2023|24 Western Sydney University Indigenous Scholarships (Australia Based)

Scholarship Awarding University: 

Type of degree: 
Bachelor’s and Master’s

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will end as follows; 
2023 Session 2: Sunday, 25 June 2023 (CLOSED)
2024 Session 1: Sunday, 4 February 2024

Scholarship Summary: 
The Indigenous Scholarships available at Western Sydney University are open to applicants who are Indigenous Australians, and who identify as an Indigenous Australian and are accepted as such by an Indigenous Australian community. 

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
Western Sydney University requires the following documentation to be considered for scholarships dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. These documents are required by the application closing date.
A certified copy of your confirmation of identity from a registered Community Organisation (e.g. Land Council) with a common seal confirming a person to be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

If you are unable to provide the above, you will need to supply a self-declaration statutory declaration along with one of the following:
Supporting documentation in the form of a genealogy document (such as Linkup NSW), OR
A letter of support using the Western Sydney University Community Confirmation Declaration form or a letter on official letterhead by a recognised community member or organisation (such as Aboriginal Medical Service, High School Principal, Aboriginal Education Consulting Group, Family and Community Services, Aboriginal Housing or other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander incorporated corporation).
Please note that the letter of support cannot be supplied by a current staff member of Western Sydney University.

Value of Scholarship: 
The WSU Indigenous Scholarships range from AUD$2,000 one-off payment to 50% tuition fees.

Scholarship Application Guide: 
To apply for the Indigenous Scholarships;
i. You only need to submit one application through the Western Sydney University scholarship form to assess your eligibility for each available scholarship in this category; you need to have applied for admission into WSU.
ii. Applicants must provide a statement supporting their application indicating how they believe receiving the scholarship will assist them with their studies and future careers. This statement should give a sufficient explanation of the applicant's background and current circumstances to enable the University to judge their eligibility, need and merit.
iii. Successful applicants will be selected based on their written application, academic potential, ability to meet the criteria, and, where appropriate, performance in an interview before a selection panel.

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the Western Sydney University Indigenous Scholarships Page.