Grants for women

Minister for Women's scholarships

Northern Territory women experiencing economic, social, cultural or geographic disadvantage can apply for a Minister for Territory Families scholarships for women.

This scholarship can help with the cost of tertiary study.

There are five scholarships available:

  • a higher education scholarship for women
  • a higher education SITE scholarship for women
  • two vocational education and training (VET) scholarships for women
  • a VET women in non-traditional trades scholarship.

All scholarships are administered by Charles Darwin University (CDU).

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This is a $15,000 scholarship to study at CDU, including at the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Education.

In addition to the scholarship money, you will also receive $1,200 to buy a laptop.

Who can apply

To apply you must:

  • be female or identify as female
  • be enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate level course at CDU
  • be a resident of the Northern Territory.

How to apply

To apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Go to the CDU website and fill in an online application. These scholarships are only offered in semester one.

Step 2. Submit a supporting statement which includes all of the following:

  • a short biography that includes:
    • your background
    • reasons you are applying for the scholarship
    • why you have chosen the area of study
    • your future plans and ambitions.
  • your commitment to the NT and how you intend to use your skills in this area
  • your passion, ability and initiative in your approach to study
  • your economic, social, cultural or geographical disadvantage.

The SITE scholarship is a $15,000 scholarship to study at CDU, including at the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Education.

The scholarship is designed to help you pursue higher education in the subjects of:

  • science
  • information technology or
  • engineering.

In addition to the scholarship money, you will also receive $1,200 to buy a laptop.

Who can apply

To apply you must:

  • be female or identify as female
  • be enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate level course at CDU
  • be a resident of the Northern Territory.

How to apply

To apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Go to the CDU website and fill in an online application. These scholarships are only offered in semester one.

Step 2. Submit a supporting statement which includes all of the following:

  • a short biography that includes:
    • your background
    • reasons you are applying for the scholarship
    • why you have chosen the area of study
    • your future plans and ambitions.
  • your commitment to the NT and how you intend to use your skills in this area
  • your passion, ability and initiative in your approach to study
  • your economic, social, cultural or geographical disadvantage.

Your scholarship will be paid into your nominated bank account at a rate of $2,500 per semester for six semesters or when one of the following happens:

  • the maximum value of your scholarship has been paid
  • you complete your course
  • you no longer meet the ongoing eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility

To keep your scholarship you will need to pass more than 50% of your enrolled load each semester and not fail the same unit two or more times.

If you withdraw from your course after the start of your first semester of study your scholarship will end.

If you breach any conditions of your scholarship or CDU finds you guilty of serious misconduct, your scholarship will be taken away.

There are two $5,000 VET scholarships to help women pay for their study at CDU or the Bachelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE).

Who can apply

To apply, you must:

  • be female or identify as female
  • be enrolled in a certificate III, IV or diploma VET course at CDU
  • be a resident of the NT.

How to apply

To apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Go to the CDU website and fill in an online application. A new scholarship round opens before every semester.
Step 2. You also need to submit a supporting statement that includes all of the following:

  • a short biography that includes:
    • your background
    • reasons why you are applying for the scholarship
    • why you have chosen the area of study
    • your future plans and ambitions.
  • your commitment to the NT and how you intend to use your skills in this area
  • your passion, ability and initiative in your approach to study
  • your economic, social, cultural or geographical disadvantage.

This is a $5,000 VET scholarship to support women in the NT to undertake study or training opportunities in non-traditional (male dominated) industries.

Who can apply

To apply, you must:

  • be female or identify as female
  • be enrolled in a certificate III, IV or diploma VET course at CDU
  • be a resident of the NT.

How to apply

To apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Go to the CDU website and fill in an online application. A new scholarship round opens before every semester.
Step 2. You also need to submit a supporting statement that includes all of the following:

  • a short biography that includes:
    • your background
    • reasons why you are applying for the scholarship
    • why you have chosen the area of study
    • your future plans and ambitions.
  • your commitment to the NT and how you intend to use your skills in this area
  • your passion, ability and initiative in your approach to study
  • your economic, social, cultural or geographical disadvantage.

Your scholarship will be paid into your nominated bank account at a rate of $2,500 per semester for two semesters or when one of the following happens:

  • the maximum value of your scholarship has been paid
  • you complete your course
  • you no longer meet the ongoing eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility

To keep your scholarship you will need to pass more than 50% of your enrolled load each semester and not fail the same unit two or more times.

If you withdraw from your course after the start of your first semester of study your scholarship will end.

If you breach any conditions of your scholarship or CDU finds you guilty of serious misconduct your scholarship will be taken away.

For more information, contact CDU by emailing scholarships@cdu.edu.au or calling 1800 061 963.

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Last updated: 22 October 2018

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