About the Scholarships
All young people deserve the chance to achieve their best.
The Young, Black and Deadly Scholarship (YBDS) 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.
Twenty young people will be awarded either $2000 (10) or $1000 (10) each to help them pursue their artistic or sporting dreams or further their education and training.
The YBDS program was launched in 2016 by ATSICHS Brisbane and in 2018 expanded statewide in partnership with the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC).
What are the scholarships for?
The YBDSs will be awarded across three areas: education and training (primary, secondary and tertiary), the arts and sports.
Education and 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.
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.
Young, Black & Deadly Scholarships: info pack & guidelines
To apply for the YBDS you need to submit an application and answer a range of questions.
The application form is available to download from the website and can be completed online or manually.