2025 Ngala Kwop Biddi Brighter Futures Scholarship

Murdoch University has, from its foundation in 1974, been a university of difference associated with environment and conservation, social justice and inclusion.   

The Ngala Kwop Biddi Brighter Futures Scholarship aligns with the University’s strategic themes of Sustainability; Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and First Nations.  Each Western Australian Secondary School will be able to nominate one of their graduating Year 12 students, who by their leadership and activity has effected positive change in their School or community, related to one of the three strategic themes.

Murdoch University
No. of Scholarships:
One per WA Secondary School
Duration of Award:
3 or 4 years
Level of study:
  • Undergraduate
Semester Availability:
  • Semester 1
Study Area:
  • Agricultural Science
  • Allied Health
  • Business
  • Creative Media and Communication
  • Criminology
  • Education
  • Engineering and Energy
  • Environmental and Conservation Sciences
  • Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Physical Sciences and Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Veterinary Science


You are eligible for a Ngala Kwop Biddi Brighter Futures Scholarship at Murdoch University if you meet all the following criteria:

(i) Must be nominated by your Secondary School leadership attesting that you have demonstrated leadership and made positive contributions in one of (a) (b) or (c) categories below.

(a) Sustainability: show that by your actions or activity you are raising awareness in your school or community and have been successful at motivating others to adopt clean technologies, eliminate waste, live sustainably and protect the environment.

(b) First Nations: be a student who is a member of an Aboriginal or Torres strait islander community and who by their example or actions is demonstrating leadership in their school or community

(c) Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: be a student who is a member of an underrepresented or marginalised group (eg: students with a disability, students of colour, young women interested in STEM, LSES, LGBTIQA+, Culturally & Linguistically Diverse, refugee background, remotely located, First in Family to go to university) and whose advocacy or activity encourages, supports and normalises inclusion of any underrepresented or marginalised group within their school or community.

(ii) Must be a Domestic Student - Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, New Zealand citizen or Humanitarian visa holder.

(iii) Must have a Murdoch University bachelor’s level course as a preference in Tertiary Information Service Centre (TISC) to be offered the scholarship.

(iv) To be awarded the scholarship you must commence and continue to be enrolled in a Murdoch University Bachelor level course in one of Murdoch’s West Australian Campuses.

(v) Must be a school-leaver who is commencing a Murdoch University Bachelor level course in Semester 1 immediately following your year 12 studies.

(vi) Must be enrolled full-time (3 to 4 units equalling 9 to 12 credits points, each Semester).

How to Apply

You do not apply for this scholarship. Eligible students are nominated by their Secondary School leadership team.

Required Documents

If you would like to be considered for nomination, please discuss this scholarship with your School’s leadership staff (eg: Year 12 Coordinator, Careers Counsellor, Deputy Principal, Principal).  Your Secondary School will select and nominate a student to be offered the scholarship. 

  • As a School nominee, you will be expected to submit a 250-300 word statement supporting your nomination. 

  • You will need to have Murdoch as a preference in your TISC record. 

Payment Method

Payments will be made directly into your nominated bank account in the following instalments:

3-year degree (3 years)

$2,000 in week 7 or 8 of each semester for up to 3 years

4 year degree (4 years)

$1,500 in week 7 or 8 of each semester for up to 4 years

These payments are subject to acceptance and ongoing compliance with the terms and conditions.