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Jewish Holocaust Centre Wilson Family Grant in memory of William Cooper


This scholarship is in honour of the Yorta Yorta man William Cooper, a human rights activist who dedicated his life to fight for indigenous rights. In December 1938 he led a protest to the German Consulate in Melbourne condemning the treatment of Jews under Nazi rule.


Total value of $3000

  • $3000 one-off payment
Number offered
  • Variable depending on funding
  • Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and interview
  • Interview will be conducted by an ACJC Panel
  • Preference may be given to students undertaking a Holocaust and Genocide Studies or Jewish Studies minor


All conditions must be met

  • Indigenous Australian background
  • Enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Arts and in the second or third year ATS 3129 Arts Internship or study grant for Final Journey.
  • Undertaking a placement at the Jewish Holocaust Centre
Application and other information
  • Cannot be deferred
  • Recipients will be asked to provide a written progress report on the  benefits of this scholarship to the donor at the conclusion of the unit, accompanied by a photograph
  • Applicants will be automatically assessed when they submit an application for the relevant placement program through the Faculty of Arts