4 – 11 July 2021
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Scholar of the Year
Scholar of the Year

The NAIDOC Scholar of the Year Award is awarded on exceptional achievement in secondary and/or tertiary study or exceptional educators who have made a difference to the life of students or communities.

To nominate an individual for the Scholar of the Year Award use the following selection criteria:

  1. Demonstrated excellence in the nominated category
  2. The individual’s status as an inspirational role model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian population
  3. Demonstrated leadership
  4. The individual’s future goals and likely impact
  5. Demonstrated commitment to personal/vocational/career development

Past winners have included Layneisha Sgro a proud Nyiyaparli, Bardi and Jabbir Jabbir woman who achieved the highest ATAR score for an Indigenous student in Western Australia and Professor Michael McDaniel, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement) at the University of Technology Sydney.