Shalom Gamarada Scholarship Program

The Shalom Gamarada Scholarship Program was established to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians through contributing to higher education and increasing the number of Indigenous professionals. It addresses the serious educational and socio-economic disadvantages which many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students face by providing support for students studying long-haul degrees to live in an academic, personal and inclusive community at Shalom College.

Scholarship details

Value: Value may vary

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:

  • University of New South Wales

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate coursework

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • NSW

Eligibility Criteria

The scholarship is awarded based on:
Financial need;
Course of study;
Past leadership, cultural and sporting achievements; and
Commitment to Shalom’s collegiate community.

All applicants must be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying long-haul degrees while living at Shalom College.

How to Apply

Applicants should apply through the standard Shalom College application process and submit an essay on their suitability for the scholarship.

Further Information

Since the started of the program in January 2005, 47 students have graduated, including 23 Aboriginal doctors and 10 lawyers. Our Gamarada residents have also enjoyed a pass rate of well-over 90% in the past 7 years – exceeding that of non-Indigenous Australians. Most of our Gamarada residents are studying long-haul degrees like Medicine and Law and compete against the brightest and most privileged students from around Australia and the world.