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The Goodridge Foundation Indigenous Scholarships in Nursing


$20,000 per year for three years


New students


Bachelor of Nursing


Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
  • 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.

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 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.