Indigenous Scholarships - UNDA


The Aboriginal Health Tertiary Access and Support Program Scholarships
Value: $5,000 plus $1,500 for material support and resources

The purpose of the Scholarship is to provide support for Aboriginal students to access and attain tertiary qualifications in health related disciplines offered within the following Schools:

  1. School of Health Sciences;
  2. School of Medicine;
  3. School of Nursing and Midwifery; or
  4. School of Physiotherapy

The Scholarship provides financial support to recipients which may be used to assist with general living and educational expenses. Each scholarship will comprise of a cash payment of $5,000 per year to assist students with expenses towards continuing their studies at the University. In addition to the $5,000 per year, each recipient will receive a cash payment of up to $1,500 per year awarded for the purpose of material support and resources such as the purchase of textbooks, a laptop or tablet.

Applications for 2016 are now closed.

For further information, please contact Professor David Paul on (08) 9433 0525 or via email david.paul@nd.edu.au

Scholarship Guidelines


The Aurora Internship Program

The Aurora Internship Program places law, anthropology and other social science (archaeology, cultural heritage, environmental management, human geography, history and sociology) students and graduates from Australian universities at Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs), Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs) and other organisations involved in policy development, social justice and Indigenous affairs. The program introduces candidates to career opportunities in native title and Indigenous affairs more generally and at the same time provides assistance to under-resourced and over-worked organisations.

They generally place in two rounds: winter and summer. Winter interns are placed for 4-6week (full-time) unpaid internship from mid-June through August and summer interns are usually placed any time from November through Christmas and or over the January/February period. These dates are flexible for those who have graduated and many host organisations do require assistance outside of the university holiday periods.

Applications for 2016 are now closed.

For more information, and to apply, please visit: www.auroraproject.com.au/what_is_an_Aurora_internship


The Aurora Native Title Internship Program

The Aurora Native Title Internship Program places law, anthropology and other social science (archaeology, cultural heritage, environmental management, human geography, history and sociology) students and graduates from Australian universities at Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs), Prescribed Bodies Corporates (PBCs) and other organisations involved in policy development, social justice, human rights, all with an Indigenous focus. The program introduces candidates to career opportunities in native title and Indigenous affairs more generally and at the same time provides assistance to under-resourced and over-worked organisations.

For more information please visit the Aurora website at www.auroraproject.com.au/aurorainternshipprogram.


The Aurora Project – Indigenous Scholarships Website

The Aurora Project website contains information about all the undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships available in Australia and overseas, to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Scholarships range in value from a $500 one-off payment to $100,000 paid over the duration of a student's course.

For more information, please visit www.indigenousscholarships.com.au


The Beasley Family Scholarship in Medicine and Nursing
Value: $5,000

Applications for 2016 are now closed.

The Beasley Family Scholarship is to assist and encourage Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in the School of Medicine or the School of Nursing and Midwifery at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle. Two cash scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to two students each year.

The Beasley Family Scholarship Conditions

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Senior Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.


Bizify Indigenous and Minority Business Scholarship
Value: $4,000

This scholarship aims to support the growth of startups among the indigenous and minority communities. It is an award offered to indigenous and culturally diverse students currently enrolled in Business Accounting and/or Computer Science tertiary education courses. The scholarship includes a grant to be used as desired, professional advice on how to start a business, business/company registration costs, marketing/website costs and more.

Open for applications from Thursday 31 March 2016 to Thursday 30 June 2016

For more information, and to apply, please visit: www.bizify.com.au/indigenous-scholarship


Department of Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner's Aboriginal Scholarship Program

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) is pleased to announce the launch of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner's Aboriginal Scholarship Program providing two $5000 scholarships to two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Undergraduate and Post Graduate students. The scholarship is for a unit in an emergency management related field, paying for the unit fee, sundries and other study related material. Attached is the scholarship information brochure outlining application requirements.

Applications for 2015 are now closed.

For more information, please click here.


Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships

The Commonwealth Scholarships Program is administered on behalf of the Australian Government by eligible higher education providers. There are a number of Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships that Indigenous students can apply for. These include:

Indigenous Access Scholarship (IAS) provide eligible commencing students with a one off payment. These scholarships assist Indigenous students to undertake an eligible enabling course, undergraduate course or graduate diploma (or equivalent post graduate course of study) in an area of National Priority required for initial registration to practice in the chosen National Priority field.
      Annual Amount: $4,823.00

Indigenous Commonwealth Education Cost Scholarship (ICECS) are available to future full-time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist with the costs associated with higher education.
      Annual Amount: $2,543.00
      Semester Amount: $1,271.50

Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship (ICAS) seeks to help low-income full-time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with the costs associated with higher education, who have moved a significant distance to study.
      Annual Amount: $5,087.00
      Semester Amount: $2,543.50

Indigenous Enabling Commonwealth Education Cost Scholarship (IECECS) are available to future full-time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist with the costs associated with the enabling or bridging courses at Universities.
      Annual Amount: $2,543.00
      Semester Amount: $1,271.50

Indigenous Enabling Commonwealth Accommodation Cost Scholarship (IECAS) are available to future full-time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist with the costs associated with the enabling or bridging courses at Universities, whom have moved a significant distance to study.
      Annual Amount: $5,087.00
      Semester Amount: $2,543.50

For more information please contact the Fremantle Fees Office on (08) 9433 0542.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Scholarships

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme
Closing Date: 16 September
Phone: 1800 770 562 or 1800 688 628 (Both Freecall)
Email: scholarships@rcna.org.au
Web: http://www.rcna.org.au


Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust
Award: Amount varies due to each scheme.

