Dr (Aunty) Mary Atkinson Scholarships

While the scholarship is named after Dr (Aunty) Mary Atkinson, it'll have your name on it if you're one of the top performing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students looking to study education or nursing at Deakin next year with the Institute of Koorie Education. This scholarship will be awarded to one nursing student and one education student.

Value and duration


Payment of all student contributions
(tuition fees)


Normal duration of the course

Important dates

Opening date

Based on course offer.

Closing date

This scholarship is automatically selected.


To be eligible for this scholarship you must be:

  • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • enrolled in the Institute of Koorie Education (IKE)
  • enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place
  • a commencing student enrolled for the first time at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2018 for either a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Education.

How to apply

No application is required. This scholarship is automatically awarded based on eligibility and selection criteria. So if you’re the top Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander student admitted to either our Bachelor of Nursing or Education degree with the Institute of Koorie Education, then this scholarship could be yours.

Finding out if you're successful

You will find out if you are successful you will find out in March 2018.