Dr (Aunty) Mary Atkinson Scholarships

This scholarship is automatically selected

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/or 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.

Important dates

This scholarship is automatically selected based on course offer.


This scholarship is available for the normal duration of the course.

  • Payment of all student contributions (tuition)

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship you must be:

  • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • enrolled with the National Indigenous Knowledges Education Research Innovation (NIKERI) Institute
  • enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place
  • a commencing student enrolled for the first time at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2021 in 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 NIKERI Institute, then this scholarship could be yours.

What happens next?

You will find out if you are successful in March 2021.