Young, Black & Proud Scholarship

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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.

Eligibility criteria

  • 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 accepted applications from South East Queensland and the Torres Strait. Check on this page closer to the application opening date in 2024 for the catchment area of our next round.

Past winners

Young Black and Proud Scholarship winners 2023

Young, Black and Proud Scholarship winners 2022

Young, Black and Proud Scholarship winners 2021

Young, Black and Proud Scholarship winners 2019

Frequently asked questions

What is the YBPS program? 
The YBPS is for our young mob who wanna get further in sport, the arts or achieving academically (either at school, TAFE or uni). With support from the Queensland Family & Child Commission this round we have $2000 and $1000 scholarships to give away. How deadly is that!
What could I win?
You can receive either $2,000 or $1,000 to help you with your artistic or sporting dreams or support your education and training.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible for the scholarship you need to:
– 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.
Which category should I choose?
There are three categories that you can apply for: education and training (primary, secondary and 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), 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.
Do I need to have an annual health check?
Yes. Our clinics are located at Browns Plains, Logan, Loganlea, Northgate and Woolloongabba. Contact us on (07) 3240 8900 (press 4) to make an appointment today.
What about if I have received a grant or scholarship before
If you have already received funding from another scholarship or were successful in a previous round of our scholarship, you may not be eligible for this round. Preference will be given to young people who have not received previous help or funding.
How do I know if my application was successfully submitted?
You will receive an email confirming your submission has been received shortly after you hit submit. If you don’t receive this email within 24 hours please drop us an email.
Can we have a chat?
Yes! Give us a buzz on (07) 3240 8900 (Press 1) or drop us an email.
Can I help promote the scholarship?
Yes please! We can send you some printed flyers that you can give out to others in your community. Or you can share the love on social media. Got a question or need something else? Send us an email. 

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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.