The MaryAnn Bin-Sallik Cancer Council NSW Indigenous Health Scholarship

2018 The MaryAnn Bin-Sallik Cancer Council NSW Indigenous Health Scholarship


The scholarship is named in honour of Emeritus Professor MaryAnn Bin-Sallik, a Djaru woman of East Kimberly, to inspire Indigenous students in their pursuit of tertiary study in health related disciplines.

Professor Bin-Sallik was the first Indigenous person to graduate as a trained nurse in Darwin; the first Aboriginal Australian to receive a Doctorate from Harvard University, and the first Aboriginal person to be employed full time in Australia's university sector for which she was awarded a Centenary medal.Upon retirement in 2008, amongst many international accolades, Professor Bin-Sallik was made an Emeritus Professor of Charles Darwin University for her significant contribution to the Academy. She was also named the Female Elder of the Year during the NAIDOC 2016 celebrations.

The scholarship recipient will be invited to take up the opportunity to be exposed to the work of Cancer Council NSW, particularly in Aboriginal programs. This may involve participation in a fundraising event, a workshop on Aboriginal health or a field visit to a Cancer Council office. 

The total value of the scholarship funding is $10,000 and may be offered between two students at $5,000 each, depending on the number and quality of applications received. 

Open from 03/Nov/2017 to 19/Mar/2018