Australian South Sea Islander Community Foundation Scholarship

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Australian South Sea Islander Community Foundation Scholarship


Applications have now closed for Semester 1, 2019

Australian South Sea Islander students studying an undergraduate degree

In 2001 the Queensland Government established the Australian South Sea Islander Community Foundation (the Foundation) to provide university scholarships for Australian South Sea Islander undergraduate students.

Scholarships are funded from income generated by the invested donations to the Foundation and individual scholarships are offered on a yearly basis, with no guarantee of an ongoing commitment.

The foundation is independently managed by The Public Trustee under the umbrella of the Queensland Community Foundation.

The scholarship amount will be up to $5,000 and will be determined based on the annual disbursement of funds by the Australian South Sea Islander Community Foundation and may vary from year to year. If insufficient funds are available, the scholarship will not be awarded.

  • identify as an Australian South Sea Islander who is a direct descendant of the South Sea Islanders who were brought into Queensland between 1863 and 1904 and worked as indentured labourers (Note: Applicants should seek a letter of support from a registered Australian South Sea Islander organisation verifying his/her Australian South Sea Islander heritage)
  • recipient should not have previously completed an undergraduate degree at any university
Selection criteria
  • academic merit
  • financial need
  • preference will be given to applicants who do not qualify for Abstudy
Eligible programs
All programs
Number available
Up to A$5,000
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