Margaret Thorp Memorial Scholarship


In 2021 the ANU is offering the Margaret Thorp Memorial Scholarship to provide an opportunity for a prospective ANU undergraduate student facing financial hardship to access tertiary education. 

Funding for this Award has been provided by Professor Rae Frances and Professor Bruce Scates in honour of the humanitarian and social justice advocate Margaret Thorp.

Field of study



The Award is available to a prospective ANU student who:
(a)    is a domestic student;
(b)    receives an offer of admission to an undergraduate program offered by the University;
(c)    has received adjustment factors for financial hardship.

Selection is made on the basis of applicants meeting the eligibility criteria. Where there are more eligible candidates than there are Awards available, preference may be given (in order of priority) to:
•    Refugees/humanitarian visa holders;
•    Applicants from the lowest SEIFA; 
•    Applicants from the lowest ICSEA;
•    Indigenous applicants.


The scholarship provides $10,000 per annum for up to 5 years to assist with educational and living expenses.  The scholarship is paid each semester subject to the recipients meeting ongoing eligibility requirements as outlined in the conditions of award.

How to apply

All applicants applying for admission to ANU through the direct Admission Scholarship and Accommodation Application will be automatically considered for the award based on them meeting the eligibility criteria and electing to be considered for scholarships.

When you apply directly to ANU for admission as a domestic undergraduate student, you will have the opportunity to be considered for this opportunity within the same application. Other such support options are enlisted on the Direct application scholarships page.