Aunty Joan Hendriks Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leaders Scholarship

This Scholarship honours Aunty Joan Hendriks, a distinguished Ngugi Elder of one of the three clan groups of the Quandamooka people of Moreton Bay, Queensland. Aunty Joan was acknowledged for her innovative spirit, leadership in community and her passion for lifelong learning. She was a constant advocate for the rights and education of Indigenous Australians.

Scholarship details

Value: $100,000 approx. total

Duration: Duration of the program

Availability: 2 scholarships offered

Application dates

Unknown - check with provider


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Academic merit

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • Australian Catholic University

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Postgraduate research

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • ACT
  • NSW
  • NT
  • SA
  • QLD
  • TAS
  • VIC
  • WA

Eligibility Criteria

This scholarship is open to applicants who meet all the following criteria:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students;
Strong examples of participation in community engagement, community support and leadership activities.

How to Apply

If you would like assistance with completing your application, please contact your local Indigenous Higher Education Unit.

Further Information

Applications must include:
A proposal outlining how you plan to use the scholarship funding for educational/professional experiences;
Transcript from your most recent studies;
Published papers (where relevant);
A written statement of approx. 400 words outlining:
How your actions, both personally and professionally align with ACU’s mission and values;
Your participation in community engagement, community support and leadership activities;
Evidence of the leadership and community activities.