The Capstone Editing Scholarship for Indigenous High School Students

Closing date: Applications are open from 17 February to 28 October 2020.
Value of Award: $1000
No. of awards: One
Tenure: One Year

Regulations and Application Form

In March 2017, Universities Australia launched an ambitious new plan to increase Indigenous participation in tertiary education: ‘In the first national strategy of its kind, universities will seek to grow the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in university by 50 per cent above the growth rate of non-Indigenous students’.  

Capstone Editing seeks to make a modest contribution towards this target through our Scholarship for Indigenous High School Students. The scholarship will initially be available in South Australia, the home state of Dr Lines, but will hopefully be expanded to other states in the future.

Selection criteria:

  • Before applying for this scholarship, please check your eligibility against these criteria: You must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. You must be enrolled in a South Australian high school and be attending full time. You may be in Years 10, 11 or 12 at the time of application, but you must be in Year 11 or Year 12 at the time the scholarship is awarded. You must be hoping or planning to enrol in university upon completion of your secondary education.  

General Information:

How do students apply?
To apply for this scholarship, simply complete this form and provide your supporting documents. Please ensure you have checked your eligibility in our terms and conditions. For details on how Capstone Editing protects your personal information, please read our privacy policy.
Regulations and Application Form

Decision makers
The Capstone Editing Scholarship for Indigenous High School Students is awarded on the basis of both academic merit and financial need.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
The scholarship will be awarded on 18 November 2019.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
The Capstone Editing Scholarship for Indigenous High School Students provides $1,000 of funding to one South Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in Year 11 or Year 12 per year to assist them to complete their secondary schooling and enter university. These funds can be used in any way that will assist the individual student in their education, such as for tutoring, textbooks, computer equipment, school uniforms or travel to and from school.

Additional information
Sadly, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students remain vastly underrepresented in tertiary education in Australia. According to Universities Australia, Indigenous people comprise 2.7% of Australia’s working age population, yet they make up only 1.6% of university student enrolments. A decade ago, this statistic was 1.2%. This means not enough has been done to rectify this situation.

Who else has information about this award?
If you have any questions, please first visit the Scholarship and Grants Program section of our FAQs. If you still have questions or require any further information after reading our FAQs, you can email  

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Lisa Lines
Director and Head Editor
Capstone Editing

Tower A Level 5 7 London Circuit

Phone: 1800 224 468


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