Jewish Holocaust Centre Wilson Family Award

The Jewish Holocaust Centre Wilson Family Award In Memory of William Cooper is a limited award and was established by a donation from the Jewish Holocaust Centre and Wilson Family to assist students undertaking social justice studies. This Award is in honour of the Yorta Yorta man William Cooper, a human rights activist who dedicated his life to fight for indigenous rights. The scholarship is awarded annually.

Applications open

1 Jan 2021

Applications closed

7 Mar 2021

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $3,000

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 1

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be an indigenous Australian
    • be enrolled full-time in the second or third year of an undergraduate degree course at the University of Melbourne and have achieved a Course Weighted Average of at least 65
    • be experiencing financial difficulties
    • have outstanding personal qualities, including a demonstrated commitment to social justice and/or Holocaust studies.

    The status of indigenous Australians must be confirmed by the Murrup Barak Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development

    Selection criteria

    Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of financial need, personal qualities, and taking into consideration academic merit and other Awards awarded to the applicant.


    • You must be enrolled in a course of study with the University of Melbourne.
    • Commencement of the scholarship cannot be deferred to the following calendar year.
    • You must provide a brief report on the benefits of the scholarship upon request and give permission for the University to provide the report and your name and course details to the donor of this scholarship.
    • You must acknowledge the support of the Scholarship in any publication, advertisement, lecture, seminar, workshop, performance or exhibition issuing from the scholarship with the phrase: "Supported by the Jewish Holocaust Centre Wilson Family Award."
  • Application process

    You must submit a Jewish Holocaust Centre Wilson Family Award application before the close date.

    You must also provide a personal statement of no more than 500 words outlining your personal qualities, including your demonstrated commitment to social justice and/or Holocaust studies, community engagement, and how you will benefit by undertaking voluntary work at the Jewish Holocaust Centre.

What are the benefits?

Up to $3,000

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