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About this scholarship


The Sir Roland Wilson (SRW) Foundation Pat Turner scholarship (Coursework) provides high performing Indigenous Australian Public Service (APS) employees a 1-2-year full pay scholarship at ANU to undertake a postgraduate coursework program.



Scholars continue to receive their APS agency salary

Payments made for 2 years


27-Oct-2022 to 02-Feb-2023

  • Student types

  • Student levels

    Postgraduate coursework, Graduate Certificate, Master Degree
  • Selection bases

    Academic merit, Indigenous
  • Ongoing eligibility

    Continuation based on full-time study load

Field of study

The scholarship is available for all postgraduate coursework programs at ANU, which includes Master Degrees, along with a range of Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas.



Applicants must:

  • be a substantive APS 4 to SES Band 1 level Indigenous employee;
  • have at least three years' service in APS; and
  • have been admitted to a postgraduate program at ANU.

Additional information


Scholars enter into a Deed of Agreement with their APS agency stipulating the conditions under which the scholarship will proceed, and are paid their normal salary by their agency. Taxation, superannuation and other employment conditions continue to apply. Additionally, scholars have access to a professional development fund of up to $5,000 over the course of the scholarship.

At least 3 per annum will be offered. The payments will be made for 1-2 years.

Scholars must have received a full letter of offer for their chosen ANU postgraduate program before being able to apply for this scholarship. 

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Please visit the Foundation website for further information and to view the scholarship information pack.

Website link

Contact us:

icon_human Program Coordinator, Sir Roland Wilson Foundation Pat Turner Scholarship Program
icon_human 02 6125 4674