Droga scholarship now open
The University of Technology Sydney is now inviting applications for the Droga Indigenous Architecture Scholarship, with applications closing on 30 March 2020.
Indigenous graduates will play a leading role in shaping the future of architecture, a future that reflects and understands the needs of our communities, with considered design, construction and sustainable approaches.
The Droga Indigenous Architecture Scholarship aims to support this thriving Indigenous contribution to architecture in Australia.
Awarded to two new recipients each year, the scholarship program has been made possible by a donation from cultural philanthropists the Droga Family and has a maximum total value of $50,000 ($10,000 per year).*
“Architecture is not just about buildings, it's about the politics of bodies in space. We need to have more diverse representation,” says Joel Sherwood Spring, a Wiradjuri man and a recipient of the scholarship in 2019.
Architecture study offers many pathways to jobs, both within the field of Architecture and in other related disciplines, Including:
- Indigenous development
- Stage and exhibition design
- Planning and urban design
- Research and policy advice
- Construction project management
- Aid and disaster relief
The UTS School of Architecture is committed to improving the physical and social environment we live in.
UTS recognises the Gadigal people as the Traditional Owners and holders of knowledge of the places where our campus stands. We acknowledge Elders both past and present and recognise the contribution that Indigenous people make to the academic, social and cultural life of the university.
Applications for the 2020 Droga Indigenous Architecture Scholarship close on 30 March 2020.
For eligibility criteria and application support, register your interest with Jumbunna Student Services Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The maximum total value to each recipient is $50,000. This covers a period of five years – the time required complete both the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees needed for professional registration as an architect in NSW.