Aboriginal Education Scholarships

2021 Scholarship Recipient Riley Munro

The Glenelg Shire Council Aboriginal Education Scholarship program aims to encourage Glenelg Shire based Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander residents to study beyond year 12. 

Each year Council offers two, individual scholarships for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth between 16-24 to undertake further study at school, university or TAFE.

Two scholarships are available to the value of $3000 each and funds can be used to assist with:

  • course fees
  • travel expenses
  • course requirements
  • compulsory clothing/footwear
  • and tutoring.  

Research shows that only 2 out of 10 Aboriginal students within the Glenelg Shire are staying at school to complete Year 12 study. These grants are an important catalyst to create change and reverse this trend.


Applications are currently OPEN until 5pm Friday 29 March 2024.


In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant:

  • Must be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person aged between 16 – 24. 
  • Must live in the Glenelg Shire but can be studying outside of shire i.e. Deakin University, South West TAFE or Monivae etc.
  • Be currently studying or plan to undertake further study. 
  • Community involvement would be an advantage i.e. Sporting groups or cultural activities etc.    

Assessment Process 

Applications will be reviewed by the Glenelg Aboriginal Partnership Group and recommendation will go to Council for endorsement.