what we do
Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
This website is a not-for-profit venture run by The Aurora Project and The Charlie Perkins Trust for Children & Students. Aurora and the Charlie Perkins Trust jointly run a number of programs in the area of Indigenous education.
The Aspiration Initiative
The Aspiration Initiative is a joint initiative of the Aurora Project, the Charlie Perkins Trust and the University of Canberra.
TAI aims to:
better understand why many talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are not going to university directly from school
inform Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school and university students of undergraduate and postgraduate pathways at universities in Australia and overseas
support and inspire students to excel in their university studies, so that they may be in a position to take advantage of opportunities, such as the many scholarships that are available for undergraduate and postgraduate study.
Current TAI projects include:
Indigenous scholarship guidebooks - The Indigenous students’ guide to postgraduate scholarships in Australia and overseas (November 2009) and The Indigenous students’ guide to undergraduate scholarships in Australia (July 2011)
this website - bringing together all university scholarships for Australian Indigenous students in the one place
international Indigenous scholarships - scholarship opportunities for Australian Indigenous graduates to study overseas
academic enrichment programs for Indigenous high school students. These programs provide intensive ongoing educational and related support during holiday periods and throughout the academic year.
The Aurora Project's core purpose is to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities through the provision of education, staff development and other support services.
For further information visit
The Charlie Perkins Trust for Children & Students
The Charlie Perkins Trust was formed in 2002 in memory of the late Dr. Charlie Perkins AO.
The purpose of the Trust is to provide support to Indigenous children and students in a variety of areas, including health and education.
For more information about Charlie Perkins and the Trust's activities visit: