First Nations Scholarship

**Scholarships are now closed.

Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person studying at university or TAFE?

Our scholarship program provides financial assistance for textbooks and other learning supports for people undertaking studies in community services-related fields.

The program provides support to First Nations people and aims to improve the diversity of the local community services workforce through the creation and ongoing commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student placements.

Scholarship recipients will be prioritized for student placements, so we can help you get the hands-on experience you need to complete your studies.

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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Currently enrolled in a health or community services related course or degree
  • Be a resident of the Central Coast or Mid North Coast

Previous recipients of the scholarship are able to apply in subsequent years providing they still meet eligibility criteria. Being awarded a scholarship in a previous year does not guarantee you will be successful with your application in the future.

*CCPC staff are ineligible to apply for this scholarship.