The objective of the Commonwealth Scholarships (CS) Program is to facilitate choice in higher education and to increase higher education participation for Indigenous students. The Indigenous-CECS are to assist Indigenous students with education costs; funding is available for a maximum of eight scholarships periods.
Indigenous – Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. -Financial hardship or low socio-economic (usually demonstrated by being in receipt of a means-tested Centrelink allowance). -Must meet all the criteria as per the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines 2012.