Bartier Perry Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law Scholarship


$15,000 per year for five years


New or continuing students


Any undergraduate degree in the School of Business or the School of Law (standalone or double degree)


Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents.
  • identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, and submit documentation both declaring and confirming Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Identity.
  • demonstrate rationale for seeking an equity-based scholarship (including but not limited to socio-economic challenge) which will be assessed by the DVC Indigenous Leadership and Director, Badanami.
  • Shortlisted (top three) applicants, as determined by the DVC Indigenous Leadership and Director, Badanami may be required to make a written submission in support of their application, outlining why they chose their degree.

Bartier Perry

Bartier Perry is a firm where our culture drives all that we do. This means we are down-to-earth and high-performing whilst ensuring work-life balance. We work respectfully with each other, our clients and with the broader community. We have a united focus on excellence and our supportive and inclusive culture allows everyone to reach their potential and thrive.

As part of “Our Commitment to Indigenous Australians Program” we are looking to help close the gap in relation to Indigenous participation in the legal profession and for Bartier Perry to consciously engage with Indigenous businesses.

We are proud to demonstrate this commitment through our partnership with Western Sydney University providing two designated Indigenous scholarships. The scholarships, to commence in FY22 and in FY23 will both be for 5 years duration and will be awarded to Indigenous students studying law or business. Through supporting students financially, together with mentoring and work experience, we hope to contribute to the legal industry and to make a difference to the pathway of Indigenous students, enriching our community.

Thank you to Western Sydney University for working with us to amplify the economic, social and cultural contribution of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of NSW.

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.