The Erica Jolly Indigenous Bursary was made possible thanks to a philanthropic contribution made by Erica Jolly, a graduate of Flinders University who is also a Companion of the University. The purpose of the bursary is to encourage students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent to pursue further education, particularly in the field of education, which may include special education.
About the Scholarship Sponsor:
In 1960, the community of Bedford Park generously contributed over 300 acres of land to the University of Adelaide so that it might open a second campus there. Possible land area: 150 acres. Thus, Flinders University came into being. After a year of planning and preparation, work finally started in 1962. The Australian Labor Party (ALP) won a state election in 1965, allowing them to use election proceeds to buy land in Bedford Park and turn it into a university. They realized they had accomplished their goal and decided this was the best course of action. Opening its doors to its first class of students on July 1, 1966, Flinders University is one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning. It was given his name in honor of the British adventurer and geographer Matthew Flinders. Before the University Act was enacted in the United States, there was no such thing as a university. On that March day in 1966, only 400 kids and 90 professors showed up to class.
Professors Sir Mark Mitchell and Peter Karmel were the first to call the campus home. For the university, they represent its first Chancellor and Vice Chancellor. The main campus of Flinders University makes great sense in its current location; all of the other campuses are spread out over southern Australia. Bedford Park, some 12 kilometers outside the center, is home to the main campus. Computer laboratories, study rooms, a library, and public areas with free wireless internet are just some of the places where students can study, work, and learn on campus. There is also a baseball diamond and a softball field in addition to the soccer field, volleyball court, and basketball court. Located in the heart of Adelaide’s business center, Victoria Square is a great place for students to study and advance in their studies. The campus is often considered the “soul” of a learning institution.
A Flinders University location can be found at Tonsley, SA. There are other University of Adelaide campuses in Melbourne and Darwin in addition to the flagship campus in Canberra. Additionally, it has other regional campuses located all throughout the United States. Flinders University provides a wide range of academic programs, including business, the arts, education, engineering, the health sciences, and public administration. Many universities across the world offer study abroad programs. Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia all have flourishing job markets that can compete with those in China. The university has around 26,000 students and employs around 2,600 people. These measures are being done so that the university can meet the criteria for remaining a member of the IRU (Innovative Research Universities) consortium (IRU)
Due to the numerous international partnerships maintained by the university, graduates are able to continue their educations in places like Canada, China, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Some of the most well-known people in the world are graduates of Flinders University. Mario Andreacchio won an Emmy for his exceptional work in television. He’s had experience both in the production office and in front of the camera. Alex Frayne is quickly becoming known for his impressive abilities as a cinematographer and photographer. Despite the fact that Noni Hazlehurst is most known for her acting roles, she is also a skilled director, writer, and producer. She has been honored by the Australian Film Institute (AFI) and the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) (ARIA).
Shine, directed by Scott Hicks and based on the life of singer David Helfgott, was awarded the Academy Award for Best Picture. Hicks conceived of and steered the effort. Hicks’ involvement in the film, however, extends far beyond that of writer and director. Being the film’s executive producer also made him accountable for its execution. Hicks has accomplished a lot by becoming Prime Minister of Tonga. Brendon Coventry is well-known for his contributions to immunology and surgery. The immunological cycle, which he discovered, is widely credited to him. He himself had the good sense to realize he had actually located it. Many people read and admire Christopher Pearson’s writings because he is such a respected journalist. He has edited “The Adelaide Review” and worked as a speechwriter for former Australian Prime Minister John Howard. Between his two jobs, he picked up a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
Several awards have been bestowed upon poet Sudesh Mishra. Those well-known individuals who either taught at the institution or attended classes there are also featured. The homepage of the group features a button that takes visitors to an online directory. Due to its proximity to other major urban centers, Adelaide serves as a great starting point for weekend road trips. The region also boasts golden beaches and gentle slopes. These journeys go nowhere fast since there are no good options. According to the Global Liveability Study, it was one of the top five best places to live in the world in 2016. This finding came as no great shock. Because of the significantly reduced cost of living compared to other world capitals, attracts a large number of international students. Numerous studies have found that Adelaide has a 14% lower cost of living compared to Australia’s other major cities. Australian students now have more discretionary income thanks to the country’s general cost-of-living drop, allowing them to take advantage of Australia’s many inexpensive tourist attractions.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): Flinders University
Scholarship Country: Australia
Scholarship Worth: $500
Scholarship Type: Undergraduate
Nationality: International Students
- One scholarship or bursary will be given out each year, assuming there is enough money to cover it. The amount of the bursary will be five hundred dollars.
Eligibility for Scholarship
- Student must: (1) be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate course of study in Education or Special Education at Flinders University; (2) be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; (3) identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; (4) be accepted as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander by the community in which he or she lives or has lived; and (5) be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
- A female student is preferred for this bursary, however it will be offered to the most deserving student regardless of gender who has shown financial need and academic merit. The Selection Score (e.g., ATAR, STAT score) used to gain access to a program of study (for first-year students) and the Grade Point Average (GPA) in the program of study (for upper-year students) will be used to determine academic merit. The process of selection will be carried out in conjunction with the personnel of the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement, in accordance with procedures established by the Director, Academic and Student Services.
Undergraduates at Leeds University in the United Kingdom can apply for a scholarship for the 2023–2024 school year. In an effort to inspire all students to continue their study, the University of Leeds is looking for exceptional students who can participate in research across the Mathematics department and are inspired to pursue higher education.
The Flinders University 2022 Erica Jolly Indigenous Bursar is open to all International Students
- Are you both interested and qualified? Apply online at the University of Leeds by going to Flinders University website..
The application deadline for Flinders University 2022 Erica Jolly Indigenous Bursary is November 1, 2022.