Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Health and community

Eligibility criteria

Indigenous Australian and Struggling financially


Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications open
27 October 2020
Applications close
21 February 2021

What you'll receive

$10,000 over one year, paid in two instalments of $5,000 (one instalment per semester).


The scholarship is open to individuals who:

  • are commencing or continuing a Bachelor of Nursing degree at QUT
  • are experiencing financial hardship
  • identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • are studying full-time.

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • fully complete the application form
  • provide proof of Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage status (if not already provided to the Oodgeroo Unit, QUT)
  • provide a written submission of up to 1000 words total.

The written submission must address each of the following points (in the applicant's own words):

  • Give examples of your academic ability and potential to succeed at university (30%).
  • Describe your personal attributes that help you to succeed at university e.g. community engagement, career aspirations, interests, drive, ability to overcome adversity (30%).
  • How will the Argent Indigenous Nursing Scholarship assist you in achieving your current and future career goals? (40%)

Your application needs further documents including:

  • academic transcript if a continuing QUT student (please attach a copy of your academic record from QUT Virtual)
  • certified copy of documentation supporting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage (if not already provided to the Oodgeroo Unit, QUT)
  • a current resume
  • two referee reports that recommend you as likely to succeed in your studies, and the contribution you make or could make in your community.

Email your application and attachments to Wendy Raitelli via email with the subject line: The Argent Indigenous Nursing Scholarship.

What happens next?

It is anticipated applicants shortlisted will be interviewed in early March 2021.

Once the selection process is complete all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their applications. The successful applicant may be notified of the outcome of their application by telephone or email prior to receiving the formal written notification.


Scholarship recipients will need to:

  • maintain a grade point average of at least 4
  • maintain an enrolment of at least 36 credit points for both Semester 1 and 2.

Withdrawal and termination of scholarship

Withdrawal by recipient: Scholarship recipients who withdraw from the scholarship program after receiving payment of scholarship benefits may be required to repay some or all of the scholarship funds received.

Termination of scholarship by QUT: QUT may terminate a scholarship if a recipient does not satisfactorily meet the scholarship conditions.

Tax information

Scholarship payments will contribute to recipients' taxable income and may also impact entitlement to Commonwealth benefits such as ABSTUDY. Scholarship applicants and/or recipients are encouraged to contact Centrelink, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and/or their taxation agent to obtain advice about the implications of the scholarship payments on current earnings and benefits. Information about taxation on scholarships is also available from the ATO website.

Discover the right scholarship for you

Stay connected

Get just the information you want on courses, scholarships and events.