IIBT Indigenous Scholarship

About this scholarship

The IIBT Indigenous Scholarship is available to indigenous Australian applicants and is designed to encourage and support Indigenous students to consider a career in business.

The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need, academic potential and commitment to community and social issues.

IIBT’s Indigenous Scholarship provides a half or full financial scholarship for the Diploma of Business Administration at IIBT’s Perth Campus. The scholarship is open to individuals living in Western Australia.

Scholarships will be awarded in every intake period of the Diploma of Business Administration with a total possible of three scholarships offered each year. The Scholarship Selection Committee determines each intake if one full scholarship or two half scholarships will be offered and who the scholarship winners will be. Their decision is final.

The Diploma of Business Administration is a Higher Education qualification equivalent to the first year of a Bachelor of Business Degree. Graduates receive a qualification at the end of their study and guaranteed direct entry into second year at one of IIBTs Partner Universities.

Student type: Future Students
Course: Diploma of Business Administration (Higher Education)
Specifically for: Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Students.
Gender: Both
Scholarship base: Need and merit based.

Value: The scholarship will provide 25% credit towards course costs including enrolment fees. Students will need to fund cost of text books.

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be considered for the IIBT Indigenous Scholarship:

  • Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Descent
  • Met the entry requirements for the Diploma of Business Administration

Unless there are exceptional circumstances such as, but not limited, to medical or family reasons, students must meet ALL of the following:

  • Remain enrolled in initial course of study
  • Remain enrolled in a full or part time study load at IIBT


If a recipient intends to do any of the following they must also apply in writing to the Scholarships Office for approval BEFORE the change.

Change of course: this scholarship is only applicable for the Diploma of Business Administration and can-not be transferred to other courses.

Leave of absence: Leave of absence is not permitted.

Withdrawal or Terminated from units or course: A student who withdraws from their units or course of study, or has been terminated from studies will become ineligible for continuation of the scholarship, will not receive any further payments and will be required to repay to IIBT the stipend awarded for that study period if applicable.

In accepting an award the recipient of a IIBT Indigenous Scholarship must agree to:

  • Maintain satisfactory progress in their studies;
  • Provide a brief progress report to the Academic Board at the end of each semester / term;
  • Participate in career and coarse advice activities;
  • Act as an ambassador for the Scholarship Scheme.

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be considered for the Indigenous Scholarships:

  • Be able to demonstrate commitment to their community
  • Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Descent
  • Apply for enrolment in the IIBT Diploma of Business Administration.

Scholarships will be awarded by the IIBT Scholarship Selection Committee to one or two applicants per intake period. To be eligible applicants must complete the application form and submit it, along with any required documentation prior to the close date.

Applications should be sent to:

IIBT Scholarships Office
PO Box 819
Victoria Park
Perth WA 6979

Need more information?

  • Enquiries: Scholarships Office
  • Email: scholarships@iibt.wa.edu.au
  • Telephone: (08) 6180 2188
  • Fax: (08) 9355 5781

An applicant must submit a completed application form with supporting documents attached by 4:00pm on the scholarship closing date, to the Scholarships Office at the Vic Park campus. Please contact the school to find out the closing date for the next academic year.

Incomplete Applications or applications missing documentation will not be assessed.

Applications will be assessed by a selection panel using the following criteria:

  • Responses to questions in application
    The scholarship(s) will be awarded if there are candidates of sufficient merit.
  • Year 12 students must be nominated by their high school principal and mature age students must be nominated by a professional who is familiar with their academic potential.
  • The high school principle, or a professional educator if the nominee is a mature age student, must submit a completed nomination form and all supporting documents by 4:00pm on the scholarship closing date, to the Scholarships Office at the Victoria Park Campus

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via an official letter sent to their home address within 2-4 weeks of the closing date.

In order to accept the scholarship, a recipient will be requested to return signed acceptance documents.

Deferral of this scholarship is NOT permitted.
Once the scholarship has been accepted, the scholarship will commence from the semester of award. This scholarship is not transferable to another course, campus or university.