Aunty Joan Hendriks Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leaders Scholarship
Opens 2 Nov 2020 08:00 AM (AEDT)
Deadline 28 Feb 2021 11:59 PM (AEDT)
$100,000
Description

Applications are closed - please check again at a later date, as scholarship and application details are confirmed on an ongoing basis.


About this scholarship

This Scholarship honors Aunty Joan Hendriks, a distinguished Ngugi Elder of one of the three clan groups of the Quandamooka people of Moreton Bay, Queensland. Aunty Joan was acknowledged for her innovative spirit, leadership in community and her passion for lifelong learning. She was a constant advocate for the rights and education of Indigenous Australians. From 1996 - 2005 Aunty Joan generously contributed to a key reconciliation program - the Churches Together Aboriginal Partnership.  She influenced attitudes to create awareness of and maintain Indigenous cultures, influence government policy, and work against discrimination to promote reconciliation and justice within the community.

On an international level, Aunty Joan earned respect for her knowledge on the sacred nature of Aboriginal Spirituality. She addressed the United Nations Indigenous People´s forum in New York and presented a workshop on Aboriginal Creation Spirituality. In 2014 she was a guest speaker to the Costa Vivo International Conference in Washington, D.C. and was invited to represent Australian Aboriginal people and spiritual traditions at symposiums convened in Italy and Spain.

Aunty Joan’s work was recognised with numerous awards including an ACU Honorary Fellowship, the Indigenous Higher Education Consultative Council National Elder of the Year Award, Queensland Peace Women and the Australian Government Centenary Medal. She was an alumna of ACU graduating with a Master of Theology in 2008. 

This exciting new scholarship was launched in 2020 with an aim to support emerging and current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders throughout the different stages of their education and professional careers – including support through multiple degrees. It is open to alumni of ACU, future and current students. 

Aunty Joan Hendriks Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leaders Scholarship supports the whole learning life cycle from undergraduate to postgraduate to career advice and pathways. Recipients can accelerate their learnings while balancing family, community, work and personal commitments.

Aunty Joan Hendriks Aboriginal and Torres Strait Leaders Scholarship includes bespoke support for scholars $20,000 per year (during enrolment).Leaders can choose how they are supported including through payment of University and course fees, accommodation, financial support for return trips home and additional support, with a cap of $100,000 over the total enrolment time at ACU.

 

Scholarship type

Merit

 

Value

  • This scholarship is valued at up to $100,000 over the lifetime of the scholarship.
  • Scholarship recipients will receive up to $20,000 per annum, $10,000 per semester awarded following census whilst enrolled at ACU, or as payment in support of approved activities. 
  • There are two scholarships available.

These scholarship funds can be allocated in any of the following ways:

  • Scholarship/tuition fee help for undergraduate courses at ACU
  • Scholarship/tuition fee help for postgraduate courses including Masters degrees at ACU
  • Contribution to living costs for PhD students at ACU where the student has been approved for a Government funded scholarship. 
  • Access to a specialised industry mentoring program with ACU alumni leaders including Australian Indigenous and non-indigenous leaders. 
  • Access to study abroad opportunities
  • Access to career support from ACU 
  • Continued networking and alumni benefits with opportunities to give back through mentoring and volunteering.

 

Student type

Future, Commencing or Current Students or Alumni returning to study

 

Eligibility

This scholarship is open to applicants who meet all of the following criteria:

  

Application process

Applicants will be required to provide the following as part of the application:

  • A proposal outlining how you plan to use the scholarship funding for educational and professional experiences. 
  • A written statement of approximately 400 words outlining: 
    • how your actions, both personally and professionally align with ACU’s mission and values;
    • your participation in community engagement, community support and leadership activities.
  • Evidence of the leadership and community activities outlined in your written statement.
  • Transcript (including GPA) from your most recent studies (applies to future students only)
  • Published papers (where relevant) 
  • Interview (shortlisted applicants only)
  • Upload Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status (for more information on this requirement please visit, COA)

If you would like assistance with completing your application, please contact your local Indigenous Higher Education Unit.


Selection criteria

Applications are assessed on the strength of the following criteria:

  • Proposal
  • Written statement
  • Academic merit 
  • Interview

 

Selection process

Applicants will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview with a selection committee consisting of representatives from First Peoples Directorate and the Interim Provost Portfolio.

  

Ongoing requirements

To remain eligible for this scholarship, recipients are required to maintain the following:

  • Minimum GPA of 5 (on the ACU seven-point scale) each semester
  • Minimum Pass grade for all units in which they were enrolled in the previous study period
  • Enrolment at ACU


Other

Recipients will be requested to submit an Impact Statement for the donor explaining how the Scholarship has assisted them. The letter should be submitted to the Scholarships Office no later than 1 October each year.

