Cowan Grant Young Endeavour Leadership Scholarship

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The Cowan Grant Young Endeavour Leadership Scholarship

Introduction

The Cowan Grant Young Endeavour Leadership Scholarship aims to provide students (up to the age of 23) with an opportunity to join Australia’s national sail training ship, the Young Endeavour, further developing their professional and personal skills through activities that extend beyond day‐to‐day studies. The voyage provides a unique, challenging and inspirational experience at sea and is designed to increase self‐awareness, develop teamwork and leadership skills and create a strong sense of community responsibility amongst members of the youth crew.

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

Student Type

Undergraduate

Area of Study

Any

Total Value

$5,000

Duration

Please enquire for 2017

Closing Date

Please enquire for 2017

Am I eligible?

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship.

  • I am an Australian citizen.
  • I am enrolled in a course of study at James Cook University or;
  • I am a school leaver and have applied to study at JCU through QTAC.
  • I understand preference will be given if I am studying at the Cairns campus, or are Cairns resident studying at another campus of James Cook University.
  • I will be under 23 years of age on the day of the voyage departure.

What would I receive?

If you are a successful applicant of this scholarship you will be allocated a berth on the Young Endeavour plus travel and accommodation expenses up to the value of $5,000.

How do I apply?

Prior to completing an application, you should carefully read the Scholarship Rules below.  Applicants wanting to apply for this scholarship must attach the following documents:

  • a copy of their academic record from James Cooke University or any other academic institution;
  • a certified copy of their birth certificate, passport or permanent visa
  • a copy of their curriculum vitae
  • Proof of Cairns residency (if applicable)
  • A written statement (maximum 500 words) addressing the following criteria:
    • Why you would like to be involved in the Young Endeavour Voyage.
    • How do you think the experience will benefit you personally and professionally in the future, and;
    • How you think the experience will enable you to benefit the community in the future.
  • One character reference outlining the applicant’s suitability for the scholarship
  • any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection

Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application

When applying for a scholarship it is very important that you ensure that you include all relevant documents (including a completed application form) and that your application is submitted before the closing date. If an application is incomplete, it will not be considered.

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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

The Cowan Grant Young Endeavour Leadership Scholarship aims to provide students (up to the age of 23) with the opportunity to develop professional and personal skills, through activities that extend beyond day-to-day studies.  This unique, challenging and inspirational experience at sea aboard the national sail training ship, Young Endeavour, aims to increase self-awareness, develop teamwork and leadership skills and create a strong sense of community responsibility amongst members of the youth crew.

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

Nature of the Scholarship

  • The value of the scholarship shall be up to $5,000, for the cost of a voyage on the Young Endeavour, as well as travel and accommodation costs.
  • One new scholarship shall be awarded each year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Cowan Grant Young Endeavour Leadership Scholarship shall be open to competition among applicants who:
    • are Australian citizens; and are under the age of 23 at the time of the voyage
    • are enrolled in a program of study at James Cook University at a campus or study centre of James Cook University (excluding Brisbane and Singapore) , or are Cairns residents studying at another campus of James Cook University; and
    • meet any additional Eligibility or Health and Fitness criteria specified by the Young Endeavour Youth Program.

Selection Criteria

  • The Selection criteria are:
    • Awareness of personal and professional leadership skills that will be developed as a result of receiving the scholarship;
    • Plans for dissemination of benefits gained as a result of receiving the scholarship;
    • Clearly defined personal and professional goals;
    • The character of the applicant for the award;
    • Campus location – preference being given to applicants enrolled at the cairns campus or a Cairns resident studying at another campus of James Cook University.
    • any other criteria that the Selection Committee deems appropriate, including whether the candidate has, or will receive any other scholarship assistance during their studies.

Application Procedures

  • Applications must be submitted on the official form no later than the date set by the Selection Committee for the year in which the award is to be made.
  • Applications submitted must include:
    • A copy of their academic record from James Cook University and any other academic institution;
    • no more than three references attesting to the applicant’s good character and/or suitability to receive the scholarship;
    • A copy of their curriculum vitae;
    • Proof of Cairns residency (if applicable);
    • any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.
  • The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to make such enquiries as to the applicant’s good character and suitability to receive the scholarship, which includes authorisation for the Selection Committee to examine the applicant’s academic record, and seek opinions from relevant members of the academic staff of this University or any other academic institution.

Selection Process

  • The award of the scholarship shall be made in the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee, which shall comprise:
    • Manager, Student Transitions and Careers Teaching & Student Engagement (or nominee);
    • JCU Alumni and Community Development Officer, External Engagement, JCU (or nominee);
    • Tiffanie Bulstrode, Trustee, The Cowan Grant Trust (or nominee);
  • 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 candidate of sufficient merit to warrant an award;
    • to award a Scholarship for a period of one or more years; and
  • The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to the Scholarship

Conditions of the Scholarship

  • The requirements of the Scholarship shall not make the awarding of the Scholarship conditional upon the recipient providing unremunerated services or products to the donor.
  • If the recipient fails to comply with any of the conditions of this scholarship, the Chair of the Selection Committee may suspend or terminate the scholarship, or take such action as it deems necessary to enforce compliance with the condition by the recipient.
  • The requirements of the Scholarship shall not make the awarding of the Scholarship conditional upon the recipient providing unremunerated services or products to the donor.
  • In the event that the recipient suspends their study, the scholarship shall be suspended.
  • A student may lodge a request for review of decision in accordance with the provisions of the Student Complaint Management Policy and Procedures.

Administration of the Scholarship

  • The scholarship shall be administered by the Scholarships Office, 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

Definition of terms is as per the Glossary of Terms for Policies in the Student and Teaching and Course Management, with the following additions:

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;

academic record” means the official records of the University, or any other academic institution that details the levels of academic achievement attained by the person whose academic record it is;

award” means the scholarship;