Indigenous Access Scholarship (IAS)
Agriculture, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences/Environmental Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences/Veterinary Sciences, Architecture, Urban Environment and Building, Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences/Psychology, Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services, Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services/Accounting, Auditing and Accountability, Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services/Business and Management, Economics, Education, Engineering and Technology, Information, Computing and Communication Sciences, Information, Computing and Communication Sciences/Other Information, Computing and Communication Sciences, Language and Culture, Law, Justice and Law Enforcement/Law, Mathematical Sciences/Mathematics, Medical and Health Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences/Dentistry, Medical and Health Sciences/Nursing, Medical and Health Sciences/Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences/Public Health and Health Services, Science - General/Science - General, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts - General, Studies in Human Society/Social Work, The Arts
These scholarships provide eligible Indigenous commencing students with a once-only payment to assist with expenses associated with higher education, particularly relocation from remote or regional location costs.
Applicants must: be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; be undertaking an undergraduate course of study in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP); be enrolled full-time unless there are exceptional circumstances preventing full-time study; be in receipt of a Centrelink benefit, or be able to demonstrate a personal or family taxable income below the HECS repayment threshold, depending on independence status; not hold a bachelor degree or higher-level award unless such award is a prerequisite to the current course of study; and be enrolled at the Institute of Koorie Education. Selection is based on: the degree of involvement in their local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; financial, educational or social disadvantage; responsibility for others; and disability status.
The scholarship provides a one-off payment of $4,485 (2012 rate). Recipients may also be awarded an Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship.