The equity scholarship is to be awarded to an outstanding tertiary student living at a residential community in Australia for the duration of 2016, who due to financial circumstances, personal hardship or remote/rural location relative to the location of the 2016 conference, may find it difficult to fully finance their attendance. Qualifying areas when applying on remote/rural grounds include areas outside the CBD or capital, all of Tasmania and the Northern Territory. Ideally we would expect the recipient to hold or be looking to hold a position of leadership within their respective residence. Please note that your residence does not have to be a NAAUC member in order for you to apply for this scholarship.
Applicants need to include the following in their application (no more than 1 page):
- Explain your personal suitability for the scholarship
- Explain what you want to get out of the conference and what you hope to take back to your residential community
- A reference from your current President or Head of Hall, whichever is most relevant to your current role
The selection criteria for the scholarship are as follows:
- Level of hardship faced in terms of financing and attending the conference
- Personal interest in improving the residential community experience nationally
- Proven commitment to improving the residential community environment, demonstrated through their achievements thus far at their own residence
The successful applicant will be required to:
- Be willing to share their residential community experience with the NAAUC Alumni if asked upon by the Executive Committee
- Exhibit behaviours during the conference that exemplify NAAUC's values
- Be willing to participate in discussion with the Heads of Colleges and other college administration delegates on the topic of their research when approached by the NAAUC team.