Jewish Holocaust Centre Wilson Family Scholarship in Memory of William Cooper

This scholarship is in honour of the Yorta Yorta man William Cooper, a human rights activist who dedicated his life to fight for Indigenous rights. In December 1938 he led a protest to the German Consulate in Melbourne condemning the treatment of Jews under Nazi rule.

What are the benefits for you?

Cash payment of $3 000.


One year

Eligibility criteria

All conditions must be met

  • Be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • be a current Deakin University student enrolled in your second last or final year of your undergraduate bachelor degree
  • be enrolled full time (part time enrolments will be considered in the case of exceptional circumstances preventing full time study) in a Commonwealth supported place in Trimester 1 2016
  • be studying in the Education (Primary), Social Work, Nursing or Law fields
  • have achieved a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 in the year prior to the scholarship
  • demonstrate a commitment towards social studies or Holocaust studies in both academic endeavours and community work.
Additional requirements

You will be required to:

  • promote the image of Deakin University and the Jewish Holocaust Centre, both within and outside the University
  • provide a progress statement at the end of the year highlighting how the scholarship has supported you personally and in your studies that year and your aspirations for social justice
  • undertake voluntary work with the Jewish Holocaust Centre. The voluntary work may occur off-site and will be discussed on a case-by-case basis. If you are a Cloud student you would be able to incorporate timing of voluntary activities with your residential courses in Geelong.
Number availableOne
Opening and closing dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2016 open 10 March 2016 for expressions of interest and close 31 May 2016 at 4pm.

How to applyIf you feel you meet the eligibility criteria of this scholarship and would like to apply then please email through an expression of interest to A paper application will be sent to you via email and must be returned by 31 May 2016 at 4pm.
Supporting documentation

Upon receiving your expression of interest the scholarships office will advise you if you are required to provide supporting documentation.

The supporting documentation required includes:

  • your community involvement.

Please visit the Supporting documentation page for examples of the types of documents you could provide. Late or incomplete documentation will not be accepted.

When will I knowYou will know the outcome of your application within six weeks of the closing date.

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