Thrive Scholarship

This financial support is currently not available.


Each year the University may award a scholarship known as the Thrive Scholarship.  Access to high-quality university education is critical to increasing social mobility.  Scholarships are an avenue to demonstrate that excellence is everywhere.  All students, regardless of their background, have the right to thrive.

Field of study

All ANU undergraduate degrees


The award shall be available for award each year to a new ANU student who:

  • is an Australian citizen or holds an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; and
  • is a current school leaver; and
  • achieves an ATAR of 80 or higher - including any Educational Access Scheme (EAS) bonus points; and
  • is eligible for EAS bonus points


The scholarship is valued at up to $50,000 over up to 5 years.  The scholarship will be paid as per the schedule below.

In addition to the stipend component of the scholarship, Thrive Scholars are mentored by established ANU students from similar backgrounds. Thrive Scholars also receive priority enrolment in a Vice-Chancellor's financial leadership course. These opportunities together are the key elements that ensure the success of Thrive Scholars.

Year 1 $15,000
Year 2 $12,500
Year 3 $10,000
Year 4 $7,500
Year 5 $5,000