Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal Scholarship (sponsored by Haigh's Chocolates)

he Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal Scholarship (sponsored by Haigh’s Chocolates) is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at the University of South Australia. This scholarship supports students with a strong desire to succeed and give back to their local communities to complete a university degree.

This scholarship provides the opportunity for recipients to benefit from Haigh’s mentoring and/or work placement opportunities to be negotiated by Haigh’s and the recipients on a case-by-case basis according to their interests and needs.

Scholarship details

Value: $20,000 approx. total

Application dates


Open: 25/01/2021
Close: 08/03/2021


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • University of South Australia

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • SA

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility and selection criteria:

Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander descent.
Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.
Enrolled in an Undergraduate program.
Grade point average (GPA) of 4 or above.
Full-time (preferred).
Willingness to undertake work placement (as agreed between the student and Haigh’s).
Submission of a written statement.
The scholarship provides the possibility of industry access, mentoring support and paid or unpaid work placement opportunities with Haigh’s based in South Australia.

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

Your family heritage and your connection to community.
Reasons for studying your current program and how the degree supports your future aspirations.
Academic achievements.
Community service involvement.
Any financial or educational disadvantage that you wish to be taken into account.
Willingness to undertake work placement and participate in mentoring / networking – opportunities at Haigh’s.

Further Information

The selection panel will review shortlisted candidates and select a recipient. Shortlisted applicants will not normally be required to attend an interview but may be asked to attend an interview to assist in the decision-making process.

Preference may be given to students taking programs which align to the key activities of Haigh’s.