ABSTUDY Scholarship Guidelines

The Guide outlines the criteria the Department of Social Services uses to assess whether a third-party scholarship will be approved under section 35.2 of the ABSTUDY Policy Manual.

For the purposes of ABSTUDY, a third-party scholarship program is a program that offers scholarships, including accommodation support, for Indigenous secondary school students and is independent of a student’s school and family.

Scholarships offered by boarding schools directly to students are not covered by this Guide. Boarding Scholarships offered by a boarding school are assessed for ABSTUDY eligibility under section 35.1 of the ABSTUDY Policy Manual by the Department of Human Services – Centrelink.

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