Hawkesbury Foundation Aboriginal Nursing Scholarship

The Hawkesbury College Foundation was established in 1982 by the (then) Hawkesbury Agricultural College as a charitable entity designed to support the College.

The UWS Hawkesbury Foundation Board remains committed to the support of the Hawkesbury Campus of UWS whilst also supporting the growing reputation of the whole of UWS as a high quality University supporting both its region and the broader international community. The Hawkesbury Foundation currently provides nine (9) annual undergraduate scholarships to students studying in courses on the Hawkesbury campus of the University with a value of $5,000 each, four (4) annual student Prizes with values between $500 and $2000, one (1) Annual PhD Award of up to $15,000 and an annual donation to the Hawkesbury campus library.

Scholarship details

Value: $5,000 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Application dates

Unknown - check with provider


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Nursing

At Institution:

  • Western Sydney University

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • NSW

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:
Be Australian citizens or permanent residents;
Be currently enrolled full-time in and entering their second or third year of the Bachelor of Nursing degree at the Hawkesbury Campus of Western Sydney University;
Identify as Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and provide community confirmation.

How to Apply

Applicants must provide a statement in support of their application indicating how they believe the receipt of the scholarship will assist them with their studies and in their future career. This statement should give a sufficient explanation of the applicant’s background and current circumstances to enable the University to judge their eligibility, need and merit.

Further Information

Successful applicants will be selected based on their written application, academic potential, their ability to meet the criteria and, where appropriate, performance in an interview before a selection panel.