Dr Jennifer Fraser Yarramundi Scholarship
Scholarship Type: Indigenous
Scholarship Group: B
- $30,000 per year for up to three years*
*full-time, or part-time equivalent
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 and continuing student
- any postgraduate degree
- potential (ATAR results or admissions ranking); personal statement, describing their passion or interest in the chosen discipline; and their ability to meet the criteria.
- 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.