Augustus Short Scholarship

Applications open
9am, Monday 16 January 2023
Applications close
5pm, Friday 17 February 2023
Payment per year
Up to 4 years
All Undergraduate Programs
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
Type of Scholarship
Financial Need
Rural Regional and Remote Areas
Available In
All Faculties
Available To

The University of Adelaide pioneer Dr Augustus Short believed that tertiary education should be accessible to all students of high academic merit, regardless of birth or wealth.

Thanks to the generous support of donors, the Augustus Short Scholarships are available to students of high academic merit who come from rural or remote areas, challenging financial circumstances or another disadvantage.

Up to ten scholarships will be awarded to students commencing undergraduate programs in 2023.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must:

  • Gain admission to a Bachelors program at the University of Adelaide commencing in 2023
  • Have not previously been enrolled in post-secondary study (university or VET)
  • Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident of Australia or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa
  • Be enrolled on a full time basis in a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • Demonstrate you are in financial need*

* Applicants must demonstrate financial need and provide supporting documentary evidence at the time of application, e.g. details of income tested Commonwealth income support payment, such as Youth Allowance, Austudy, ABSTUDY benefits, or other details of their financial circumstances.

**Evidence of Tertiary Access Payment (TAP) application or approval does not demonstrate financial need.

Selection of the successful candidate will be made according to:

  • Academic merit (ATAR)
  • Financial need
  • Answers to questions on the application form

Important Information:

  • You must meet all of the above listed criteria to be eligible to apply
  • The Scholarship must be taken up in the year in which it is offered
  • Students receiving other University of Adelaide Scholarships may apply for this Scholarship

For more information about Dr Augustus Short please visit the link here.

For more information about previous recipients please visit the link here.