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Diversity of Leaders in Major Projects Scholarship

A scholarship from the John Grill Centre
This scholarship aims to accelerate the rate at which people from under-represented minority groups move into roles to support the leadership of major projects in Australia.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$29,000 for tuition fees
  • From a minority group
  • Minimum WAM of 65 
  • 10 years of relevant professional experience 
  • Employed in a project-related role
N/A 31 December 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship will cover up to $29,000 for the Executive Leadership in Major Projects (ELMP) program and is tenable for one year only.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • receive an unconditional offer of admission into the ELMP Non-Award Program delivered by the John Grill Centre
  • identify as someone from a minority group (see appendix A)
  • have completed an undergraduate degree with a minimum WAM of 65
  • have a minimum of 10 years of relevant professional project experience
  • be currently employed, working on a major project or on project related issues
  • have the support of their current employer to participate in the program.

Background

Established in 2019, the goal of this scholarship is to accelerate the rate at which people from under-represented minority groups move into roles to support the leadership of major projects in Australia.

1. Background

a. Established in 2019, the goal of this scholarship is to accelerate the rate at which people from under-represented minority groups move into roles to support the leadership of major projects in Australia.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must receive an unconditional offer of admission into the Executive Leadership in Major Projects (ELMP) Non-Award Program, delivered by the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants should identify as someone from a minority group (see Appendix A).

c. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree with a minimum Weighted Average Mark of 65.

d. Applicants must have a minimum of 10 years relevant professional project experience and are currently employed, working on a major project or on project related issues. Applicants must have the support of their current employer to participate in the program.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. academic merit,

II. work experience, specially an applicant’s experience leading major projects which is supported by a portfolio and curriculum vitae, and

III. a personal statement that demonstrates the applicant’s motivation and aspirations for undertaking the Program.

b. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a formal interview.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded on the recommendation of a selection committee consisting of the Executive Director of the John Grill Centre and the ELMP Program Director, or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will cover up to $29.000 for the ELMP Program and is tenable for one year only.

b. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted, and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

c. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

d. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must successfully complete all modules and associated milestones as part of the ELMP Program.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. commences part-time study without prior approval,

III. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

IV. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,

V. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, for the same purpose as this Scholarship,

VI. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

VII. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

Appendix

A. A minority group refers to a category of people who experience relative disadvantage as compared to members of a dominant social group. Minority group membership is typically based on differences in characteristics or practices, such as: ethnicity (ethnic minority), race (racial minority), religion (religious minority), sexual orientation (sexual minority), disability, or gender.