Jewish Holocaust Centre Wilson Family Scholarship in Memory of William Cooper

To honour the memory of William Cooper, the Jewish Holocaust Centre has established a scholarship for Indigenous students undertaking studies and extra-curricular community involvement relating to social justice issues.

You will support the Centre's dedication to combating racism, hatred and prejudice by fostering tolerance and understanding through education and community involvement.


Cash payment of $3000


One year

Number per year



To be eligible for this award you must:

  • be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • be a current Deakin University student enrolled in your second last or final year of your undergraduate bachelor degree in a Commonwealth-supported place
  • be enrolled full-time (part-time enrolments will be considered in the case of exceptional circumstances preventing full-time study)
  • 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.

How to apply

All applicants must apply directly to Deakin University via the Deakin Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

Supporting documentation

As part of the application process you will also be required to provide supporting documentation. You should upload your supporting documentation as part of the online application process no later that the closing date of the scholarship. Late documentation will not be accepted.

The supporting documentation required includes evidence of: 

  • community involvement

A list of acceptable documentation is available on the supporting documentation page.

Closing Date

Applications for Trimester 1 2015 are closed.

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