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Join fellow students in supporting First Nations women to study at Curtin

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Education doesn’t just empower women as individuals – it strengthens economies, reduces inequality and enables growth opportunities within their entire communities.

A group of women sitting and talking

‘Moorditj yorga’ means ‘strong woman’ in the Nyungar language of WA’s South West. The Moorditj Yorga Scholarship Program supports mature-aged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to enter and succeed at Curtin University so they can return to their communities as strong leaders and role models.

The scholarship provides recipients with:

  • an annual stipend of $10,000 for up to five years.
  • an individualised and structured mentoring program in the final year of study.
  • support from a dedicated Moorditj Yorga Coordinator.

“Having experienced homelessness, domestic violence and drug addiction, I have been in recovery for seven years and have worked in Aboriginal mental health for the past five years. This scholarship has given me a second chance at life.” – Jill, 2020 Moorditj Yorga Scholarship recipient.

Find out how you can apply for the scholarship, or join other students in supporting women like Jill to succeed at Curtin by visiting the Moorditj Yorga Scholarship Program website.