2013 Rio Tinto Indigenous Scholarships
Rio Tinto’s Indigenous Scholarship program is part of a shared commitment between Rio Tinto and signatory Traditional Owner groups in the Pilbara to support Indigenous students who are studying at university in Australia.
Investing in scholarships supports participants to successfully complete their tertiary studies, with the opportunity to progress into employment with Rio Tinto through our Vacation and Graduate programs.
Scholarship value: Up to $16,500 annually
Year of study: Any
Length of scholarship: For the duration of the undergraduate degree
Who is eligible?
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who are studying an undergraduate degree full-time at an
Australian university and are a resident of Australia, with priority given in the following order:
✓ Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students from Traditional Owner Groups who are a member of the Regional Framework Deed (including Banjima, Ngarlawangga, Ngarluma, Karlka Nyiyaparli, Puutu Kunti Kurruma Pinikura (PKKP), Yindjibarndi and Yinhawangka)
✓ Pilbara Aboriginal students (Indigenous Australians who are counted in the most recent ABS census as adult Aboriginal residents of the Pilbara region)
✓ Western Australian Aboriginal students
Students must be able to demonstrate:
✓ Confirmation of Indigenous heritage with a “common seal” from the relevant Indigenous group
✓ Confirmation of their university enrolment and provide a personal reference as part of the interview process
✓ They meet Australian Taxation Office (ATO) criteria to ensure scholarship funds are tax exempt – see FAQs for more detail
✓ Alignment to Rio Tinto’s values of Courage, Care and Curiosity
through the application link on riotinto.com/careers/graduates-students
Applications close on 28 February 2023.