The Wannik Education Scholarships program
The Wannik Education Scholarships program provides scholarships to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 11 and 12. The scholarships recognise students who demonstrate a high potential to succeed in their chosen pathway.
Who can apply?
Wannik Education Scholarships are for students who:
are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
are completing Year 10 at a Victorian government school
are planning on completing Year 11 and 12 at a Victorian government school
How to apply
Application forms for 2017 will be available in Term 4, 2016 from this website. Schools will be informed via the DET Schools Update when applications are open.
How are successful applicants selected?
A selection panel made up of representatives of the Department and the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI) reviews applications and selects the 20 successful applicants. Selection is based on the following criteria:
involvement in the Aboriginal community
Year 10 academic results
school, community or extra-curricular achievements
attitudes to schooling and future goals
references from the school and community.
For further information please contact Frank Gaylard in Term 4, 2016 on 9637 3544 or via email at:
2016 Wannik Scholarships Awards
The 2016 Wannik Scholarships were awarded by the Minister for Education, on 17 March 2016 at Treasury Place. A number of the award recipients were the first in their family to complete Year 12. Scholarship holders are studying in schools across Victoria and have a diverse range of aspirations including teaching, nursing, medicine, engineering and social work.
Photo: The Minister for Education, the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association President and recipients of the 2016 Scholarships. (click for larger version).
Other scholarship opportunities
The Department of Education and Training administers more than 25 different student scholarships that award up to 220 individual scholarship awards each year. For further information, see: