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 Program continues to place law, anthropology and other social science (namely 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 at other organisations involved in policy development, research and social justice, all working to support the broader Indigenous sector Australia-wide. The Program introduces candidates to career opportunities in native title and the Indigenous sector and at the same time provides assistance to under-resourced and over-worked organisations.

Applications and more information about the Program can be accessed via the Aurora website at http://auroraproject.com.au/internship-program.


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.


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


Forktip Women’s Innovation Scholarship
Value: $2,000

The Forktip Women’s Innovation Scholarship was created to support women around the world to further their education and careers. The scholarship is awarded to two female university students every year.

This Scholarship is open to women of any age who enrolled part time or full time with at least a credit average GPA. Applicants must be studying at an officially accredited university and have not previously been awarded a scholarship by Forktip.

Closing date for applications: Friday 15 September 2017

For more information and to apply for the scholarship please visit The Forktip Women's Innovation Scholarship.


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


The Pallottine Aboriginal Scholarship

Are you studying or intending to study at a tertiary institution? Are you wanting to make a difference in your community? Do you want to strengthen our Aboriginal communities?

The Pallottine Scholarship Trust is calling for applications from Aboriginal students studying at a Western Australian Higher Education or Vocational Training Institution. Scholarships pay for course fees for successful applicants.

For more information and application forms please visit www.pallottine.org.au/scholarships/aboriginal-scholarships.html


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

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 3 January 2017

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

Rio Tinto Indigenous Scholarship Application Form
Rio Tinto Indigenous Scholarship Information


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

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.

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



Yvonne Burgu Education Award 2017
Value: $1,000

The Zonta Club of Perth Incorporated offers this Award to an Aboriginal woman who has successfully completed her first year of study towards a degree at a Western Australian university or diploma at a Western Australian tertiary institution. Applicants must be enrolled for the 2017 academic year and must be residing in Western Australia in 2016-2017. To be eligible, applicants must be studying towards their first undergraduate degree or diploma and must be able to demonstrate a commitment to community service.

This award honours the memory of the late Yvonne Burgu, senior Ngarinyin law woman from the Gibb River Community in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Closing date for applications: Friday 31 March 2017.

For further information, please email zontaperth@gmail.com.

Application Form


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