Hawkesbury Foundation Aboriginal Nursing Scholarship


$5,000 per year for one year


Continuing students


Bachelor of Nursing degree at the Hawkesbury Campus of Western Sydney University


Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • be currently enrolled full-time in and entering their second or third year of the Bachelor of Nursing degree at the Hawkesbury Campus of Western Sydney University
  • identify as Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and provide community confirmation

The UWS Hawkesbury Foundation

The Hawkesbury College Foundation was established in 1982 by the (then) Hawkesbury Agricultural College as a charitable entity designed to support the College.

The UWS Hawkesbury Foundation Board remains committed to the support of the Hawkesbury Campus of UWS whilst also supporting the growing reputation of the whole of UWS as a high quality University supporting both its region and the broader international community.

Since its formation in 1982 the Hawkesbury Foundation has :

  • Generated substantial financial support for Hawkesbury campus. In total the Foundation has
  • transferred just over $10 million to Western Sydney University to support students, staff and the Hawkesbury
  • Campus transferring substantial annual grants and donations. In recent years annual donations from the Foundation to the University have varied between $200,000 and $300,000, depending on levels of tied donations generated.
  • Established and managed 8 ongoing annual student Scholarships and 3 academic performance prizes
  • Introduced the F.G. Swain Young Researcher Award as an annual support scheme for Hawkesbury PhD students
  • Supported establishment of a funded Chair- the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Chair in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Successfully lobbied the federal government for additional equipment funds for Hawkesbury Campus, including the confocal microscope introduced in 2006
  • Launched the Stable Square Commemorative Paver Walk scheme
  • Established the Rhoda Barr Australiana Collection at the Hawkesbury library
  • Acts as Trustee for the E.A. Southee Award, a prestigious HAC annual Award for Hawkesbury research students, most recently
  • awarded to HDR student James Ryalls

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.