Jewish Holocaust Centre Wilson Family Scholarship

If you are an Indigenous student with a commitment towards social studies or Holocaust studies in both academic endeavours and community work consider applying for this scholarship.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 2 2021 open 17 June 2021.

Applications for Trimester 2 2021 close 15 July 2021 at 5pm.


Cash payments of $3000 per year for up to three years.

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 who commenced their studies at Deakin University in 2021
  • be enrolled in Trimester 2 2021 in one of the following courses:
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
    • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
    • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Nursing
    • Bachelor of Social Work
    • Bachelor of Laws

Preference will be given to a student who can demonstrate a commitment towards social studies or Holocaust studies in both academic endeavours and community work.

Special conditions

Scholarship recipients are required to:

  • maintain a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60
  • write an introduction statement about their goals for study and what it means to receive this scholarship
  • complete a report each year detailing how this scholarship has helped with their studies.

Your application

Supporting documentation

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

When you apply for this scholarship, you'll need to supply evidence of your community work (if applicable).

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 - it’s your opportunity to stand out and be recognised for where you’ve come from and where you want to go.

Read our 5 top tips on applying for a scholarship

How to apply

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

Visit our application portal

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.

You'll find out if you were successful usually within four weeks of the application closing date. You can view the status of your application via your Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal account.

Additional Opportunities

There may be an opportunity for the scholarship holder to 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 (this process will be managed by the  Jewish Holocaust Centre). The decision to accept any potential offer is the students’ and will not impact the student’s eligibility to receive the scholarship.