A generous donation from Flinders University graduate Erica Jolly, a Companion of the University, has enabled the establishment of the Erica Jolly Indigenous Bursary. The bursary has been established to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to undertake a higher education course, specifically in the field of education, including special education. Subject to the availability of funds, one bursary will be awarded annually. The value of the bursary will be $500.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants for the bursary must: be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; and identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; and be accepted as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander by the community in which he or she lives or has lived; and be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate course of study in Education or Special Education at Flinders University.
TENURE: This bursary will be awarded to an undergraduate student, and is available to both commencing and continuing students. Payment will be made during the first semester.
SOURCE OF FUNDS: This bursary is funded from a donation made by Erica Jolly. The award will continue as long as donations and earnings thereon are sufficient.
SELECTION: The bursary will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic merit, with preference given to a female student. The academic merit of applicants will be assessed by way of the Selection Score used to gain entry to their course of study eg ATAR, STAT score in the case of commencing students, and the Grade Point Average (GPA) in their course of study in the case of continuing students. Selection will be made in accordance with procedures approved by the Director, Academic and Student Services, and will be carried out in collaboration with the staff of the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement.
APPLICATIONS: Applications should be submitted online through the Flinders University Student Information System. Applicants will need to login and navigate to the My Scholarships tab to submit an application. The application form for this scholarship is called “Indigenous Scholarships”, or you can search for it by the keyword "Indigenous". You will be considered for multiple scholarships if you complete this application.
ADVERTISING: The availability of the scholarship will be described on the University website.