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Indigenous Consultative Committee Student Awards

The awards have been developed in recognition of leadership, academic and role-model qualities within the ECU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student cohort and aims to identify and celebrate those outstanding individuals within our University's student community.

There are two award categories: Inspiration and Leadership.

Each prize is valued at $1,000 and are presented annually to worthy recipients at the annual Rock Solid Foundations Alumni Sundowner event - held this year on Friday, 1 December 2017.

Applications for the 2017 awards will open on Friday, 15 September 2017 and close on Friday, 27 October 2017.

2017 Award Process

Timing

Award opens - Friday, 15 September 2017
Applications close - Friday, 27 October 2017
Applications assessed - Friday, 3 November 2017
Recipients endorsed by ICC - Friday, 17 November 2017 (Scheduled ICC Meeting)
Award Presented - Friday, 1 December 2017 at the Rock Solid Foundations Alumni Sundowner Event

Selection of Recipient

A Selection Committee comprising the PVC (Equity and Indigenous) or proxy and at least two members of the ICC, one of which must be an external member, will be convened to consider applications and select a winner.

Application Submission

All queries and complete applications can be emailed to sgs@ecu.edu.au

Upon submission, applicants will receive an acknowledgement of receipt by email, with details provided to Kurongkurl Katitjin regarding attendance at the Rock Solid Foundations Alumni event.

Presentation of the Award

The Awards will be presented at the Rock Solid Foundations Alumni Sundowner event on Friday, 1 December 2017.

This presentation of these awards at this special event allows current students to network and connect with ECU’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates. It is important to be available on the night for the presentation of the award and for promotional purposes. If this will be a difficulty, please advise Kurongkurl Katitjin upon receiving your acknowledgement of receipt email.

The Awards

The Inspiration Award

Recognises a current ECU Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student, who embraces the experience of University and is an inspirational role model to their peers.

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstration of commitment to studies at ECU
  2. Has overcome challenges to succeed at ECU
  3. Exhibits an ability to balance work and study life.

Eligibility

  • Be of Australian Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Be currently enrolled as an ECU student in a degree course; and
  • Have at least six months remaining before course completion.

The Leadership Award

Recognises the efforts of a current ECU Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student, who takes responsibility for contributing in a positive way to their own and other people’s lives within the University Community and beyond.

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstration of leadership qualities within ECU
  2. Range of participation/and or support for University activities
  3. Demonstrated a positive impact made on University community.

Eligibility

  • Be of Australian Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander descent;
  • Be currently enrolled as an ECU student in a degree course;
  • Have at least six months remaining before course completion;
  • Study full-time on-campus; and
  • Attain satisfactory academic progress.
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