Shirley Harper Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship in Education

The late Shirley Harper was an early childhood teacher and her family has dedicated this scholarship in honour of her memory and life work in education.

The scholarship is valued at $4,000 per annum (for up to four years), and will be awarded to a financially disadvantaged *Aboriginal student enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary Streams) and studying full-time. The scholarship will be open to commencing students, existing UniSA students or students returning to study.

Scholarship details

Value: $16,000 approx. total

Duration: 4 Years

Application dates


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


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Financial equity

Areas of study:

  • Teacher education

At Institution:

  • University of South Australia

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • SA

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need and will be required to participate in an interview as part of the selection process. No age restrictions apply.

Continuance of the scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic performance and recipients should maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or above.