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 commencing
How to apply
The 2016 Wannik Education Scholarships have been awarded.
Applications for 2017 scholarships will open in Term 3, 2016.
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 results
potential to succeed in a chosen pathway
references from the school and community.
Scholarships in 2016
This year's scholarships were awarded by the Minister for Education, on 17 March 2016 at Treasury Place. A number of the award recipients will be 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).
Please contact the Koorie Outcomes Division:
3301 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Other scholarship opportunities
Other scholarships for school students are offered by various organisations. Families and schools are encouraged to seek advice from their regional Koorie Education Co-ordinators to discuss scholarships available in Victoria other than the Wannik Education Scholarships.
For more information about scholarship opportunities, see: Dare to Lead