Scholarship details

Study levels

Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area

All study areas

Eligibility criteria

Indigenous Australian


Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications open
1 October 2021
Applications close
20 March 2022

What you'll receive

You’ll receive:

  • One of two scholarships worth $10,000 (for a full-time student) or $5,000 (for a part-time student) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.


You must be:

  • commencing undergraduate study in 2022
  • of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • enrolled at QUT at course census date.

Preference will be given to applicants who identify as one of the following traditional owners groups, to whom Arrow Energy have capacity-building obligations through its land use agreements.

Surat region

  • Barunggam
  • Bigambul
  • Cobble Cobble
  • Emon/Iman
  • Mandandanji
  • Jarowair/Yatowair
  • Kambulwal
  • Northern Gomeroi
  • Wakka Wakka/Western
  • Wakka Wakka

Bowen region

  • Barada Barna
  • Birri
  • Jangga
  • Wiri
  • Yetimaral/Yetimarala

Applicants who do identify with one of these groups will receive 10% weighting in this criteria. Applicants that who don’t identify with one of these groups will receive zero for this criteria.

How to apply

Applications extended to 20 March 2022.

To apply for this scholarship, you will need to:

  • fully complete the Go Further Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship application form
  • provide proof of Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage status (if not already provided to the Oodgeroo Unit, QUT),
  • complete a written submission of 500 words or less for each question, in your own words. Your written submissions should include:
    • examples of your academic ability and potential to achieve at university
    • a description of your personal attributes, e.g., community involvement, career aspirations, interests, drive, ability to overcome adversity
    • how the Go Further Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship will assist you in achieving your current and future career goals

Application guidelines (PDF file, 240.8 KB)

Complete the Go Further Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship application form

Other documents

To help with your application, you could include the following documentation:

  • academic transcripts (from high school, TAFE and/or current/previous study)
  • academic transcript if a continuing QUT student (please attach a copy of your academic record from QUT Virtual)
  • certified copy of documentation supporting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage (if not already provided to the Oodgeroo Unit, QUT)
  • your current resume
  • referee reports, published research, etc
  • evidence of Australian citizenship or permanent residency.

What happens next?

Your application will be assessed on the application form and selection criteria by a selection panel including two representatives from the Oodgeroo unit and Arrow Energy. The panel may choose to interview short-listed applicants and determine the number of full-time and part-time scholarships.


Scholarship recipients will need to enter into a binding agreement with the Oodgeroo Unit, QUT which specifies the conditions of the scholarship. These conditions will require recipients to:

  • maintain a 4 grade point average
  • submit results and confirmation of continued enrolment promptly at the end of each semester
  • (if applicable) defer for no more than 12 months during the study period
  • maintain active communication with the Oodgeroo Unit, QUT at all times
  • attend the official scholarship presentation ceremony
  • give consent to photographs being taken for the purposes of promotional activities including media, website by the Oodgeroo Unit, QUT and Arrow Energy.

When the agreement has been signed by both parties, a copy will be returned for the scholarship recipient’s records.

Where a scholarship recipient fails to fulfill the conditions of the agreement, the scholarship may be retracted by the Oodgeroo Unit, QUT and any scholarship funds received may be required to be repaid by the recipient.

Detailed information about the scholarship conditions will be provided to successful applicants.

Recipients of a scholarship will need to consent to QUT providing Arrow Energy with certain personal information about the recipient in relation to the scholarship, for example, the recipient’s name and image, email address, phone number, course details, Grade Point Average to Arrow Energy’s Indigenous Social Investment Team.

About the scholarship

The Go Further Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship is a joint initiative between the Oodgeroo Unit, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Arrow Energy.

Through the Arrow Energy Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), Arrow Energy is aiming to build mutually beneficial relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities in a range of fields including education.

As part of this commitment, Arrow Energy is providing higher education scholarships and support programs to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to attend and complete university.


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