Kulbardi Success Scholarships

Kulbardi_Portrait_logo_new small.jpgKulbardi was first established in 1988 as the Aboriginal Education Unit for Murdoch University, the centre was named the Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre by respected Elder Ralph Winmar. Kulbardi, pronounced ‘Kool-bar-dee’, is the Noongar word for magpie.

The Kulbardi Success Scholarships are open to all Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students currently enrolled in an enabling, undergraduate or postgraduate course at Murdoch University.


Multiple scholarships are available

Kulbardi Education Assistance: To be confirmed for 2020
Kulbardi Childcare Support Scheme: To be confirmed for 2020
Kulbardi Accommodation Assistance: To be confirmed for 2020
Kulbardi Laptop Scheme: To be confirmed for 2020

Open:  Monday 30 September, 2019,
Closes: Sunday 01 March, 2020


Monetary payments will be made fortnightly directly to the successful recipient's nominated bank account during the applicable semester.

Please note that the UG & PG scholarships are awarded each Semester and students will need to reapply every 6months.*


Kulbardi Laptop Scheme - Laptop will be provided to you by the Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre.


*Students who were awarded the Kulbardi Success (UG or PG) Scholarship will need to reapply BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE each semester


To apply for this scholarship you must:

  • Intend to enrol or are currently enrolled at Murdoch University in either an enabling, undergraduate or postgraduate course.
  • Be an Australian citizen.
  • Be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Not currently be in receipt of any Commonwealth Scholarship payments (ICECS/ICAS/IAS).
  • Circumstances of personal and/or financial hardship may be taken into consideration.
  • If you have been previously been awarded the Commonwealth scholarship you may still be eligible for the Kulbardi Laptop Scheme.
More info: Contact the Kulbardi Student Support Coordinator

How to apply


Download and save the relevant application form, either:

2 Complete the form and save it under your name.
3 Email the completed application form to scholarships@murdoch.edu.au

What happens next?

All applications are ranked against each other in a careful assessment of the combination of each of these criteria:

  • Your personal statement.
  • Your interview with a Kulbardi Staff member.
  • Evidence of personal or financial hardship.
  • The potential for this scholarship to help you achieve your academic goals and planned career pathway

For more information regarding the selection process please refer to this document

Applicants will be contacted by the Student Financial Support Office via the email address registered in MyInfo.