Nano Nagle Scholarship

About this scholarship

Established by the Presentation Sisters, Queensland Congregation, to commemorate and honour the work of their founder Nano Nagle. Members of the Order have become aware of the injustices perpetrated against the traditional owners of the land and therefore have begun to be involved in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation process and to appreciate, and learn from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander spirituality, culture and history. The specific goal of these scholarships is to encourage the development of leadership skills of emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders through professional preparation during their studies.

Application dates

Open Date: Closed

Close Date: Closed

Scholarship type



  • The scholarship is valued at up to $10,000, to be paid in instalments of $2,500 per annum for the duration of your course (up to a maximum of four years).
  • There is one scholarship available.

Student type

Current Students Or Future Students


  • Citizenship: Australian citizens
  • Target group: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Faculty: any
  • Course: any ACU degree
  • Campus: Brisbane
  • Year level: any
  • Ongoing contribution to, and/or leadership in, community service and support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Preference to students pursuing studies in Education or Nursing disciplines

Application process

Apply online by clicking the button below and completing the application form. You must attach the following documentation with your application:

  • A written statement of approximately 300 words outlining:
    • Why have you chosen to undertake your degree? And what do you hope to achieve with it in the future?
    • How do you engage with the Indigenous community and how does this reflect the mission and values of ACU?
    • How will obtaining your degree allow you to give back to the Indigenous community?

Selection criteria

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

  • Written statement

Selection process

Applicants will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office in consultation with the First Peoples and Equity Pathways Directorate, and recipients selected by the donor.

Ongoing requirements

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

Applications are closed

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