Epworth HealthCare Indigenous Nursing Scholarship

The scholarship aims to provide support to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student studying within the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Epworth HealthCare has a strong relationship with Deakin University and this scholarship is an opportunity to assist a student commencing their nursing degree.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2021 open 19 December 2020.

Applications for Trimester 1 2021 close 15 February 2021 5pm.


Cash payment up to $5000 per year.

The maximum value of this scholarship is $15,000 paid over 3 years.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must be:

  • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • commencing and enrolled full time in Trimester 1 2021 at Deakin University in one of the following courses within the School of Nursing and Midwifery:
    • Bachelor of Nursing
    • Bachelor of Nursing (Clinical Leadership)
    • Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery
    • Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science
    • Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion

Preference will be given to a student studying at the Geelong Waterfront or Burwood campus who is able to demonstrate participation in and commitment to supporting the community and volunteer activities.

Special conditions

As a scholarship recipient you must:

  • write an introduction statement about your goals for study and what it means to receive the scholarship
  • complete an impact statement each year for the duration of the scholarship
  • be open to meeting with the donor
  • maintain a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 50 for the duration of the scholarship.

Your application

Supporting documents

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

When you apply for this scholarship, you'll need to supply evidence of your participation in community and volunteer activities (if relevant).

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 directly to Deakin

You can apply for this scholarship directly through our Deakin Scholarship Application Portal.

Visit our  application portal

What happens next?

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

You'll find out if you were successful usually within six weeks of the application closing date. You can view the status of your application via your Deakin Scholarship Application Portal account.

Additional opportunities

There may be an opportunity for the successful applicant to be invited to undertake engagement activities, work placement and a mentorship with Epworth HealthCare. The decision to accept any potential offer is the student's and will not impact your eligibility to receive the scholarship.