Jack and Eleanor Bendat Rural Indigenous Scholarship

Jack and Eleanor Bendat donated funds to The University of Western Australia to assist and encourage meritorious Indigenous students from regional Western Australia to continue and complete their first undergraduate degree course.

Scholarship details

Value: $15,000 approx. total

Duration: 3 Years

Availability: 2 scholarships offered

Application dates

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This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Financial equity
Academic merit

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

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 citizen or permanent resident of Australia;
Be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
Have completed the first 48 points towards their first undergraduate degree course;
Be from a rural or regional area of Western Australia;
Experiencing financial hardship;
Be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree course unless there are exceptional circumstances which preclude full-time enrolment.

How to Apply

Applications are called for by Coursework Scholarships and Prizes and must be submitted by the advertised closing date.

Further Information

Selection criteria:
Academic achievement: determined by the applicants’ Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (‘ATAR’) or equivalent ATAR as determined by the University;
Financial hardship: may be demonstrated by an applicant being in receipt of a means-tested Commonwealth income support payment (such as Youth Allowance, Austudy, Abstudy, etc.) or by submitting a statement of financial hardship.

The scholarship may be held concurrently with any other scholarship or award, except other industry-funded scholarships, provided that this is permitted by the conditions of the concurrent scholarship or award.