The kadadjiny indigenous scholarship

The kadadjiny Indigenous scholarship

As the leading provider of thousands of Inductions to organisations and workplaces all across Australia, we are passionate about strengthening Indigenous opportunities to work in these organisations. Over 350,000 businesses are managed through our platform and over 3 million users. The kadadjiny Indigenous Scholarship is a scholarship aimed at improving educational outcomes for Indigenous Australians and help provide pathways to jobs across these organisations and many other different sectors.

The scholarship program continues to focus on supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander* students via funding to help support their university education expenses.

Additional education support for longer completion rates
"Indigenous student enrolment rates continue to grow, however completion rates are still lagging well behind non-Indigenous students" Universities Australia Indigenous Strategy Annual Report

The vision of the kadadjiny indigenous scholarship is to help transform the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians through education support, one life at a time, helping to grow the number of Indigenous leaders and role models. We aim to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in realising their academic potential. We working to help change the current narrative of Indigenous education across Australia so that educational excellence and high achievement is seen more widely.

kadadjiny is the noongar word for learning.

Eligibility and obligations:

We will accept applications from Indigenous candidates who in any year of study at an Australian university.

Scholarships can be used to help cover daily living costs, books, tution, travel, private tutoring and other related studying and education support expenses. Recipients will receive Scholarships in the amount of: $3500 (awarded twice yearly, summer and winter recipients)

- Applications are reviewed & candidates are shortlisted for interview
- Interviews take place throughout Australia (in person or via Zoom)
- Successful applicants will receive funding
- Opportunity to provide feedback and updates around your studies and future progress back to the kadadjiny Scholarship community and support network

In some circumstances there may be Tax and/or Centrelink implications for scholarship recipients. We advise applicants to seek advice from a tax consultant and Centrelink where necessary.

Applicants will be assessed based on merit according to: education commitment, financial support need, a strong sense of cultural awareness and the outcome of an applicant interview. Decision will be independently reviewed and decided by an appointed panel.

Applicants who are shortlisted and invited to an interview will be required to provide a declaration of Aboriginality and complete an eligibility documentation form, prior to the interview round of the matching process.

This is a competitive program attracting high calibre passionate candidates each round. Applicants who unsuccessful are encouraged reapply.

2024 Winter program submission deadline is: 5pm, September 30th

2025 Summer program opens October 2024, submission deadline is: 5pm, March 31st 2025

Our impact:

We're aiming for a future where there is no education gap and where the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians achieve equitable participation across workplaces and all sectors of industry.

We're aiming to help transform Indigenous lives by investing in potential and supporting education.

We know that success can't be achieved in isolation and so we aim to participate equally and cooperatively in partnerships with community and industry to help push the boundaries of education excellence.

We aim to have a positive impact and we innovate to achieve results. We look to effect change in education outcomes and opportunities.


To register your intent to apply, please fill out the form below (you'll be emailed the next steps):

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* Throughout this page, the term "Indigenous" is used to describe Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the custodians of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

    Transforming the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians through education
  • $3500 toward tuition or study expenses
  • Summer and Winter Recipients
  • Register below
  • Questions? Email: [email protected]

  • Winter program 2024 submission deadline is: 5pm, September 30th

    Summer program 2025 submission deadline opens October 2024: closing 5pm, March 31st 2025

    Winter 2025 program details soon

    Open to applications from Indigenous candidates who in any year of study at an Australian university

Background Resources

Overview on stats and current state from recent Universities Australia Indigenous Strategy Annual Reports.

Congratulations Brianna!

Who our panel awarded the 2024 summer program scholarship to! We wish you all the best with your studies!

2024 winter program open now! Submission deadline is: 5pm, September 30th