The University of Queensland offers multiple grants for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students experiencing financial hardship. These opportunities are known as the Educational Coast Scholarships and are worth up to $5,000 each.
There are multiple grants available, and they are open to both undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students. You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident and enroll in an eligible course at the University of Queensland to be eligible. If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student experiencing financial hardship, then the University of Queensland’s Educational Coast Scholarships could be for you.
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Application Deadline: 11 September 2022
- Organization: The University of Queensland
- Department: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Financial hardship
- Course level: Undergraduate, Postgraduate coursework
- Award amount: Educational Fund
- Number of awards: several
- Eligible countries: Australian
- Subjects: All Subject
- Eligible courses: Undergraduate, Postgraduate coursework
- Eligibility: International Students and Australian Students
The Scholarship was established in 2020 to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students succeed in their studies at UQ and to increase the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in higher education. The grant is supported by fundraising initiatives and donations from donors and is open to further contributions. Through this application , we hope to encourage more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to pursue higher education and reach their full potential.
You’re eligible if you:
- Are you an Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person
- Can demonstrate financial need (Centrelink statements, ATO statements, family income, etc.)
- Are enrolled in any coursework program during the semester of the award.
How to Apply
To apply, visit the online application portal and submit a personal statement of no more than 800 words. You may need to upload supporting documentation, such as financial statements, residency verification, or evidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status. Successful applicants will demonstrate academic achievement and leadership, and community service experience.