Colin and Eleanor Bourke Indigenous Postgraduate Scholarship

Colin and Eleanor Bourke Indigenous Postgraduate Scholarship

In honour of Colin and Eleanor Bourke's dedication to Monash University's human rights initiatives, this scholarship supports the ongoing education of Indigenous students undertaking a postgraduate coursework degree. Up to $40,000 is available for one student.


30 May - 8 July 2022

Total scholarship value

Up to $40,000

Number offered

One per year

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)


I relocated to Melbourne for university and needed to support myself. With this scholarship, I was able to take up a research internship instead of having to work all summer.

As an Indigenous student, the William Cooper Institute has made an incredible impact on my student experience. I had help applying for scholarships and opportunities, received academic assistance with my studies, and attended social events to meet other Indigenous students.

Am I eligible?

You must be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen

You must meet the following criteria:

  • Commencing or continuing student in a postgraduate (coursework) degree at a Monash campus in Australia.
  • To be eligible you must provide a Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Heritage certificate or a certified Statutory Declaration form to the William Cooper Institute. This can be emailed to If you have any queries please contact the William Cooper Institute on 9902 4972.


  • $20,000 per annum (48 credit points of study) paid until the minimum points for your degree are completed

Number offered

  • One scholarship available per year

Selection criteria

  • Based on academic achievement and need.
  • Preference is given to applicants whose application shows evidence of community-mindedness and active involvement in community work

To retain this scholarship:

  • You must maintain a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 each semester.

How to apply

Every scholarship may have a different application process – or none at all. Read the application details carefully and submit your application by the deadline. For more details, visit our scholarships application page.

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