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ECU Vice Chancellor's Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

The ECU Vice Chancellor's Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Scholarship was established to provide financial support for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians. The scholarship funds are payable each semester, until the completion of a Bachelor's degree at ECU. Applicants are asked to demonstrate leadership and contribution within the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community, and/or university community.

Application opening date: 20 January 2017
Application closing date: 6 March 2017
Method of application: Application form will be available to download from this web page between application opening and closing dates


Amount: $5000 per year for full-time enrolment (pro rata for part time - minimum 30 credit points)
Frequency: $2500 (or pro rata) payment made each semester after census date (max 7 semester payments)
Electronic funds transfer

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility criteria

  • Indigenous - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Have completed a minimum of 120 credit points towards your Bachelor's degree at the time of application
  • Community and/or University leadership and contribution
  • Not be in receipt of any other significant scholarships (excluding Commonwealth scholarships)
  • Be able to demonstrate successful achievement in prior studies
  • Current students are expected to have maintained an academic status of good standing at the end of each semester (as defined in the ECU handbook)


  • Australian Citizen

Level of study

  • Undergraduate Bachelor Courses

Year of study

  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Study mode

  • Any

Applicant information


  • Selection will be based on academic merit, demonstrated leadership and contribution to the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islande and University communities. Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview prior to final selection

More Information

Download the Applicant Information document or contact the Scholarships Office

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