Postgraduate Business Scholarship for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples is to assist current and commencing students of a Graduate Certificate or Masters program hosted by Griffith Business School.

The recipient will have 50% of tuition fees paid each trimester enrolled, for a maximum of four years.

(Excludes all Accelerated Online programs and Open University Australia (OUA) programs.)

Apply by 4 pm Monday 5 July 2021.

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian Citizen
  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • be currently enrolled in, or be eligible for admission to and commencing in Trimester 2 2021, a Masters or Graduate Certificate program hosted by Griffith Business School*
  • not be in receipt of any form of financial support related to study from another Griffith Business School funded scholarship.

(*Excludes all Accelerated Online programs and Open University Australia (OUA) programs.)

What do I include in my application?

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

Study details

  • Postgraduate program information.


  • Referee reports: must have one referee report that supports your application (can be attached to CV)


  • Personal statements: Program-specific Business: Applicants must be able to address how they have achieved at least two of the following, in their personal or professional life in a personal statement:
  1. Performance excellence: a recognised achievement or award.
  2. Responsible leadership: leadership that demonstrates integrity and ethical behaviour.
  3. Sustainable business practices: social, financial, and/or environmental practices that lead to sustainable business and communities.
  4. Respect for others: embracing diversity and demonstrating respect for difference of backgrounds and points of view.
  5. Global orientation: demonstrate how you are preparing yourself to be a global citizen.

Supporting documentation: (Please us only the following formats: PDF, word, jpeg or excel. We can only guarantee these formats will be accepted)

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • 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).

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The recipient of the Postgraduate Business Scholarship for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples will have 50% of tuition fees paid each trimester enrolled, for a maximum of 4 years. Please note that scholarship payments made to part-time students may be taxable.

Contributions to your tuition fees are made prior to census date subject to satisfying scholarship Terms and conditions.

Sponsor details

Griffith Business School is offering fee waiver scholarships for commencing students in specific masters and graduate certificate postgraduate business programs (excludes all Accelerated Online programs and Open University Australia programs).

The selection criteria for these scholarships will align with the Griffith Business School's values which include performance excellence, responsible leadership, sustainable business practices, respect for others, and a global orientation. With a range of high-quality postgraduate masters programs available, many unique to Griffith, we look forward to welcoming suitable candidates.

Applicants must meet the below terms and conditions to receive payment:

  • Academic Progress - must maintaining a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.5 (on 7.0 scale)
  • Can only change program when transferring from the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration to the MBA(5158). This is only relevant if the student commences in the Graduate Certificate pathway program.
  • Scholarship recipients must accept and enrol in the MBA program by the close of enrolment in their commencing trimester of study.
  • Scholarship recipients wanting to go on Leave of Absence must seek approval from the MBA Director prior to taking leave.
  • Cross institutional study must be approved by the MBA Director.
  • Recipients have a maximum of four (4) years to complete the MBA program. If the recipient is granted an extension to the maximum completion time of their degree, Griffith Business School may also consider a request for scholarship extension with conditions.
  • Recipients agree to participate in reasonable promotional activity related to the scholarship, at the School's request.

The scholarship will be forfeited for if:

  • the recipient changes their program of study to a program offered by another faculty
  • the recipient cancels their enrolment in the program.

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 selection committee to withhold the trimester instalment or terminate the scholarship.

Successful applicants cannot be in receipt of any other scholarship or bursary funded by Griffith University

Applications, including referee reports and 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.