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Wilson Security Indigenous Scholarship

Future and current student scholarship
A scholarship to support the academic success of undergraduate Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students.

Scholarship details

Study levels

Undergraduate

Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area

All study areas

Eligibility criteria

Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent

Citizenship

Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications open
5 November 2018
Applications close
1 March 2019

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a scholarship of $2,000 for one year, paid in one $1,000 installment each semester.

Eligibility

You must:

  • be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and be able to provide a Confirmation of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander descent form stamped with a Common Seal belonging to a registered organisation
  • be enrolled in your course at the census date
  • maintain a full-time study load and grade point average (GPA) of 4 or above.

Applicants may be studying externally or on-campus.

How to apply

We may not consider late or incomplete applications.

Step 1: Gather your supporting documents

You must include proof of Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage status. You must provide a Confirmation of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Descent form stamped with a Common Seal belonging to a registered organisation.

You can include other documentation if you think it will support your application. You may choose to include:

  • academic transcripts from high school, TAFE or university study
  • your current resume or CV.

Step 2: Prepare your personal statement

You'll need to write a 500-word personal statement addressing three questions:

  • How have you demonstrated your academic potential in the past and your potential now within the university context? How will this scholarship further support your academic goals? (40% weighting)
  • Please describe your personal attributes e.g. community involvement, career aspiration, interests and what drives you. (40% weighting)
  • What specific personal circumstances and equity needs would you like the panel to consider that may impact on achieving success within your chosen course? How will the scholarship assist in overcoming these? (20% weighting)

Step 3: Complete and submit the application form

Complete the application form (PDF file, 164.4 KB).

To help you with your application, you could include the following documentation:

  • academic transcripts (from high school, TAFE, current or previous study)
  • 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)
  • your current resume.

Email your application form to the Oodgeroo Unit by the scholarship closing date. Make sure you include all your required supporting documentation.

What happens next?

The Wilson Security Indigenous Scholarship applications will be reviewed and assessed by a selection panel.

Scholarship applicants are assessed on the basis of all information submitted in their application and having regard to the selection criteria. Written applications will be assessed by a panel comprising two representatives of the Oodgeroo Unit and Wilson Security. They panel may elect to interview short-listed applicants to assist with their decision-making process.

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

The successful applicant will receive a written letter of offer and a copy of the Wilson Security Indigenous Scholarship agreement and schedule, which must be completed and returned within 10 working days from the date of the written letter of offer.

Acceptance of offers cannot be deferred.

Conditions

You must:

  • maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 4
  • submit results and confirmation of continued enrolment promptly at the end of each semester
  • defer your enrolment for no more than 12 months during the study period
  • maintain active communication with the Oodgeroo Unit
  • attend the official scholarship presentation ceremony
  • consent to photographs being taken for promotional activities including media and webpages
  • consent to Wilson Security accessing certain personal information, e.g., your name, image, contact details, course details and grade point average.

If you don't meet these conditions, we may withdraw your scholarship and you may need to repay any received funds.

Read the full terms and conditions (PDF file, 176.7 KB) of the scholarship.

About the scholarship

The Wilson Security Indigenous Scholarship is a joint initiative between the Oodgeroo Unit, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Wilson Security.

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Oodgeroo Unit

Email
information.oodgeroo@qut.edu.au

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