To deliver on our responsibility to our nation's First Peoples, ANU is committed to increasing the recruitment and success of Indigenous students. Through a range of scholarships, grants and pastoral support from the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre, ANU has one of the best graduation rates of Indigenous students in Australia.
Leila Smith (BA (Hons) '07) - CEO, Aurora Education Foundation, 2004 Joseph and Lindsay Croft Scholarship recipient
William Kepa, 2020 Emmanuel and Jenny Notaras Scholarship recipient
Rebecca Beutel, 2018 recipient Elspeth Young Memorial Grant recipient, 2019 Judith Wright Scholarship recipient
Inspired by the generosity of our donors, the Kambri Scholars program was launched in March 2020 to support the next generation of Indigenous scholars, who go on to enrich their communities and give back to Country. The program ensures a range of holistic and culturally aware support programs to help Indigenous students get the most out of their studies.
ANU seeks to establish a $50 million endowment for the Kambri Scholars program, including a University commitment to match donations dollar for dollar. This will ensure support for Kambri Scholars in perpetuity, and help make ANU the first choice for more Indigenous students to study before they go on to fulfilling careers and lives.
Over the past five years, donors have given generously to The ANU Fund. In late 2020, $500,000 was distributed from The ANU Fund to support the Kambri Scholars program. With the University's dollar-for-dollar commitment, the program will now benefit from $1 million in contributions.
Phillip Jenkinson, CEO Baidam Solutions & Jamieson O'Reilly, Founder, Dvuln - Donors to the Kambri Scholars program
Thank you for your support. You are helping increase the number of Indigenous students at ANU, who will go on to fulfilling careers and lives.