Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Accommodation Scholarship
About this scholarship
This scholarship was established to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are living away from home and community. The scholarship covers the cost of accommodation in multi-share, ACU preferred accommodation so recipients can concentrate on their studies and make the most of the university experience.
- This scholarship will provide student accommodation for the minimum duration of the recipient’s course.
- The Accommodation Scholarship only applies to ACU student accommodation. It does not apply to any non-ACU accommodation.
Future, Commencing or Current Students
This scholarship is open to applicants who meet all the following criteria:
- Commencing ACU course in Semester 1, 2023 or prior
- Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students (Confirmation of Aboriginality will be required)
- Course: any ACU undergraduate degree
- Study load: full-time
- Campus: Ballarat, Blacktown, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, or Strathfield (must be on campus)
These offers are subject to the availability of rooms at your chosen campus. You may be contacted by ACU Student Accommodation for further clarification about room availability.
Accommodation Scholarships are limited to one per student. If you are awarded and accept multiple Accommodation Scholarships, the Scholarships Office will contact you to confirm which award you will accept. The Scholarships Office reserves the right to rescind multiple offers so that you are awarded a single.
Applicants will be required to provide the following as part of the application:
- A written statement of approximately 200 words outlining:
- how this scholarship will benefit you
- how you engage with the Indigenous community and how this reflects ACU's mission and values.
- Upload Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status (for more information on this requirement please visit, COA)
If you would like assistance with completing your application, please contact your local Indigenous Higher Education Unit.
Applications are assessed based on the strength of the following criteria:
- Written statement
- Preference will be given to students from rural and remote areas, as classified by the Rural Remote and Metropolitan Area (RRMA)
- Recipients will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of representatives from the First Peoples Directorate.
- This scholarship may be awarded by the Scholarships Office prior to the close date.
To remain eligible for this scholarship, recipients are required to maintain the following:
- Full-time study load
- Minimum Pass grade for at least two-thirds of credit points in which they were enrolled in the previous study period
- First year students are required to utilise Tutorial Assistance, a program designed to help students reach their full academic potential.