Young, Black & Proud Scholarship
About the program
Our Young, Black & Proud Scholarship (YBPS) program celebrates the talents and strengths of our young mob who wanna get further in sport, the arts or achieving academically (school, uni or TAFE).
Thanks to our sponsors Queensland Family & Child Commission we have $2000 and $1000 scholarships to give away.
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons
- 25 or younger
- Live in South East Queensland or the Torres Strait
- Looking for some support with your school, uni, arts or sporting dreams
- Passionate about your mob
Application catchment areas
This year we’re taking applications based on the Bureau of Statistics regional areas of the following local government regions:
- Toowoomba Regional Council
- Somerset Regional Council
- Noosa Regional Council
- Sunshine Coast Council
- Moreton Bay Region
- Lockyer Valley Regional Council
- City of Ipswich Council
- City of Brisbane Council
- Redlands City Council
- Gold Coast City Council
- Scenic Rim Regional Council
- Logan City Council
- Torres Strait Regional Council
Frequently asked questions
– be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
– be 25 years old or younger
– be living in South East Queensland
– have had a 715 health check in the past 12 months.
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), camps and sports clinics, registration fees, 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. You can receive funds towards educational or training goals. Funds can be used to pay for such things as course fees, equipment, uniforms, text books and stationery.
This category is for innovative young Indigenous artists to undertake professional development programs and activities 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 your ability to further your artistic goals, for example:
• equipment and materials
• marketing and planning, e.g. towards an exhibition
• travel and accommodation to a conference or exhibition fees.
Thanks to our supporters
From 13 April 2018 the name of the Young, Black & Deadly Scholarship program changed to Young, Black & Proud. This is due to Young, Black & Deadly being trademarked by the Gadigal Information Service in NSW. ATSICHS Brisbane meant no disrespect to the Gadigal Information Service and apologises for any confusion.