Commonwealth Indigenous Access Scholarship

Commonwealth Indigenous Access Scholarship

Achieving Potential Support Scholarship

A scholarship provided by the Australian Government to assist Indigenous students with the costs of studying at university.


18 Jan – 12 Feb 2021

Total scholarship value


Number offered

Variable (Depending on funding)

Ashley Paxton

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business

Ashley Paxton: It eases the financial burden

As a scholarship recipient, I have peace of mind knowing that I won’t finish my degree under a mountain of debt.

Am I eligible?

You must be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen

You must meet the following criteria:

  • Commencing full-time studies in a Monash Enabling program.
  • Have a low income.
  • To be eligible you must provide a Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Heritage certificate or a certified Statutory Declaration form to the William Cooper Institute. This can be emailed to If you have any queries please contact the William Cooper Institute on 9902 4972.


  • $3000 for one year only (48 credit points of study).

Number offered

  • Variable (Depending on funding)

Selection criteria

  • Awarded based on need.

How to apply

Every scholarship may have a different application process – or none at all. Read the application details carefully and submit your application by the deadline. For more details, visit our scholarships application page.