Indigenous Student Success Program

Deadly Scholarships

Deadly scholarships are administered on behalf of the Indigenous Student Success Program. Only Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are eligible to apply.

Deadly Education Scholarships - $2000 per semester

The Deadly Education Scholarship assists with education costs for students studying in Higher Education. This scholarship is continuing throughout the duration of a students course. Please see eligibility criteria below:

  • Must be enrolled in an enabling (Fast program or diploma), undergraduate, honours or post-graduate course
  • Part-time students will be paid pro rata
  • Not receiving a Start-Up Loan from Centrelink. If you are receiving a Start-Up Loan please come and talk to us about cancelling this request to receive this scholarship.

Deadly Start-Up Package

The Deadly Start-Up Package provides everything you need to get started with your study, including: computer voucher; stationery and merchandise pack; book grant;  nursing kit and uniform voucher (if required for your course).  The Deadly Start-Up Package is available for new, commencing students only.

Deadly Accommodation Scholarship - $3500 in first year per semester, $2500 each semester after

The Deadly Accommodation Scholarship assists with relocation and accommodation costs. This is paid for the first year of study.

  • Must be enrolled in an enabling, undergraduate, honours or post-graduate course
  • Has had to relocate to commence studies
  • Part-time students will be paid pro rata
  • Have not received a Relocation Scholarship from Centrelink

Deadly Reward Scholarships - Up to $3000

The Deadly Rewards Scholarship has been introduced to reward students who have achieved exceptionally high standards, participates in an activity related to their course or contributed to their University or Community. Please note that there is no application procedure for the Deadly Reward Scholarships - these are awarded by the Aboriginal Education Centre (AEC).

How to apply

To be considered for these scholarships applicants must complete the online application form.

Upon application, you will be required to provide the following:

Note 1 All Statutory Declarations will be monitored by the Aboriginal Education Centre. If a query is made, the onus will be on the applicant to explore and prove their Aboriginality (meeting all three key criteria of the Confirmation of Aboriginality)

Note 2 A Statutory Declaration is a legal binding document. Serious consequences will be applied to those found providing incorrect information and falsifying documents.

You can contact our friendly staff online via the enquiry portal or on 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864).
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Dr Mary Atkinson Scholarship - $5400

Dr Mary Atkinson demonstrated a lifetime of commitment to the pursuit of improving Indigenous participation in, and outcomes from, education and training. The Dr Mary Atkinson Scholarship assists Indigenous students undertaking an undergraduate program of study to achieve their future aspirations. Please note applications close on the 31 October 2019.

To apply please complete the online application form