The Ithaca Scholarship


In 2022 the Australian National University ('the University') may offer an award known as the Ithaca Scholarship ('the Award'). 

The objective of the Award is to support a scholarship for a domestic student from an educationally disadvantaged background, and who is from a rural or regional area. 

Funding for this Award has been provided by Professor Rod McDonald, CoS alumnus, who is a strong advocate of the power of education to change lives and enable disadvantaged students to study at the University.

Field of study

Any Discipline


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

(a) is a domestic student; and 

(b) receives an offer of admission to an undergraduate degree program at the University; and 

(c) resides in a regional or remote area (as defined by ASGS Remoteness Areas - 2016) at the time of application.

Selection is made on the basis of applicants meeting the eligibility criteria and ranked by lowest ICSEA.


The scholarship provides $8,000 per annum for up to 5 years to assist with educational and living expenses.  

The scholarship is paid at the beginning of each semester subject to the recipients meeting ongoing eligibility requirements as outlined in the conditions of award.

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.