Kentwell Family Scholarship


The Australian National University may offer an award known as the Kentwell Family Scholarship with the aim of  supporting an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student with education costs related to studying at ANU.

Funding for this award has been provided by an anonymous donor who feels strongly about the recognition of Indigenous knowledge systems and the need to partner with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples to redress and heal the damage caused by the colonisation of Australia.


The award is available to a continuing ANU student who:

  • is an Australian citizen;
  • is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent;
  • identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person;
  • is enrolled in an undergraduate degree


Only applicants meeting the eligibility criteria will be considered.  Where there is more than one eligible candidate, preference may first be given to students who, at the time of application to the University, resided in a remote or regional area as determined by the geographical classification defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard - ASGS 2016, with eligible students ranked according to the remoteness of their residential address. If a clear merit list still cannot be determined, then students who can demonstrate financial need will be ranked according to the severity of hardship experienced.


The scholarship provides a stipend of $7,000 per annum for two years (full-time equivalent) of a recipient's undergraduate degree.

How to apply

There is no application as students are automatically considered based on them meeting the eligibility criteria at the time of applying for admission through the ANU Admission Scholarship and Accommodation Application System.