Ella Schroder Indigenous Residential Scholarship

Mr Schroder, studied at Armidale Teachers’ College and gained BA (Honours) and MA degrees from UNE by distance education. His interest in Indigenous students began in the 1960s when he was teaching Aboriginal students in Armidale. He has also spent time in Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

The Ella Schroder Scholarship is specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who have completed their secondary education as a boarding student at a boarding school.

Scholarship details

Value: $40,000 approx. total

Duration: 4 Years

Availability: 1 scholarship offered

Application dates

Unknown - check with provider


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Financial equity
Remote/rural students
High school leavers

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • University of New England

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • NSW

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:
Australian Citizen/Permanent Resident;
Open to applicants who are completing Year 12 and gap year/s students who are commencing university study for the first time;
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
Be able to demonstrate financial need;
Be from Regional/Remote area;
The applicant completed their secondary education whilst living in a boarding school;
Living in college;
The applicant is living or intending to live in a UNE Residential College (excludes St Alberts College).

Further Information

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of (in order):
Academic merit;
Financial need and circumstances;
The statement of case;
Why are you studying your chosen course and what are your career aspirations?;
What extra-curricular activities are you involved in?;
What impact will NOT receiving the scholarship have on your studies?;
What special conditions or obstacles have you overcome in your path to study? e.g. financial, geographic, cultural or other disadvantage.