Garrurru Indigenous Scholarships

Garrurru represents the boats of the seafaring Indonesian traders

We are delighted to offer undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to study at the world-leading ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

The Garrurru Indigenous Scholarships form integral parts of the College’s Garrurru Education and Employment Strategy—the centrepiece of the College’s efforts towards practical reconciliation.

The strategy and scholarships have been respectfully named after the artwork ‘Garrurru’, which was donated to the College by the renowned Yolngu artist, the late Gulumbu Yunupingu. The artwork is on display in the foyer of the Hedley Bull Building and embodies the exchange between Asian and Indigenous Australian cultures. The Garrurru Indigenous Scholarships aim to sustain the continuation of the exchange by supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to study at the pre-eminent ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

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The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is delighted to invite Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply for the Garrurru Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship provides its recipients an amount of $15 000 per annum. A defining feature of this scholarship is that the funds can be used for any number of study support purposes, for example; accommodation, textbooks, transport, childcare, course fees or other costs associated with undertaking their course or program of study. The scholarship money will be paid to students upon enrolment who may then choose to use the funds in whichever way will support their individual study purposes most appropriately.

The scholarship’s aim is to remove some of the barriers that may prevent Indigenous Australians from undertaking their first degree at university and the pressures that may be experienced by students as they transition to university life.

Field of study

Scholarship recipients can study a bachelor’s degree in Asian StudiesInternational Security Studies and Pacific Studies.

Recipients can combine these degrees with almost any other degree at ANU – including law, international relations, engineering, commerce or economics – and their Asian or Pacific studies specialisation will ensure they are recognised ahead of their peers when starting their careers in Australia or overseas.

Value

The scholarship provides students with support to the value of $15000 per annum for the duration of a standard undergraduate program (144 units, three years full time study). The recipient will also be provide with pastoral support from the Tjabal Centre, and/or the Manager, Education Services within the College. The award is paid in consultation with the recipient, which may include a bi-annual payment (after census date), direct tuition fee payment, or accommodation payment. 

Duration

The scholarship is available for the duration of a standard undergraduate program; 144 units or three years’ full time study. Students in double degrees will be paid pro-rata if one of their programs is not owned by CAP. 

Recipients will, however, be subject to the maximum period for completion of a degree program as stipulated by the ANU Policy regarding student academic study load and progression. Visit the ANU Policy Library for more details.

Eligibility

All future and current students of ANU, who identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, can demonstrate excellent academic merit, and enrol in part time or full time study in any undergraduate course offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific are eligible to apply.

The purpose of the award, an undergraduate degree program includes:

  • single undergraduate degree program offered by the College; or
  • flexible double or vertical double undergraduate degree program offered by the College in partnership with another college of the ANU

Applicants must have achieved an ATAR of 95.00 or above (no bonus points) in the year prior to receiving the scholarship, or two years’ prior with no tertiary record. 

Indigenous school leavers and mature age students are encouraged to apply.

Selection basis

Selection will be based upon:

  • The extent to which an applicant’s personal statement demonstrates the personal and professional benefits of their program of study;
  • Personal circumstances (as outlined in the personal statement);
  • Previous academic performance and/or relevant prior learning;
  • The strength of the referee letter/s

Download Conditions of Award (PDF 393 KB)

Application

Applications open on 27 October 2017 and close 8 December 2017

Incomplete applications will not be considered

Successful applicants will be contacted using their ANU email address and will need to update their bank details on ISIS and return a signed letter of offer and Conditions of Award.

Applicants for this scholarship who wish to stay on campus must also submit an application for accommodation through the ANU Accommodation Services Portal. Applicants can access this portal at ANU Accommodation

Successful applicants will be notified prior to the release of Main Round offers made by the University Admissions Centre (UAC) on 21 December 2017. Successful applicants will be contacted using their email address nominated in the online application form provided. 

Applicants that receive a scholarship offer will need to return a signed Letter of Offer and a copy of the Conditions of Award.

Further information

The College allows recipients of this scholarship to receive other scholarships or support payments from Centrelink (e.g. ABSTUDY). If you are eligible to receive Centrelink support payments, please contact Centrelink to find out how the scholarship may affect your support payments.

For further information about this scholarship, contact suzy.andrew@anu.edu.au.

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is delighted to invite Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply for the Garrurru Indigenous Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship offers a fee-waiver and pastoral support to postgraduate Indigenous students to study with the ANU College of the Asia and the Pacific. The scholarship is offered to eligible students who undertake a postgraduate coursework program owned by the College.

Field of study

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific offers a diverse range of postgraduate courses in the areas of:

  • Anthropology and Development
  • Archaeological Science
  • Asia Pacific Studies
  • Criminology, Justice and Regulation
  • Diplomacy
  • Economics
  • Environment and Development
  • International Relations
  • Linguistics
  • National Security Policy
  • Policy and Governance
  • Political Science
  • Strategic Studies
  • Translation

Visit Programs and Courses to see all courses offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

Value

Scholarship recipients receive a fee-waiver scholarship for a maximum of 96 units of courses undertaken in a postgraduate program in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific—the equivalent of an entire master’s degree.

Duration

Whilst there is a cap on the number of coursework units covered by the scholarship (96 units), the scholarship has no time limit.

Recipients will, however, be subject to the maximum period for completion of a degree program as stipulated by the ANU Policy regarding student academic study load and progression. Visit the ANU Policy Library for more details.

Eligibility

All future and current students of ANU, who identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, can demonstrate excellent academic merit, and enrol in part time or full time study in any postgraduate course offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific are eligible to apply.

Selection basis

Selection will be based upon 

  • The extent to which an applicant’s personal statement demonstrates the personal and professional benefits of their program of study;
  • Personal circumstances (as outlined in the personal statement);
  • Previous academic performance and/or relevant prior learning;
  • The strength of the referee letter/s

Download Conditions of Award [PDF 388kB]

Application

Applications open on 27 October 2017 and close 5 January 2018

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Successful applicants will be contacted using their email address nominated in the online application form provided and will need to return a signed Letter of Offer and Conditions of Award.

Further information

For further information contact suzy.andrew@anu.edu.au

Updated:  24 April, 2017/Responsible Officer:  Dean, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team