Department of State Development

The scholarship is intended to assist Aboriginal people to undertake full time undergraduate study at a South Australian university by providing financial assistance towards meeting living and study-related costs.

The late Terry Roberts was State Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation from 6 March 2002 until his passing on 18 February 2006. He was a passionate advocate for Aboriginal people and won the admiration and respect of South Australia's Aboriginal communities.

The winner of the 2016 scholarship was announced on 29 August 2016 . Read the Minister news release - Scholarship for Aboriginal veterinary student.

Value of the scholarship

The value of the scholarship is $2,000 per annum. The scholarship is available for a period up to four years (a maximum of $8,000).


Applicants must:

  • be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and be involved with their community
  • be a resident of South Australia
  • be enrolled as a Commonwealth Supported full time student in an undergraduate program of study at a university in South Australia
  • be eligible for ABSTUDY, Austudy, Youth Allowance etc
  • not have previously completed an undergraduate course at any university.

Apply now

Closing date for applications: 5:00 PM Friday, 21 April 2017

Application form
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