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2024 First Nations Scholarship FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

The frequently asked questions for the 2024 First Nations Scholarship can be found below. If you have a question that has not been addressed below, please email firstnations@anzsog.edu.au.

Applicants considering applying for the scholarship can choose to apply for the 2024 Executive Fellows Program (EFP); Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA); Towards Strategic Leadership (TSL); or Deputies Leadership Program (DLP). 

All First Nations scholarship applicants must: 

1. Identify as either Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori. 

2. Be currently working in the public sector in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand and expect to be for the period of their scholarship. 

3. Demonstrate evidence of emerging leadership potential, including potential to contribute at the senior executive level as part of a future generation of Indigenous public sector leaders. 

4. Exhibit a strong commitment to career development and to a career in the public sector. 

5. Demonstrate sound management and/or leadership capability or potential. 

6. Demonstrate a commitment to contribute to class learning and a willingness to share knowledge in the workplace. 

7. Evidence a commitment to the rights and interests of First Nations peoples in their work. 

8. Indicate capability to complete a rigorous program (normally evidenced by successful completion of an undergraduate degree) OR demonstrate a commitment and experience of a ‘pathway program’. 

9. Provide a letter from their reporting manager committing to support the applicant throughout the program, including study leave, travel, and incidental costs associated with mandatory subject attendance. 

NB: Applicants interested in the EMPA are also required to meet the Masters’ degree entry requirements of conferring universities, as facilitated through ANZSOG. Visit EMPA Monash Pathways program for more information. 

Applications for 2024 ANZSOG Programs:

  • Open: 31 May 2023
  • Close: 6 October 2023

Applicants must complete the online application form and submit a covering letter and curriculum vitae by 6 October 2023. 

ANZSOG is in a position to offer one scholarship to either an Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori public servant, to choose either the 2024 EFP, EMPA, DLP, or TSL foundation programs. 

When you apply you will be asked to indicate a preference under your personal statement. It is up to the applicant to discuss with their reporting Manager which program will best suit their professional career path. 

No – there is no limit to the number of applications that can be submitted from an agency. 

Contact Sharon Nelson-Kelly, Senior Advisor First Nations at firstnations@anzsog.edu.au.