CHC Indigenous Pathways Scholarship

The CHC Indigenous Pathway Scholarship aims to encourage representation of indigenous professionals in Australian architecture.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2021 open 31 August 2020.

Applications for Trimester 1 2021 close 15 February 2021 at 5pm.


Cash payment of up to $5000 per year for up to three years for undergraduate.

Plus $5000 per year for two additional years if you continue onto postgraduate Architecture studies.

The maximum value of this scholarship is $25,000.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • be a commencing student enrolled full time in the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2021
  • have an intention to continue onto postgraduate studies in Architecture at Deakin University.

Preference will be given to students experiencing an area of hardship.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview as part of the selection process.


As a scholarship recipient you:

  • write an introduction statement about your goals for study and what it means to receive this scholarship
  • are required to complete a statement at the end of each year detailing how this scholarship has helped you with your studies
  • must maintain a satisfactory academic record for the duration of your scholarship, with a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60
  • cannot concurrently hold another scholarship of similar criteria
  • must agree to attend a meet and greet with the donor.

Your application

Supporting documents

As part of the application process, you may also be required to upload current supporting documentation.

When you apply for this scholarship, if applicable to you, you will need to supply evidence of your area of hardship.

Make sure you choose the correct document type when you upload your documents as it will make a difference. If your documents are uploaded into the incorrect type they will not be considered when assessing your application. Remember it is quality, not quantity, which you need to provide. Aim to provide documents which are current, relevant and concise.

Read more about supporting documentation

Application tips

Applying for a scholarship isn’t just about meeting the eligibility criteria.

It’s a good idea to think about why you want a scholarship, how it will help you and what you have to offer the Deakin community.

Read our 5 top tips on applying for a scholarship

How to apply

You can apply for this scholarship directly through our Deakin Scholarship Application Portal.

Visit our  application portal

What happens next?

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide and your supporting documentation. Shortlisted students will be invited to attend an interview.

You'll find out if you were successful usually within six weeks of the final application closing date. You can view the status of your application via your scholarship application portal account.

Additional opportunities

There may be an opportunity for you to undertake a work placement with ClarkeHopkinsClarke (CHC) Architects in their Collingwood office over the summer break. The decision to accept any potential offer is yours and will not impact your eligibility to receive the scholarship.