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Scholarships and Awards

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Batchelor Institute is awarding bequest scholarships to eligible students and staff. Applications for all bequest scholarships will close on 12 May 2021. They will be assessed by the Batchelor Scholarships Committee, with recipients announced by mid-May and formally acknowledged, at the next graduation ceremony.

Beryl Price Scholarships

These scholarships honour the late Beryl Price who was a great advocate of the transformative nature of tertiary education for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women. The Beryl Price Scholarships assist Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander female staff and students to achieve their educational goals. There are four scholarships available: Student Transition Scholarship; Staff Transition Scholarship; Research Training Program Top-Up Scholarship and Indigenous Staff Scholarship.

Student Transition Scholarship

The Student Transition Scholarship is for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander female student who has completed a VET qualification at certificate level IV or above and is enrolled in an undergraduate degree program through Batchelor Institute with CDU.

This scholarship awards $10,000 per annum, up to 3 years.

Staff Transition Scholarship

The Staff Transition Scholarship is for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander female staff member who wishes to move from a teaching position in VET or Higher Education to the other sector.

This scholarship will assist the transition of female employees across a diverse range of courses in the VET and Higher Education sectors. Developing the capability of women in key roles for VET and Higher Education will promote and increase engagement, enrolment and completion rates of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island women within tertiary education.

This scholarship awards $10,000 per annum, up to 3 years

Research Training Program (RTP) Top-up Scholarship

The RTP Top-Up Scholarship is intended to attract and support an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander woman into the Batchelor PhD program by offering a Top-Up scholarship over three years to a full time female candidate who has experienced a sustained break from study. This scholarship takes into account the financial hardship for many aspiring Indigenous researchers. The Top-Up scholarship will therefore go a long way toward attracting and sustaining a mature aged candidate through the lengthy research journey.

This scholarship is in addition to the APA annual stipend supplied through Batchelor Institute.

This scholarship awards $10,000 per annum, up to 3 years.

Indigenous Staff Scholarship

The Indigenous Staff Scholarship provides teaching buy-out for a female Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander staff member of Batchelor Institute who is undertaking either a Masters by Research or PhD on a part time basis. The scholarship enables that staff member to dedicate a percentage of time to achieving a research degree at the Institute. Depending on the award level (Masters or PhD) and the timing of key candidature milestones, this scholarship may be distributed evenly across 3-6 years or timed to support intensive periods of buy out at key stages of the candidature.

This scholarship awards a total value of $45,000, up to 6 years.

Social Justice Scholarship

The bequest for this scholarship was provided by a private donor to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to take a greater leadership role in advocacy and community justice. A competitive scholarship, it is intended for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Batchelor Institute tertiary students undertaking full or part time study. Applicants will have demonstrated excellence in their undergraduate or postgraduate studies, and an interest in, and commitment to, social justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
This scholarship awards a total value of $15,000, up to 1 year.

Scholarship Application Form

For more information contact:

Scholarships Committee

E: scholarships@batchelor.edu.au

P: 0467 948 630

 

All scholarship applications will be assessed by the Batchelor Scholarships Committee, and recommendations made to the Chief Executive Officer for final approval.

All of the scholarships featured here will be awarded until the bequest funds are fully expended.

All Scholarship Application forms must be received by the closing date.

  • Awards

    Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) Award
    This award is sponsored by CAAMA in recognition of outstanding achievement in Broadcasting or Media studies and it encourages further studies within the Media field.

     

    Department of Business – VET Award
    This award is sponsored by the Northern Territory Department of Business in recognition of the most outstanding achievement by a VET graduand.

     

    Department of Education – Higher Education by Research Award
    This award is sponsored by the Northern Territory Department of Education in recognition of the most outstanding achievement by a Higher Education by Research Graduand.

     

    NBC Consultants
    This award is sponsored by NBC Consultants in recognition of the most outstanding student that has completed a Certificate I, II or III in Business.

     

    Koori Mail Award
    The Koori Mail is a national newspaper published in Lismore, New South Wales which reports from an Indigenous perspective on people, issues and events that affect Indigenous people from all over Australia. This award is awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements by a student or students enrolled in Broadcasting or Media studies. This Award also encourages further study in the media field.
  • Internal Scholarships

    Beryl Sheila Price Scholarships
    The intent of the bequest from the estate of the late Beryl Sheila Price is to support and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island women in their pursuit of tertiary education. The funds are used for a combination of initiatives that will increase and encourage participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island women in various parts of the tertiary education sector.

