Hunter Water Corporation Indigenous Community Leadership Scholarship
06 March 2019
DonorHunter Water Corporation
This scholarship was established in 2018. Hunter Water operates across the traditional country of the Awabakal, Birpai, Darkinung, Wonaruah and Worimi peoples. For the last 125 years Hunter Water has provided drinking water, wastewater, recycled water and some stormwater services to a population of almost 600,000 people in homes and businesses across the Lower Hunter. Hunter Water is committed to diversity in the workforce and making a lasting difference across our communities. It is the intention of this scholarship to create a relationship between the successful recipient and Hunter Water. The successful recipient may be offered the opportunity of paid work experience and potentially a graduate position at the completion of their degree.
The University established the ‘Community Leadership’ Scholarship model in 2017 with the intention of supporting students who are committed to their local and global communities and are striving to make a difference. Community Leadership Scholars are organisers, enablers, innovators and leaders. They are those that work tirelessly for little personal gain. They are the type of student who:
- Volunteer with charities or community service providers in their communities
- Volunteer in their field of study or engage in extra-curricular work to further research outcomes
- Help to organise and implement community projects
- Mentor fellow students at University
- Creating unique and innovative solutions to local problems
- Run clubs and societies for the benefit of other students or participating in wider industry bodies
- Work to ensure environmental sustainability of our local areas
- Work to make the community a better place for future generations
- Displaying leadership qualities generally in the way they live their lives.
Applicable to media, marketing, communications, business, innovation and entrepreneurship, postgraduate, undergraduate, academic achievement, community leaders, Indigenous, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled in any year of any undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Newcastle.
- Be enrolled in a UON program in the area of media, marketing, communication, business, and or innovation and entrepreneurship.
- Be actively involved in your University, local or global community.
- Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such by your community.
- Be enrolled either full-time or part-time.
- Demonstrate academic progress either by the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent required for entry for commencing students, or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 for continuing students.
- Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.
- A written statement demonstrating your commitment to leadership within the University and your local or global community, as well as your career aspirations and how this scholarship would assist you.
- Any documents which support the claims in your written statement, such as a reference, proof of volunteering and community activities, club membership, articles and publications etc.
- Documents for establishing Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status with UON. Please see list of accepted documents here: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/establishing-status-docs
TIPS: Limit supporting documents to a few documents which support relevant eligibility criteria only. You may need to combine as one pdf for upload and include your name and student number (if you have one) in the document.
The scholarship provides a benefit of $7,500 each year for up to 3 years. This is paid as two (2) lump sum payments of $3,750 after semester one and semester two census dates.
Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of assessment of the application and supporting documents against the eligibility criteria. An interview may be held if required.
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