Information Technology Indigenous Study Support Scholarship

Information Technology Indigenous Study Support Scholarship

Achieving Potential Support Scholarship

Monash University is looking to reward an Indigenous Australians who are interested in studying an IT degree at the undergraduate or postgraduate (coursework) level.

You must be from one of our defined educational disadvantage groups. The scholarship is valued at up to $15,000. Current Monash students in the Faculty of IT may also apply.


3 Aug - 6 Nov 2020

Total scholarship value

Up to $15,000

Number offered

Two per year

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:

  • A commencing or continuing undergraduate or graduate (coursework) student in the Faculty of Information Technology at a Monash Campus in Australia.
  • Indigenous Australian background
  • From one or more of the following educational disadvantage groups.
    • Have a low income
    • Are a recent refugee
    • From a regional or remote area
    • Have a disability or medical condition
    • From a non-English speaking background
    • Have experienced difficult circumstances
    • From an underrepresented school
    • From a low socioeconomic status (SES) area
  • 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 per year (48 credit points of study) until the minimum points for your degree are completed.

Number offered

Two per year

Selection criteria

  • Awarded based on need.
  • Preference will be given to commencing students.

To retain this scholarship:

You must maintain satisfactory academic performance as determined by the Faculty of Information Technology.

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.