The Emerging Aboriginal Leader Scholarship acknowledges and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public sector employees by offering a professional development program to a high performing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who demonstrates significant leadership potential and dedication to the public sector. The award supports broad career pathways in the public sector for First Nations employees and is targeted at those with 7 years’ or less career experience. The scholarship consists of a 12-month professional development package tailored to the needs of the award recipient.
Be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
Have at least 12 months paid employment experience in the public sector.
Self-nominations and nominations by individuals and organisations are welcome, and more than one scholarship may be awarded at the discretion of the judging panel.
Nominees should demonstrate the following:
Senior Policy Officer, Traditional Owner Policy and Programs, Traditional Owner Relationships and Heritage, Department of Premier and Cabinet
This scholarship is proudly partnered by the Koorie Outcomes Division at the Department of Education.