Indigenous Support Fund

The Indigenous Support Fund will facilitate the Yaitya Tipanthi Scholarship and the Yaitya Tipanthi BursaryThe words ‘Yaitya Tipanthi’ are from the Kaurna language of the Adelaide Plains People, meaning ‘Indigenous Support'.

Established in 2021 with a generous donation from Professor Peter Høj AC, the purpose of the Indigenous Support Fund is to improve access to tertiary study and facilitate better higher education outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The Fund will enable the expansion of the Karnkanthi Indigenous Education Program, with the creation of the Yaitya Tipanthi Scholarship and the Yaitya Tipanthi Bursary.

The Karnkanthi Program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 10, 11 and 12 who aspire to study at university. It provides students with opportunities to build on their personal, academic and cultural strengths, which will enable them to become successful university students.

The Yaitya Tipanthi Scholarship will be awarded to students who have completed the Karnkanthi Program, to reduce financial burden and create a stronger foundation for success in life and a career.

The Yaitya Tipanthi Bursary will provide financial assistance to support additional study costs and resources, such as equipment, field trips and professional placements. Through the bursary we can ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students have the tools they need to succeed in their chosen study program.

How can you help?

If you feel passionately about the Indigenous Support Fund, we welcome donations of all sizes. Your gift will contribute to resources and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Our staff pitch in

University of Adelaide staff are deeply committed to supporting the success and welfare of students, with the Indigenous Support Fund being a meaningful way that staff can encourage and assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

More information

For a discussion about how your gift can make a difference at the University, please contact the External Relations Branch on +61 8 8313 5800 or