APS Bendi Lango Bursary for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Students in Australia, 2013

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Australian Psychological Society offers Bendi Lango Bursary for pursuing postgraduate degree level in the field of psychology. Each bursary of financial assistance is valued at $15,000 per annum during the time that the applicant is in full-time study (or $7500 per part-time year) in either an APAC-accredited Masters coursework degree (MPsych) or professional Doctorate (DPsych or PsychD). The closing date for applications for the 2013 Bendi Lango bursary is Sunday, 31st March 2013.. Since 2006 the APS has assisted six postgraduate psychology students facing financial hardship, initially with funds raised from the Bendi Lango series of art exhibitions organised by former President Amanda Gordon. In 2011 this initiative was formalised as a fund for tax-deductible donations. These member donations have exceeded $30,000 in both 2011 and 2012, providing strong endorsement for the Indigenous Education and Employment component of the APS Reconciliation Action Plan. The establishment of the bursary is one response to the need to boost the growth in the numbers of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander psychologists if we are to approach parity (2.5% of the Australian population and the profession) this century. Over the 20 years to 2007 an average of only 2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychologists were added to the profession per year, but that rate has now begun to accelerate, bringing the current total to approximately 80 registered psychologists.. This scholarship is available for pursuing postgraduate degree level. Masters coursework degree (MPsych) or professional Doctorate (DPsych or PsychD).
The research areas of this scholarship are: Scholarship is provided in the field of psychology.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Applicants need not to be members of the APS but must be able to demonstrate their Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage by confirmation in writing by the Chairperson of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander incorporated organisation.
· Applicants must provide evidence of their ‘necessitous financial circumstances’. These are defined in the Award as ‘circumstances where an applicant’s financial resources are insufficient to obtain all that is necessary for a modest standard of living, which is a standard of living greater than bare existence’.
· Applicants must also be able to provide proof of acceptance or enrolment into an APAC
· accredited postgraduate coursework degree in 2013.
Benefits of the scholarship: Each bursary of financial assistance is valued at $15,000 per annum during the time that the applicant is in full-time study (or $7500 per part-time year) in either an APAC-accredited Masters coursework degree (MPsych) or professional Doctorate (DPsych or PsychD).
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not Known
Number of scholarships: Not Known.

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