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ACU Law - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Equity Scholarship

About this scholarship

Established in 2013, the ACU Law - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Equity Scholarship is intended to assist students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

Scholarship type



  • $5,000, paid in one lump sum.
  • Two scholarships are available.

Student type

Current Students


This scholarship is open to applicants who meet all of the following criteria:
  • Target group: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Faculty: Law and Business
  • Course: any ACU Law degree
  • Campus: North Sydney, Strathfield or Melbourne
  • Year level: any
  • Demonstrated financial need

Application process

Please provide the following as part of the application:
  •  written statement of approximately 500 words outlining:
    • Why have you chosen to undertake your degree?
    • What do you hope to achieve with it in the future?
    • Tell us about the hardship or barriers you have faced in accessing higher education, and how your degree will change the future.
  • Evidence of financial hardship:
    • Most recent Tax Assessment Notice OR
    • Centrelink Income Statement OR
    • the most recent 60 days of bank transactions AND pay slips from the last 6 weeks
  • Two written references (religious, community engagement, professional, or personal).

Selection criteria

Applications are assessed based on the strength of the following criteria:
  • Written statement
  • Evidence of financial need
  • Written references

Selection process

  • The recipients will be selected by the Scholarships Office, in consultation with the First Peoples and Equity Pathways Directorate and the Dean of Law.
  • Preference is to award one scholarship to Melbourne and one to NSW.


  • Students are only eligible to receive the Scholarship once during their studies at ACU.