Office of Women's Policy

Minister for Women's Scholarships

The Minister for Women's Scholarships support Northern Territory women in research and study.

The Minister for Women's Scholarships  are administered as part of the Charles Darwin University Scholarships program.

These scholarships provide women with the opportunity to enhance their employment viability and economic independence.

Three Minister for Women's Scholarships are awarded each year:

  • One award of $15 000 for a Higher Education Scholarship for a female student studying at Charles Darwin University, including at the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Education. In addition to the $15 000 a contribution of $1200 will go towards the purchase of a laptop computer.
  • Two awards of $2000 each for two Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarships for female students studying at Charles Darwin University or the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE).

This makes a total of $20 200 available each year to support Territory women gain their first qualification in their chosen field, and aims to increase the Northern Territory's skills base.

Scholarship eligibility

To be eligible for the Minister for Women's Scholarship - Higher Education Scholarship, the female applicant must:

  • be enrolled or intending to enrol full or part time at Charles Darwin University, including at the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Education, in a Higher Education course
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be a resident of the Northern Territory for a minimum of 12 months
  • demonstrate a commitment to the Northern Territory and intention to use her qualifications and skills in the Territory
  • be undertaking her first undergraduate degree
  • be able to demonstrate economic, social, cultural or geographic disadvantage.

To be eligible for the Minister for Women's Scholarships - Vocational Education and Training Scholarships, the female applicant must:

  • be enrolled to study full or part time at Charles Darwin University or the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education for a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be a resident of the Northern Territory for a minimum of 12 months
  • demonstrate a commitment to the Northern Territory and intention to use her qualifications and skills in the Territory
  • be able to demonstrate economic, social, cultural or geographic disadvantage.

For more information, including application requirements visit http://www.cdu.edu.au/scholarships