Jillian Weaven Human Resources Scholarship

The Jillian Weaven Human Resources Scholarship is designed to honour the legacy of Jillian Weaven, a Wiradjuri woman passionate about education, creating career pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the advancement of women. The scholarship will encourage and assist postgraduate students in Human Resources-related disciplines to complete their studies, obtain a mentor within RMIT and gain employment experience at RMIT.

Scholarship details

Value: $10,000 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Application dates

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This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Women only

Areas of study:

  • Business and management

At Institution:

  • RMIT University

Study level:

  • Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Postgraduate research

Study Load:

  • Full Time

Location:

  • VIC

Eligibility Criteria

“To be eligible for this scholarship you must:
Be an Australian citizen
Be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Identify as a woman
Be commencing or continuing full or part-time in Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (GC161) or
Master of Human Resource Management (MC263);
Have a minimum of 6 months or a year of study left in your program in 2021;
Be passionate about human resources;
Be connected to your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community;
not have previously received this scholarship.”

How to Apply

“The online application form will be made available here when applications open.

Supporting documentation
Depending on your circumstances, you will need to provide different types of evidence and material to support your scholarship application. Applications without supporting documents will not be considered.

Please visit Supporting Your Application for more information.

Applicants must register with the Ngarara Willim Centre and provide documentation showing that you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander by the close date. Proof of Aboriginality must be from a recognised Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community organisation and must have a common seal.

Applicants must submit in their application a curriculum vitae (CV) or resume no longer than 2 pages in length.”

Further Information

“The scholarship may also provide:
An opportunity to undertake an internship or WIL program during the scholarship period for a minimum of 150 paid hours at RMIT within the year of award (ideally within the People Team) (this is not an offer of employment);
Mentoring with a HR leader from within RMIT;
Potential to be considered for a HR Graduate position in RMIT’s People team;
AHRI membership. The membership includes opportunities like workshops and networks.

The Jillian Weaven Human Resources Scholarship is designed to honour the legacy of Jillian Weaven, a Wiradjuri woman passionate about education, creating career pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the advancement of women.

Jillian’s will and determination for change and her passion and advocacy in the rights of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people was a driver in her role at RMIT.

The scholarship will encourage and assist postgraduate students in Human Resources-related disciplines to complete their studies, obtain a mentor within RMIT and gain employment experience at RMIT. The scheme provides scholarships for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women only studying at the postgraduate level in Human Resources at RMIT.

The scholarship has been established as a tribute to the late Jillian Weaven’s outstanding contribution to First Nations people at RMIT, her role in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Committee and her commitment to supporting the growth and development of women at RMIT in her role as Senior People Business Partner.

It is envisaged that the scholarship will also allow RMIT to build talent for the future within the People team. “