The Griffith BusinessPLUS First Peoples Scholarship is available to Australia's First Peoples in order to assist and support them with their studies. The scholarship has been established to encourage the participation of Australia's First Peoples in Business, Commerce, Government and related degree programs hosted by Griffith Business School (GBS).

Applications are encouraged from school and non-school leaver candidates.

Maximum value (paid in instalments) –

  • $15,000 for a single degree
  • $20,000 for a double degree (hosted by GBS)

Applications close for:

  • Trimester 3 2020 - Round 1 - 4 pm Tuesday 6 October 2020, Round 2 - 12 pm Friday 6 November 2020.
  • Trimester 1 2021 – Round 1 – 4 pm Monday 21 December 2020, Round 2 – 12 pm Friday 22 January 2021.

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian Citizen of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • be applying for university study for the first time
  • be applying for admission to, and commence study in, an undergraduate degree hosted by GBS
  • not be in receipt of any other scholarship or bursary funded by GBS
  • provide proof of Confirmation of Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander Heritage. (Note: A letter of Confirmation is usually obtained from an incorporated Indigenous organisation and Stamped with their Common Seal).

What do I include in my application?

To be considered for this scholarship you must complete the following sections within the application:

Study details

  • Secondary education history
  • Program preferences

Achievements  

  • Leadership and Community

Statements

  • Personal statements:
    • Scholarship benefit: outline how the scholarship would benefit your studies at University and support your aspiration for a career in business, finance or commerce. The statement should reflect the benefits of the Griffith BusinessPLUS program.
    • Experience: details of any recent academic achievements and/or work history.

You must upload the following in the supporting documentation section. (Please use only the following formats- pdf, word, jpeg or excel. We can only guarantee these formats will be accepted)

  • Other: proof of Confirmation of Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander Heritage. (Note: A letter of Confirmation is usually obtained from an incorporated Indigenous organisation and Stamped with their Common Seal).

Candidates will, primarily be ranked based on your OP/ATAR (Rank) scores and other supporting academic achievement and articulate the personal benefit of the scholarship to support their career aspirations in business.

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Value

The scholarship is payable in instalments of $2,500 (pro-rata payment for part time) for each trimester that conditions are met, up to maximum value dependent on length of the degree:

  • $15,000 for a single degree hosted by GBS
  • $20,000 for a double degree hosted by GBS (hosted by GBS)

Candidates who have applied for a double degree hosted by another school may be eligible for a partial scholarship benefit for the component of their degree offered by GBS.

Payments are made up to six weeks after the Census Date subject to maintaining ongoing terms and conditions.

Sponsor details

The Griffith BusinessPLUS First Peoples Scholarship is available to Australia's First Peoples in order to assist and support them with their studies. The scholarship has been established to encourage the participation of Australia's First Peoples in Business, Commerce, Government and related degree hosted by GBS.

Applications are encouraged from school and non-school leaver candidates.

Candidates will, primarily be ranked based on your OP/ATAR (Rank) scores and other supporting academic achievement and articulate the personal benefit of the scholarship to support their career aspirations in business.

Payment is made, after census, on confirmation that you are enrolled at Griffith University and still meet eligibility requirements.

To remain eligible for the scholarship, recipients will be required to:

  • maintain a minimum GPA (each Trimester) of 4.5 or above for the duration of the Scholarship benefit
  • remain a student of the Griffith Business School for the duration of their studies
  • not be in receipt of any other scholarship or bursary funded by GBS

The above conditions are verified each trimester at census date. If a scholarship recipient fails to successfully meet these conditions, it is at the discretion of the Griffith Business School Scholarship Selection Committee to withhold the trimester instalment, or terminate the scholarship.

Applications, including any supporting documentation, must be completed and submitted by the closing date.

Offers are made via email.

Applicants may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information.

Griffith University reserves the right to withdraw an advertised scholarship at any time.