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STEM Youth Development Camp Expressions of Interest: 30 August – 1 September 2017

The NSW AECG Inc. together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA), Aboriginal Education and Community Engagement Unit are proud to again be holding STEM Youth Development Camps in 2017. Please see below for further information for the upcoming STEM camp in Dubbo and to download an expression of interest form. Applications close Wednesday 16th August 2017. More information will be posted here closer to the date of the STEM Camp.

For further information, please contact Warren Bridges on 9550 5666 or warren.bridges@aecg.nsw.edu.au

Download – Expression of Interest Form

Fred Hollows Humanity Award

The Fred Hollows Foundation is calling for teachers, parents and community members to nominate students for the Fred Hollows Humanity Award.

The award recognises Year 6 students who show compassion, integrity and kindness in their lives, just as Fred did. Nominations open Monday 24 July and close Sunday 10 September.

Award recipients will be recognised at a state presentation ceremony where a Junior Ambassador to The Foundation will be announced. This Ambassador will extend their humanity by allocating $5000, donated by Specsavers, to a Fred Hollows Foundation program of their choice to help end avoidable blindness.

To nominate a student go to www.hollows.org/humanityaward

STEM Youth Development Camp Expressions of Interest: 27 – 29 June 2017

The NSW AECG Inc. together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA), Aboriginal Education and Community Engagement Unit are proud to again be holding STEM Youth Development Camps in 2017. Please see below for further information
regarding the camp and to download an expression of interest form. For further information, please contact Warren Bridges on 9550 5666 or warren.bridges@aecg.nsw.edu.au

Download – STEM Youth Development Camp – Information June 2017

Download – Expression of Interest Form

University of Notre Dame School of Medicine – Vacation Scholarship

See below for an exciting opportunity for a Vacation Scholarship for Rural and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Students!

This program is aimed at inspiring rural students and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students towards a career in medicine.

The Scholarship will provide them with the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a medical student.

Secondary schools are invited to nominate one student and one reserve student from Year 11 or Year 12 to attend a one day workshop at the School in Darlinghurst, Sydney on Friday, 7 July 2017.  During the day, the students will attend lectures and tutorials run by medical staff and students on topics that are integral to the medical degree. Students will have the chance to participate in a variety of activities such as suturing, plastering, resuscitation skills and medical examination, and will enjoy a tour of Notre Dame’s facilities.

Successful applicants will receive a scholarship payment of up to $600 to cover transport and travel expenses for the day.

They will also be awarded a certificate for their participation.

The cover letter  and the participant application form is attached.  Nominations for the Scholarship will close on Friday, 28th April 2017. Unfortunately, late applications will not be accepted.

The Year 11 or 12 students put forward for consideration by the School must meet the following criteria:

  • Come from a rural and/or an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background;
  • Be involved in community life and activities, sport, cultural and/or social events;
  • Have demonstrated good personal conduct and a strong interest in ethics, centred on the concept of ‘social justice’.

Download – Letter to schools – Day in the Life of a Notre Dame Medical Student