Bertalli Family Foundation Indigenous Nursing Scholarship

The Bertalli Family Foundation would like to create a transformational scholarship program for Indigenous nurses to change lives. This will enable aspiring nurses to deliver high quality, culturally appropriate health care services.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2022 open 18 October 2021.

Applications for Trimester 1 2022 close 24 January 2022 at 5pm.

Benefits

This scholarship offers cash payments of up to $12,500 per year for three years.

The total maximum value of this scholarship is $37,500.

Eligibility criteria

Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • be commencing and enrolled full time in H326 Bachelor of Nursing at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2022.

Conditions

As a scholarship recipient, you must:

  • provide an introductory statement about your goals for study and what it means to receive the scholarship
  • complete a yearly impact statement for the duration of the scholarship
  • be open to participating in a reasonable level of engagement with the donor.

Your application

Supporting documents

As part of the application process, you may also be required to upload current supporting documentation.

Make sure you choose the correct document type when you upload your documents as it will make a difference. If your documents are uploaded into the incorrect type they will not be considered when assessing your application. Remember it is quality, not quantity, which you need to provide. Aim to provide documents which are current, relevant and concise.

Read more about supporting documentation

Application tips

Applying for a scholarship isn’t just about meeting the eligibility criteria.

It’s a good idea to think about why you want a scholarship, how it will help you and what you have to offer the Deakin community.

Read our 5 top tips on applying for a scholarship

How to apply

Apply through VTAC

If you’ve applied to study at Deakin through VTAC and have completed a VTAC scholarship application, you’ll be considered for this scholarship.

Apply directly to Deakin

If you didn't complete a VTAC scholarship application, are applying directly to Deakin for a course or already have your 2022 course offer, you can apply for this scholarship directly to Deakin through our Scholarship Application Portal.

Apply for this scholarship

The scholarship application process is highly competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one.

What happens next?

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide and your supporting documentation.

If you are successful, you will be contacted by the email address you nominated within your application portal account, unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.

You'll find out if you were successful usually within six weeks of the application closing date. If you have not received an offer by this time, you have been unsuccessful. You can view the status of your application via your scholarship application portal account.

Next offering period

This scholarship is yet to be confirmed for any future offering periods. Please check back at this page at a later date for any updates.