The selection process aligns with the academic year. Applications close 1 October and short listed candidates are identified for interview in November with the winners of the scholarship being informed by the end of the December subject to the placement offer being made.
The Selection Committee’s deliberations are guided by criteria set out in our Process and Policy document (available on our website).
The Application Form addresses each part of these criteria. Most importantly, applicants need to identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex or Queer. The Committee gives preference to candidates who as a result of personal or social circumstances face significant challenges which has affected or could affect their ability to complete their education. Those challenges include marginalization or discrimination as a result of their sexual identity.
The Committee also considers whether the applicant is:
• A serious consistent student who has shown scholastic achievement during their academic year;
• Is able to demonstrate a commitment to completing the education course they are undertaking’
• Demonstrates leadership skills, excellent scholastic achievement and wants to make a difference in the world, and
• Shows pride in and dedication to the LGBTIQ community.