About this scholarship

Established in 2014, the Gill Family Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship is intended to assist students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

Application dates

  • Open: Monday, 28 May 2018
  • Close: Monday, 8 August 2018

Scholarship type



  • The scholarship is valued at $2,500, to be paid in one lump sum.
  • There is one scholarship available.

Student type



This scholarship is open to applicants who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Citizenship: Australian
  • Target group: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Campus: Melbourne or Ballarat
  • Course: enrolled in a Nursing and/or Midwifery degree

Application process

The following documents must be submitted with the application:

  • A written statement of approximately 200 words outlining:
    • how the Scholarship could financially support your studies
    • how your intended degree would potentially benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Evidence of your contribution to community service and social justice
  • Evidence of financial need
  • Academic Transcript (current)
  • Resume

Selection criteria

Applications are assessed based on the strength of the following criteria:

  • Written statement
  • Contribution to community service and social justice
  • Financial need

Selection process

Applications will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office and a recipient selected by a selection committee comprised of the donor, a representative of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, and a representative from the Jim-baa-yer Indigenous Higher Education Unit.

Applications close on 6 August 2018