First Nations Pride Scholarship

This scholarship, worth up to $30,000 per year, will support an enrolling undergraduate or graduate coursework domestic students entering a degree within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, and who is experiencing disadvantaged circumstances and: a) identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer* (LGBTIQA+); or b) are of Australian Indigenous descent; or c) identify as both a) and b). *In this context, queer is used as an umbrella term to describe people of diverse genders and sexualities.

Applications open

13 Feb 2023

Applications closed

2 Apr 2023

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

$30,000 - $90,000

Applicable study areas

Music; Performing and visual arts, theatre, film and television

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 1

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be an Indigenous student of any discipline (Undergraduate or Graduate Coursework) within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music
    • be an LGBTQIA+ identifying student of any discipline (Undergraduate or Graduate Coursework) within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

    Selection criteria

    Applications will be assessed for shortlisting by the Selection Committee on the basis of:
    i. Experiencing disadvantage circumstance (as indicated by the Student Financial Assessment data and/or personal statement); and
    ii. A personal statement in support of their application indicating:
    a) How they believe the receipt of the scholarship will assist them with their studies and in their future career;
    b) Provide sufficient explanation of the applicant's personal or social circumstances and current situation to enable the University to assess their eligibility and need.
    b.The successful applicant will be selected based on the quality of their personal statement with regard to demonstrating their eligibility and need.
    c. During the short-listing process, preference will be given first to applicants who are Indigenous Australians and also identify as LGBTQIA+. If there are no applicants identifying as both, then preference will be given to applicants who are Indigenous Australians.

  • Application process

    Apply online via the link below (link is visible only during the application open phase).

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants can expect an outcome four weeks after the scholarships closing date.

What are the benefits?

An annual payment of $30,000 for each year of eligible enrolment, to a maximum of $90,000 for Bachelor degree and $60,000 for Masters Coursework degree.

The successful applicant must be enrolled at each census to receive payment, with payment ceasing if the recipient withdraws from candidacy or takes leave for a complete semester.

The recipients is under no obligation to be included in any media coverage regarding the awarding of this scholarship.

  • It is recognised   that the full value of this scholarship may impact eligibility for other support   payments from Centrelink, the University, or other sources. The recipient is to contact the Faculty   Scholarship Officer for more information if required and discuss potential for a variance in the financial award of the scholarship to ensure the recipient  is not adversely impacted through receiving it.

The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.