Aboriginal Heritage Services Scholarship

Blaze Kwaymullina and Scott Chisholm have donated funds to The University of Western Australia to provide a scholarship to encourage and assist high-achieving Indigenous Australian students, with a desire to pursue a career in cultural heritage, to commence an undergraduate degree course with a major in Anthropology, Archaeology, or Indigenous Knowledge.

Scholarship details

Value: $20,000 approx. total

Duration: 4 Years

Availability: 1 scholarship offered

Application dates

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This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Academic merit
Remote/rural students

Areas of study:

  • Science and mathematics

At Institution:

  • University of Western Australia

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • WA

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, an applicant must be:
A domestic student;
An Australian Indigenous person;
Able to demonstrate an interest in a career in cultural heritage;
A commencing student;
Enrolled, or eligible to enrol:
(i) full-time unless the selection body is satisfied that there are exceptional circumstances which preclude full-time enrolment;
(ii) in an undergraduate degree course with a major in Anthropology, Archaeology, and Indigenous Knowledge.

How to Apply

1. Applications are called for by Coursework Scholarships and Prizes and must be submitted by the advertised closing date.
2. Applicants must include a written statement (maximum 300 words) demonstrating their—
(a) Desire to pursue a career in cultural heritage; and
(b) The aspirations following the completion of undergraduate studies.
3. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Further Information

Selection criteria:
Academic achievement: determined by the applicants’ Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (‘ATAR’) or equivalent ATAR as determined by the University;
Educational disadvantage: includes, but is not limited to, distance, economic disadvantage, cultural differences, disability or ongoing medical conditions, or responsibility for the care of children, the ill or the elderly. A medical practitioner’s report is required to support disability or ongoing medical conditions.