Scholarship details

Study levels

Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area

Health and community and Health

Eligibility criteria

Indigenous Australian

Application dates

Applications close
20 March 2022

What you'll receive

$5,000 - paid once the placement has commenced.


You must:

  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • be commencing or continuing the third-year of a Bachelor of Nursing or final year of the Master of Nursing – Entry to Practice degree at QUT
  • be undertaking a placement in a rural or remote Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island community in Queensland or the Northern Territory, where there is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander facilitator.

How to apply

You are required to fully complete the application form, and provide a written submission of up to 1000 words total, covering the following areas in your 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 Garawa Nursing Scholarship assist you in achieving your current and future career goals? (40%)

Garawa Nursing scholarship application form (DOCX file, 119.1 KB)

Garawa Nursing scholarship application form (PDF file, 237.7 KB)

Other documents to attach to your application:

  1. Academic transcript if a continuing QUT student (please attach a copy of your academic record from QUT Virtual).
  2. Certified copy of documentation supporting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage (if not already provided to the Oodgeroo Unit, QUT).
  3. A current curriculum vitae.
  4. 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 with the subject line "Garawa Nursing Scholarship"

What happens next?

It is anticipated that applicants shortlisted will be interviewed in the week commencing 21 March 2022.

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

If successful, you will be invited to attend the annual Faculty of Health Student Awards Ceremony, to be held on Monday 28 March 2022 from 5.30pm - 7.30pm.

Withdrawal and Termination of Scholarship

Withdrawal by recipient: Scholarship recipients who withdraw from their study 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.


You 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.

Information about taxation on scholarships is also available from the ATO website

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