Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre Health 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 Aboriginal Centre has a vital role in assisting the University to meet its commitment to the education of Indigenous people.

The Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre Health Scholarships are open to all Indigenous students currently enrolled in an undergraduate course within the health or human services disciplines.
This includes, but is not limited to: Chiropractic, Psychology and Nursing.


Multiple scholarships are available

Kulbardi Health Education Assistance: Up to $1,000
Kulbardi Health Childcare Support Scheme: Up to $3,000
Kulbardi Health Accommodation Assistance: Up to $5,000
Kulbardi Health Laptop Scheme: Multiple are available
Kulbardi Health K-Track ihealth: Up to $3,000
Kulbardi Health Transition : Up to $5,000
Kulbardi Health High Achievement : Up to $4, 000

Open:   Monday 6th May, 2019 (9am) Australian WST
Closes:  Monday 5th August, 2019 (4.00pm) Australian WST


Monetary payments will be made directly to the successful recipient's nominated bank account after week 7 or 8 of the semester.

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


To apply for this scholarship you must:

  • Intend to enrol or are currently enrolled at Murdoch University in an undergraduate course within the health or human services disciplines in 2019.
  • Circumstances of personal and/or financial hardship may be taken into consideration.
  • Be an Australian citizen.
  • Be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

For the High Achievement scholarship you must:

  • Maintain good standing in secondary school or TAFE equivalent course or an undergraduate / postgraduate course.
More info: Contact the Kulbardi Student Support Coordinator

How to apply

1 Download and save the application form.
2 Complete the form and save it under your name.
3 Email the following documents to scholarships@murdoch.edu.au
  • Completed application form
  • Supporting documentation such as transcripts & references
  • Personal statements 
  • Statement of academic results (Transition & High Achievement scholarships only)

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.
  • Evidence of personal or financial hardship.
  • The potential for this scholarship to help you achieve your academic goals and planned career pathway.

Applicants will be contacted by the Scholarships Office via the email address registered in MyInfo.