The Frank Wilson Scholarships

Scholarships for Active Citizens

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About the Program


Do you have an idea for a project to make a real difference in your community? Then apply for the Frank Wilson Scholarship.

Scholarships of up to $5000 are available now to help you bring to life your idea for a project that will make a difference in the community.

These scholarships for active citizens will give you the chance to approach your university experience in a fundamentally different way by connecting directly with your community and making a real impact.

The Frank Wilson Scholarships have been made possible by a generous donation by the late Lady Frankie Treatt to UWA in memory of her grandfather, Frank Wilson, former Premier of Western Australia.

What type of projects will be considered?

Proposed projects should support the McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s vision of fostering caring, connected and socially engaged citizens who actively contribute to the wellbeing of their communities. Suitable projects will:

  • Meet a community need
  • Be delivered within 12 months of the grant being awarded

Example Projects

  1. Student A would like to develop an app for people with disabilities
  2. Student B is researching gender issues and family violence and would like to develop community resources for women experiencing family violence
  3. Student C would like to write a paper for a conference concerned with a social issue (s)
  4. Student D would like to organise a conference or seminar series on a topic that enhances active citizenship

How to Apply


Watch out for this in 2018!

Download the full application guidelines here. Complete the application here.

Students will need to meet the criteria as set out in the Scholarship conditions.

As part of the application process, you must submit a:

Sarah McCauley
Current UWA Student
Intern at Southcare

"The McCusker Centre for Citizenship provided an opportunity to explore unchartered territory and experience firsthand the inspiring work, people, and mission of the community and not-for-profit sector. I would recommend this opportunity to any UWA student. You might find a new passion or direction for your future career. I know I did."

Ross Wortham
Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia

“Our organisation and others have been blown away by the quality and professionalism of the interns and we benefit from the different viewpoints they bring. I'm now very excited by the collective impact that potentially hundreds of these interns will have on the community service sector over the coming years, helping to build real generational change.”

Rebecca Ball
Executive Director
Office of Multicultural Interests

"There’s a great need for young people to contribute to internships like these. They bring contemporary thinking, they reflect the views of not only their own personal views but the views of their peers and that’s very important... to be embedding that type of thinking ..."