Indigenous Commonwealth Education and Accommodation Scholarships

The Indigenous Commonwealth Education Scholarship and Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship are for Indigenous students who have experienced financial hardship, and/or education disadvantage that has impacted their ability to achieve their full potential.

The Indigenous Commonwealth Education Scholarship is valued at $12,000, paid over a maximum of eight payments.

The Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship is valued at $22,000, paid over a maximum of eight payments.

Scholarship details

Value: $250,000 approx. total

Application dates


Close: 09/07/2021


This scholarship is for:

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

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • Griffith University

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • ACT
  • NSW
  • NT
  • SA
  • QLD
  • TAS
  • VIC
  • WA

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible you must:
Be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander;
Be a domestic undergraduate student commencing University (this includes school leavers and non-school leavers) in 2021;
Be relocating from a regional or remote area.
Demonstrate financial disadvantage by either being in receipt of a means-tested Commonwealth income support payment or a comprehensive assessment by the University;
Not have completed the requirements for an Australian Bachelor award unless such an award is a pre-requisite to their undergraduate program of enrolment and there is no alternate pathway into that program.

How to Apply

To be considered for this scholarship you must complete the following sections within the application:

Study details:
Secondary education history (commencing students.

Personal background:
Income and expenditure;

Further Information

The assessment is made on the basis of an assessment in accordance with the following five categories:
Financial hardship;
Home environment and responsibilities;
English language difficulty;
Personal illness and disability;
Educational disruption.

Priority will be given to students who:
Are not in receipt of any other Commonwealth-funded scholarship, such as the Centrelink Start-Up Scholarship or Relocation Grant, and in accordance with any Commonwealth legislation; and
Either demonstrate the potential for or have the proven ability for successful academic progression.