William Cooper Indigenous Scholarship

The William Cooper Indigenous Scholarships support high-achieving Indigenous students with leadership potential to engage with their community and support other Indigenous students to access higher education.
Two scholarships are available, each scholarship is valued up to $54,500:

$6000 per year for the duration of the degree up to a maximum of four years;

Annual accommodation costs up to a value of $14,000 per annum for two years only. You must apply for Monash Residential Services.

Scholarship details

Value: $62,500 approx. total

Duration: 4 Years

Availability: 2 scholarships offered

Application dates

Unknown - check with provider


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Academic merit

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • Monash University

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time


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

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
An Australian citizen;
An Indigenous Australian (with preference given to students who provide a Confirmation of Aboriginality form);
A commencing student with an ATAR of 80+, or continuing student with a Weighted Average Mark of 65+;
Enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree at a Monash Campus in Australia;
Be selected to be a Monash Indigenous Student Leader;
Provide a Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Heritage certificate or a certified Statutory Declaration form to the William Cooper Institute. This can be emailed to wci-study@monash.edu. If you have any queries please contact the William Cooper Institute on 9902 4972.

Further Information

Selection criteria:
Based on academic achievement, educational disadvantage and leadership potential as demonstrated in the interview.

Benefits continued:
$2500 one off Monash Global Grant used from the second year of the degree (funded by Monash);
An invitation to apply for a place in Monash Minds, a leadership program for first year students.

To retain this scholarship:
Recipients must maintain a full-time enrolment and must participate in the Indigenous Student Leaders Program.