This scholarship is funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Indigenous Student Success Program to support an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student to undertake an undergraduate degree in any discipline within the College of Health and Medicine.
Leonie Dickson was a proud Tasmanian Aboriginal woman. Leonie was born on Flinders Island in 1950 and moved with her family to Hobart when she was six years old. Leonie worked in Aboriginal Affairs for more than 30 years and was the Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer at the Royal Hobart Hospital for 10 years. In this role Leonie provided significant support to community members while in hospital and assisted family members when death occurred. Her knowledge of community and the needs of family and community members were always her first priority.
To honour Leonie’s life, the University of Tasmania has established the Leonie Dickson Indigenous Health Undergraduate Scholarship which will assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undertaking studies with the College of Health and Medicine.
Available to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student who is commencing an undergraduate degree in the College of Health and Medicine. Selection will be based on financial need and quality of written application.
IMPORTANT: Applicants who apply for this scholarship MUST meet the Commonwealth definition of Aboriginality to be eligible. The Commonwealth definition of who is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is as follows:
- is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent;
- who identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person; and
- is accepted as such by the community in which he/she lives.
To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all units studied each semester.
$5,000 per year
Up to four years
This scholarship is not expected to be offered again.