Ron Clarke Griffith Futures Scholarship

Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) wishes to acknowledge and honour the memory of Ron Clarke AO MBE, by establishing the Ron Clarke Griffith Futures Scholarship.

The scholarship is to support two Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples students, who are elite athletes competing in a Commonwealth Games sport.

Scholarship details

Value: $44,000 approx. total

Duration: Duration of the program

Application dates

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This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Financial equity

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 an Australian Citizen;
Be either, eligible for admission or currently enrolled to any of Griffith University’s undergraduate degree programs;
Be a student that identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
Be an elite athlete competing in a Commonwealth Games sport and be a member of the Griffith Sports College, or be eligible and have applied for membership;
Be experiencing financial hardship and/or educational disadvantage.

Applicants who are non-school leavers are eligible to apply with a Queensland ATAR 98.85 – 62.55 (or an equivalent OP, IB). Their admissions rank basis of previous secondary schooling, tertiary, bridging and preparatory studies, tertiary admissions tests or work experience and qualifications as determined by QTAC or Griffith University will be used.

In addition to the mandatory requirements above, preferential consideration will be given to students or alumni from the Clontarf Foundation (male) and the Stars Foundation (female).

How to Apply

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

Study details:
Secondary education history and;
Program preferences; or
Program details (continuing students only).

Leadership and community – indicate that you are or have been a member of either The Clontarf Foundation or The Stars Foundation;
Sports participation – are you an elite athlete? Sport?

Personal background:
Income and expenditure

Personal statements:
Career goals and aims;
Scholarship benefit: How will the scholarship make your goals possible?
Experiences: outline your sporting achievements either in this section or attach a document as below;
Other comments: any additional information.

You must upload the following in the supporting documentation section (Please use only the following formats- pdf, word, jpeg or excel. We can only guarantee these formats will be accepted):
Please upload a comprehensive date-ordered list (showing 2020 first in the list and going backwards, that is, 2020, 2019, 2018) of your sporting achievements, including times and placing/ranking.

You can choose to add copies of your most outstanding sporting certificates/awards/copies of media articles that make you stand out in your chosen sport.

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.