Aunty Mary Davis Scholarship

The University of Wollongong is deeply committed to Indigenous education. The Aunty Mary Davis Scholarship for Teacher Education offers one scholarship per year to an Indigenous student who aims to become a school teacher.

Applicants must submit an application via UAC Equity and a UOW scholarship application to be considered for this scholarship.

Scholarship details

Value: $16,000 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
Financial equity
Remote/rural students

Areas of study:

  • Teacher education

At Institution:

  • University of Wollongong

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • NSW

Eligibility Criteria

Application Criteria:
Must be enrolled Full time in Bachelor of Primary Education, Bachelor of Primary Education (Dean’s Scholar), Bachelor of Education (The Early Years), Bachelor of Education (The Early Years) (Dean’s Scholar);
Applicants must identify themselves as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. UOW will ask the applicants to provide a Confirmation of Aboriginality or a statutory declaration prior to interviewing for this scholarship;
Successful applicants must maintain a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 50+;
Applicants are required to demonstrate community involvement via submission of a written statement;
Applicants must demonstrate financial need. UOW also takes into consideration the following forms of educational disadvantage and applicant attributes when awarding equity scholarships: Carer responsibilities; English language difficulty; long-term medical condition/disability or ongoing effects of abuse; regional or remote disadvantage; sole parent responsibilities; refugee status and Indigenous Australians.