Indigenous Education Costs Scholarships

The ISSP Education Cost Scholarship is to assist students with the initial set up and ongoing educational costs of university.

Scholarship details

Value: $5,000 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Application dates


Close: 10/03/2022


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Financial equity

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • Charles Sturt University

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


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

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship you must be:

an Indigenous Australian citizen;
studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree as an active student;
enrolled in a Charles Sturt course as a Commonwealth supported student in a Commonwealth supported place;
a commencing or continuing student. Continuing students must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (pass grade average);
full time or part time
applicants must not be in receipt of the Centrelink Student Start up Loan or have received a payment from any other source for the same purpose of education costs.
in financial need:
in receipt of an eligible means tested Centrelink Benefit or
able to demonstrate financial hardship.
To continue to be eligible for this scholarship, you must, by the census date of each subsequent session:

meet the eligibility criteria
maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
Please note: Priority will be awarded to Indigenous students from remote or regional areas.