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The Rotary Soukup Scholarship



Paid over 3 years





The Scholarship aims to support a young Indigenous student by alleviating some key financial pressures and providing them with means to succeed in their undergraduate studies at UTS.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the Scholarship an applicant MUST:

  • be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (as demonstrated by providing a Confirmation of Aboriginality or a Statutory Declaration and two references); AND
  • be under 30 years of age at the commencement of the relevant academic year; AND
  • be enrolled full-time in a UTS undergraduate Degree (minimum of 18 credit points); AND
  • be commencing their degree during the calendar year the Scholarship is awarded; AND
  • apply using the UTS online Scholarships Application form.

Selection process

  • Motivation to succeed in the nominated UTS course, as demonstrated by the Scholarship application process;
  • Initiative in extra-curricular and non-academic activities as demonstrated by the Scholarship application process;
  • Potential for the receipt of the Scholarship increasing the likelihood the candidate will be able to complete the UTS degree at higher level of performance than would otherwise be the case, as demonstrated by the Scholarship application process;

In addition, preference will be given to applicants that:

  • are attempting their first undergraduate degree;
  • have experienced any long-term educational barriers and/or personal hardship including:
    • Financial hardship/low socio-economic status
    • Regional or remote background
    • Sole parent responsibilites
    • Carer responsibilites
    • Long-term medical condition/disability or ongoing effects of abuse

Students wishing to demonstrate long-term educational barriers and/or personal hardship may submit an Equity Scholarship application to the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC), or a personal statement outlining thier circumstances, together with supporting documentation.

Need more information? Contact...

Scholarships Office
Phone: +61 2 9514 2527

Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research