Melbourne Scholarships

Jewish Holocaust Centre Wilson Family Award

The Jewish Holocaust Centre Wilson Family Award In Memory of William Cooper is a limited award and was established by a donation from the Jewish Holocaust Centre and Wilson Family to assist students undertaking social justice studies. This Award is in honour of the Yorta Yorta man William Cooper, a human rights activist who dedicated his life to fight for indigenous rights.  

The scholarship is awarded annually.


Benefits

The Jewish Holocaust Centre Wilson Family Award In Memory of William Cooper provides a one-off payment of $3,000. 

Each Award recipient will be offered an opportunity for voluntary work with the Jewish Holocaust Centre. 

Eligibility

To be considered for this Award, you must:

  • be an indigenous Australian,
  • be enrolled full-time in the second or third year of an undergraduate degree course at the University of Melbourne and have achieved a Course Weighted Average of at least 65,
  • be experiencing financial difficulties
  • have outstanding personal qualities, including a demonstrated commitment to social justice and/or Holocaust studies.

The status of indigenous Australians must be confirmed by the Murrup Barak Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development.

Application

You must submit an online Student Financial Assistance Application by the closing date. If you already have submitted an application in the last six months you do not need to apply again. 

You must also provide a personal statement of no more than 500 words outlining your personal qualities, including your demonstrated commitment to social justice and/or Holocaust studies, community engagement, and how you will benefit by undertaking voluntary work at the Jewish Holocaust Centre, and forward this to Scholarships & Bursaries.

You only need to submit one application to be considered for the following Indigenous Bursaries:

  • Edward J Darbyshire Scholarship
  • Bruce C. Hartnett Bursary
  • Harold Mackrell Indigenous Student Scholarship
  • Northcote Trust Bursary
  • Isabella Ina Oldham Scholarship
  • Rotary District 9800 Aboriginal Vocation Bursary
  • Truganini Scholarship
  • Lois Woodward Scholarship for Indigenous Australians

Selection

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of financial need, personal qualities, taking in to consideration academic merit, and other Awards awarded to the applicant.

Outcome

All applicants will be informed about the outcome within 6 weeks of the relevant closing date.

More information

If you have any further queries, please contact the Murrup Barak Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development.

Current round

Opens: 1 January 2017
Closes: 5 March 2017

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