City of Salisbury :City of Salisbury: Phoebe Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

Opening Date: 21-10-2019   Closing Date: 30-03-2020  


Phoebe Wanganeen was a highly respected Aboriginal Elder. Phoebe’s passion was for improving access to education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and this was something she championed throughout her life.

To recognise Phoebe Wanganeen’s contribution the City of Salisbury has awarded the Phoebe Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship since 2008. This Scholarship supports young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander City of Salisbury residents to study at any South Australian university or TAFE.


Scholarship recipients will be paid in instalments for a total of:
   (a) $2,000 for each year (maximum three years), enrolled in a full-time university course;      or
   (b) $1,000 for one year, enrolled in a full-time TAFE course

If studying part-time, payment will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.

The payments are based on academic transcript evidence showing successful completion of subjects.


To be eligible for a scholarship you must be:

  • of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent;

  • a resident of the City of Salisbury;

  • able to demonstrate how the Phoebe Wanganeen Scholarship Program will support you in attaining your educational goals / qualifications;

  • enrolled in your first post-secondary course in either:                                    
    (i) an undergraduate degree at any South Australian university; or
    (ii) a vocational training course at TAFE SA (Note: you are still eligible to apply if previously participated in a school-based TAFE qualification)


Further information, scholarship guidelines, application form and overview can be downloaded from the City of Salisbury website listed below.
Completed applications should be returned by the closing date of Monday 30 March 2020.
Any inquiries should be directed to City of Salisbury by phone: 8406 8222; or email:
Scholarship Type: undergraduate, commencing, Indigenous students,