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The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) performs a critical role in managing a range of emergencies across Western Australia. DFES is aware that many Aboriginal communities in WA are especially vulnerable to natural disasters and other emergencies. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Scholarship was established in 2014 to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to graduation and encourage them into careers such as Fire and Emergency Services.The scholarship offers a one off payment of $5,000 .


Important dates

Opens: 1-08-2020 Closes: 1-09-2020

Applies to

Domestic Undergraduate Coursework

At a glance

  • This scholarship is open to current ECU students;
  • For further information about this scholarship visit AskUs.

Eligibility guidelines

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander;
  • be enrolled in an ECU unit/course related to Emergency Management and/or contributes to Aboriginal community resilience;
  • have an academic progression status of GOODSTANDING;
  • be studying a minimum of 30 credit points;
  • be able to demonstrate Academic Performance.

How to apply

Application is made via the ECU Online Scholarship Application Portal. Access to the Portal is available between application opening and closing dates.

Applicants will be required to provide a personal statement of no more than 500 words that demonstrates how the unit/course is related to Emergency Management and/or contributes to Aboriginal community resilience.

Applicants who are commencing students will need to provide their ATAR. Current students WAM will be provided to the Selection Committee by the Fees and Scholarships Office.

Selection Process

Eligible applications will be assessed by a Selection Committee.

Selection will based on:

  • Content of Personal Statement
  • WAM or ATAR

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