Shirley Kral Study Grant


Each year the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre may offer the Shirley Kral Study Grant with the aim of providing encouragement and financial support to mature aged female Indigenous students with the educational expenses associated with studying an undergraduate degree at the Australian National University.

Field of study

All disciplines


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

  • is a domestic student
  • identifies as female
  • is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person
  • is accepted as such by the community in which they live or formerly lived
  • is a mature aged student*
  • is enrolled in an undergraduate degree

ANU defines mature aged students as students who are over the age of 21 when they begin their undergraduate studies.


The grant provides a one-off payment of $1000 to assist with educational expenses.

How to apply

Candidates wishing to be considered will be required to complete the short application form available from the "Apply Now" link at the top of this page


As there is only one scholarship available, if there are multiple eligible applicants, the Director, Tjabal will select a recipient giving preference, first, to a student who may have responsibility for caring for a child/children then to applicants with financial disadvantage or from a rural/regional background.