Hawkesbury Foundation Aboriginal Nursing Scholarship

Scholarship Type:  Indigenous
Scholarship Group:  B


  • $7,500 per year for one year*
    *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.


  • Continuing student


  • Bachelor of Nursing degree.


  • 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.
  • be enrolled on the Hawkesbury campus.

The Hawkesbury Foundation

Established in 1982, the Hawkesbury Foundation is led by a group of people with a strong connection with the Hawkesbury campus and a passion to support Western Sydney University.

Through sustained partnerships between the University, local industries, councils, community groups and alumni, the Hawkesbury Foundation aims to develop financial and physical support for the Hawkesbury campus and its community.

By raising funds to aid educational and regional development, the Hawkesbury Foundation supports important educational projects such as scholarships, prizes, research, teaching positions, academic programs and teaching facilities.

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 Scholarships page.

Continuing Eligibility Criteria

  • Recipients must remain enrolled at Western.
  • Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0