The Goodridge Foundation Indigenous Scholarships in Nursing

Scholarship Type:  High Potential
Scholarship Group:  B


  • $20,000 per year for up to three years*
    *full-time, or part-time equivalent

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Confirmation of Identity:

  • identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and submit documentation declaring and confirming Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity.


  • new student


  • Bachelor of Nursing


  • demonstrate rationale for seeking an equity-based scholarship (including but not limited to socio-economic challenge) which will be assessed by the Indigenous Scholarship Panel.

The Goodridge Foundation

The Goodridge Foundation provides support for a wide range of charities including Westmead Children's Hospital, Autism Spectrum, The Shepherd Centre for children with hearing loss, Shalom College Gamarada Scholarship Program for Indigenous students at UNSW, Deadly Connections Community and Justice Services for First Nations People and Jewish House which provides care and support for people in crisis.

The Goodridge Foundation feels passionate about giving back to the community and to help people reach their potential. Therefore, we are very excited to be involved in these Indigenous Scholarships in Nursing and look forward to the recipients achieving their goals.

Application and Selection Process

Applicants must provide a statement supporting their application indicating how they believe receiving the scholarship will assist them with their studies and future careers. 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, ability to meet the criteria, and, where appropriate, performance in an interview before a selection panel.

In addition, applicants must demonstrate the rationale for seeking an equity-based scholarship (including but not limited to socio-economic challenges).

Further information and how to apply can be found on our Indigenous Scholarship page.

Continuing Eligibility Criteria

  • Recipients must remain enrolled at Western.
  • Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 4.