Highlands LLEN Scholarship

A collective impact approach to improving student engagement, retention and pathways in government secondary schools

Scholarship value: $30,000 per year stipend to support living costs and a Research Training Program (RTP) fee scholarship valued at $26,700 per annum.
Project support: $2000 per year

Application form and project details: Highlands LLEN Scholarship Application

The Highlands LLEN is a trusted independent broker, supporting and linking key stakeholders to achieve optimum outcomes for young people in the City of Ballarat and Pyrenees, Moorabool, Hepburn and Golden Plains shires.

The Central Highlands Child and Youth Area Partnership (CHCYAP) plan focuses on improving educational outcomes across the region, with the aim of ensuring that all young people exit the education system at the right time and for the right reason to enter work, further training or higher education. Further details about the Area Partnership can be found at: https://areapartnerships.vic.gov.au/

This project will use a collective impact framework to investigate and inform the actions of the Area Partnership leadership group in tackling the structural, systemic issues that perpetuate high rates of student disengagement. It is expected that this project will make a significant contribution to knowledge about innovative strategies to improve educational outcomes for students.

The successful candidate will be required to participate in an industry placement with Highlands LLEN during their candidature.

Principal Supervisor: Professor John McDonald
John is a highly experienced supervisor, having supervised 27 doctoral students through to completion. He was also one of the leading designers of the doctoral research program auspiced through the Central Highlands Child and Youth Area Partnership.

Industry Supervisor: TBC

How to apply:

Prospective candidates should indicate on the Application for Admission Form that they are applying for the Highlands LLEN Industry scholarship.

The Application for Admission Form is available on the FedUni HDR Apply pageAll applicants should check their eligibility prior to applying.

Applications should include all relevant supporting documentation and FedUni must receive completed referee report forms by the scholarship closing date, Friday 29th June. As part of their application, prospective Higher Degree by Research applicants are also required to provide:

  • Highlands LLEN Scholarship Application
  • Application for Admission Form
  • Transcripts of all tertiary level academic study
  • Australian citizens must provide a copy of their birth certificate or passport
  • Permanent Residents must provide a copy of their visa and passport
  • List of published work with url links and/or copy of each publication
  • Copy of honours or masters thesis abstract
  • Evidence for Australian honours equivalency, if applicable.
  • Any awards or accolades
  • Any other evidence of research performance