Lloyd Fourmile Jnr Bursary

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The Bursary was established in 2005 by the family of the late Mr Lloyd Colin Fourmile Jnr. Mr Fourmile was a tireless worker for his community, his people of the Anglican Church. He served many terms as Yarrabah Community Councillor, including Council Chair and Chair of the Aboriginal Co-ordinating Council until his death in 2002. Mr Fourmile served with distinction in the Yarrabah Community Police Force and was ordained a priest in the Anglican Church.  This scholarship is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Student Type Undergraduate, Full time, Aboriginal Australian
Area of Study Any
Total Value $1,200
Duration 1 year
Applications Close 31 January 2018

Am I eligible?

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

  • I am an Aboriginal Australian, or a person of Australian Aboriginal descent;
  • I am from Yarrabah, Palm Island, Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Hopevale, Pomporrow, Aurukun, Wugul Wugul or any other Deed of Grant in Trust Community; and
  • I am enrolled or intend to enrol as a full time student in an undergraduate degree at James Cook University.

What would I receive?

If you are a successful applicant of this scholarship you will receive $1,200.

How do I apply?

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

  • Up to three references attesting to the applicant’s good character.
  • Documentation from the relevant community leader/s stating the applicants is a member of the community;
  • Their curriculum vitae; and
  • 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.

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 Bursary was established in 2005 by the family of the late Mr Lloyd Colin Fourmile Jnr. Mr Fourmile was a tireless worker for his community, his people of the Anglican Church. He served many terms as Yarrabah Community Councillor, including Council Chair and Chair of the Aboriginal Co-ordinating Council until his death in 2002. Mr Fourmile served with distinction in the Yarrabah Community Police Force and was ordained a priest in the Anglican Church.  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 bursary shall be determined by the Selection Committee from time to time. The value of scholarship is $1,200.

Eligibility Criteria

The Lloyd Fourmile Jnr Bursary shall be open to competition among candidates who:

  • Are Aboriginal Australian, or a person of Australian Aboriginal descent
  • Are from Yarrabah, Palm Island, Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Hopevale, Pomporrow, Aurukun, Wugul Wugul or any other Deed of Grant in Trust Community; and
  • Are enrolled or intend to enrol as a full time student in an undergraduate degree at James Cook University.

Selection Criteria

The Selection Committee shall, in the exercise of its absolute discretion, afford consideration to the following criteria:

  • academic merit or potential;
  • the character of the candidate for the award;
  • a demonstrated passion for sociology;
  • 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.

Applicants must attach to the official form:

  • up to three references attesting to the applicant’s good character
  • documentation from the relevant community leader/s stating the applicants is a member of the community;
  • their curriculum vitae; 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 make such enquiries as to the applicant’s good character and suitability to receive the bursary, 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 bursary shall be made at the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee, that shall comprise of:

  • Chair of the Academic Board (Chair), or nominee
  • Pro Vice Chancellor, Indigenous Education and Research Centre, or nominee; and
  • other members deemed appropriate, as determined by the Chair.

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.

The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to the selection of the Scholarship awardee.

Conditions of the Scholarship

If the recipient defers their study, the recipient will no longer be eligible for the award. Where an award is terminated pursuant to the provisions to this clause it may be awarded to another suitable applicant.

If the holder of an award fails to comply with any of these provisions or any provision relating to a particular award or with any conditions imposed under these provisions or the provisions relating to a particular award, the Council may terminate the award or withhold any further emoluments or take such action as it may deem necessary to enforce compliance with the provision or performance of the condition by the holder

.A student may lodge a request for review of decision in accordance with the provisions of the Student Complaints Policy and Procedures.

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

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 there is a fund maintaining the award, the annual value of the award shall be approximately equal to the annual income from the fund.

Income from a fund not expended on the award which it maintains, shall be added to and become part of the fund.

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;

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;

Awardee means the recipient of a scholarship; and

Candidate means the person applying for the scholarship

Scholarships for the purpose of these guidelines exclude scholarships for project and stipend support of research higher degree students.