Indigenous Smart Start Grant

Scholarship Type:  Indigenous
Scholarship Group:  A

This grant aims to support Indigenous students with the costs associated with commencing tertiary level studies.


  • One-off payment of $2,000, for one year

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Confirmation of Identity:

  • identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and submit documentation declaring and confirming Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity.


  • Indigenous students commencing tertiary studies for the first time


  • any undergraduate degree at the University or First Year Program (Diploma) at The College


  • be commencing studies at a tertiary level for the first time
  • be enrolled full-time (3 or 4 units)
  • not be in receipt of any University-funded scholarship

Application and Selection Process

All eligible students will be contacted directly via their student email account after their enrolment is confirmed.