Arrow Energy-JCU Go Further Indigenous Tertiary Scholarships

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Through the Arrow Energy Reconciliation Action Plan, Arrow is aiming to build mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous people and communities in a range of fields including education. As a part of this commitment, Arrow is providing tertiary scholarships to support Indigenous students to attend and complete university.

This scholarship is subject to the provisions of the James Cook University Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy

Student TypeIndigenous
Area of StudyAny
Total Value$10,000 for full time
$5,000 for part time
Duration1 year or beyond at Arrow Energy's discretion
Applications Open1 October 2017
Applications Close31 January 2018

Am I eligible?

The Arrow Energy Indigenous Scholarship Program shall be open for application by applicants who:

  • Are Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents
  • Are enrolled at James Cook University
  • Are of Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander descent.

What would I receive?

If you are a successful applicant of this scholarship studying full time you will receive $10,000 in two equal instalments of $5,000.  If you are a successful applicant of this scholarship studying part time you will receive $5,000 in two equal instalments of $2,500.

How do I apply?

Applications must be submitted on the official application form no later than the date set by the Selection Committee for the year in which the award is to be made.

Applicants must submit with the official form, where appropriate:

  • A copy of your Australian passport, permanent visa or proof of citizenship;
  • Proof of Aboriginality (using the template provided with application form);
  • A written submission of 500 words or less addressing the key selection criteria of community involvement; dedication and drive (e.g. leadership skills), overcoming challenges; and career aspirations;
  • A high quality photo, (head and shoulders only) of yourself;
  • A talent release form (included in the application form); and;
  • Any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.

Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.

The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to verify any information provided by the applicant.

What happens now?

Your application is checked for completeness and eligibility, and you will receive an email confirmation it has been received. After the closing date it will be individually assessed and put forward to a selection committee who will rank your application against others who have applied.

SCHOLARSHIP RULES

Introduction

Through the Arrow Energy Reconciliation Action Plan, Arrow is aiming to build mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous people and communities in a range of fields including education. As a part of this commitment, Arrow is providing tertiary scholarships to support Indigenous students to attend and complete university.

This scholarship is subject to the provisions of the James Cook University Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Nature of the Scholarship

Arrow Energy will advise the number and value scholarships to be awarded each year. An existing awardee’s scholarship may be extended, with the value determined on a year-by-year basis.

Eligibility Criteria

The Arrow Energy Indigenous Scholarship Program shall be open for application by applicants who:

  • Are Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents
  • Are enrolled at James Cook University
  • Are of Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be assessed on the following key selection criteria:

  • Academic achievement (30% weighting);
  • Personal attributes e.g. community involvement, career aspirations, interests, drive, ability to overcome adversity (30% weighting);
  • Impact of the scholarship (how the scholarship will benefit the student (30% weighting);
  • Whether the student identifies with one of the Traditional Owner groups to whom Arrow has capacity obligations i.e. Barada Barna, Barunggam, Bigambul, Birri, Cobble Cobble, Emon/ Iman, Jangga, Jarowair/ Yarowair, Kambuwal, Mandandanji, Northern Gomeroi/ Gomeroi, Wiri, Wakka Wakka/ Western Wakka Wakka, Yetimarala (10% weighting). Applicants who don't identify with one of these groups will receive zero in the criteria.

Application Procedures

Applications must be submitted on the official application form no later than the date set by the Selection Committee for the year in which the award is to be made.

Applicants must submit with the official form, where appropriate:

  • Acopy of their Australian passport, permanent visa or proof of citizenship;
  • Proof of Aboriginality (using the template provided with application form);
  • A written submission of 500 words or less addressing the key selection criteria of community involvement; dedication and drive (e.g. leadership skills), overcoming challenges; and career aspirations;
  • A high quality photo, (head and shoulders only) of yourself;
  • A talent release form (included in the application form); and
  • Any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.

Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.

The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to verify any information provided by the applicant.

Selection Process

The award of the scholarship shall be determined by the Selection Committee, which shall comprise:

  • Deputy Vice Chancellor, Division of Tropical Environments and Societies (Chair), or nominee
  • Dean, College of Science and Engineering or nominee
  • Two Arrow Energy representatives

The Selection Committee reserves the right not to award a Scholarship in any year if, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, there is no applicant of sufficient merit to warrant an award.

Where applications are of a comparable quality, priority will be given to applicants from students who identify with Traditional Owner groups to whom Arrow has capacity-building obligations i.e. Barada Barna, Barunggam, Bigambul, Birri, Cobble Cobble, Emon/Iman. Jangga, Jarowair/Yarowair, Kambuwal, Mandandanji, Northern Gomeroi/Gomeroi, Wiri, Wakka Wakka/Western Wakka Wakka, Yetimarala.

The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to awarding the Scholarship including the methodology used for ranking the applicants.

Payment

Moneys payable to the recipient of the scholarship shall be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of the respective study period.

Ongoing Eligibility

The recipient authorises James Cook University to provide Arrow Energy with their Academic Transcript for the purposes of determining their ongoing eligibility.

The recipient must maintain satisfactory academic progress and a full time or part time study load based on the eligibility criteria of which they were awarded.  Satisfactory academic progress is considered as successfully complete all subjects in each study period of their enrolment with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0. Recipients who fail some or all of their subjects may be considered for continuation of scholarship if they can demonstrate a strong desire to continue their academic program and adhere to the recommended course of action as suggested by the academic advisors and/or other student support. Scholarship recipients should apply in writing to request continuation of their scholarship to the Scholarship Selection Committee.

Conditions of the Scholarship

If the recipient of a scholarship fails to comply with any of the conditions of this scholarship, the Chair of the Selection Committee may terminate the scholarship or withhold any further payments or take such action as it may deem necessary to enforce compliance with the provision or performance of the condition by the holder.

Where a scholarship is terminated pursuant to the provisions to this clause it may, for the remainder of the tenure period for which the original recipient would have been entitled to it, be awarded to another suitable applicant.

The requirements of the Scholarship shall not make the awarding of the Scholarship conditional upon the recipient providing unremunerated services or products to Arrow Energy.

A recipient may request suspension of scholarship payments if they have an approved leave of absence from study. Scholarship payments can be suspended for up to a maximum of one year.

A scholarship recipient cannot defer a new scholarship.

Administration of the Scholarship

The scholarship shall be administered by Pro Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Science and Engineering or nominee, on behalf of the Selection Committee.

The funds of the scholarship shall be held in an account in the name of the University and shall be administered by the officer of the University charged with administering the scholarship.

Where an award provides some benefit to the recipient from a body external to the University, or an obligation upon a body external to the University, the University, its servants and agents, shall not be liable for that benefit or obligation.

Definitions

Unless there appears a contrary intention in these rules:
“academic institution” includes University, Technical and Further Education College, private education provider, secondary school and any other institution that undertakes teaching or research;
“award” means the scholarship;
“applicant” means the person applying for the scholarship