ATSICHS Brisbane Jimbelunga Jimbelunga IYHS

Young, Black & Deadly Scholarships


All young people deserve the chance to achieve their best. The Young, Black & Deadly Scholarship program celebrates the talents and strengths of young Indigenous people who exhibit outstanding promise – but who may lack the support and resources to fulfil their potential.

Twice a year six (6) young people will be awarded either $2000 or $1000 each to help them pursue their artistic or sporting dreams or further their education and training.

The current round has closed. The next round will open in August 2017.

Read about the 2017 winners . . .

Give us a buzz on 3029 6590 or drop us an email at  if  you would like more information or be notified when the next round opens.

What is Young, Black & Deadly?

Young, Black & Deadly Scholarships are for our young mob who wanna get further in sport, the arts or achieving academically (either at school or uni).

What are the scholarships for?

The YBDS scholarships will be awarded across three areas: education and training (secondary & tertiary), the arts and sports.

Education & training
This category supports young Indigenous students or trainees who want to pursue their education and training goals by providing scholarships that enable students in financial need to attend school, training and/or university.  Recipients can receive $2000 or $1000 towards educational or training goals. Scholarship recipients are required to produce a ‘Plan’ that shows their goals and how the scholarship funds will be used.

Funds are paid over 6 months and can be used to pay for such things as course fees and support costs such as equipment, uniforms, textbooks and stationary.

This category is for innovative young Indigenous artists to undertake professional development program in their chosen field. The scholarship is open to young artists and performers from all art forms, including dance, design, digital arts (including photography), Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen and the visual arts. Funding can be used towards any items that support their ability to further their artistic goals. Items included but not limited to:

The sports scholarship category provides funds for up and coming young Indigenous athletes to help them successfully participate in the sports of their choice. Young people sometimes find it difficult to meet the ongoing and significant costs associated with participation at sporting competitions. Funding can be used towards the cost of travel and/or accommodation to attend a sporting championship (state, national or international), young sports people who have been selected in an official team to compete, camps and sports clinics, uniforms or equipment.

Eligibility & application process

You are required to submit an application and answer range of questions. You will need one (1) letter of support from a community member.

If you are under the age of 18 you will need to get your application signed by a parent or guardian.

To be eligible for the scholarship you will need: