Amount

Various

Opening date

Closing date

Status

Upcoming in 2018

Who is it for?

Future undergraduates, 1st year undergraduates

Where is it available?

Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura, Shepparton, City, Franklin Street

How is it paid?

Per Semester

Background

Commonwealth Indigenous Scholarships aim to assist Indigenous Australian students by providing financial support for general education or accommodation costs associated with full-time study usually in an undergraduate degree program at a campus of La Trobe University.

There are different types of Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships available:

NameEligibility2016 Rate *
Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship (I-CECS)New and continuing Indigenous students$2599
Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship (I-CAS)New and continuing Indigenous students$5199
Indigenous Enabling Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship (IECECS)Enrolled in Tertiary Enabling Program$2599 (for up to two semesters)
Indigenous Enabling Commonwealth Accommodation Costs Scholarship (IECAS)Enrolled in Tertiary Enabling Program$5199 (for up to two semesters)

*Scholarship value is indexed each year.

Are you eligible to apply?

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate course or eligible graduate diploma at La Trobe University in 2017
  • Be enrolled in La Trobe University's Tertiary Enabling Program in 2017*

Additionally, to be eligible for the Indigenous Access Scholarship (IAS) and the Accommodation Costs Scholarship (ICAS), you must

  • Have lived in a regional/remote area of Australia for at least 3 of the 4 years prior to moving away to study at University
  • Have not previously accepted or received an IAS from La Trobe or any other institution (applies to the IAS only)

*Applies to IECECS and IECAS only.

How to apply

The first round of applications for 2017 are closed.

Who to contact for further information

Scholarships Unit, scholarships@latrobe.edu.au