Applications for 2021 are now open and will close on 1st February 2021.
Candidates must complete the Application Form and submit it with the requested documents (as specified in the Application Form) including their original academic transcript/s and a letter of acceptance into the Honours program. The Referee Report Form and Conditions of Award can be accessed through the Resources tab.
Written evidence must be provided to confirm the candidate's status as an Indigenous Australian of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. This may include a letter from an Indigenous community leader or Indigenous organisation or other documentation.
Candidates must also submit a personal statement of up to two pages in support of their application. This may include a description of their chosen honours topic, service to the Indigenous community and future aspirations.
Candidates may also include a brief resume (up to two pages). Please note that including a resume is not compulsory but if you have one, you can attach it to your application if you wish.
Additional Information is attached to the Application Form - including the Scholarship Terms and Conditions and some information on Neville Bonner.
Completed applications (including all required documentation) must be received by the Scholarship Administrator by the due date. Please do not submit additional information that has not been requested, as it will not be considered by the Selection Committee.
You need two academic referees who can comment on your suitability to undertake study at Honours level. Provide your academic referees with a copy of the Referee Report Form and write their contact details on your Application Form.
You also need one personal referee. This can be someone who is not related to you but who has known you for at least three years, who can write a letter on your personal qualities, extra-curricular activities, other interests and community involvement. Please refer to the Application Form for more details.
Acceptance into the Honours program at the relevant university is a prerequisite for the confirmation of the award of the Scholarship. An applicant who is not currently a student of the University at which he or she wishes to undertake the Honours program must apply separately and concurrently for admission to that university.
The Selection Committee will take into account the academic achievement of the student, the suitability of the applicant for an Honours year of study as assessed by the referees, the relevance of the proposed Honours research project to the Scholarship objectives, the student's aspirations including expressed interest in service to the Indigenous community, and other criteria as included from time to time by the Selection Committee.
There are no interviews conducted for this scholarship. Selection is based on the information provided in the Application and supporting documentation (including University transcripts) and the referee reports.
The award of the Scholarship is conditional on the Scholar gaining entry into the Honours program.