William and Edith Taylor Indigenous Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2020 with a donation from Dorothy Karpin, and is offered to undergraduate students who are of Indigenous Australian descent and completed their secondary schooling in a regional or remote area of Australia.

Application dates

Applications are currently closed

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Bi-annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $30,000

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 Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
    • have completed Year 12 or International Baccalaureate in Australia
    • not have been awarded results for subjects undertaken as part of a degree course at a tertiary institution in Australia
    • have applied for a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree via VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) for commencement in the year following completion of Year 12 or International Baccalaureate
    • be eligible for entry to the University of Melbourne under Access Melbourne
    • have completed Year 12 at a school in a regional or remote area in Australia

    Selection criteria

    This scholarship is awarded to eligible candidates who have the highest overall level of disadvantage based on the information provided in their VTAC SEAS application and their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

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


    This scholarship is subject to the Coursework Scholarships Terms & Conditions and can be deferred to the following academic year. In addition, you must agree to give permission for the University to provide your name and course details to the donor of your scholarship and to provide a brief report on the benefits of the scholarship if requested.

  • Application process

    Eligible students who have applied for admission to the University using the VTAC Special Entry Admission Scheme (SEAS) will be automatically considered.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    The first scholarship offers are made a few days after the Victorian Year 12 ATAR are released in December. Further offers are made in January and February to students who have completed IB or Year Twelve outside Victoria.

  • Variations of this scholarship
  • About the donor

    Dorothy Karpin

    Dorothy Karpin grew up in Newcastle and her interest in Australia’s Indigenous people was inspired by her father William Taylor’s interest in indigenous cultures in Australia and other parts of the world.

    Read more about Dorothy Karpin

What are the benefits?

An allowance of $5,000 per half-year for up to three years.

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