Killen Family Indigenous Australian Scholarship

Killen Family Indigenous Australian Scholarship

The Killen Family Indigenous Australian Scholarship was introduced to provide financial support to an Indigenous Australian student to allow them to benefit from a Monash Arts education.


2 Aug - 8 Oct 2021

Total scholarship value

$10,000 per annum up to 3 years

Number offered


Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)


I relocated to Melbourne for university and needed to support myself. With this scholarship, I was able to take up a research internship instead of having to work all summer.

As an Indigenous student, the William Cooper Institute has made an incredible impact on my student experience. I had help applying for scholarships and opportunities, received academic assistance with my studies, and attended social events to meet other Indigenous students.

Am I eligible?

You must be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen

You must meet the following criteria:


  • $10,000 per annum for the duration of the degree up to a maximum of three years. Payments will be made in instalments in April, July, September and December.
  • On-campus accommodation costs (up to $14,000 per annum) for a maximum of three years. Accommodation payments will be made directly to the Monash Residential Service on your behalf. You must apply directly to Monash Residential Services (MRS) for on-campus accommodation.

Number offered

One scholarship will be available in 2020.

Selection criteria

  • Based academic performance, need and future leadership potential. Applicants will be interviewed to assess their commitment to making a difference to others through leadership and community involvement.
  • 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.

To retain this scholarship:

  • You must maintain full-time enrolment and participation in the Indigenous Student Leaders Program.

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.