Students come together
from all over the NT for
Year 10 Aspire Orientation


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Four CDU Aspire program students

CDU Aspire Program

The Aspire Program is a partnership initiative between Charles Darwin University (CDU) and Northern Territory secondary schools. It aims to help students from diverse backgrounds achieve their best results in secondary school and to raise the aspirations of young people to pursue tertiary study.

The Aspire Program consists of two types of awards:

  • Aspire scholarship
  • Aspire travel grant

This program is funded by the Australian Government's Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP). The purpose of HEPPP funding is to widen and deepen the participation and engagement in community life by Australians of all backgrounds, by breaking down the barriers that have led to ongoing under-representation in higher education of students from low socio-economic status backgrounds.