Ernie Williams Indigenous Scholarship

Aurora Education Foundation

15 February 2025
A$10,000 - A$40,000
Medical and Health Sciences

If you are an Indigenous student experiencing financial hardship and enrolling in a course through the Faculty of Health, consider applying for this scholarship.

The Norman Beischer Medical Research Foundation wishes to encourage participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in higher education at Deakin University. This scholarship program looks to honour the intentions of Ernest Daniel (Ernie) Williams.

Ernie had a strong sense of care and support for family and the wider community and enormous empathy for those disadvantaged beyond their control, particularly children. He also appreciated the impact education had on creating opportunities for individuals. The scholarship program has been developed with the purpose of supporting the education of Aboriginal students and to encourage any academic study that would benefit the long-term health and well-being of the Aboriginal Community.

Areas of study: Nursing At Institution: Deakin University

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
  • Postgraduate coursework

Study Load: Full Time Location: VIC


  • This scholarship offers cash payments up to $10,000 per year, for a maximum of four years (dependant on normal course duration).
  • The maximum value of this scholarship is up to $40,000 (dependant on normal course duration).

How to Apply You can apply for this scholarship directly through the Deakin Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

As part of the application process, you will also be required to upload current supporting documentation.

When you apply for this scholarship, you’ll need to supply evidence of your financial hardship.

Special conditions Scholarship recipients will be required to:

  • write an introduction statement about your goals for study and what it means to receive the scholarship
  • complete a yearly impact statement for the duration of the scholarship
  • provide a completion statement at the conclusion of your studies
  • maintain a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 for the duration of the scholarship
  • be open to meeting with the scholarship donor.

To be eligible you must be:

  • be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • be enrolled full time in Trimester 1 2023 at Deakin University in one of the following courses: H326 Bachelor of Nursing H329 Bachelor of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) H421 Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) D355 Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery D387 Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science D381 Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion H676 Graduate Diploma of Midwifery H771 Master of Advanced Nursing receiving a means-tested Centrelink benefit or able to demonstrate personal or family taxable income below $56 000 depending on independence status.
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30 November 2023