Applications for the indigenous scholarship for 2019 are now open

Indigenous students are statistically less likely to enter university, and also less likely to graduate than non-Indigenous students. NAAUC strongly believes that residential communities can play a significant role in making university campuses more welcoming to Indigenous students.

This scholarship was created as a result of NAAUC’s Cultural Audit in 2018.

Please note that this scholarship covers the cost of a full delegate ticket, but does not cover transport costs or spending money while at conference.


  • Identifies as an Indigenous Australian.

  • Currently living in a residential community.

  • Interest in improving the residential community environment at your residence and nationally.

Please note that while having a leadership position at your residence will be viewed favourably, it is not a precondition to applying for the scholarship.

application process

DUE: Monday 14 October (5pm)

SUBMISSION: via email to the NAAUC Secretary, Charlotte Maybery-Reupert, at

INCLUDE: 1-2 pages max

  • An explanation of why you want to attend NAAUC Conference

  • An explanation of what you would like to get out of NAAUC Conference, and what you would like to take back to your residence.

  • A written reference from the President/Head RA/Head of Residence (whoever is considered most suitable).


  • Exhibit behaviours during the conference that exemplify NAAUC’s values.

  • Complete a diary throughout conference (approx 100 words per day) critiquing the conference experience.