The indigenous scholarship is to be awarded to a student living at a residential community in Australia for the duration of 2016 who identifies as an Indigenous Australian or Torres Strait Islander. NAAUC prefers that the recipient is holding or looking to hold a position of leadership within their respective residence.  Please note that your residence must be a NAAUC member in order for you to apply for this scholarship.

Applicants need to include the following in their application (to be 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: 

  • Personal interest in improving the residential community experience nationally
  • Proven commitment to improving the residential community environment through their achievements thus far at their own residence
  • Identifies as an Indigenous Australian 

The successful applicant will be required to: 

  • Be willing to share their residential community experience with the NAAUC Alumni if asked upon by the NAAUC Executive Committee 
  • Exhibit behaviours during the conference that exemplify NAAUC's values
  • Be willing to share their reflections on personal experiences with the NAAUC Executive or at the AGM
  • Be willing to participate in discussion with Heads of Residential Communities and other administrative delegates if approached by the NAAUC team