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About this scholarship


Each year the University may award up to two scholarships known as the Northrop Grumman, ViaSat & Optus Country Scholarship for Burgmann College ("the scholarship") to prospective students.

The scholarship provides an opportunity to prospective students to:

  • improve access to tertiary education for students from rural and regional areas;
  • enhance the skills of rural and regional students in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields; and
  • enable rural and regional students to be part of the residential community at Burgmann College.

Funding for this scholarship has been generously provided by Northrop Grumman Australia, ViaSat and Optus



$ 10,500

per annum

Scholarship funds to assist with the costs of accommodation at Burgmann College. Payments will be made directly to the College.

2 on offer

Payments made per semester

Payments made for 3 years


01-Mar-2020 to 25-May-2020

  • Student types

    Domestic, Prospective
  • Student levels

    Undergraduate, Flexible double degree
  • Number of scholarships awarded

    2 on offer
  • Selection bases

    Financial hardship, Gender, Regional, rural or remote
  • Ongoing eligibility

    Continuation based on academic performance

Field of study

Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics



The scholarship is available each year to a prospective ANU student and who:

  • is an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, holder of an Australian Permanent Resident visa or a permanent humanitarian visa;
  • is intending to relocate to Canberra to take up a place in a degree program at The Australian National University;
  • is from a regional or rural background and able to demonstrate financial need;
  • is intending to enrol in an undergraduate degree program in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics within the College of Engineering & Computer Science; College of Medicine, Biology & Environment and/or College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences;
  • has applied, and intends to take up an offer of residence at Burgmann College for the duration of the scholarship;
  • is aged 20 years of age or younger at the time of application;
  • has completed their Year 12 or equivalent qualification and achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank 85 or above (excludes bonus points).

Additional information


The duration of the scholarship will be three years. The scholarship is paid in two instalments at the beginning of each semester directly to Burgmann College unless otherwise stated in the letter of offer.

This scholarship will provide a contribution to the accommodation fees payable for residence at Burgmann College for their first academic year and subsequent years. The scholarship is awarded for three consecutive years of residence and study.

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