 2021
The Howard-Smith Scholarship TBC
  • Full-time student at the Con
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or rural/remote student
5 March 2021 31 March 2021
The Jane Sheridan Scholarship $20,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic Student
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Commencing or enrolled in select fields of study
8 October 2021 7 November 2021
The Robinson Family Scholarship for Female Indigenous Students $20,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Female
  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
9 October 2020 9 November 2020
The Rotary Soukup Memorial Scholarship $15,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Studying or commencing in a postgraduate degree within medicine and health
4 June 2021 21 June 2021
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme $15,000 p.a. (for up to 4 years)
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander pharmacy student
  • Member of the student Rural Health Club or a member of the University’s affiliate Rural Health Club
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Australian Medical Association Indigenous Peoples Medical Scholarship $10,000 p.a. (degree duration)
  • See page details
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Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Health Scholarship $5000 p.a. 
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Studying or commencing in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree within medicine and health
  • Completed at least one year of tertiary study at an Australian University 
TBC TBC
Dr Lawrence F Smith Scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students $6000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Doctor of Dental Medicine or Bachelor of Oral Health student
  • In financial need
25 May 2021 8 June 2021
Herbert and Valmae Freilich Indigenous Scholarship $5000 p.a. (for 4 years)
  • Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students
  • Full-time MD student
TBC TBC
Indigenous Health Promotion – Social and Emotional Wellbeing Scholarship $12,500
  • Commencing in the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion (Social and Emotional Wellbeing)
  • Enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place
N/A N/A
Indigenous Postgraduate Coursework Tuition Fee Scholarship Tuition fees + SSA fees
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Coursework student at Sydney Medical School
  • Employed in clinical practice or on approved leave
TBC TBC
Public Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship $15,000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Commencing a Master of Public Health
  • Hold a Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Health Promotion
TBC TBC
Rowan Nicks Russell Drysdale Fellowship in Australian Indigenous Health and Welfare (pdf, 160.6KB) Up to $60,000 (for 12 months)
  • Australian citizen
  • Appropriate prior experience
  • Proof of community consultation and affirmation and/or education
  • Undertake a project/program, further education or research
N/A 16 July 2021
Susan Tompkins Scholarship for Indigenous Health Programs $2000
  • Enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Health Promotion
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Indigenous health and welfare
13 May 2021 17 June 2021
Sydney Dental Hospital Indigenous Scholarship $17,000
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student
  • Full-time Bachelor of Oral Health or the Doctor of Dental Medicine student
17 August 2021 14 September 2021
The Rabbi Brasch Bursary $25,500 p.a. (4 years)
  • Student about to commence a Doctor of Medicine
  • Financial need
29 May 2020 21 June 2020
The University of Sydney Public Health Equity Scholarship $15,000
  • Commencing a Master of Public Health 
  • Experienced hardship or disadvantage
27 October 2021 28 November 2021
Marie Olive Armstrong Scholarship for Indigenous Students $8,000 p.a. (up to 5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Enrolled in undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or Conservatorium of Music
2 September 2021 16 October 2021
Architecture, Design and Planning Indigenous Scholarship $10,000 p.a. (for up to 3 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Commencing or enrolled in undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program in School of Architecture, Design and Planning
21 October 2021 February 2022 TBC
 
 
 

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