Science & Engineering Rob Riley Memorial Scholarship

Rob Riley was a prominent Aboriginal activist and community leader who tirelessly advocated for social justice for Aboriginal people in Australia. Over his life, Rob held many influential roles such as CEO of the WA Aboriginal Legal Service, Chairperson of the National Aboriginal Council and was a senior advisor to the Federal Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.

The purpose of the Science & Engineering Rob Riley Memorial Scholarship is to honour the memory of Rob Riley by supporting and encouraging Indigenous students in science and engineering undergraduate studies.

Scholarship details

Value: $20,000 approx. total

Duration: 4 Years

Application dates


Close: 26/11/2021


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Engineering
  • Science and mathematics

At Institution:

  • Curtin University

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • WA

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible:
Be an Indigenous Australian;
Commencing the 1st year of their degree in semester 1, 2022;
Not currently hold any other scholarship (Commonwealth Education Costs and Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarships are excepted).

How to Apply

See Curtin’s online application form.