Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Scholarship

Summary

Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate, Honours, Postgraduate
Study area All study areas
Scholarship value To be determined each year
Scholarship duration One year
Number awarded To be determined each year
Opening date 4 March 2021
Closing date 24 March 2021

Description

The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who experience financial hardship to undertake studies at The University of Queensland.

Scholarships are offered either as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Scholarship, or as a Named Scholarship offered under the auspices of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Scholarship:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait lslander Education Scholarship

The Scholarship was established in 2020 to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to achieve educational success through completing studies at UQ, and to support greater representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in higher education as stated in the UQ Reconciliation Action Plan. The Scholarship is supported by UQ fundraising initiatives and gifts from donors.

Fiona Kennedy Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2020 to honour the life of UQ colleague Fiona Kennedy under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative and maintained by income generated from the endowment fund.

  • Number awarded: One scholarship may be awarded each year.
  • Eligibility, Selection criteria: In accordance with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Scholarship Rules.
  • Value:  at least $4,500 

Geoffrey Huey Sattler Indigenous Scholarship

Established in 2019 by Estate of Geoffrey Huey Sattler under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative and maintained by income generated from the endowment fund.

  • Number awarded:  to be determined each year
  • Eigibility, Selection criteria: In accordance with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Scholarship Rules.
  • Value:  a maximum of $7,000 

Baidam Indigenous Scholarship

Established in 2020 by a donation from Baidam Solutions Pty Ltd.

  • Number awarded:  One scholarship may be awarded each year
  • Eigibility, Selection criteria: In accordance with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Scholarship Rules.
  • Value:  at least $4,500

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Scholarship

Established in 2020 by a donation from Roxanne Martens and Adjunct Professor Ian Kemish AM.

  • Number awarded:  One scholarship may be awarded each year
  • Eigibility, Selection criteria: In accordance with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Scholarship Rules.
  • Value:  at least $4,500

Walker Family Undergraduate Scholarship

Established in 2020 by a donation from Feona Walker in partnership with the Alumni Friends

  • Number awarded:  One scholarship may be awarded each year
  • Eigibility, Selection criteria: In accordance with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Scholarship Rules.
  • Value:  at least $4,500

Eligibility

An applicant is eligible for the award of a Scholarship, if the applicant—

(a)       can demonstrate financial need;

(b)       submits an application to the PVC(IE) by the closing date for applications;

(c)        is an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person; and

(d)       is enrolled in an Approved Program in the semester or trimester of the award.

To be eligible for a Named Scholarship, the student must also meet any additional eligibility requirements for that scholarship set out in Addendum 1.

Approved Program means any coursework program at The University of Queensland.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Please note, the online form will apply to all scholarships under the ICS and ATSI Education scholarships banner.

You need only complete one form to be considered for all scholarships under the UQ-ICS and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Scholarships.

Selection criteria

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Scholarship is awarded on the recommendation of a Selection Committee established by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) to applicants who, in the opinion of the Committee, show the greatest merit as demonstrated by –

(a)       demonstrated financial need;

(b)       with respect to Named Scholarships, any additional requirements outlined in Addendum 1;

(c)       personal qualities, including leadership potential;

(d)       academic ability; and

(e)       any other matter which may be deemed relevant to the applicant’s future academic success.

The selection committee may interview shortlisted candidates.

Where there are multiple Scholarships to award, and some or all are of a different value, the Selection Committee will award the highest value Scholarships to the most meritorious applicants, the next highest value Scholarships to the next most meritorious applicants, and so on until all available Scholarships have been awarded.

Applications are closed.

Scholarship rules

Contact

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit
+61 (7) 3365 6699
Applications are closed.