Elspeth Young Memorial Grant


The Elspeth Young Memorial Grants have been made possible by the generous bequest from Dr Elspeth Young to provide financial support to Indigenous Australian undergraduate and graduate students at the Australian National University. This support will be directed to costs necessary and incidental to studies, but not including any fees.

There is limited funding available so unfortunatey it is possible that not all applications may be approved or approved in full.


The award is available each year to an Indigenous Australian student who is:

(a) enrolled in a program of study leading to the award of a degree at the Australian National University;

(b) able to demonstrate financial need.

Selection basis

Selection is made on the basis of application and financial need. Preference may be given to students who have not previously applied or been awarded the grant. 


Eligible students may apply and be approved to receive funding for education related expenses such as laptops, headphones, textbooks, field trips etc..

If successful, payments will be made directly to a student's bank account.


How to apply

Application is via the "Apply Now" link at the top of this page.  Be sure to include as much detail as possible and quotes as required to allow the selection comittee to make an informed decision.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note - If you are applying to purchase a computer/tablet, the committee will only approve the purchase of a computer/tablet for an applicant once in a three year period, unless there are extenuating circumstances, in which case these must be made clear in your application.