Steglick Indigenous Women's Scholarship

Scholarship Type:  Indigenous
Scholarship Group:  B


  • $5,000 per year for one year* - for program fees only
    *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 or continuing student


  • any undergraduate or postgraduate (coursework) degree in the Health and Medicine Cluster or School of Education


  • identify as female.
  • preference will be given to applicants from rural/regional/remote areas.

The Steglick Family

Over the past seven years, the Steglick Family has endowed three scholarships at the University of Sydney and University of NSW. Dr Mark Steglick is a graduate of both Universities and a Master's and PhD graduate from Western Sydney University. The focus across all these scholarships is assisting Indigenous women in pursuing tertiary studies in the fields of health and education.
Tertiary education is one way to overcome Indigenous disadvantage and our aspiration is that these scholarship recipients will be able to lead and inspire their community members to also pursue an education.

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.

Applications will be assessed by the Indigenous Scholarships Assessment 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