NRMA Insurance and Western Sydney Wanderers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship


$12,650 per year for the duration of the degree plus a paid internship


New or continuing students


Any undergraduate degree at Western Sydney University


Applicants must:

  • be commencing study or currently enrolled full-time in any year of any undergraduate degree at Western Sydney University
  • be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent:
    • Identify as an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander; and
    • be accepted as such by their local community.
  • have a connection to football (soccer) in Western Sydney in some capacity in the last five years through any of the below activities:
    • registered player in Western Sydney;
    • family member of registered player in Western Sydney;
    • volunteer for Western Sydney grassroots football club;
    • football referee within Western Sydney;
    • participate in school football team through playing, volunteering or refereeing;
    • Wandercrew volunteer for Western Sydney Wanderers;
    • Western Sydney Wanderers member; or
    • other (please specify).
  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents

Applicants may use the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alternative Entry Program (opens in a new window).

Non-current school leaver applicants will be considered on the basis of work experience, educational qualifications and if relevant, their current GPA (minimum of 4).

NRMA Insurance

Our vision is to be a leading organisation in supporting the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, businesses and communities.

If we are to achieve our vision, we must earn the respect from Australia's First Peoples.

We have much to learn from what has been acknowledged as the oldest, continuous culture: The success of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across humankind's history is testament to their inventiveness. This Indigenous Scholarship in Partnership with the Western Sydney Wanderers is our way of delivering on our RAP stretching commitments to celebrate the inventiveness and ensure the continued success of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across future generations.

Application and Selection Process

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.

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.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed.