Dr (Aunty) Mary Atkinson Scholarships

Two scholarships are awarded each year to the top Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students commencing Nursing and Education undergraduate studies at Deakin.

What are the benefits for you?

Payment of all student contributions (tuition fees)


Normal duration of the course, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Eligibility criteria

All conditions must be met

  • 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 2017 in your first year of your Bachelor or Nursing or Bachelor of Education degree.
Number available

Two per year: one for Nursing and one for Education.

Selection criteria

This scholarship is awarded to the top Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student admitted to an undergraduate nursing course or an undergraduate education course with the Institute of Koorie Education.

How to apply

No application is required. This scholarship is automatically awarded based on eligibility and selection criteria.

Opening and closing dates

Automatically selected - based on course offer.

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