Bruce and Carol Kendall Undergraduate Memorial Scholarship
One (1) session
This scholarship was established by the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research to assist Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to complete their tertiary education at UTS.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible for this scholarship an applicant must:
- be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and provide either:
- a Confirmation of Aboriginality from a Local Aboriginal Land Council or other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation; or
- a UTS Statutory Declaration form accompanied by two written references from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people from the applicant’s community who can confirm their identity and are not an immediate family member; and
- be admitted into a UTS undergraduate course (including honours courses); and
- have successfully completed at least one (1) session (equivalent to 24 credit points) of study in an eligible course; and
- be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit points in the scholarship offer session; and
- apply for the Scholarship online using the UTS Scholarship Application Form.
- Academic merit, based on the weighted average mark (WAM) of their current UTS course;
- Motivation to succeed in their chosen course, as demonstrated in the scholarship application;
- Commitment to benefiting the Indigenous community, as demonstrated in the scholarship application;
- Demonstrated initiative in personal and community life, as demonstrated in the scholarship application.
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This scholarship was established in memory of Bruce and Carol Kendall by the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at UTS.
Bruce and Carol both graduated from UTS in 1990 with a Diploma in Teaching and were committed to improving the future for Indigenous people through their involvement in Indigenous education and the Stolen Generations.
Bruce was involved with the UTS Council, NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG, state and local), Board of Adult and Community Education, and TAFE Indigenous Programs, in particular as Director of Eora College.
Carol was president, case worker and coordinator of Link-Up (NSW) Aboriginal Corporation, an organisation that began the work of reuniting Aboriginal families from 1980. Carol was an adopted child who was reunited with her Aboriginal mother Mary and her extended family when she was an adult. She was also the granddaughter of Fred Maynard, a WWI veteran and Aboriginal activist, a man who never stopped fighting for citizenship for Indigenous Australians. Carol was also involved with NSW AECG (state and local) and was the first co-chair of the Sorry Day committee. Carol received the Officer of the Order of Australia (OA) in 2002 in recognition of her work with the Bringing Them Home Inquiry.