Who can and how to apply

MADALAH Scholarships

When applying for a scholarship it is important that all of the application criteria must be met. Please note that the scholarships are only for young people of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Secondary Student Criteria

  • Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and be able to provide proof of descent
  • Be eligible for ABSTUDY and/or demonstrate some form of disadvantage, e.g; financial, geographic etc and provide proof 
  • Apply to one or more of our partner schools and provide proof of offer or enrolment where you have it
  • Provide most recent academic results
  • Provide one letter from a referee
  • Applicants must have a good school attendance and behaviour record
  • Applicants must have a home location in Western Australia
 
Please note: proof of enrolment will be required before a scholarship can be awarded, but does not have to be supplied at time of applying. If applying to multiple partner schools please note on the application your order of preference.
 

Applications for 2025 Secondary Scholarships are now open and will close on Friday 26th July 2024 at 5pm. 

Tertiary Student Criteria

  • Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and be able to provide proof of descent
  • Be seeking a tertiary scholarship
  • Have applied or be in the process of applying to an Australian University for full-time study
  • Provide proof of enrolment or an acceptance letter
  • Provide most recent academic results
  • Provide one letter from a referee
  • Applicants must have a home location in Western Australia
 
Applications for 2024 Tertiary Scholarships are now closed and will re-open for 2025 on Tuesday 1st October 2024. 

Acknowledgement of Country

MADALAH acknowledges and pays tribute to the Whadjuk Noongar, the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which we work, and we pay our respects to their Elders – past, present and emerging. This acknowledgement extends to the First Peoples’ land across the state of Western Australia which is home to the many students that we support.

MADALAH recognises and values the continuity of cultural, educational and spiritual practices of First Peoples.

We wish to advise our First Peoples that this site may contain the names, images or audio-visual recordings of people who have passed.