About the scholarship

  • Australia
  • Undergraduate
  • Part-fee, Full-fee

Applications for this scholarship for 2019 entry are now closed.

Through the generous support of corporate sponsors, and from other funds made available to the University, Bond offers a number of scholarships to Indigenous Australians.

These scholarships, valued up to 50% of tuition fees for any single undergraduate degree (excluding the Medical Program) or 100% tuition for any diploma program, are awarded to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students who have demonstrated extracurricular involvement, leadership potential and academic achievements.

The Indigenous Scholarships are supported by generous alumni and community donations into the Ambition Fund.

Several Bond University Indigenous Scholarships will be available to students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (as defined by ABSTUDY).

  • This scholarship is available to new commencing students at Bond University in the following year, January semester.
  • Available to Australian citizens who are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (as defined by ABSTUDY).
  • Applicants must have successfully completed, or be currently completing Year 12 at an Australian High School.
  • Applicants must meet the prerequisites and the admissions entry standards for their chosen program.

Up to 100% of tuition for any single diploma program or 50% for any undergraduate degree program (excluding the Medical Program). Please note, students wishing to complete a diploma program followed by an undergraduate degree (for which they can gain credit), are also encouraged to apply.

Please note: Applications for this scholarship for 2019 entry are now closed.

Upon completion of the Bond University Online Study Application form, eligible students can apply for this scholarship via the Scholarship Application Form

Students must complete and submit their scholarship application prior to the application closing date. No late scholarship applications will be considered. If you are applying for more then one scholarship with different application closing dates, it is important to submit your scholarship application form by the earliest scholarship closing date.

Scholarship applicants will be required to submit the following documents as part of their scholarship application:

  • A letter of reference from an Indigenous Community Organisation, Member, or Leader to support your application;  
  • Evidence of your leadership, initiative, and service to your school and/or Indigenous community (i.e. Indigenous community member, Elder or organization); and,  
  • A scholarship essay (max 750 words) answering the following questions: 
    • Describe your family, school or Indigenous community and how they have influenced/driven you to be the person you are today. (200-250 words)
    • What are your strengths? How will you use these strengths to contribute and enrich the Bond community? (100-200 words) 
    • Talk about a problem that you would like to solve in the world today. Why is this important to you and what would you do to fix it? (200-300 words)

Download our scholarship application and FAQ's help sheet.

Continuation of the scholarship will depend upon the scholar adhering to the following requirements:

  1. Attending all classes and passing all subjects attempted.
  2. Maintaining engagement with the Nyombil Indigenous Support Centre and being an active member of the Bond community through involvement in activities such as the Corrigan Walk, outreach events, Indigenous Gala and the Bond Indigenous Awareness Society.
  3. Displaying exemplary behaviour both inside and outside of the classroom.
  4. Providing semester updates to the Office of Partnerships and  Pathways, which will form part of a Stewardship Report presented to all scholarship donors and sponsors.

Scholarship and corporate partners

Indigenous Program supporting partners

  • AC Fitouts
  • Heaney's Performers in Print
  • Moreton Hire
  • Precise Air
  • Scene Change
  • Whywait Plumbing

Indigenous Program event partners

  • Elite Weddings & Events
  • Gallagher
  • Gold Coast Private Hospital
  • Palazzo Versace
  • Professor Elizabeth Roberts