Sir Roland Wilson Pat Turner Scholarship (Coursework)


The Sir Roland Wilson (SRW) Foundation Pat Turner scholarship (Coursework) provides high performing Indigenous Australian Public Service (APS) employees a 1-2-year full pay scholarship at ANU to undertake a postgraduate coursework program.

Field of study

The scholarship is available for all postgraduate coursework programs at ANU, which includes Master Degrees, along with a range of Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas.


Applicants must:

  • be a substantive APS 4 to SES Band 1 level Indigenous employee;
  • have at least three years' service in APS; and
  • have been admitted to a postgraduate program at ANU.


Scholars enter into a Deed of Agreement with their APS agency stipulating the conditions under which the scholarship will proceed, and are paid their normal salary by their agency. Taxation, superannuation and other employment conditions continue to apply. Additionally, scholars have access to a professional development fund of up to $5,000 over the course of the scholarship.

At least 3 per annum will be offered. The payments will be made for 1-2 years.

How to apply

Scholars must have received a full letter of offer for their chosen ANU postgraduate program before being able to apply for this scholarship. 

Further information

Please visit the Foundation website for further information and to view the scholarship information pack.