Application is now open for the Bruce and Carol Kendall Undergraduate Memorial Scholarship at the University of Technology Sydney. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.
About the University of Technology Sydney and Scholarship
There are more than 50 research centers and institutions located within the University of Technology Sydney. Health, data science, sustainability, future employment, and industry and societal futures are the core topics of research at UTS. Major research institutions include the Australian Institute for Microbiology & Infection (AIMI, formerly the i3 Institute), Climate Change Cluster (C3), Institute for Sustainable Future, Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Centre for Autonomous System, Centre for Health Technology, Advanced Analytics Institute, Centre for Forensic Science, Center for Quantum Software and Information Technology, and others.
The Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research created the Bruce and Carol Kendall Undergraduate Memorial Scholarship in their honor to recognize and honor the accomplishments of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at UTS. Bruce and Carol both earned Diplomas in Teaching from UTS in 1990 and were dedicated to enhancing the future of Indigenous people through working with the Stolen Generations and Indigenous education.
In particular, as the director of Eora College, Bruce was active with the UTS Council, the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG, state and local), the Board of Adult and Community Education, and TAFE Indigenous Programs. Carol served as the organization’s president, case worker, and coordinator since it started working to reunite Aboriginal families in 1980.
Carol was an adopted kid who, as an adult, was reunited with her Aboriginal mother Mary, and her larger family. She was also the granddaughter of Aboriginal campaigner and World War I soldier Fred Maynard, who never gave up his struggle for Indigenous Australians’ right to citizenship. Carol served as the original co-chair of the Sorry Day committee and was active with both the state and local chapters of NSW AECG. For her efforts on the Bringing Them Home Inquiry, Carol was awarded the Officer of the Order of Australia (OA) in 2002.
Details about Bruce and Carol Kendall Undergraduate Memorial Scholarship at the University of Technology Sydney:
Scholarship Sponsor: Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research
Scholarship Value: $1,000
Number of awards: N/A
Study level: Undergraduate
Host Institution(s): University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Eligibility Criteria for Bruce and Carol Kendall Undergraduate Memorial Scholarship
Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the Bruce and Carol Kendall Undergraduate Memorial Scholarship at the University of Technology Sydney:
- be of Torres Strait Islander or Australian Aboriginal heritage and offer one of the following:
- a UTS Statutory Declaration form with two written references from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people from the applicant’s community who can confirm their identity and are not immediate family members;
- confirmation of Aboriginality from a Local Aboriginal Land Council or other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organization;
- be accepted into an undergraduate course at UTS (including honors courses);
- complete at least one (1) session of study, which is equal to 24 credit points;
- be enrolled in at least 12 credits during the scholarship offer session;
- submit an online application for the scholarship using the UTS Scholarship Application Form.
- Academic merit determined by their current UTS course’s weighted average mark (WAM);
- A drive to achieve in their chosen field, as shown by their scholarship application;
- The scholarship application must reflect a commitment to helping the Indigenous community;
- Shown initiative in one’s personal and social life, as seen by their scholarship application.
Application Procedure for Bruce and Carol Kendall Undergraduate Memorial Scholarship
Interested candidates should please complete the online application form. Before you apply please read the Conditions of Award for Bruce and Carol Kendall Undergraduate Memorial Scholarship. Late applications will not be considered.
Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research
Phone: 1800 064 312
The Submission Deadline is: 30 August 2023