Indigenous Agriculture Initiative Scholarship

The School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences has established an Indigenous Agriculture Initiative that seeks to provide opportunities for Indigenous undergraduate students and postgraduates students interested in agriculture, refer to the Indigenous Agriculture Initiative. Part of this Initiative is to provide an undergraduate scholarship program for Indigenous students considering a career in agriculture. Currently, there are many good employment opportunities in agriculture as well as a need for education and training for Indigenous managed lands. The IAI scholarship provides students with an $8000 (FT equivalent) top-up of their Abstudy entitlement.

Scholarship details

Value: $8,000 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Application dates


Close: 05/03/2021


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Agriculture and environmental studies

At Institution:

  • Charles Sturt University

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • NSW

Eligibility Criteria

Commencing Students; Continuing Students

CAMPUS: Wagga Wagga


Bachelor of Agriculture
Bachelor of Agricultural Science
Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management
Bachelor of Horticulture

Indigenous Agriculture Initiative


Students identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (supporting documentation is to be provided).


Recipients who successfully complete their year of study with a GPA of 4.0 and above with continued enrolment in the above courses will be the preferred candidate for the following year’s scholarship.

Scholarship payments will be made as 2x $4,000 instalments over one year. Second payment is dependent upon continued enrolment in the above courses and maintaining a GPA of at least 4.0.