The Indigenous students' guide to scholarships in Australia and overseas
2009/10 Edition available NOW! Jointly published by the Aurora Project and the Charlie Perkins Trust for Children & Students, The Indigenous students’ guide to postgraduate scholarships in Australia and overseas includes over 120 postgraduate scholarships across all disciplines, including architecture, business, education, engineering, government, health, humanities, information technology, law and the arts. Most of the scholarships are for Indigenous students only with some open to all Australian students.
The easy-to-use format takes you through the process of choosing from the many prestigious scholarships on offer: from application to acceptance.
Along with advice, there are personal stories from Indigenous postgraduates about what postgraduate study has meant to them professionally and personally. This guide will help make the possibility of postgraduate study a reality.
You can pick up a copy of the guide at the Indigenous Higher Education Unit at your university or click here to download a pdf order form.
Indigenous Research Fellowship
The National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) is proud to offer an Indigenous Research Fellowship for 2010. The successful applicant will be able to explore, connect and use the NFSA’s collection to create a new sound or moving image work, a publication, an exhibit, a live audiovisual event or a combination of these and other approaches. Applications for the Indigenous Research Fellowship are welcome by 2 October 2009.
AIM NSW & ACT Rebecca Gregory Indigenous Scholarship 2009
The Australian Institute of Management NSW & ACT is pleased to announce its annual training scholarship to inspire and enhance the skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander managers.
Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) Scholarship Fund
The IBA Scholarship Fund aims to contribute to economic development in Indigenous communities by providing opportunities for mature age Indigenous people to develop their knowledge and skills in finance and business through education. Registrations close on the 30 September 2009. To access the Scholarship Application form and Scholarship Guidelines please visit the website.
Indigenous Youth Leadership Program
The Australian Government has committed $12.9 million to the Program which will provide up to 200 Indigenous youth with access to education opportunities at high performing Government and non-Government Schools and up to 50 University places.
Teacher Education Scholarship Program
The NSW Department of Education and Training's Teacher Education Scholarship Program is a key initiative designed to recruit quality teachers. Applications close 2 October 2009.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander professional artists & arts workers
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board supports practicing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander professional artists and arts workers through the following grant categories with a 15 November 2009 closing date. New work; Presentation and promotion; Skills and arts development.These grants help artists and arts organisations to create new work, present their works in exhibitions, and develop their skills and much more.
In 2009 Fellowships are available for music and literature with the Arts Council of Australia. For more information about the individual grant categories contact the grants program officer Chris Bonney on 02 9215 9167, Michelle Wong on 02 9215 9171, Anastasia Charles on 02 9215 9058, or toll free on 1800 226 912.
The Indigenous Youth Mobility Program
The IYMP supports Indigenous young people who wish to move away from home to gain the qualifications they need to have a greater chance of obtaining sustainable employment, whether they hose to return to their home community or seek opportunities elsewhere.
Sporting Chance Program
The government’s support for the Sporting Chance Program will provide for delivery of projects that use sport as a vehicle to increase the level of engagement of Indigenous students to improve their educational outcomes.
Margaret Ida Howie Fund
Awards from the Margaret Ida Howie Fund are made to Indigenous Australian women in New South Wales who are undertaking tertiary study.
Koori Centre Scholarships
There are many scholarships, bursaries and cadetships available to Indigenous Australian students at the University of Sydney.