The HESTA Indigenous Midwifery Scholarship was established to support an Indigenous student enrolled in their second year of the Bachelor of Midwifery degree who is experiencing financial hardship, carer responsibilities and/or social disadvantage.

Maximum value is $4,000, payable in instalments.

Apply by: 4 pm Wednesday 21 April 2021

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian Citizen
  • be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • be enrolled in the second year (completed at least 80 credit points) of the Bachelor of Midwifery degree at Griffith University
  • have a minimum GPA of 4.5
  • be experiencing carer responsibilities, financial hardship and/or social disadvantage.

Examples of social disadvantage may include (but are not limited to):

  • having come from a background of poverty
  • being a sole carer for a family member(s)
  • being a parent of a child with special needs.

What do I include in my application?

To be considered for this scholarship, you must complete the following sections within the application:

Study details

  • Program

Personal background

  • Income and expenditure
  • Circumstances


  • Personal Statement (complete where relevant, minimum one statement required)
    • Experiences: Social circumstances of significant hardship or disadvantage
    • Family: Carer and/or parenting responsibilities
    • Challenges experienced: Educational disruption/challenges you have had to overcome

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Maximum value is $4,000, paid in instalments. Instalments of $2,000 are payable in Trimester 1 and 2 provided conditions are met.

Payments are made up to six weeks after the census date subject to satisfying scholarship terms and conditions.

Sponsor details

HESTA is the industry superfund for Health and Community services.

What we stand for:

We speak up for others. We’re dedicated to people in health & community services. And, we’re committed to creating better futures for our members, women and, in fact, all Australians.

We support financial inclusion, responsible investment and sustainability.  We also act for reconciliation and HESTA was the first industry superfund to adopt a Reconciliation Action Plan.

HESTA website

To remain eligible for the scholarship, you will be required to:

  • remain enrolled in Griffith University’s Bachelor of Midwifery degree
  • maintain a minimum GPA of 4.5
  • attend Griffith University's Scholarships Office annual prizes and awards ceremony
  • submit a report to the Scholarships Office outlining how the scholarship has benefited you at the end of the scholarship benefit.

The above conditions are verified each trimester at census date. If a scholarship recipient fails to successfully meet these conditions, scholarship payments may be withheld, or the scholarship may be terminated.

Applications must be completed and submitted by the closing date.

Offers are made via email.

Applicants may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information.

Griffith University reserves the right to withdraw an advertised scholarship at any time.