The Roberta Sykes Scholarship provides partial funding to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander postgraduate students who wish to undertake studies at recognised overseas universities.
The value of the Scholarship is up to $30,000 per year, paid directly to the recipient in equal installments at the start of each semester or term, subject to satisfactory academic progress. Applicants may be awarded funding for a number of years or may need to reapply for the Scholarship in subsequent years.
To be eligible, applicants must:
Applications for part-time study will be considered in special circumstances.
When to apply:
Applications for the Roberta Sykes Scholarships are reviewed, and eligible candidates interviewed, at each board meeting of the Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation.
The deadlines to submit applications in 2019 are as follows:
Applicants need to apply directly to the overseas academic institution first, and then to the Trust for a Scholarship. Your Scholarship application will only be reviewed by the Board if you are accepted in to your chosen course; however you should submit your application to the Foundation while you await the outcome of your university application.