Indigenous Scholarships

Indigenous scholarships are provided to encourage and enable Indigenous students to study at the University of Melbourne and Trinity College.

'I’ve come from interstate and the Indigenous community here makes it feel like I have a home away from home. We get together to play sport, we have group chats and study nights, and we also just come together as a family and spend time together. Instead of being by yourself and trying to do things on your own, there’s always a sense of support and community amongst the Indigenous students at Trinity.' – Chelsea Oui, 2019
 
Please note, Indigenous students are also eligible to apply for other Trinity scholarships provided they meet the criteria.

Oodgeroo Scholarships, The Cutter Scholarship

The Oodgeroo Scholarships were established by Trinity alum the late Dr Roger Riordan AM 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 positive contribution to the Trinity College community.

The Cutter Scholarship was 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 College.

Eligibility
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • be an academically strong student who is accepted to study full-time at the University of Melbourne
  • be accepted into the residential college at Trinity
  • be experiencing financial hardship.

Criteria

  • You must be able to show involvement in your school and/or community, and have the potential to make a positive contribution to the Trinity College community.
  • You must be able to demonstrate significant and demonstrated financial hardship.

Value and duration

TBC

What next?
To apply for an Indigenous scholarship, there are two important steps you must take.

Step 1
If you are not already a resident of Trinity College, you must apply for admission through the University of Melbourne website, ensuring that Trinity College is listed as your first preference. Applications for all University of Melbourne colleges must be submitted through this website. https://www.colleges.unimelb.edu.au

Step 2
Download and complete a residential scholarship application form by 30 September 2019.

Enquiries
Scholarships Registrar Campbell Bairstow cbairsto@trinity.unimelb.edu.au 

Yorta Yorta Scholarship

Established by Trinity alum the late Dr George Hale and his wife Betty, the Yorta Yorta Scholarship is offered 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.

Eligibility
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • be an academically strong student who is accepted to study full-time at the University of Melbourne
  • be accepted into the residential college at Trinity
  • be experiencing financial hardship.

Criteria

  • You must be able to show involvement in your school and/or community, and have the potential to make a positive contribution to the Trinity College community.
  • You must be able to demonstrate significant and demonstrated financial hardship.

Value and duration
The Yorta Yorta Scholarship provides a full scholarship to cover the residential fees to live at Trinity College, valued at approximately $30,000 per annum. In addition, the University of Melbourne will provide an undergraduate recipient with a full tuition scholarship through its Indigenous Melbourne Access Scholarship program, which provides a fee-exempt place at the University of Melbourne for four years plus an allowance of $2000 per year.

What next?
To apply for a Yorta Yorta Scholarship, there are two important steps to you must take.

Step 1
If you are not already a resident of Trinity College you must apply for admission through the University of Melbourne website, ensuring that Trinity College is listed as your first preference. Applications for all University of Melbourne colleges must be submitted through this website. https://www.colleges.unimelb.edu.au

Step 2
Download and complete a residential scholarship application form by 30 September 2019

Enquiries
Scholarships Registrar Campbell Bairstow cbairsto@trinity.unimelb.edu.au