The Poppy Undergraduate Scholarship


Every three years, the Australian National University (ANU) may award a scholarship known as The Poppy Undergraduate Scholarship

The objectives of the scholarship are:

  • to help enable and encourage the recipient to continue their studies
  • to acknowledge the efforts and the courage of the recipient in pursuing the undergraduate study
  • to support and inspire the recipient to continue to contribute to their community; and
  • to provide financial support to a person of disadvantage and who is in financial need;

The second-ranked applicant for the Scholarship will also be recognised and will be offered the Poppy Book Award to support and encourage the student to purchase books needed for their studies.

Field of study

Sociology, Economics, Commerce or Law


The scholarship will be available every three years to a prospective ANU student who:

  • has been admitted to a single or combined undergraduate degree program at the ANU within the areas of Sociology, Economics, Commerce or Law;
  • has not obtained an undergraduate degree previously in Australia, New Zealand or overseas; and
  • is an Australian citizen, New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder.


The Poppy Undergraduate Scholarship is valued at $5,000 per year. The duration of the scholarship will be a maximum of three years and paid in equal instalments at the beginning of each semester.

The Poppy Book Award is valued at $500 per year. The duration of the award will be a maximum of three years and paid in equal instalments at the beginning of each semeste

How to apply

To be considered for the award applicants must:

  • Apply for admission through the ANU Admission Scholarship and Accommodation (ASA) Application System
  • Select to be considered for scholarships and 'all eligible scholarships'
  • Answer the four scholarship questions in the ASA Application.
  • Provide the name and contact details of at least one referee.

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.

Further information

This scholarship is offered every three years.  It was last awarded in 2019 and will next be offered in 2022.