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 had $2000 and 10 X $1000 scholarships to give away.
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons
- 25 or younger
- Live in Queensland
- Looking for some support with your school, uni, arts or sporting dreams
- Passionate about your mob
It was timely this week that our second round of the Young, Black and Proud scholarship winners for the year were announced during NAIDOC Week. The event was held at Parliament House which saw the recipients and their families come together to celebrate their amazing talents. While not all the the 44 scholarship recipients could
Frequently asked questions
– be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
– be 25 years old or younger
– be living in Greater Brisbane
– 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.
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 apologies for any confusion.