Applications for the 2018 Conference Scholarships have now closed. Thank you for your applications.

 

One of the biggest assets of each National Conference is in the diverse knowledge and 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 2018, with all scholarships covering the full cost of the delegate ticket.

Applicants must submit an electronic word processed application to the NAAUC Secretary, Sophie Simpson, at secretary@naauc.edu.au by 11:59pm 4th June 2018. 

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

To be awarded to an outstanding tertiary student living at a residential community in Australia for the duration of 2018, who due to financial circumstances, personal hardship or remote/rural location relative to 2018 conference, may find it difficult to fully finance their attendance at the 2018 conference. Qualifying areas include areas outside the CBD of capital, all of Tasmania and Northern Territory. Ideally we would expect the recipient to hold or be looking to hold a position of leadership within their respective residence.

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 college or hall of residence.

  • A reference from your current President or Head of Residence/Dean, whichever is most relevant to your current role.

Selection criteria:

  • 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 your residential community experiences 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 Heads of Colleges and other administration delegates in approached by the NAAUC team.

 

MERIT

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 utilized 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.

Applicants need to include the following in their application:

  • Submit a 1-2 page proposal on a topic of study about university residence life that you wish to investigate and report on during the NAAUC conference, choosing from one of the following topics and conducting research: 

    • Pastoral Care in residences

    • Diversity in residences

    • Residences in the media

  • Explain your personal suitability for the scholarship.

  • A reference from your President or Head of Residence/Dean, whichever is most relevant to your current role.

Selection criteria:

  • Personal interest in improving university residence life 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 summarizing 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 and on our website, with reference to our Intellectual Property Agreement.

  • Exhibit behaviours during the conference that exemplify NAAUC’s values.

  • Be willing to participate in discussion with Heads of Residences and other administration delegates on the topic of their research.

 

Indigenous

To be awarded to a student living at a residential community in Australia for the duration of 2018 who identifies as an Indigenous Australian or Torres Strait Islander. NAAUC prefers that the recipient is holding or be looking to hold a position of leadership within their respective residence.

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 Residence/Dean, whichever is most relevant to your current role.

Selection criteria:

  • Identifies as an Indigenous Australian.

  • 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.

The successful applicant will be required to:

  • Be willing to share your residential community experiences 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.

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

 

New member delegate

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 2018. This scholarship is only available to students whose residence is in its first year of membership in 2018. 

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 Residence/Dean, whichever is most relevant to your current role

Selection criteria: 

  • Currently a student whose residence is in its first year of membership in 2018.

  • Proven commitment to improving the residential community environment through their achievements thus far at their own residence.

The successful applicant will be required to: 

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

 

Intercollegiate

To be awarded to a student currently holding a position within an intercollegiate committee. This may include an intercollegiate council, intercollegiate sports or arts, or any other role in which the student directly works with other students at a number of residences. 

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

  • Explain your position and what you hope to gain from the National Conference.

  • Indicate any current issues or what you hope to change about the residences you interact with

  • Identify how attending the National Conference would benefit you in your role and the intercollegiate community as a whole.

Selection criteria:

  • Proven commitment to improving the residential experience through the utilisation of NAAUC’s resources.

  • Ability to communicate your experience and findings from the NAAUC Conference with other students

The successful residence will be required to:

  • Write and submit a 1000 report detailing an initiative you have discussed with your intercollegiate committee and/or residence.