Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship 2017-2018
Complete the online application via UAC.
- Session 3, 2017 applications opened 3 August 2016 and close 17 October 2017
- Session 1, 2017 applications opened 2 August 2017 and close 28 February 2018
- Session 2, 2017 applications opened 2 August 2017 and close 19 June 2018
- Session 3, 2017: 6 available
- Session 1, 2018: 23 available
- Session 2, 2018: 15 available
$1318.50 per half year for up to four years (2017 value, indexed annually). Scholarships commencing in the second half of a year will receive only the one half year payment in that year.
See Information for recipients for details about general conditions and payments.
Course of study
- Any undergraduate degree
- Studying full-time (part-time may be considered)
- Must be enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander status
For the purposes of the assessment of Indigenous commonwealth scholarship, a person will be considered to be an Indigenous person where:
- Is of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and
- Identifies as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and
- Is accepted as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which he/she lives or has lived.
Applicants must be an Australian Citizen
Low socio-economic status
Applicants must meet the criteria for low socio-economic status by demonstrating one of the following:
- Receiving or expecting to receive a Centrelink means-tested income support payment (such as ABSTUDY, Disability Support Pension, Parenting Payment Single, Carer Payment etc.)
- Provide evidence of exception financial hardship
- Dependent students aged between 16-20 years whose parent/guardian was in receipt of Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A in the year before commencing studies at SCU.
You are not eligible for consideration if you:
- Already hold a bachelor's degree or higher level award, unless the award you hold is a prerequisite to the course you are enrolled in (or will be enrolled in).
- Will be receiving a Student Start-Up Scholarship in 2017 or a Centrelink Income-contingent loan.