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Roberta Sykes Scholarship 2022 for Postgraduate Studies

Roberta Sykes Scholarship 2022 for Postgraduate Studies

Partially Funded
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The Roberta Sykes Scholarship provides partial funding to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander postgraduate students who wish to undertake studies at recognized overseas universities.
Its mission is to support scholars who will return from their overseas studies with a commitment to ‘give back to their community.


  • ​The value of the Scholarship is up to $30,000 per year,
  • Applicants may be awarded funding for a number of years or may need to reapply for the Scholarship in subsequent years.

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  • Usually have an undergraduate degree with a strong academic record
  • Also, be accepted into postgraduate coursework or research degree at a recognized overseas university
  • Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived
  • In addition, be able to demonstrate that alongside a Roberta Sykes Scholarship, they will have sufficient funds to support themselves during the course of their postgraduate degree
  • Be able to demonstrate that their studies will be of benefit to their community upon their return to Australia
  • Moreover, applications for part-time study can be eligible for special circumstances.

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How to Apply

  1. A personal statement outlining:
    •  Why do you want to do the program
    • Background of your area of research, where you are studying overseas, for how long, and the focus of your study
    • Also, the background of your area of employment or business, if applicable
    • The amount of funding your require
    • How you will support yourself during your studies, including other scholarships
    • How do you identify with the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community in which you live or have lived and past contributions you have made within the community?
    • Ways in which undertaking your chosen course will benefit the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community, and future contributions you plan to make to the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community (and wider community) following completion of the course.
  2. Also, your curriculum vitae
  3. Academic transcript(s)
  4. 4 written references highlighting your capabilities, your past contribution to the Indigenous community, and the perceived future benefit of doing your chosen course. These should be:
    • Two academic or current/former employers
    • One from an Elder in your community
    • Also, One personal
  5. A financial budget
  6. In addition, confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent through a signed statement



Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
FieldMaster's Scholarship
Open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island community
OrganizerRoberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation



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