The Indigenous Education Placement Scholarship was developed as a way to recognize the profound admiration that has been shown for the knowledge, capacity, and prospective leadership that indigenous people can provide to their countries. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide financial assistance to Indigenous preservice teachers who are working in remote places.
Students will be able to develop their talents while contributing to the community in a regional or remote location with the help of this award, which aims to lessen the financial burden of placements.
About the Scholarship Sponsor:
The residents of Bedford Park gave the University of Adelaide more than 300 acres of property in 1960 so that it could establish a second campus in the neighborhood. 150 acres of land is a potential size. As a result, Flinders University was established. Construction began in 1962 after an initial year of planning and prep. With their 1965 state election victory, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) was able to use the election funds to purchase land in Bedford Park and establish a university there. After realizing they had reached their objective, they concluded this was the best next step. Flinders University is a leading educational institution in Australia, having welcomed its first students on July 1, 1966. To recognize the contributions of British explorer and cartographer Matthew Flinders, it bears his name. Before the passage of the University Act in the United States, higher education institutions in the country were illegal. On that cold day in March of 1966, only 400 students and 90 teachers showed up to class.
Sir Mark Mitchell and Peter Karmel, two eminent academics, were the first full-time residents. They are the institution’s first Chancellor and Vice Chancellor, respectively. The existing site of Flinders University’s main campus is ideal, and the university’s satellite campuses are conveniently located throughout southern Australia. The main campus is located in Bedford Park, some 12 kilometers from the city center. Students have access to numerous venues on campus where they can study, work, and learn, including computer labs, study rooms, a library, and public spaces with free wireless internet. The soccer field, volleyball court, and basketball court are joined by a baseball diamond and softball field. Victoria Square, in the center of Adelaide’s commercial district, is an excellent location from which to pursue academic success. The campus is often called the “soul” of a school.
Flinders University also has a campus in Tonsley, South Australia. Apart from its main campus in Canberra, the University of Adelaide also has campuses in Melbourne and Darwin. In addition, it has numerous regional campuses dispersed across the country. Business, the arts, education, engineering, the health sciences, and public administration are just some of the many fields of study offered at Flinders University. It is possible to study abroad at a wide variety of colleges and universities around the globe. The job markets in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia are all robust enough to compete with China. Approximately 26,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff call the university home. The university is taking these steps in order to maintain its membership in the prestigious IRU (Innovative Research Universities) group (IRU)
Graduates have the opportunity to continue their studies in countries such as Canada, China, the United Kingdom, and Germany thanks to the many international ties maintained by the university. Flinders University has produced some of the world’s most renowned individuals. An Emmy was awarded to Mario Andreacchio because of his outstanding television work. He has worked behind the scenes as a producer and in front of the camera as an actor. Alex Frayne’s talents as a cameraman and photographer are gaining widespread attention. Although Noni Hazlehurst is best recognized for her acting career, she also has considerable talent behind the camera and behind the keyboard. The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and the Australian Film Institute (AFI) have both recognized her for her achievements (ARIA).
The Oscar for Best Picture went to Shine, a film about the life of singer David Helfgott directed by Scott Hicks. Hicks planned and led the operation. Hicks’ contributions to the picture go much beyond those of writer and director. He was responsible for the film’s completion because he was the executive producer. Hicks has done an amazing job as Prime Minister of Tonga. Dr. Brendon Coventry has made significant advancements in the fields of immunology and surgery. Widespread recognition is due to him for his discovery of the immunological cycle. He was the one to finally recognize he had found it. Christopher Pearson is a well-respected journalist, therefore his work is read and admired by a wide audience. Among his many accomplishments, he served as editor of “The Adelaide Review” and speechwriter for former Australian Prime Minister John Howard. He learned an enormous amount between his two occupations.
Poet Sudesh Mishra has received numerous honors for his work. The famous who have taught or studied there are also highlighted. A link to the group’s online directory is provided on the homepage. Adelaide’s closeness to other major cities makes it an ideal departure point for weekend road trips. Golden sands and gentle mountains are also features of this area. There is no efficient way to complete these trips. It was deemed one of the top five best places to live in the world in 2016 by the Global Liveability Study. There was little surprise at this result. Attracts a huge number of international students due to its much lower cost of living compared to other world capitals. Adelaide’s cost of living is 14% lower than that of Australia’s other major cities, according to a number of different surveys. As a result of the general decline in Australia’s cost of living, students have more disposable income to enjoy the country’s many low-priced tourist attractions.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): Flinders University
Scholarship Country: Australia
Scholarship Worth: $5,000
Scholarship Type: Undergraduate
Nationality: International Students
- The scholarship has a potential value of up to $5,000 and will be disbursed in a single lump sum prior to the beginning of the placement*.
- The scholarship is meant to assist with costs associated with the placement, including but not limited to lodging, transportation, and general living expenditures. Additionally, it may compensate for the loss of income as well as the costs associated with continuing to live in their regular residence throughout the semester
- Those who get the scholarship but do not participate in the rural or distant placement will be required to give back the money they received.
- *The amount that a student receives may be lowered if they are also receiving another scholarship for the same placement.
Eligibility for Scholarship
- An applicant must:
- have ancestry that may be traced back to the Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples; and
- self-identify as a Torres Strait Islander or an Aboriginal person from Australia; and
- be recognized as a member of the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community of Australia by the community in which they currently reside or have previously resided; and
- be currently enrolled at Flinders University in a Bachelor of Education degree program that incorporates placement requirements; and
- be enrolled in a course that will require them to participate in a field experience lasting at least four weeks during the academic year in which the scholarship will be given; and
- have the intention of participating in a placement in a regional or rural location, as described by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Areas 3-5, and
- carry out the placement at a regional or rural location that is at least one hour and thirty minutes away from the university at which the student is enrolled; and
- in order to participate in the internship, they will need to move out of their customary residence for the semester; and
- You must not have previously been awarded this scholarship.
- Applications from students who have already finished their placements will not be considered for acceptance.
The following criteria will be used to choose recipients for the scholarship:
- Academic merit
- The extent to which the scholarships will relieve the financial strain that the placement will entail for the recipient(s)
- The student’s shown dedication to participating in a placement in a rural or regional setting, as shown by their answers to questions pertaining to the selection criterion
- The extent to which the candidate is able to make a positive contribution to both the institution being applied to and the larger community as a result of this placement.
- The selection of the candidate (or candidates) will be carried out in accordance with the processes that have been authorized by the Director of Student Administration, in conjunction with the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement.
Undergraduates at Leeds University in the United Kingdom can apply for a scholarship for the 2023–2024 school year. In an effort to inspire all students to continue their study, the University of Leeds is looking for exceptional students who can participate in research across the Mathematics department and are inspired to pursue higher education.
The Flinders University 2022 Indigenous Education Placement Scholarship is open to all International Students
- To be considered, applications must be received by the closing date and must be submitted electronically through the Flinders University Student System.
The application deadline for Flinders University 2022 Indigenous Education Placement Scholarship is November 25, 2022.