Rio Tinto Indigenous Emerging Leader Scholarship

To encourage and assist high-achieving Indigenous students to complete a Bachelor of Science and/or commence and pursue an eligible Masters course at the University in career focused fields.

Scholarship details

Value: $10,000 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Availability: 3 scholarships offered

Application dates

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This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Academic merit

Areas of study:

  • Engineering
  • Science and mathematics

At Institution:

  • University of Western Australia

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Postgraduate research

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • WA

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to be considered for the scholarship, an applicant must:
Be Indigenous
Enrolling in the second year (completed 48 points) of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor Automation and Robotics with a major in:
(i) Major in Automation and Robotics;
(ii) Geology;
(iii) Mathematics and Statistics;
(iv) Artificial Intelligence;
(v) Computing and Data Science;
(vi) Environmental Science; specialising in Earth Science;
(vii) Engineering Science; specialising in Chemical, Civil, Software, Electrical, Mechanical, Mining, or Environmental Engineering; or
Be commencing or enrolling in the first year of:
(i) Master of Data Science;
(ii) Master of Geoscience;
(iii) Master of Hydrogeology;
(iv) Master of Information Technology;
(v) Master of Ore Deposit Geology;
(vi) Master of Environmental Science; specialising in Sensing and Spatial Data Science, Environmental Rehabilitation, or Environmental Management;
(vii) Master of Professional Engineering; specialising in specialising in Chemical, Civil, Software, Electrical, Mechanical, Mining, or Environmental Engineering

How to Apply

Applications are called for by Coursework Scholarships and Prizes and must be submitted by the advertised closing date.

Further Information

Selection criteria:
Academic achievement: determined by the applicants’ Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (‘ATAR’) or equivalent ATAR as determined by the University.

The scholarship may be held concurrently with any other scholarship or award, except other industry-funded scholarships, provided that this is permitted by the conditions of the concurrent scholarship or award.