Ernie Williams Indigenous Nursing Scholarship

Deakin University

01 September 2022
09 January 2023

If you are an Indigenous student experiencing financial hardship and enrolling in a course through the School of Nursing and Midwifery, 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.


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).


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.

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.
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20 April 2023