Description/Applicant information Established in the year 2000 by the Federal Government, The Neville Bonner Memorial Scholarship is Australia's most prestigious scholarship for Indigenous Australians to study Honours in Political Science (or related subjects) at any recognised Australian university. One Neville Bonner Scholarship may be awarded each year.
The scholarship is equivalent in value to the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship Stipend (valued at approximately $28,854 in 2022).
The scholarship also includes up front payments of the student contribution amounts relevant to the Honours year of study. The award is paid in two equal instalments over the period of the Scholarship (one academic year of full-time study or pro rata over two years for approved part-time study).
Enrolled (or has been enrolled) in a course of study leading to the award of a Bachelor Degree with majors relevant to the enrolment in an Honours year in politics or political science (or related subjects) .
Political Science may be broadly interpreted to include such subjects as government, political geography, political history, political anthropology and political economics.