    There are four scholarships available:

    1. 1. Transition scholarship for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island woman who has completed a VET qualification and wishes to enter an undergraduate degree in Higher Education.
    2. 2. Transition scholarship for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island female staff member who wishes to move from a teaching position in VET or Higher Education to the other sector.
    3. 3. Research Training Program (RTP) stipend top-up scholarship.
    4. 4. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff scholarship.

    These four scholarships are all competitive scholarships and applications need to be forwarded on the forms provided to the Research Committee or the Scholarships Committee.

     

    Charles Perkins Scholarship
    This perpetual scholarship honours the late Charles Perkins who throughout his life fought for social justice and rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The Charles Perkins Scholarship is a competitive Scholarship to support continuing studies and/or completion of his/her undergraduate or post-graduate degree.

    One will be offered each year to a Batchelor Institute full-time or part-time student who:

    • is a Northern Territory resident:
    • demonstrates excellence in his or her undergraduate or post graduate degree level studies; and
    • demonstrates an interest in, and commitment to, social justice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

     

    Captain Reg Saunders Memorial Scholarship
    The specific intent of The Captain Reg Saunders Memorial Scholarship is to support recipients to contribute to the eradication of drug and alcohol abuse within their community. The grants may be used for leadership training and/or personal development of recipients such that upon their return back to their communities they will be better equipped to provide advice and assist in projects and initiatives to combat and prevent substance abuse. This award is open to Vocational Education & Training (VET) students only. Student must undertake a course relevant to the guidelines of the Memorial Scholarship.

     

    Harry Wilson Memorial Scholarship
    This award is sponsored by the Top End Aboriginal Bush Broadcasting Association (TEABBA) in recognition of an outstanding student in the Certificate III Media course.

     

    Examine the guidelines, application form and conditions. If you believe that you meet the criteria, we strongly encourage you to make an application, should you need advice or further clarification contact the;

    Student Enquiries & Support Team
    Batchelor Institute
    Building Yellow 24, Batchelor Campus
    Phone: 89397 347
    Fax: 89397 327
    Email: student.support@batchelor.edu.au

  • External Scholarships

    2020 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners (ATSIHP) Scholarships.
    The Department of Health is committed to building the capacity of the Aboriginal Health Practitioner workforce. The ATSIHP Scholarship Scheme contributes to this objective and provides financial support to Aboriginal Health Practitioner students.

    Scholarship funding provides students with $5,000 per year over two years of study for the Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice) (HLT40213).

    Eligibility:

    • Full time students currently studying or about to commence the Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice) (HLT40213).
    • On completion of study, eligible to register with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia as a qualified; Aboriginal health practitioner; and/or Torres Strait Islander health practitioner; and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner.
    • Be a resident of the Northern Territory.
    • Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

    The application form and guideline are available here.

    For further information, please contact:
    Aboriginal Workforce Development Unit, People and Organisational Capability on 8922 7278 or email AWD.DoH@nt.gov.au Scholarship closes 4pm, Monday 9 March 2020.

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    Indigenous Scholarships
    Through our partnership with Charles Darwin University, we provide Higher Education Scholarships that are available to Higher Education students to support them financially whilst undertaking their undergraduate course through the partnership. If you believe that you meet the criteria, we strongly encourage you to make an application.
    If you need advice or further clarification, contact the Indigenous Academic Support Unit
    Phone: 8946 6485
    Fax: 8946 6064
    Email: scholarships@cdu.edu.au
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    Northern Territory Government
    Department of Business Scholarships*
    Forty scholarships worth $5000 per year are available to eligible school leavers to undertake full-time degree studies. Scholarships are awarded on the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (or equivalent) with the top 10 successful applicants receiving an additional $1500 in the first year of study. The scholarships are only awarded for study interstate where the core program is not offered at a Northern Territory tertiary institution.
    *Terms and conditions apply
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    Examine the guidelines, application form and conditions. If you believe that you meet the criteria, we strongly encourage you to make an application, should you need advice or further clarification contact the;

    Student Support Team
    Batchelor Institute
    Building Yellow 24, Batchelor Campus
    Phone: 89397 347
    Fax: 89397 327
    Email: student.support@batchelor.edu.au