American Express (Australia) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship


$20,000 per year for four (4) years


New or Continuing students


Any undergraduate degree in the School of Business


Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia
  • identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, and submit documentation both declaring and confirming Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity.
  • demonstrate rationale for seeking an equity-based scholarship (including but not limited to socio-economic challenge), which will be assessed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Indigenous Leadership and Director, Badanami Centre for Indigenous Education.
  • demonstrate financial or other hardship which will be assessed by the Director of Badanami - Centre for Indigenous Education (Fiona Towney) and the Deputy Vice Chancellor Indigenous Leadership.

American Express Australia

At American Express, our company values provide the basis of our commitment to customers, quality, integrity, teamwork and good citizenship. With a proud heritage in Australia, we recognize the importance of creating a great place to work for our employees. We also strive to positively impact the wider Australian community beyond our immediate business through a range of community and volunteering initiatives that we support.

Applications and Selection Process

Applicants must provide a written statement in support of their application indicating how they believe the scholarship will assist them with their studies and in their future career. This statement should give a sufficient explanation of the applicant's background and current circumstances to enable the University to judge their eligibility, need and merit.

Successful applicants will be selected based on their written application, academic potential, their ability to meet the criteria and, where appropriate, performance in an interview before a selection panel.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed.