2015 Scholarship winners

In 2015 eight scholarships valued at $1,500 were awarded to students from

  • Griffith University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • University of Sydney (2)
  • Queensland University of Technology (2)
  • University of Notre Dame Australia
  • University of Queensland

The 2015 ACEN Student Scholarships provide financial support for students undertaking a WIL placement in a regional or remote area of Australia as part of their university studies.

When students do WIL in remote locations

One of the conditions of the scholarships was to provide a reflection of the WIL experience and address the following criteria:

  • Identify the personal growth and skill development as a result of the WIL placement
  • How the ACEN Scholarship supported the recipient’s career aspirations
  • Evidence of the ability to think critically and question biases and assumptions

Here are some of the reflections.

SM-scholarship-medical-practiceMedicine in Dalby

I’m sitting here writing this reflection following my final ever medical school examinations. I think back to when I applied for the ACEN scholarship. I can identify how much I have grown and developed both personally and professionally since… More

TK- remote-variousSocial work in a remote Indigenous community

This Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) experience has felt like the final stepping-stone into my social work identity. This is not to imply in any way that I have no further learning or areas of growth and development as a social worker-in fact the WIL experience has only lead to revealing more areas for growth   More

Teaching on Elcho Island

I undertook my practicum at … College, at Galiwin’ku, on Elcho Island … home to the Yolŋu people. The school operates under a bilingual approach, where both English and a traditional language – Djambarrpuyŋu, are taught alongside each other.   More

Exercise Physiologist in a rural practice

The WIL placement helped my personal growth and development immensely. I was immersed in a professional environment that challenged and enabled me to push myself and achieve high quality results I could be proud of. First, I interacted with and assisted a diverse range of clients that changed by the hour.   More

Social work in a remote community

Since commencing placement at [Town] School I have developed skills and knowledge related to direct practice with children under 12 years of age, the environmental, cultural and historical factors that influence a child’s learning and development, a greater understanding …   More