Open Colleges introduces the Milton Smith Scholarship for ATSI students

Posted: May 28th, 2018

Open Colleges, Australia’s leading online educator, have announced the launch of The Milton Smith Scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) students.

Australia is missing its target to halve the gap in unemployment between Indigenous and non- Indigenous Australians, with many claiming inadequate training and qualifications as a substantial barrier to gaining employment.

In light of this, Open Colleges will be offering four scholarships per calendar year, to the full course value, across a variety of areas including Business, Education and Beauty.

The scholarship, which comes as a first for Open Colleges, is offered in memory of former employee Milton Smith, his adventurous spirit, and his commitment to education. The scholarship aims to bring greater access to skills, education and support services.

Sarah MacDiarmid, a spokesperson from Open Colleges said: “We’re proud to be introducing the Milton Smith scholarship in memory of our dear friend and colleague. We aim to continue Milton’s passion by helping to support and educate the ATSI community and increase future employment opportunities.”

Open Colleges have been supporting over 800,000 students with world-class training for the last 100 years and are determined to continue providing students with the tools they need to achieve their employment goals.

Applications are now open and will close on June 15 this year.

For more details on the eligibility criteria click here.