In 2020 the Tea Uglow Scholarship has been awarded to Hayden Moon (born in 1994, with an Aboriginal background, from New South Wales). Hayden graduated Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Theatre and Performance Studies at University of Sydney in 2019 with a first-class Honours grade. Hayden is commencing their Doctor of Philosophy in 2020.
Hayden’s academic results have been outstanding, and they have received the Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship for both 2017 and 2018, as well as the 2018 and 2019 Bernard Lee Scholarship for Indigenous Australian Students, the 78ers Legacy Fund Scholarship in 2019 and the 2019 University of Sydney Honours Scholarship.
In terms of community engagement, Hayden was the Disabilities Officer for the Student Representative Council at Sydney University in 2019 and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Officer and Cultural Advisor for the Sydney Queer and Disability Community Group (SQuAD). Through these positions they have advocated for inclusivity of people with disabilities at Queer events. He is the co-founder of Intersectional Irish Dancers: a platform to support marginalised Irish dancers and to create a more inclusive Irish dancing culture. He is also a member of Trans Action Warrang and ACON’s Trans and Gender Diverse Advisory Group. Trans Action Warrang fights for the rights of trans and gender diverse people in Sydney.