Community Colleges Australia (CCA) is pleased to announce the first “Community Education Student of the Year Awards”, with the official ceremony at the CCA Conference “Gala Dinner” on the evening of Wednesday 26 July 2017 at the Windsor Hotel, Melbourne.
CCA invites nominations of students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents who have undertaken or are currently undertaking formal study with an incorporated not-for-profit community education organisation in Australia at some time during the period 1 January 2016 through 30 June 2017. Award nominations must be submitted through their community education provider.
Grand prize: $1000 for the winner (other prizes for shortlisted nominations to be announced).
To download a copy of the Nomination Form (Word doc), please click here. For a copy of the Awards Terms and Conditions (PDF), please click here. In addition to the Nomination Form, students are requested to write a short supporting statement, sent in along with the Nomination Form.
CCA welcomes all nominations, not only from member institutions. There is no nomination fee and no age limit, although students need to be at least 18 years old by 1 July 2017.
Please submit nomination forms by close of business (COB) on Monday 3 July 2017 in Microsoft Word format as email attachments, to Dr Don Perlgut, CEO, Community Colleges Australia at firstname.lastname@example.org, with a copy of the email to email@example.com, marked “Student of The Year Nomination”.
Shortlisted entrants will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date through their nominating organisation, and invited to attend the Awards at the Gala Dinner on Wednesday 26 July 2017. (Students do not need to be present at the dinner to win an award.)
Decisions on the Award winner/s will be based on the nominating organisation’s reasons for nomination, and a two-page summary document written by the student. Students are asked to comment on their career and study achievements; communication, team and leadership skills development; and achievements in areas other than study and work, including community involvement and awareness of social, economic and political issues. More details on judging criteria can be found in the Terms and Conditions.