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About this scholarship


The Kambri Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship at The Australian National University (ANU) was established to ensureIndigenous students receive the support required to succeed at university. The scholarship assists students in completing an undergraduate degree program by providing a flexible package of ongoing monetary and pastoral support to study at Australia's national university.  

The scholarship program aims to create a cohort of Indigenous scholars, to foster an environment to long-term mentorship, influence, and paying it forward to the community and Country. 



Up to $30,000

Payments made per semester

Payments made for 5 years


01-Mar-2024 to 10-Jun-2024

  • Student types

    Domestic, Current, Prospective
  • Student levels

    Undergraduate, Flexible double degree
  • Selection bases

  • Ongoing eligibility

    Continuation based on academic performance

Field of study

All disciplines



The award is available each year to a prospective or current ANU student who:

  • identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; and
  • has applied for, or received an offer of admission to, or is enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at ANU.

Additional information


Each scholarship will be tailored to the needs of the recipient with consideration given to any other scholarship or income the student is eligible for, or entitled to.  The scholarship may include but is not limited to:

  • payment direct to on-campus residential accommodation;
  • an annual stipend for living and educational expenses;
  • access to an allowance for return trip home;
  • any other payment deemed suitable by the Chair, Kambri Scholarship Committee;
  • or a combination of the above

Scholarships are tenable for up to 5 years of the recipients undergraduate degree program.  Accommodation and stipend payments will be made at the beginning of each semester with any other allowances or scholarship components paid as appropriate. 

The application process for the Kambri Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship will consist of a two step process.  Stage 1 is a written application with shortlisted candidates progressing to Stage 2.


Parts (a) and (b) of the application should be providedby the applicant and emailed to with the subject line: Kambri Scholarship Application - (insert your name)

(a)   A statement with, where possible, supporting documentation outlining your involvement and leadership activities within your school and/or community.

(b)   A statement  describing what it would mean for you to be awarded this scholarship and how it may affect their life and time at University.

These statements should be submitted in a word document/PDF and should be, combined, at least one page long.  This is your opportunity to sell yourself as a candidate.  In part a, you are also welcome to discuss why you have chosen your selected degree program and your aspirations post University.  In part (b) you can discuss not just the impact it may have on you but also your family and friends and how it may inspire others in your community/school.

For applicants who are completing, or have completed Year 12 in the past 2 years, Part (c) of the application should be provided by the School Principal and emailed directly by the School/Principal to with the subject line Kambri Scholarship Reference - (insert name of applicant).  

For applicants who have completed Year 12 more than 2 years ago, Part (c) of the application should be provided by a teacher or employer and emailed directly by the teacher/employer to with the subject line Kambri Scholarship Reference - (insert name of applicant).

(c)  A letter of recommendation.  The letter should be provided on school/business letterhead and attest to the leadership qualities displayed by the applicant and their desire to undertake tertiary education.   


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview with the Kambri Scholarship Committee


Selection will be primarily based on academic merit and the candidate's application, both written and at interview.   As there are limited scholarships available, additional factors to foster diversity and inclusion may be taken into account and may include but are not limited to:

  • Financial Need
  • Educational access or disadvantage
  • Rural/regional status  

When you apply directly to ANU for admission as a domestic undergraduate student, you will have the opportunity to be considered for this opportunity within the same application. Other such support options are enlisted on the Direct application scholarships page.

Use contact details to request an alternative file format.

A date for Interviews is yet to be determined but will most likely be conducted via Zoom in mid-July

Contact us:

icon_human Andrew Coulter
icon_human +61 2 6125 2363