Jack Cranstoun Scholarship

Jack Cranstoun, a much-loved member of the Dispute Resolution Branch, lost his life in October 2014.

In 2015, we introduced a scholarship in Jack’s memory. This scholarship gives young Queenslanders aged 21 to 30 the opportunity to be trained in mediation and assessed for National Mediator Accreditation. It is awarded annually to 1 person from each of the following categories:

  • male
  • female
  • regional Queensland
  • Department of Justice and Attorney-General staff

The scholarship provides training in 2 courses:

2019 scholarship

Applications for the 2019 Jack Cranstoun Scholarship are open.

To be eligible, you must demonstrate:

  1. excellent communication skills
  2. experience working as a volunteer with a community service or charity
  3. an undergraduate degree in arts, law, counselling, peace and conflict studies, business or similar
  4. a history of—and enthusiastic interest in ongoing—learning, training and development (personal and professional)
  5. Queensland residency.

To apply, eligible applicants must email the following documents to

  • A completed application form
  • a statement addressing eligibility criteria 1 to 4, including relevant examples (maximum 2 pages)
  • your current resume (maximum 1 page).

Applications must be received by 5pm Monday 11 February 2019.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to a panel interview at the Dispute Resolution Branch in Brisbane or at their nearest Dispute Resolution Centre.

For more information about the scholarship, email or call (07) 3239 6277.