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Mater Education is proud to offer rare scholarship opportunities for some eligible students from an Indigenous or refugee background, as well as those facing financial hardship.

Scholarships are awarded on merit and are available to eligible students upon application. 

If you think you are eligible, we encourage you to apply for the course and make a clear note in your application form that you’re also applying for the scholarship (list under “other relevant information”). 

The successful recipient will need to demonstrate satisfactory academic progress each semester and continuous enrolment to retain the scholarship.

All scholarship applications must be received no later than four weeks prior to the course commencement date. No late applications will be accepted.

*Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements for the Queensland Government Certificate 3 Guarantee or Higher Level Skills funding are encouraged to apply.

Scholarship information

  • Indigenous applicants are invited to submit an Indigenous background Scholarship application letter outlining their cultural background (with confirmed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity), goals and aspirations and a copy of achievements thus far. Two written referee reports (one professional and one personal) should also be included.

    Students seeking scholarship on the basis of being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent will be considered eligible if they can provide one of the forms of evidence below: 

    • a letter stamped with the common seal and signed by board members of an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Land Council, or 
    • a letter stamped with the common seal and signed by a delegate of an incorporated Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander organisation 
    • a copy of their birth certificate and a copy of their parent/s confirmation of Aboriginality via one of the two forms of evidence above 
    • a Statutory declaration witnessed by an authorised witness which included the applicants declaration that they: 
    1. 1. Are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent; and 
    2. 2. Identify as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander; and 
    3. 3. Is accepted as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander within the community where they reside. 

    *Students may be directed to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies website to help them with locating the relevant information and documents.

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