Northparkes Mines Indigenous Scholarship

Northparkes Indigenous Scholarships provide financial support and encouragement to students interested in a career in the mining industry, in addition to those who wish to pursue non-technical degrees in other fields.

Scholarship details

Value: Value may vary

Duration: Duration of the program

Application dates

Unknown - check with provider


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Academic merit

Areas of study:

  • Business and management
  • Communications
  • Engineering
  • Health services and support
  • Nursing
  • Social work

At Institution:

Any in Australia

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
  • Postgraduate coursework

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


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

Eligibility Criteria

These scholarships are offered to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students. Applicants must be maximum age: 30 during the year for which the scholarship will be used, with possibility of renewal if the student maintains satisfactory academic progress.

This scholarship is offered to Indigenous Australian students commencing Tertiary study (at an agreed University) in a discipline aligned to the mining industry. The scholarship student is expected to undertake a summer vacation placement at Northparkes Mines in their first and second years of study.

Further Information

Successful applicants receive between $5,000 (non technical) and $10,000 (technical) funding each year of their university studies.

Examples of non-technical careers

  • Nursing
  • Occupational Health/Safety/Science
  • Physiotherapy
  • Accounting
  • Environmental Science
  • Human Resources/Training
  • Social Work
  • Communications
Examples of technical careers
  • Mining Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Geoscience
In addition to financial support, recipients are also provided with a laptop to assist with their tertiary studies.

We provide constant support throughout your studies, and work placement opportunities during uni holidays. This ensures scholarship holders can attend, enjoy and eventually obtain employment in their chosen field.

Eight Indigenous tertiary students are currently supported by the program.