Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Scholarship

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and Charles Sturt University (CSU) offer a scholarship to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander students planning a career in Library and Information Science (LIS) commencing full time or part time study at CSU leading to ALIA Associate membership.

The scholarship includes an ALIA student membership for one year and $5,000 towards learning expenses including giving the recipient the freedom to travel and attend: exams special workshops, lectures or conferences, work experience opportunities, job interviews and networking opportunities. If the recipient chooses to visit Canberra within the scholarship funding, a one-week industry experience placement at ALIA House may also be available. 


Applications for the 2023 scholarship has closed

Previous Award Recipients

 2023  Chloe McCarthy
 2022  Catherine Tang & Amanda Preston
 2021  Kerry-Ann Tape & Emma Hardcastle
 2020  Claire Sadler studying the Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship)
 2019  Murray McBryde studying the Bachelor of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University 


For more information visit the CSU website.

For all enquiries contact the ALIA Education Team: [email protected]

Award nomination type Self nominated

Closing date: Contact the ALIA Education Team:
[email protected]