Wavelength International Indigenous Travel Award

Wavelength International Indigenous Travel Award

UGCE1160

Key
High School Leaver
Indigenous Australians
Rural
UAC & EAS
Criteria
Stage
Value
$5,000
1 Scholarship(s) available for 1 year
Residency
Aus Citizen / Aus Permanent Resident
Opens
01/03/2021
Closes
31/05/2021
Outline
The Wavelength International Indigenous Travel Award provides funds for a UNSW Indigenous medical student, whose home is outside of the Sydney Metropolitan area, to travel back to their Indigenous community during the academic year. The award requires the scholarship holder to address their local community during their visit, and encourage more students to consider a degree and career in medicine. The Award recipient(s) will be required to use the funds to pay travel costs to and from their Indigenous community during the year of receiving the award. Recipients must commit to promoting studies in medicine to young people in their community. This would be through a talk or presentation at a local high school or community group. The recipient must provide a written report on their experience and the impact of the Award, and a relevant high school teacher /community leader, will be required to provide a reference for the student to submit to UNSW. In addition to travel to and from their local community, students will be permitted to use any additional funds towards the cost of travel for family to visit them at UNSW. Any remaining funds may be used to support the student in their studies. The award is payable upon receipt by UNSW Scholarships of documentary evidence of travel and/or other relevant costs in relation to the study at UNSW.
Eligibility
To be eligible for an Award, an applicant must be an Indigenous Australian undertaking first year study in the Faculty of Medicine at UNSW and with their hometown outside of the Sydney Metropolitan area.
Selection
Applicants will be assessed on the basis of geographical distance (preference given to students furthest away from Sydney), commitment to the promotion of medical studies to your Indigenous community(500-700 words essay) and academic merit.
Interviews
Interviews are not required for this Scholarship