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.

The current round has closed. The next round will open in April 2018.

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.

Read more about our 2017 round 2 winners, or hear the stories from our past winners – 2017 round 1 winners or 2016 scholarship winners.

What is the YBDS scholarship?

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).

When do applications open?

Applications for this round are now closed! The next round will open in April 2018.

What could I win?

Young people can receive either $2,000 or $1,000 each to help them pursue their artistic or sporting dreams or further their education and training.

We give up to six scholarships in each round.

We run two rounds per year.

Can I apply?

To be eligible for the scholarship you need to:

Haven’t had a health check? No worries you can book in now!

To be eligible for the scholarship you MUST have had a 715 health check in the last 12 months at one of our seven medical clinics.

Our clinics are located at Acacia Ridge, Browns Plains, Logan, Loganlea, Mums and Bubs (Woodridge), Northgate and Woolloongabba.

Contact us to make an appointment today.

What if I’ve had a health check at another Aboriginal Medical Clinic?

Unfortunately as the scholarship is funded by ATSICHS Brisbane you need to have had your health check at one of our clinics.

Which category should I choose?

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

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.

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:

How do I apply?

You need to submit an application form and answer range of questions. You will also 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 apply you need to:

  1. Complete the Young Black & Deadly Application Form (PDF). (If you are under the age of 18 you will need to get your application form signed by a parent or guardian).
  2. Add One (1) letter of support from a community member.
  3. Send us your application.

Where do I send my application?

You can submit your application by email, post or fax. We prefer email 🙂

We will let you know when we have received your application form.


Young, Black & Deadly Scholarship Coordinator
PO Box 8112
Woolloongabba QLD 4102

(07) 3391 6196

When do applications close?

Applications for this round are now closed! The next round will open in March 2018.

Where can I get more information?

Yes! You can download our Information Pack & Guidelines (PDF) from our last round and read more about the scholarship program.

Can I help promote the scholarship?

Yes please! This round is closed but we would love your help when our next round opens in April 2018.

You will be able to download posters or flyers, or we can send you professionally printed flyers to distribute to your community. Just contact us on

Can we have a chat?

Yes! Give us a buzz on 3240 8911 or drop us an email at

Good luck!