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 Accommodation Scholarship.

The scholarship provides its recipients with on-campus accommodation and academic support in partnership with Ursula Hall – an ANU student residence that provides a safe, welcoming and supportive living environment for its diverse range of students.

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 StudiesAsian and Pacific Languages 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 studies specialisation will ensure they are recognised ahead of their peers when starting their careers in Australia or overseas.

Value

The scholarship covers the cost of on-campus accommodation at Ursula Hall. Recipients may stay in either Ursula Hall’s:

The choice offered to recipients between Ursula Hall’s Main Wing and Laurus Wing has been designed to accommodate the different circumstances and needs of both school leavers and mature age students.

Duration

The scholarship is available over a period of 12 months from the beginning of an academic year.

In subsequent years of their degree, scholarship recipients are encouraged to apply for a Garrurru Internship with the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, which form a part of the College’s Garrurru Education and Employment Strategy. Garrurru Internships offer paid work experience with either academic or administrative staff of the College. This program aims to increase students’ employability by providing them with practical skills and experience, and a greater understanding of how the workplace operates.

Eligibility

An applicant must identify as being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent and be enrolling or enrolled in a:

  • 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.

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

Selection basis

Selection will be based upon a Personal Statement of up to 500 words from the applicant. In the Personal Statement the applicant may wish to describe the benefits of his/her program of study and his/her personal and financial circumstances.

In some circumstances, applicants may be requested to provide referee reports and evidence of their prior academic record.

Preference will be given to applicants commencing their first year of study at ANU.

Download Conditions of Award (PDF 384 KB)

Application

Applications for 2017 open Monday 3 October 2016 and close Friday 2 December 2016.

Applicants for this scholarship must also submit an application for accommodation at Ursula Hall through the ANU Accommodation Services Portal. Applicants can access this portal at ANU Accommodation.

Successful applicants will be notified prior to the close of Main Round offers made by the University Admissions Centre (UAC). 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 amy.seath@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 Postgraduate Indigenous Scholarship.

The scholarship offers a stipend and pastoral to support postgraduate Indigenous students to study at the ANU College of the Asia and the Pacific. The scholarship is offered to eligible students whether they decide to study an entire degree or just a course with 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
  • Diplomacy
  • Economics
  • Environment and Development
  • International Relations
  • Linguistics
  • National Security Policy
  • Policy and Governance
  • 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 an upfront, lump sum, cash payment of $2,500 for every 6-unit postgraduate course they study within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, up to a total value of $40,000—the equivalent of an entire master’s degree.

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.

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 potential and current postgraduate students of the ANU who identify as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent are eligible.

Applicants may be enrolled either full-time or part-time in any postgraduate coursework degree program offered by the College of Asia and the Pacific or any other college of the University. However, to receive the stipend, students must be enrolled in at least one 6-unit course offered by the College of Asia and the Pacific.

Selection basis

Selection will be based upon a Personal Statement of up to 500 words from the applicant. An applicant may wish to outline the personal and professional benefits of undertaking their chosen program of study as well as their personal and financial circumstances.

In some circumstances, the Selection Committee may request applicants to provide referee reports and/or evidence of their prior academic record.

Download Conditions of Award [PDF 388kB]

Application

Applications for Semester 1 2017 close Sunday 26 February 2017.

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 amy.seath@anu.edu.au

Updated:  11 January, 2015/Responsible Officer:  Dean, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team