DesignInc Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Architecture Scholarship


New and continuing students


Bachelor of Architectural Design


$30,000 per year for five years (scholarship will continue onto the Master of Architecture (Urban Transformation))


Applicants must:

  • identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • be commencing study or currently enrolled full-time or part-time in any year of the Bachelor of Architectural Design
  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents


DesignInc embodies a holistic approach to buildings and environment that puts people and sustainability at the centre of everything they do. The practice has a proactive approach to diversity and inclusion and has achieved gender balance amongst staff and senior executive. There is also cultural diversity with 34 nationalities represented within the practice. As an organisation we support our staff in every aspect, from training and professional development, mental health support, flexibility in work life balance, social activities, collaborative approach to design and a positive and dynamic environment to work in.

DesignInc is an Australia-wide practice, dedicated to creating people-centric environments from the large scale to the small. Architecture can transform lives. It changes cities, builds communities and can elevate everyday moments of working, learning and living. We think about every project in terms of environmental sustainability, and seek design solutions that are good for people, good for the planet.

People are at the heart of everything we do. From designing environments that aid learning or healing, to places of discovery and technical innovation — our first question is ‘how can we make a positive contribution to not only the project outcomes but also to the community and the planet?’ Our experienced team of architects, urban planners, interior designers and landscape architects, brings this holistic perspective to each project.

Application and Selection Process

Applicants must complete the appropriate Application Form and submit the form to the Scholarships and Student Advancement Unit by the closing date.

Applicants must provide a 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 and their ability to meet the criteria.

Shortlisted candidates will to attend an interview before a selection panel to include an academic, a representative of the Office of Advancement, and a representative of the donor..


The recipient must remain enrolled full-time or part-time equivalent in the required course (that is, not less than 20 credit points per semester).

The recipient must maintain a minimum Pass average (GPA 4.0 or greater).

If any of the specified conditions are not met, the recipient status and continuation of the scholarship will be assessed and determined by the Donor in consultation with the University.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed.