McNiven Family Scholarship


The objective of the award is to provide financial support to undergraduate students from low socio-economic backgrounds enrolling at the Australian National University. Funding for this award has been provided by the McNiven Family as part of the ANU Support Australia's Students Campaign.


The award is available each year to a prospective ANU student who:

(a) is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, New Zealand citizen (or dual citizenship holders of either Australia or New Zealand) or Australian humanitarian visa holder;

(b) is a current school leaver in Australia at an Australian High School (or College);

(c) attended their final years of schooling at a low ICSEA school (school below 1000);

(d) is applying for admission to University for the first time.


The scholarships offer a stipend of $8,000 per annum paid in equal instalments at the beginning of each semester for up to 5 years.

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.

Further information

All enquiries regarding the award and changes, issues, or further information after acceptance should be made to:

ANU Scholarships Office