Garrurru postgraduate indigenous scholarship

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is delighted to invite future and current Indigenous postgraduate students to apply for the Garrurru Postgraduate Indigenous Scholarship. This scholarship aims to attract Indigenous students to ANU by providing ongoing financial and pastoral support that enables them to successfully complete their studies.

The scholarship has been respectfully named after the artwork Garrurru, which was donated to the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific by the renowned Indigenous artist, the late Gulumbu Yunupingu. The artwork is on display in the foyer of the Hedley Bull Centre and embodies the exchange between Asian and Indigenous Australian cultures. The Garrurru scholarships aim to sustain the continuation of the exchange by supporting Indigenous Australians to study through the world leading ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

Field of study

The Garrurru scholarships aim to sustain the continuation of the exchange by supporting Indigenous Australians to study through the world leading ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

Value

The scholarship provides students with an upfront, lump sum, cash payment of $2,500 for every 6 unit course they study within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, up to a total value per student per program of $20,000.

Duration

The flexibility of this scholarship is its other distinctive feature as the funding can be used for any number of study support purposes, for example; childcare, textbooks, accommodation, 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 the most appropriately.

Eligibility

All future and current students of ANU, who identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, 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:

  • prior academic record and/or relevant prior learning;
  • a personal statement (up to 300 words) indicating the personal and professional benefits of undertaking the program of study; and
  • referee reports (if applicable).

Conditions of Award [PDF 123kB]

Application

Applications open on 11 January 2016 and close 25 March 2016

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.

Further information

For further information contact amy.seath@anu.edu.au


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