2024 - Semester 2 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Incarcerated Scholarship

Updated: 7 days ago

Status: Open

Applications open: 17/06/2024
Applications close: 7/08/2024

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About this scholarship

The purpose of this Scholarship is to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to pursue higher education studies whilst incarcerated. 

  • Current Students

  • Centre for Aboriginal Studies
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Science courses
    • Engineering courses
    • Western Australian School of Mines (WASM)

  • Pathways to undergraduate
  • Undergraduate

  • Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Students

  • Australian Citizen

  • Merit Based

A total value of up to $10,000 paid directly towards tuition fees. Funds will be distributed each semester until entitlement is consumed. 


The Scholarship will remain active until:  
1. The total value ($10,000) has been consumed, or 
2. The recipient completes their course, or 
3. Until the recipient is released. 

Scholarship Details

Enrolled in an undergraduate certificate or undergraduate degree (eligible units determined by available courses whilst incarcerated).

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Incarcerated Scholarship:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Enrolled in an eligible course offered through Curtin in semester 2, 2024
  • Minimum CWA of 50
  • Currently incarcerated at the time of applying

Application process

Step 1: Access application form

  • Application form can be accessed through the Prison Outreach Team. Application form will be paper-based. 

Step 2: Complete

  • Complete the application form

Step 3: Submit

  • Submit the completed application form via the Prison Outreach team by the closing date: 7th of August 2024.

Step 4: Receipt

  • Application receipt will be sent to student email, student provided proxy email and the Prison Outreach Team once application has been received.

Step 5: Assessment

  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • Responses to questions in application form
    • Academic merit
  • Answers to the following:
    • 'Why have you chosen to pursue higher education and how will this positively impact and enhance your life? (min 250 words)'
    • 'What interests you about your chosen course of study?'

Step 6: Outcome

  • All successful and unsuccessful applicants notified of their outcome via their student email, student provided proxy email and the Prison Outreach Team within 6-8 weeks of the scholarship closing date

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants must accept the terms and conditions by the deadline

Please note:

  • Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient merit

Enrolment Requirements

Recipients must meet all of the following:

  • Maintain enrolment of at least 25 credits each study period at Curtin University
  • Maintain a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 50 each study period
  • Pass all units attempted each study period


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T: 1300 222 888

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Further Information

For further information about applying for scholarships including important dates and tips for preparing your application, utilise the resources available on the Applying for Scholarships webpage.

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