National Indigenous Merit Scholarship


There shall be a number of scholarships available for new indigenous students at ANU known as the National Indigenous Merit Scholarship. The objectives of the National Indigenous Merit Scholarship are to acknowledge the academic excellence of Indigenous in secondary school studies and provide assistance with costs related to tertiary studies.


  • Must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Completed Year 12 in 2019.
  • Completed Year 12 or equivalent in 2018 and did not enrol in a tertiary program in 2019.
  • Achieved an ATAR of 90-94.95 (no bonus points)

In order to receive an offer of this scholarship you do not need to:

  • have ANU as first preference
  • restrict your program choice
  • be interviewed for scholarship selection
  • send your Resume/CV.


Selection is made on the basis of applicants meeting the eligibility criteria.


The scholarship provides a stipend of $6,500 per annum for a maximum of 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.ered.

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.