Melbourne Scholarships

Northcote Trust Bursary

The Northcote Trust Bursary was established to assists indigenous Australian students with meeting the cost of study at the University of Melbourne.

The University usually awards ten bursaries per year.


The Northcote Trust Bursary provides a book voucher valued at $500.


To be leigible for this bursary, you must:

  • be an indigenous Australian;
  • be enrolled in a coursework or research degree at the University of Melbourne; and
  • be experiencing financial difficulties

The status of indigenous Australians must be confirmed by the Murrup Barak Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development.


You must submit an online Student Grant application for this scholarship. You only need to submit one application to be considered for the following bursaries:

  • Edward J Darbyshire Scholarship
  • Bruce C. Hartnett Bursary
  • Arno Herpe Memorial Scholarship
  • Harold Mackrell Indigenous Student Scholarship
  • Isabella Ina Oldham Scholarship
  • Rotary District 9800 Aboriginal Vocation Bursary
  • Scovell Gardner Family Bursary
  • Truganini Scholarship
  • Lois Woodward Scholarship for Indigenous Australians


Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of financial need, taking inconsideration academic merit and other scholarships awarded to the applicant.


All applicants will be informed about the outcome within 6 weeks of the relevant closing date.

More information

If you have any further queries, please contact the Murrup Barak Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development

Next round

Opens: 1 January 2017
Closes: 3 March 2017

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