Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Australian Leadership Awards

How to apply for an ALA Scholarship

Applications for the 2011 intake open on 10 March 2010 and close on 30 June 2010.
Note: You must read the Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships Handbook carefully before filling in an application.
You may submit your application online or by mail.
Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements and that you have all the required supporting documentation. AusAID will not consider ineligible or incomplete applications.

All information provided in support of your application for an ALA Scholarship must be true and correct. AusAID reserves the right to verify the contents of academic transcripts and other claims made by you. If you are found to have submitted false, incorrect or misleading information, AusAID will disqualify you from the ALA Scholarships Program at any time.
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Application requirements

  • Applications, either hard copy or online, received after 30 June 2010 willnot be considered.
  • Only one application per person is permitted. If more than one is submitted, the applicant will be considered ineligible.
  • Hard copy applications should be typewritten and signed.
  • Applications or documentation sent by email or fax will not be considered.
  • Ineligible or incomplete applications will not be considered.
A complete application consists of:
  • One (1) completed application form, accompanied by
  • One (1) set of supporting documentation (verified true copies, not originals.)
Note: Follow up supporting documentation provided after the application is submitted will not be considered.

Applying online

The preferred application method is online at the Online Australian Scholarships Information System (OASIS) website. When you register online, you will be required to answer some questions to establish your eligibility. You will then be given a unique ALA Registration Number, Username and Password.
You do not need to submit your application immediately. You can update your draft application form as well as attach and update supporting documentation up until 30 June 2010. Once you submit your application you cannot do anything more with it.

Applying by mail

You may apply by mail if you cannot access the internet. Printed application forms can be obtained from the appropriate Australian High Commission, Embassy or their Managing Contractor, or you can download the form.
Completed hard copy application forms and supporting documentation must be received by 30 June 2010 by the appropriate Australian High Commission, Embassy or the Managing Contractor that has been nominated to review applications from your country of citizenship.

Application links

Online Australian Scholarships Information System (OASIS)
  • Online registration
  • Online application
ALA Scholarships—Documents
  • OASIS User Manual
  • Application form
  • Handbook
  • Referee report template
  • AusAID’s letter to institution
Contact list
  • Addresses of Australian Embassies, High Commissions or their Managing Contractors

Verified true copies

To verify a document as a true copy, you should present the original document and the copy to a Commissioner of Oaths, Public Notary or other formally recognized authority in your home country. This official should sight both documents and verify with a stamp and/or a signature that the copy is a true copy of the original document. You will have to pay any fees charged by officials for verifying documents.
If you are submitting an online application, you should scan the verified true copies of your supporting documents (not the originals) and attach them as PDF files with your application.

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