The Named Pinnacle Foundation Scholarships

This financial support is not administered by the University.


The Pinnacle Foundation provides educational scholarships, mentoring and opportunities for young LGBTIQ+ Australians to realise their full potential and overcome challenges arising from their identity. Scholarships are awarded for fulltime study at public institutions of higher education in Australia, for the purpose of gaining an educational or vocational qualification in any profession, trade or the arts.
Every Pinnacle scholar is carefully matched with a mentor who will typically share the same academic and professional interests, gender identity and sexual orientation. The mentor acts as a role model. They will have trod the scholar's path - and provide the encouragement, counsel and inspiration to support the scholar's rounded development and successful completion of their studies. 


More than 20 Named Scholarships are open to young LGBTIQ+ Australians who meet the criteria detailed below:

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident (proof required during application stage)
  • At least 18 years of age and younger than 27 years of age on 20 January in each year for which the scholarship is sought
  • Have achieved good or reasonable scholastic results given your circumstances
  • Will be undertaking fulltime studies
  • Identify as a member of the LGBTIQ+ community
  • Fulfil specific requirements set by the Named Scholarship Donor.

How to apply

Applications for 2022 scholarships will open on 1 July 2021 and close on 15 September 2021.

To apply online please visit here