Gundowring Indigenous Student Scholarship



Opening date

Closing date



Who is it for?

Future undergraduates, 1st year undergraduates, 2nd year undergraduates, 3rd year undergraduates, 4th year undergraduates, 5th year undergraduates

Where is it available?

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

How is it paid?

$3000 per semester for up to three years


The Crooke family has called Gundowring home since 1947. The name Gundowring is based on an Indigenous word believed to mean "deep". It was home to an indigenous group, possibly the Duduroa Clan, until the mid-19th century. While little is known of their identity or way of life, the Crooke family wish to acknowledge them as the original custodians of this land with the Gundowring Indigenous Scholarship. This scholarship aims to support a local Indigenous undergraduate at La Trobe University. It does so in recognition of the impacts of colonisation of Indigenous peoples in this country, and the Crooke family's belief in the value of education.

Are you eligible to apply?

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

  • Be an Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident
  • Be enrolled into a Diploma or Bachelors degree
  • Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

Recipients of the scholarship shall be selected by the University based on their:

  • Application form addressing the eligibility criteria
  • Supporting documentation
Preference will be given to Indigenous students in this order:

  1. From the Albury-Wodonga area studying at the Albury-Wodonga Campus
  2. From any area studying at the Albury-Wodonga Campus
  3. From the Albury-Wodonga area studying at any Campus
  4. From anywhere studying at any Campus

How to apply

This scholarship has now closed.

Who to contact for further information

Scholarships Office,