Aunty Joan Hendriks Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leaders Scholarship


Applications are closed - please check again at a later date, as scholarship and application details are confirmed on an ongoing basis.


About this scholarship

This Scholarship honors Aunty Joan Hendriks, a distinguished Ngugi Elder of one of the three clan groups of the Quandamooka people of Moreton Bay, Queensland. Aunty Joan was acknowledged for her innovative spirit, leadership in community and her passion for lifelong learning. She was a constant advocate for the rights and education of Indigenous Australians. From 1996 - 2005 Aunty Joan generously contributed to a key reconciliation program - the Churches Together Aboriginal Partnership.  She influenced attitudes to create awareness of and maintain Indigenous cultures, influence government policy, and work against discrimination to promote reconciliation and justice within the community.

On an international level, Aunty Joan earned respect for her knowledge on the sacred nature of Aboriginal Spirituality. She addressed the United Nations Indigenous People´s forum in New York and presented a workshop on Aboriginal Creation Spirituality. In 2014 she was a guest speaker to the Costa Vivo International Conference in Washington, D.C. and was invited to represent Australian Aboriginal people and spiritual traditions at symposiums convened in Italy and Spain.

Aunty Joan’s work was recognised with numerous awards including an ACU Honorary Fellowship, the Indigenous Higher Education Consultative Council National Elder of the Year Award, Queensland Peace Women and the Australian Government Centenary Medal. She was an alumna of ACU graduating with a Master of Theology in 2008. 

This exciting new scholarship was launched in 2020 with an aim to support emerging and current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders throughout the different stages of their education and professional careers – including support through multiple degrees. It is open to alumni of ACU, future and current students. 

Aunty Joan Hendriks Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leaders Scholarship supports the whole learning life cycle from undergraduate to postgraduate to career advice and pathways. Recipients can accelerate their learnings while balancing family, community, work and personal commitments.

Aunty Joan Hendriks Aboriginal and Torres Strait Leaders Scholarship includes bespoke support for scholars $20,000 per year (during enrolment).Leaders can choose how they are supported including through payment of University and course fees, accommodation, financial support for return trips home and additional support, with a cap of $100,000 over the total enrolment time at ACU.

 

Scholarship type

Merit

 

Value

  • This scholarship is valued at up to $100,000 over the lifetime of the scholarship.
  • Scholarship recipients will receive up to $20,000 per annum, $10,000 per semester awarded following census whilst enrolled at ACU, or as payment in support of approved activities. 
  • There are two scholarships available.

These scholarship funds can be allocated in any of the following ways:

  • Scholarship/tuition fee help for undergraduate courses at ACU
  • Scholarship/tuition fee help for postgraduate courses including Masters degrees at ACU
  • Contribution to living costs for PhD students at ACU where the student has been approved for a Government funded scholarship. 
  • Access to a specialised industry mentoring program with ACU alumni leaders including Australian Indigenous and non-indigenous leaders. 
  • Access to study abroad opportunities
  • Access to career support from ACU 
  • Continued networking and alumni benefits with opportunities to give back through mentoring and volunteering.

 

Student type

Future, Commencing or Current Students or Alumni returning to study

 

Eligibility

This scholarship is open to applicants who meet all of the following criteria:

  

Application process

Applicants will be required to provide the following as part of the application:

  • A proposal outlining how you plan to use the scholarship funding for educational and professional experiences. 
  • A written statement of approximately 400 words outlining: 
    • how your actions, both personally and professionally align with ACU’s mission and values;
    • your participation in community engagement, community support and leadership activities.
  • Evidence of the leadership and community activities outlined in your written statement.
  • Transcript (including GPA) from your most recent studies (applies to future students only)
  • Published papers (where relevant) 
  • Interview (shortlisted applicants only)
  • Upload Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status (for more information on this requirement please visit, COA)

If you would like assistance with completing your application, please contact your local Indigenous Higher Education Unit.


Selection criteria

Applications are assessed on the strength of the following criteria:

  • Proposal
  • Written statement
  • Academic merit 
  • Interview

 

Selection process

Applicants will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview with a selection committee consisting of representatives from First Peoples Directorate and the Interim Provost Portfolio.

  

Ongoing requirements

To remain eligible for this scholarship, recipients are required to maintain the following:

  • Minimum GPA of 5 (on the ACU seven-point scale) each semester
  • Minimum Pass grade for all units in which they were enrolled in the previous study period
  • Enrolment at ACU


Other

Recipients will be requested to submit an Impact Statement for the donor explaining how the Scholarship has assisted them. The letter should be submitted to the Scholarships Office no later than 1 October each year.

Value

$100,000

Opens
2 Nov 2020 08:00 AM (AEDT)
Deadline
28 Feb 2021 11:59 PM (AEDT)

Categories
Merit