Indigenous Scholarships


These awards are awarded during semester 1 by a committee consisting of staff from the Wilin Centre and Scholarships Office.  Only one application is required per applicant.  Students must submit an application to be considered for these scholarships. 

Timing of awards

Semester 1

Frequency of award


Awards and indicative values 

Open and closing dates

Only one application per applicant is required. Applications are now closed and will re open on the third week of February 2020. Applicants can expect to receive an emailed outcome by May. 

Criteria and eligibility

These scholarships are open for award to indigenous students of any discipline and year level. 

Selection process

Applications will be assessed by the selection committee on the basis of:

  • artistic merit, as demonstrated by entry requirements for the course (i.e. audition, folio presentation) and possibly class participation; 
  • academic merit, as demonstrated by previous academic achievement (VCE or equivalent; other tertiary results); 
  • career aspirations (addressed through questions in the application process); and 
  • likely success in completing the proposed course of study (addressed through questions in the application process). 

The Dean, on the recommendation of the selection committee, will approve the recipients.

Additional requirements

To accept this scholarship, successful recipients are required to write a letter of thanks and provide an artistic biography for the donors or trustees. On occasion recipients will be contacted to provide a progress report.

How to apply

Refer to the Open and Closing Dates section above for the application link. The link will only be visible during the application period.

The application will require personal information, including course and year level, and some questions addressing the selection criteria listed above. You will be required to attach some documents, such as CV and academic transcript and, where relevant, there will be the option to include any support material that gives weight to your application. Where financial need is a consideration, you'll also be asked to provide an estimate of your budget for the year ahead.