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Scholarships


One of the biggest assets of each National Conference is the diverse knowledge & experiences of our delegates. To ensure we have as many voices as possible engaged in the conversation, NAAUC offers several scholarships to ensure all students have an equal opportunity to attend the Conference. Our scholarships are also designed to maximise personal and professional gain from attending the conference. Furthermore, NAAUC views the contribution of delegates as a critical means of staying relevant to the ever changing residential community culture. The following scholarships will be offered in 2017 with the eligibility of applicants, the number and level of bursary to be decided by the executive committee. 

Applicants must submit an electronic word processed application to the NAAUC Secretary, Lewis Wilson, at secretary@naauc.edu.au by 11:59pm 1st June 2017. 

Recipients of a NAAUC scholarship will not be eligible for any other conference discount subsidy from NAAUC. Please note that the NAAUC conference scholarships do not cover the cost of personal travel arrangements or personal spending money.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Equity


Equity


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. 

Merit


Merit


This is to be awarded to a student holding or looking to hold a position of leadership at a tertiary college or hall of residence in Australia. The Merit Scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who shows the greatest propensity to contribute back to NAAUC. The purpose of the Merit Scholarship is to give a student the chance to engage in the study of a trend of phenomenon in Australian university residential communities and distil the findings of this study to a summary that can be utilised by NAAUC and its member residences - to add to NAAUC's accessible knowledge base. The Merit Scholarship is to the value of the full delegate fee. 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: 

  • Submit a 1-2 page proposal on the chosen topic of study about residential life which you wish to investigate and report on during the NAAUC Conference
  • Explain your personal suitability for the scholarship; and
  • A reference from your President or Head of Residence/Dean, 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
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research and effectively communicate findings 
  • Proven commitment to improving the residential community environment through their achievements thus far at their own residence

The successful applicant will be required to: 

  • Give a short (10 minute) presentation at the AGM summarising their findings on the proposed topic of study
  • Submit a 2000 word report on the topic of study to be included in the post conference kit 
  • Exhibit behaviours during the conference that exemplify NAAUC's values 
  • Be willing to participate in discussion with Heads of Residences and other administrative delegates on the topic of their research

New Member College


New Member College


This is to be awarded to a student holding or intending to hold a position of leadership at a tertiary residential community in Australia for the duration of 2016 or 2017. Only residences that have not been NAAUC members in the past 5 years are eligible to apply for this scholarship. 

Applicants need to include the following in their application (to be no more than 1 page): 

  • Explain what you hope to gain from attending the National Conference
  • Indicate any current issues within your residence and why you want to address them
  • A reference from your President or Head of Hall, whichever is most relevant to your current role 

The selection criteria for the scholarship are as follows: 

  • Proven commitment to improving the residential community environment through their achievements thus far at their own residence
  • Be holding a current leadership position within their respective residence 

The successful applicant will be required to: 

  • Submit a critique of the National Conference week to the NAAUC Executive Committee 

Indigenous


Indigenous


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