Education is a key factor in improving economic and social wellbeing. Our range of scholarships for Indigenous students provide financial support and will help you to focus on achieving success in your studies.

Get a financial boost with a scholarship

Deakin is proud to offer a wide range of scholarships that recognise your achievements in and outside of the classroom, and provide a financial boost throughout your journey at university. Here are some popular options to get you started.

Mary MacKillop Today First Nations Tertiary Scholarship

Mary MacKillop believed in the power of education to transform lives, and her legacy lives on in this offering. This scholarship offers cash payments and has a total value of $17,500 that will be paid over three or four years, depending on your course duration.

Learn more about how to apply

Indigenous Student Success Program

Indigenous Student Success Program

This Commonwealth funding reflects the significant benefit of an education environment that acknowledges, respects and embraces Indigenous peoples’ cultures, languages, traditions and spirituality. This scholarship offers cash payments of up to $4000 over one year.

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A scholarship can help you thrive while at university. Be recognised for your academic merit, perseverance and dedication with a scholarship to transform your future. Use the 'advanced filters' feature to find your scholarship.

Dr (Aunty) Mary Atkinson Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded to one top performing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander nursing student and one education student studying with NIKERI Institute. It offers payment of all student contributions (tuition fees) and is available for the normal duration of the course.

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We deliberately use the terms Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Indigenous, First Nations, First Peoples interchangeably and in doing so acknowledge that while people have personal preferences, none of these terms are perfect and with that imperfection each carry nuanced residual forms of colonial power. This content is developed with the core value of respect.

Contact us

We're here to support you. If you have any questions or want to speak to someone about your study options, you can contact us by phone or email.

NIKERI Institute

+61 3 5227 2538

Future students

1800 693 888