Dr Jennifer Fraser Undergraduate Scholarship

Scholarship Type:  Indigenous
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


  • any undergraduate degree in the School of Business, Education, Humanities and Communication Arts or Science


  • applicants will be assessed on academic performance (GPA or admission ranking)
  • applicants must demonstrate the rationale for seeking a scholarship which will be assessed by an Indigenous Coursework Scholarships Panel.

Dr Jennifer Fraser

Dr Jennifer Fraser was born in Williamstown, Victoria in 1936. She commenced teaching in NSW in 1956 and for the next 56 years taught in Primary schools across NSW, the United Kingdom, Canada and Singapore. From 1981 until 2012 Dr Fraser served as Principal in three different schools in NSW. During her tenure as Principal, she worked towards obtaining a Bachelor of Education from the University of Wollongong, a Master of Education from The Australian Catholic University and Doctor of Education from The University of Sydney.

Dr Fraser is married, has five children and seventeen grandchildren.  She believes that Education is the key to happiness and ongoing success in life.

"It is extremely flattering to have my name on this Scholarship. I wish the recipient of this Scholarship the best in their future professional and personal life."  -  Jennifer Fraser

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.

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 5.