Pratt Foundation Bursary

Established in 2004 by a grant from the Pratt Foundation which was established by the philanthropists Richard and Jeanne Pratt.

One bursary valued at $2,500 is available each year, paid in one lump sum.

This bursary is open to applicants who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Postgraduate coursework students

Required Documentation
The following documents must be submitted with the application:

  • A written statement of approximately 200 words outlining:
    • how the Bursary could financially support the applicant's intended program of study;
    • how the applicant's intended program of study could potentially advantage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Written reference (academic) which addresses the above criteria
  • Written reference (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community) outlining the applicant's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and/or involvement in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

Selection Criteria
Applications are assessed based on the strength of the following criteria:

  • Written statement
  • Written references

Selection Process
The recipients will be selected by the Scholarships Office, in consultation with the First Peoples and Equity Pathways Directorate.

Ongoing Requirements
Recipients are requested to submit a letter of appreciation for the donor explaining how the Bursary has assisted them. The letter should be submitted to the Scholarships Office no later than 1 October of each year.