CSIRO Indigenous Education in Science Scholarships

Impact: Cultural Impact, Quality of life Impact, Other Impact

Impact story summary

As a part of Athena SWAN, and in considering other areas of vulnerability and inclusion in the STEMM field, I negotiated 5 scholarships for Indigenous students within the STEMM fields with key CSIRO staff in 2020. The 5 scholarships were to support and facilitate the progress of Indigenous students in STEM courses at Charles Sturt from high school through to employment (potentially directly with CSIRO). The scholarship commenced in late 2020 with 45 applications being received for the 5 scholarships which were awarded $15000
each. By establishing and influencing an external partnership, scholarships were developed to facilitated support, engagement and positive student experience for Indigenous students in STEMM at Charles Sturt University.
Impact date2020
Category of impactCultural Impact, Quality of life Impact, Other Impact
Impact levelEngagement

Keywords

  • Indigenous
  • CSIRO
  • Scholarships
  • Charles Sturt

Countries where impact occurred

  • Australia