Yarn Strong Sista Indigenous Scholarship

If you are an Indigenous student who is experiencing an area of hardship, consider applying for this scholarship.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2022 open 14 October 2021.

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

Benefits

Cash payment of up to $5000 per year.

The maximum value of this scholarship is $15,000.

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
  • a student who identifies as female
  • commencing at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2022
  • enrolled full time in an undergraduate bachelor degree  in the Faculty of Business and Law
  • able to demonstrate an area of hardship.

Preference given to students who are able to demonstrate participation in and commitment to supporting the community and volunteer activities, and students enrolled in a Commerce degree.

Special conditions

As a scholarship recipient you must:

  • complete a yearly impact statement for the duration of the scholarship
  • provide an introductory statement about their study goals and what it means to receive the scholarship.
  • be open to attend a meet and greet with the donor and industry leaders.

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 will need to supply evidence of:

  • your area of hardship
  • your community and/or volunteering involvement (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 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.

About the donor

Yarn Strong Sista is an Indigenous Education consultancy, that provides a range of services including Aboriginal Professional Development, Aboriginal Storytelling and Aboriginal Resources.

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.