Jewish Holocaust Centre Wilson Family Grant in memory of William Cooper

Jewish Holocaust Centre Wilson Family Grant in memory of William Cooper

This scholarship has been created in memory of the Yorta Yorta man William Cooper, who was a human rights activist and dedicated his life to fight for Indigenous rights. In December 1938 William Cooper lead a protest at the German Consulate in Melbourne condemning the treatment of Jews under Nazi rule.

A grant of $3000 has been made available to Indigenous students who are undertaking a placement at the Jewish Holocaust Centre to continue the legacy of William Cooper.

Total scholarship value


Number offered

Variable depending on funding

Chris, Bachelor of Science Advanced – Global Challenges (Honours)

Chris: I hope to be a promoter of change

The scholarship gave rise to a broad range of changes. The impact of these changes have been overwhelmingly positive - especially in terms of my academic life. With the aid of the scholarship, I was able to afford course materials and truly optimise how I approach my studies.

With my degree, I hope to be a promoter of change. In my eyes, whether my ideas aid only a small group of people or millions worldwide, the satisfaction of having helped someone in need remains. I hope that in 10 years time I will have made an impact on the sustainability sector and waste management. With the use of technology, I see myself revolutionising this part of our daily lives.

Am I eligible?

You must be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen

You must meet the following criteria:

  • 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.


  • $3000 one-off payment.

Number offered

  • Variable depending on funding.

Selection criteria

  • Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and interview.
  • Interview will be conducted by an Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC) Panel.
  • Preference may be given to students undertaking a Holocaust and Genocide Studies or Jewish Studies minor.

To retain this scholarship:

  • 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.

How to apply

  • Cannot be deferred.
  • Applicants will be automatically assessed when they submit an application for the relevant placement program through the Faculty of Arts.

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