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Holding Redlich Indigenous Law Scholarships

Holding Redlich logoHolding Redlich has a longstanding commitment to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through its legal services.  Overtime this commitment has expanded to working to create sustainable relationships, including through employment opportunities.  In this regard, Holding Redlich is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to reach tangible and transformative outcomes involving the creation and support of clear pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students to obtain employment in the legal industry. Accordingly, Holding Redlich has established this scholarship to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students with the completion of their university education.

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

Student TypeIndigenous 2nd or 3rd year
Area of Study Undergraduate Law
Total Value$5,000
Duration 1 Year
Number of scholarships availableup to 2
Applications CloseClosed

The Holding Redlich Indigenous Law Scholarship is open for you to apply if you:

  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in descent; and
  • Are in your 2nd or 3rd year of a Law degree; and
  • Are enrolled full time.

The value of the scholarship is $5,00 paid in 2 equal instalments after census date of Study Period 1 and Study Period 2.

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 academic record from any other academic institution; and
  • A one page resume outlining work experience, volunteer experience and community involvement; and
  • A one page cover letter addressing:
    1. Brief background and cultural affiliations.
    2. What motivated you to study law.
    3. How you have been active and involved in your community.

Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.
The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to make such enquires as to the applicant's good character and suitability to receive the scholarship, which includes authorization 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.

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. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Introduction

Holding Redlich has a longstanding commitment to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through its legal services.  Overtime this commitment has expanded to working to create sustainable relationships, including through employment opportunities.  In this regard, Holding Redlich is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to reach tangible and transformative outcomes involving the creation and support of clear pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students to obtain employment in the legal industry. Accordingly, Holding Redlich has established this scholarship to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students with the completion of their university education.

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

Value and payment of the scholarship

The value of the scholarship is $5,000 paid in 2 equal instalments after census date of Study Period 1 and Study Period 2.

Eligibility Criteria

The Holding Redlich Indigenous Law Scholarship is open for you to apply if you:

  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in descent; and
  • Are in your 2nd or 3rd year of a Law degree; and
  • Are enrolled full time.

Selection Criteria

The Selection Criteria are:

  • Community involvement / engagement; and
  • Academic achievement

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:

  • A copy of your academic record from any other post-secondary institution if applicable; and
  • A copy of your resume; and
  • A written statement, no more than 200 words outlining:
    1. Your family background, cultural connections and defence service
    2. How the scholarship will assist you in completing your studies
    3. Why you have chosen this specific program.

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 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:

  • Head, Law (Chair) or nominee
  • IERC 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 candidate of sufficient merit to warrant an award.

The Selection Committee may require applicants to undertake an interview as part of their application.
The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to the selection of the Scholarship awardee.

Ongoing eligibility

  • The recipient must have passed all subjects from previous semester.
  • The recipient must be enrolled full time.

Conditions of the Scholarship

  • The recipient is requested to attend an event announcing the receipt of the scholarship in March/April.
  • If the recipient defers their study, the recipient will no longer be eligible for the award.
  • If the holder of an award takes an official leave of absence the award will be held for a maximum of 2 semesters.
  • If the holder of the award does not meet the ongoing eligibility requirements, they are required to submit a statement of reasons to be reviewed by the Selection Committee for consideration of the second scholarship payment. The Committee may decide not to make the second payment.
  • A student may lodge a request for review of decision in accordance with the provisions of the Student Appeals Policy.

Administration of the Scholarship

  • The scholarship shall be administered by 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

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