The HESTA Indigenous Midwifery Scholarship

The HESTA Indigenous Midwifery Scholarship was established to support an Indigenous student enrolled in their second year of the Bachelor of Midwifery degree who is experiencing financial hardship, carer responsibilities and/or social disadvantage.

Scholarship details

Value: $4,000 approx. total

Application dates

Unknown - check with provider


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Financial equity

Areas of study:

  • Health services and support

At Institution:

  • Griffith University

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • ACT
  • NSW
  • NT
  • SA
  • QLD
  • TAS
  • VIC
  • WA

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible you must:
  • be an Australian Citizen;
  • be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander;
  • be enrolled in the second year (completed at least 80 credit points) of the Bachelor of Midwifery degree at Griffith University;
  • have a minimum GPA of 4.5.
  • be experiencing carer responsibilities, financial hardship and/or social disadvantage.
Examples of social disadvantage may include (but are not limited to):
Having come from a background of poverty;
Being a sole carer for a family member(s);
Being a parent of a child with special needs.

How to Apply

To be considered for this scholarship, you must complete the following sections within the application:

Study details: Program

Personal background:
Income and expenditure;

Personal Statement (complete where relevant, minimum one statement required):
Experiences: Social circumstances of significant hardship or disadvantage;
Family: Carer and/or parenting responsibilities;
Challenges experienced: Educational disruption/challenges you have had to overcome.