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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 4 people under the following categories:

  • regional Queensland (1 scholarship)
  • Department of Justice and Attorney-General staff (1 scholarship)
  • Open category (2 scholarships).

The scholarship provides training in 2 courses:

2020 program

Applications for the 2020 Jack Cranstoun Scholarship are due 5pm Monday, 4 May 2020.

To be eligible, you must have an undergraduate degree in arts, law, counselling, peace and conflict studies, business, or similar.

You must also be able to demonstrate your:

  1. excellent communication skills
  2. experience volunteering with a community service or charity
  3. history of—and enthusiastic interest in—ongoing learning, training and development (personal and professional)
  4. Queensland residency.

To apply, eligible applicants must complete the online application form and upload the following documents:

  • a statement addressing the eligibility criteria, including relevant examples (maximum 2 pages)
  • your current resume (maximum 1 page).

While completing the application form, you will be asked to supply contact details for 2 referees who can attest to your experience and character. You must make sure they agree to your giving their details to us for this purpose.

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

More information

For more information about the scholarship, email trainingdrb@justice.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3738 7017.

You can also follow us on LinkedIn to stay informed about scholarship announcements.

Previous recipients

2018 scholarship recipient Michael shares how the skills he gained help his work in Indigenous anthropology.

2018 scholarship recipient Nikola shares some words of encouragement to those thinking of applying.