For: Undergraduate students who are children or grandchildren of a person who has had operational service with the Australian Army, Navy or Airforce, or three or more years continuous full-time service as a member of the Australian Defence Force.
Web: www.avcat.org.au/Students/Applicants.aspx


Mary MacKillop Foundation Indigenous Tertiary Scholarships 2016

The Mary MacKillop Foundation has been providing tertiary scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students since 1998. They have 75 graduates and currently another 66 students on scholarships. Students come from tertiary education providers across the country and study a wide variety of disciplines including education, law, science, acting, music, social work, nursing, medicine, criminology, communications and more.

Throughout their scholarship students are supported by a mentor who they meet with every semester for assistance and guidance when needed.

Applications for 2016 are now closed.

For more information please click here or visit www.mackillopfoundation.org.au/projects/#scholarships

 


Music and Opera Singers Trust (MOST) - Rona Tranby Award

For: Assisting the Aboriginal community in recording the oral history of their Elders utilizing the knowledge and expertise that has been cultivated in the Jewish community in the recording of the oral history of Holocaust survivors.Email: admin@tranby.edu.au
Web: http://www.aussing.com.au | http://www.tranby.edu.au


Rio Tinto Indigenous Scholarship
Value: $16,000

The Rio Tinto Indigenous Scholarship programme is aimed at supporting Indigenous people who are studying at a tertiary (university – bachelor degree or higher) level. The programme is a direct result of the shared commitment between Rio Tinto and Aboriginal groups within the area of operations in the Pilbara. The Scholarship programme aims to:

  • Benefit Indigenous people, in particular those belonging to Traditional Owner groups in area of operations within the Pilbara;
  • Support Indigenous people in successfully completing tertiary studies;
  • Provide a pipeline opportunity of tertiary-qualified Indigenous people for employment at Rio Tinto; and
  • Contribute towards the sustainable development of the Pilbara region.

Indigenous people who are recognised outside of the Pilbara area of operations are also eligible to apply.

Scholarship Information
Eligible Disciplines

Applications for 2016 are now closed.

For more information please email riotinto.communitiesscholarships@riotinto.com.


Positive Lending Solutions Entrepreneur Scholarship
Value: $10,000

Positive Lending Solutions will award one (1) $10,000 scholarship for the best submitted entry determined by our judging panel. Create and submit a plan to support your entrepreneurial idea. The key element of your application is the development of a plan to support your idea. You can ‘pitch’ this as you see necessary but keep in mind, with both elements there are no restrictions, go for it!

In addition to the prize we are keen to support the winner with CEO level advice from Tom Caesar, local media opportunities, career advice and support from our team. Any 2016 University student. Applicable students must be enrolled before the scholarship deadline ends. Eligibility extends to those who are studying full time, part time and off campus.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 31 August 2016.

For further information and to apply, please visit www.positivelendingsolutions.com.au/entrepreneur-scholarship


Royal Australian Air Force Women’s Association
Each year financial grants are made to students on application to assist with the costs of education.
Eligibility is restricted to ‘RAAF families’, being those where the students parents or grandparents (living or dead), or other close relatives, serving, or have served, in the RAAF.

There is no specific income limit. Grants are decided on actual circumstances and are limited to those families most in need.

For more information please contact:
The Secretary
RAAFWA Educational Patriotic Fund Inc.
PO Box 117
Jamison ACT 2614

Or phone: (02) 6251 1994


Royal College of Nursing, Australia (RCNA)

are pleased to announce that the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme is now open.
 
Nursing Scholarships are available in the following areas:

  • Continuing Professional Education (CPD) Scholarships including but not limited to:
    • General Practice Nursing
    • Nurse Re-entry
  • Aboriginal Medical Service Scholarships (AMS):
    • Registered or enrolled nurse or midwife working in an AMS and wanting to undertake CPD or postgraduate studies
    • Undergraduate nursing student undertaking clinical placement within an AMS

For further details, eligibility and applications please visit the RCNA website.

For further information:
Please contact the RCNA Scholarships team
p 1800 116 696
e scholarships@rcna.org.au


The Charlie Perkins Scholarships

Applications for 2015 are now closed.

Each year, the Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust offers two scholarships for Indigenous postgraduate students to study for up to three years at either Cambridge or Oxford universities.

To be considered for a Scholarship, applicants must have applied for, or be in the process of applying for, a course at Cambridge and/or Oxford for the 2015-16 academic year.

Applicants must also submit:

the Charlie Perkins Trust application form

  • a cover letter
  • a curriculum vitae (CV)
  • an official transcript of university results
  • confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • written reports from 5 referees (see website below for details)

Please visit the Perkins Trust website www.perkinstrust.com.au/how-to-apply.html for more details. If you then require further information, please feel free to contact Casey Brown, the Trust’s Scholarships Coordinator, on casey.brown@auroraproject.com.au

The Charlie Perkins Scholarships will only be awarded to students who are accepted to study at either Cambridge or Oxford. In most instances, admission will require a First Class Honours degree or a very strong Second Class Honours degree.

For more information on scholarships available for Indigenous undergraduate and postgraduate students, please visit http://theaspirationinitiative.com.au



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