I-Aspire

Are you an Indigenous student with a passion for making a positive difference in your community?

At La Trobe, you're rewarded for your leadership and community work. Through our I-Aspire program, we offer young Indigenous people the opportunity to grow their leaderships skills and receive an early conditional offer to La Trobe University.

You’ll build on your talents through a range of different activities, including an academic boot camp, a Cultural Immersion Program, networking opportunities and more.

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible for I-Aspire if you’re an Indigenous high school student in Years 9-12. If you’re interested in joining I-Aspire, you can register your interest.

What can I access as an I-Aspire student?

Academic boot camps

You’ll be invited to a series of academic boot camps. Hosted by key teaching staff, and student mentors and ambassadors, these boot camps will help to develop your academic skills and confidence. You’ll learn how to identify your own learning style and adapt it to the expectations of university learning.

Workshops include:

  • assignment writing
  • preparing for exams
  • oral presentation skills
  • time and study management
  • written communication skills.

Cultural Immersion Program

The Cultural Immersion Program will provide you with community support and cultural direction. Along with your I-Aspire peers, you’ll be invited to examine and develop your own cultural understanding, connect with an Indigenous community, and receive mentoring and support.

Mentoring

As an I-Aspire student, you’ll also receive exclusive one-on-one mentoring from senior peers, including tutoring, life-skills training and coaching. This is a great chance to ask any questions you have about university study, professional life and other areas.

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