BP Australia has offered two A $ 5,000 (£ 2,800 / US $ 3,900 / EUR 3,200) scholarships to the most promising Indigenous student athletes.
The fellowships were offered for the third year in a row by the Australian branch of the oil and gas company BP.
It is part of BP’s ongoing partnership with UniSport Australia.
To qualify for the scholarship, student athletes must compete on a UniRoos team or have participated in, or plan to participate in, the Indigenous Nationals or UniSport Nationals.
You must also be a current student at one of UniSport Australia’s 42 member institutions and have at least one year to study further.
Applications will be reviewed by representatives from UniSport Australia, The Wollotuka Institute and BP Australia.
The application deadline is March 19th. The recipients of the scholarships should be selected by April 23rd.
The recipients will then be announced and selected at the UniSport Australia conference on May 11th in Sydney.
Stacey Markham from Australian Catholic University and Tyrone Mohamed from RMIT University received the scholarships last year.
BP Australia will sponsor this year’s Indigenous Nationals in Newcastle, New South Wales from June 20-24.
The indigenous nationals began in 1996 as a joint class project of 13 students who completed a diploma in Aboriginal studies at the then Wollotuka School for Aboriginal Studies.
The annual event brings together student athletes from universities across Australia.