The Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust :Charlie Perkins Scholarships for study at Oxford or Cambridge University

Opening Date: 03-08-2015   Closing Date: 15-01-2016  

DESCRIPTION
 
The Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust offers two annual scholarships to talented Indigenous Australians for postgraduate study at either the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. The scholarships cover full tuition, travel and living expenses.

The scholarships are directed at Indigenous Australians who have the potential to become leaders in their chosen fields and in their communities.
 
BENEFITS
 
The value of each Perkins Scholarship will vary, depending on the scholarship-holder's course of study, for up to three years. It will cover full university and college fees, travel costs and an annual stipend to cover living expenses. For the 2015-16 academic year the stipend is £15,000 (approximately $AUD31,300).
 
ELIGIBILITY
 
Applicants must:

  • have tertiary qualifications
  • be accepted into any graduate degree program offered at the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge (this will require a First Class Honours degree, upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent)
  • be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • be accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived. Applicants must provide a written statement confirming their Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage. In addition they are required to provide a signed statement in writing from the Aboriginal Heritage Association, Aboriginal Corporation or Land Council of the community in which they live or have lived, confirming the above.

 APPLICATION
 
Before applying, interested candidates should check the university websites to clarify exact entry requirements for their chosen course/s. The Trust encourages candidates to consider applying to both universities to increase their chances of being accepted into their program of interest.
 
For more information on how to apply, please visit the The Charlie Perkins Trust page: http://www.perkinstrust.com.au/how-to-apply.html.

 

Scholarship Type: postgraduate, research, commencing, continuing, Indigenous students,

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