Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre Health Scholarships

NOTE: Please do not complete the form if you already applied or were in receipt of these scholarships in S1, 2023. As long as you still meet the terms and conditions including academic progression & being enrolled in a minimum of 6 points you will automatically receive the payment for S2, 2023 however the payment amount may differ

If you are in receipt of the scholarships from S1, 2023 and your circumstances have changed please complete a change of circumstance form

Kulbardi was first established in 1988 as the Aboriginal Education Unit for Murdoch University, the centre was named the Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre by respected Elder Ralph Winmar. Kulbardi, pronounced ‘Kool-bar-dee’, is the Noongar word for magpie.

The Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre has a vital role in assisting the University to meet its commitment to the education of Indigenous people.

The Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre Health Scholarships are open to all Indigenous students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate course within the health or human services disciplines. This includes, but is not limited to: Chiropractic, Psychology and Nursing.

Awarded in categories of:

  • Kulbardi Education Assistance
  • Kulbardi Childcare Support Scheme
  • Kulbardi Accommodation Assistance
  • Kulbardi Laptop Scheme

The scholarship payment amount will vary each semester depending on the availability of funding. There will be no set amount each semester.

If you are enrolling in the Kulbardi K-Track programme please see the Kulbardi Student Support Coordinator for information about scholarships for this course.

Kulbardi Centre
No. of Scholarships:
Duration of Award:
1 Semester
Level of study:
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Postgraduate
Semester Availability:
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
Study Area:
  • Allied Health
  • Health


To apply for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
  • intend to enrol or are currently enrolled at Murdoch University in an undergraduate or postgraduate course within the health or human services disciplines 
  • circumstances of personal and/or financial hardship may be taken into consideration.

Please note:

  • If you have residential costs paid for by Abstudy you are not eligible to apply for the Accommodation scholarship 
  • If you have been previously been awarded the Commonwealth scholarship you may still be eligible for the Kulbardi Laptop Scheme.
  • Circumstances of personal and/or financial hardship may also be taken into consideration.
Contact the Kulbardi Student Support Coordinator if you need more information.

How to Apply

Complete the online application form below and attach the required documents by the closing date. 

Required Documents

This scholarship requires you to provide the following documents:

  • complete the application form (please note: Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre Success Scholarship & Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre Health Scholarship are in the one application).
  • personal statement

Payment Method

  • Payments will be made each semester across your undergraduate degree (3-4 years) or postgraduate course if you continue to meet the terms and conditions of the scholarship. The payment amount may change each semester depending on the availability of funding.
  • Scholarship payments for each semester will be made after the Census date of that semester.
  • Kulbardi Laptop Scheme – laptop will be provided to you by the Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre.