Frank Wilson Scholarship - Applications Now Open

Applications to receive one of our Frank Wilson Scholarships have now opened

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship will be offering scholarships in Semester 2, 2017. The late Lady Frankie Treatt bequeathed funds to UWA in memory of her grandfather, Frank Wilson, former Premier of Western Australia.

Through this bequest, the McCusker Centre for Citizenship has established The Frank Wilson Scholarships.

These will provide students who show a strong sense of community involvement and responsibility at a local, state, national or international level, with an opportunity to undertake a project that will enhance active citizenship.

The scholarships will award students up to $5,000.

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
  • Develop or enhance connections within or between communities
  • Be delivered within 12 months of the grant being awarded

Example Projects

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

How to Apply

The online application process will open on 1 June and close on 4 August. Check the website and Facebook page for regular updates.

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

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

  • Resume
  • Project proposal addressing the assessment criteria (see point 3)
  • Projected budget
  • Copy of your supervisor’s report from your internship

If you have any questions relating to the scholarships please get in touch with us: