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Erica Jolly Indigenous Bursary at Flinders University, Australia 2024

Application is now open for the Erica Jolly Indigenous Bursary at Flinders University. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Flinders University and Bursary

Flinders University, a prominent public research institution situated in Adelaide, South Australia, stands as a testament to academic excellence and a commitment to advancing knowledge. Established in 1966, the university’s nomenclature pays homage to the renowned British navigator Matthew Flinders, celebrated for his exploration and surveying of the Australian and South Australian coastline during the early 19th century.

The picturesque main campus of Flinders University is nestled in Bedford Park, situated in the southern precinct of Adelaide. Spanning a sprawling 156 acres adorned with lush gardens and native bushland, the campus provides a verdant and serene environment conducive to learning. Beyond its main campus, Flinders extends its reach across 11 locations in South Australia and the Northern Territory, including Tonsley, Adelaide Central Business District, Renmark, Alice Springs, and Darwin. As a proud member of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) Group, Flinders University remains at the forefront of cutting-edge research and academic innovation.


Flinders University has garnered national acclaim, particularly for leading the nation in postgraduate employment outcomes, as highlighted in the 2021 Graduate Outcome Survey – Longitudinal. The Australian Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching underscored the university’s commitment to delivering quality education.

The main campus in Bedford Park is a hub of academic pursuits, complemented by a prominent presence in Victoria Square in the heart of Adelaide and the Tonsley Innovation District. Furthermore, the university maintains external teaching facilities in various regional locations, including South Australia, southwest Victoria, and the Northern Territory. With international students constituting a significant portion of the on-campus population, Flinders University has established offshore programs, primarily catering to the Asia-Pacific region.

In line with its dedication to fostering inclusivity and supporting educational aspirations, Flinders University proudly announces the Erica Jolly Indigenous Bursary. This philanthropic initiative is made possible through a generous donation from esteemed alumna Erica Jolly, a Companion of the University. The Erica Jolly Indigenous Bursary is designed to encourage and empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to embark on higher education journeys, specifically in the field of education, with a focus on special education. Annually, subject to the availability of funds, this bursary seeks to make a meaningful impact by awarding a financial grant of $500 to deserving recipients.

Details about the Erica Jolly Indigenous Bursary at Flinders University:

Scholarship Sponsor: Erica Jolly, a Companion of the University/Flinders University, Australia

Scholarship Value: $500

Number of awards: 1

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): Flinders University, Australia

Eligibility Criteria for Erica Jolly Indigenous Bursary

Candidates are advised to meet the following conditions to be qualified for Erica Jolly Indigenous Bursary at Flinders University:

  • Be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
  • Recognize oneself as a Torres Strait Islander or Aboriginal Australian; and
  • Be acknowledged by the community in which they currently reside or have previously lived as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Be enrolled full-time at Flinders University in an undergraduate program in education or special education.

Selection Criteria

A female student will be given precedence when awarding the bursary, which will be determined by academic merit and documented financial need. The Selection Score used to gain admission to their course of study, such as the ATAR or STAT score for beginning students, or the Grade Point Average (GPA) in their course of study for continuing students, will be used to evaluate the academic merit of candidates. The Director of Academic and Student Services has authorized the procedures that will be followed in making the selection, which will be done in coordination with the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement staff.

Conditions of Award

Application Process for Erica Jolly Indigenous Bursary

The Flinders University Student Information System is the preferred method of online application submission. The application process requires applicants to log in and go to the My Scholarships tab. The scholarship application is located under the heading “Indigenous Scholarships,” or you may look it up using the phrase “Indigenous” in your search. Filling out this application will put you forward for several scholarships.

The Application Deadline is: 02 April 2024

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