Indigenous Laptop Scholarship

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The Indigenous Laptop Scholarship provides Indigenous undergraduate or postgraduate students (Including Indigenous Swinburne Online students) and Vocational Education students (VET) with a Lenovo Laptop to assist with their course as they commence their 1st or 2nd year at Swinburne.

Eligible students will be awarded a Lenovo Laptop.

Courses eligible

Any VET, Undergraduate, postgraduate (coursework) or Higher Degree by Research (HDR) courses offered by Swinburne University of Technology.

Eligibility / selection criteria

To be eligible for the Indigenous Laptop Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Meet the following criteria:
    • Australian citizen
    • Confirm you are of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage by submitting a Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Heritage certificate (COA) with their scholarship application or a certified Statutory Declaration (Stat Dec) declaring that the individual applying for the scholarship is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, and/or is accepted as such by the community in which you live, or formerly lived.
    • Be a 1st or 2nd year Swinburne student enrolled full-time in an eligible course (see courses eligible in section above)
  2. Provide evidence of financial hardship such as:
    • Health Care Card
    • Youth Allowance
    • Austudy
    • Abstudy
    • Disability Support Pension
    • Carer’s Payment
    • Bank statement*
    • Salary slip*

      *Bank statements and salary slips submitted can only be considered if an explanation is provided in your personal statement on how these reflect financial hardship
  3. Submit a personal statement (300 words) addressing how this scholarship will assist you


A Lenovo Laptop (valued at $1295).

How to apply

Applicants should complete an online application form and submit with all supporting documentation.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. For assistance when completing your application, please view the Scholarship Help Guide.


All scholarships offered by Swinburne are governed by a set of conditions. Please visit our Scholarship Conditions page for further information.


Fees and Scholarships Team, Student Administration.