for Indigenous students

Indigenous scholarships are provided to encourage and enable Indigenous students to study at the University of Melbourne and Trinity, recognising that the College community is enriched in every way by the presence of Indigenous scholars.

Indigenous students are also eligible to apply for other Trinity scholarships, provided they meet the specific selection criteria of those scholarships.

Oodgeroo Scholarships

Established 2000
Open to Indigenous students

Established by Mr Roger Riordan AM (TC 1951) in honour of Oodgeroo of the tribe Noonucal (1920–92). Oodgeroo (formerly known as Kath Walker) was a distinguished Australian poet. This scholarship is awarded to academically strong Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander undergraduate or postgraduate students who will make a worthwhile contribution to Trinity.

Yorta Yorta Scholarship

Established 2004
Open to Indigenous students

Established by Trinity alumnus, the late Dr George Hale and his wife Betty, the Yorta Yorta Scholarship is provided to encourage and enable Indigenous students to study at the University of Melbourne and Trinity College. The scholarship is named in honour of the Yorta Yorta nation, whose people occupy the land now known as the Murray–Goulburn region. The scholarship is open to any Indigenous student from any part of Australia who is or will be studying at the University of Melbourne. A full scholarship for the duration of their course will be awarded to an academically strong Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander undergraduate or graduate student who will make a worthwhile contribution to Trinity. In addition, the University of Melbourne will provide an undergraduate recipient with a full-tuition scholarship by linking one of its Indigenous Melbourne Access Scholarships, which provides a fee-exempt place at the University for four years and an allowance of $2,000 a year.

The Cutter Scholarship

Established 2009
Open to Indigenous students

Established by Trinity alumnus Dr Bryan Cutter and his wife Rosemary, this Trinity residential scholarship is open to any Indigenous student who is studying at the University of Melbourne, who would otherwise be unable to accept a place at Trinity.

Trinity Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded by the Dean of the College to Indigenous residential students, who would otherwise find it difficult to fully participate in College activities.