Tasmanian Specific Scholarships

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The following Scholarships are open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Tasmania. Please review eligibility requirements for each individual scholarship carefully, age, gender and study requirements may differ.

Young Aboriginal Leaders Scholarship

Are you an aspiring leader wanting to enhance your career development and/or leadership skills?

Is there an education or training course, development forum, conference or other opportunity available that you are interested in undertaking or attending?

If you are a young Aboriginal person residing in Tasmania and aged between 15 and 29 years you are invited to apply for this Scholarship?

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme

The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (PHMSS) is designed to encourage and assist undergraduate students in health-related disciplines to complete their studies and join the health workforce. The scheme provides scholarships for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people studying an entry level health course.

The Australian College of Nursing has more information about the Peggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme.

Ida West Scholarship

To pay tribute to the life and work of Aunty Ida, the Department of Health administers an annual scholarship in her name. The Ida West Aboriginal Health Scholarship provides financial assistance to Aboriginal students completing a formal qualification at university or vocational education (such as TAFE) in a health and or human services related field.

Find out about the Ida West Scholarship

Leonie Dickson Indigenous Health Honours Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Indigenous Student Success Program to support an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student to undertake an Honours year in any discipline within the College of Health and Medicine.

The University of Tasmania website has information about the Leonie Dickson Indigenous Health Honours Scholarship

Lucy Beeton Aboriginal Teacher Scholarship

The Lucy Beeton Aboriginal Teacher Scholarships have been established in recognition and honour of Tasmania’s first Aboriginal teacher. The Lucy Beeton Scholarship aims to provide a financial incentive/support for Aboriginal people to undertake a teaching qualification at the University of Tasmania.

The University of Tasmania website has information about the Lucy Beeton Aboriginal Teacher Scholarship

Alma Stackhouse – Scholarship

The Alma Lily Stackhouse Scholarship was launched in 2008 and is intended to honour her commitment to the value of higher education for young Aboriginal people by providing an annual scholarship for two years to support an Aboriginal student from a remote or rural area to access and complete senior secondary study.

The Department of Education website has information about the Alma Stackhouse Scholarship.

Riawunna Scholarships & Bursaries

The Riawunna Centre, University of Tasmania, supports all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at all levels of their academic career from murina to Postgraduate.

Find out about  Scholarships and Bursaries provided through Riawunna.

Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards

Dental South Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Achievement Award

Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are using their own stories and life experiences to give back to their communities. These passionate and dedicated young Indigenous people are strong role models and are making a real difference. Dental South Aboriginal Achievement Award acknowledges and celebrates the commitment of these young people in achieving excellence.

Find out about the Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards

National Scholarships

The following Scholarships are open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living anywhere in Australia. Please review eligibility requirements for each individual scholarship carefully, age, gender and study requirements may differ.

Indigenous Allied Health Australia

Indigenous Allied Health Australia encourages all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are interested in a career in allied health to investigate the support options available to them.

Find out about available scholarships and cadetships which support options to move towards achieving a career in allied health.

Indigenous Scholarships

‘The Portal’ lists resources and opportunities such as scholarships, internships and cadetships for Indigenous Australians.

The Website is run by Aurora Education Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that also offers school outreach programs, academic camps for Indigenous high school students, a national internship program, and several international pathways for Indigenous postgraduate students

Visit the Aurora Foundation for more information.

Freilich Indigenous Student Scholarship in Law

The Freilich Indigenous Student Scholarship in Law was created to assist people in the Indigenous Community who want to attend University to obtain a degree in Law to further their career aspirations.  The Scholarship aims to offset some of the financial burden of attendance at University in the first year of study.

Visit the Australian National University website for more information about the Freilich Indigenous Student Scholarship.