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About this scholarship


In 2021 the ANU is offering the Margaret Thorp Memorial Scholarship to provide an opportunity for a prospective ANU undergraduate student facing financial hardship to access tertiary education. 

Funding for this Award has been provided by Professor Rae Frances and Professor Bruce Scates in honour of the humanitarian and social justice advocate Margaret Thorp.



$ 10,000

per annum

Up to 5 years ($50,000 in total)

1 on offer

Payments made per semester

Payments made for program duration


03-Mar-2021 to 24-May-2021

  • Student types

    Domestic, Prospective
  • Student levels

    Undergraduate, Flexible double degree
  • Number of scholarships awarded

    1 on offer
  • Selection bases

    Financial hardship, Indigenous, Regional, rural or remote, Refugee/Humanitarian, Low SES

Field of study




The Award is available to a prospective ANU student who:
(a)    is a domestic student;
(b)    receives an offer of admission to an undergraduate program offered by the University;
(c)    has received adjustment factors for financial hardship.

Selection is made on the basis of applicants meeting the eligibility criteria. Where there are more eligible candidates than there are Awards available, preference may be given (in order of priority) to:
•    Refugees/humanitarian visa holders;
•    Applicants from the lowest SEIFA; 
•    Applicants from the lowest ICSEA;
•    Indigenous applicants.

Additional information


The scholarship provides $10,000 per annum for up to 5 years to assist with educational and living expenses.  The scholarship is paid each semester subject to the recipients meeting ongoing eligibility requirements as outlined in the conditions of award.

All applicants applying for admission to ANU through the direct Admission Scholarship and Accommodation Application will be automatically considered for the award based on them meeting the eligibility criteria and electing to be considered for scholarships.

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