A university education changes lives. And there comes a moment in time, when we have the opportunity to change the future. For our nation’s First Peoples. For Australia.
Over the past five years, donors have given generously and in late 2020, $500,000 was distributed to support the next generation of Indigenous scholars through the Kambri Scholars program.
With the University matching donor funds dollar for dollar, the program will now benefit from $1 million in contributions. This will significantly increase the number of Indigenous students benefitting from continued support during their studies at ANU.
Kambri Scholars is this significant opportunity – supporting Indigenous students to study at ANU and go on to fulfilling careers and lives.
The First Nations peoples of Australia should have first choice in whatever they wish to achieve -- first choice in attending university, first choice in graduate studies and first choice in employment. Kambri Scholars provides this choice.
The Kambri Scholars program ensures a range of holistic and culturally aware support programs are in place so that Indigenous students can get the most out of their studies.
The Kambri Scholarships
The scholarship ensures students have everything they need to succeed, from suitable accommodation, financial support for return trips home, a stipend, and additional financial and pastoral support. This quality of student support is the reason ANU has one of the best graduation rates of Indigenous students in Australia.
Izayah Davis, 2020 Kambri Scholar
Kambri Scholars is co-created by the ANU Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre and Indigenous leaders on campus. It supports the entire learning lifecycle, from undergraduate to postgraduate to employment opportunities, and provides life-changing assistance in culturally appropriate ways. Students receive the most appropriate services tailored to their needs to set them up for success.
Today’s scholars are tomorrow’s leaders
With your support, we seek to establish a $50 million endowment for Kambri Scholars, with a University commitment to match every donation, dollar for dollar.
Support the next generation of Indigenous scholars who go on to enrich their communities and give back to Country.
It’s time to change the future. Together.
Valmae Freilich, Donor to the Kambri Scholars Program
Professior Brian Schmidt, Vice-Chancellor and President.
Acknowledgement of country
We acknowledge and celebrate the First Australians on whose traditional lands we meet, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.